Tag: policy

Why Can’t America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation?

Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. So, you know the Obamacare insurance exchanges that, depending on your political perspective, are either the cause of or the solution to so many of America’s health care problems? Only about six percent of Americans actually get their insurance through those exchanges. Now, that’s obviously very important to those six…


Understanding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Reform Proposals

Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. Let’s talk about the healthcare proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but first I should say that if you’re interested in healthcare or health in general, you should check out Health Care Triage, hosted by Dr. Aaron Carroll. It’s an amazing show. Okay, to understand the candidates’ proposals, we…


3. Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

Learning to deal with stress is an important part of healthy development. When experiencing stress, the stress response system is activated. The body and brain go on alert. There’s an adrenaline rush, increased heart rate, and increase in stress hormone levels. When the stress is relieved after a short time or a young child receives…


The Future Of Health Insurance – The Medical Futurist

In countries with socialized medicine, where everyone has access to basic care, innovations are hard to roll out nationwide as the system as a whole cannot afford it. In countries with private health insurance, certain treatments such as cancer care are so expensive that only the privileged with good insurance plans can afford them. And…


The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition – Sharing knowledge, supporting action.

hunger and malnutrition keep millions of people from living healthy and active lives the Global Forum on food security and nutrition or FSN forum connects people and institutions who are determined to change this since 2007 the FSM forum has been an open inclusive online platform to share ideas and knowledge and to develop capacities…


Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Bench Mark Reports

How well does your hospital provide the maternity care that mothers want and babies need? According to Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital practices are a critical factor for successful breastfeeding and infant nutrition. It’s important for all infants to get a healthy start in life. For nearly…


UC Nutrition Policy Institute: Our Mission

NPI, the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, conducts research that  improves the nutrition, health and wellbeing of people and communities across the state and the nation. With high costs plaguing our health care system, the need for disease prevention has never been more critical. Prevention must begin early Today almost one in…