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Annual Update for HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base in Its 30th Year

“This annual update of the interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths coincides with the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. First developed in 1987, this marks 30 years of database releases. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base is a compilation of information from widely scattered small-scale… Continue Reading

WHO Report – Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

World Health Organization (WHO) – “Globally, hundreds of millions of children — up to one billion — have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and… Continue Reading

Kaiser – Younger Seniors Amass More End-Of-Life Care Than Oldest Americans

Rachel Bluth – Kasier Health News: “Americans in their 80s and 90s are not the ones amassing the largest medical bills to hold off death, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely held belief about the costs of end-of-life care. Younger seniors — those with potentially longer expectancies — are. Medicare claims data for 2014… Continue Reading

Pew – Half of Americans Say Threats From Infectious Diseases Are Growing

“The Zika virus has become a concern to many Americans, and its emergence fits into a broader pattern of public concern that the number of infectious disease threats to people’s health has grown in the past generation. Some 51% of adults say there are more infectious disease threats today than there were 20 years ago.… Continue Reading

United States Health Care Reform – Progress to Date and Next Steps

United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next Steps, Barack Obama, JD – free article via JAMA. Published online July 11, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9797 “Importance  The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The law implemented comprehensive reforms designed… Continue Reading

New East Coast Bike Trail Will Stretch 3,000 Miles From Maine to Florida

Via CityLab: “From northern Maine to the tip of Florida, the East Coast of the United States stretches 3,000 miles. It’s a diverse, expansive route, cutting through wooded hills and rocky coastlines before hitting the sun-drenched beaches of the South. And all of it can be traveled by bicycle. The East Coast Greenway Alliance has… Continue Reading

JAMA – HIV Awareness and Testing, 2013 AND 2014

“This Visualizing Health Policy infographic (no fee) provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States and 2 demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults and gay and bisexual men. In 2014, 4 in 10 black adults, and more than half of gay… Continue Reading

Energy and Air Pollution – World Energy Outlook Special Report

“Around 18 000 people die each day as a result of air pollution. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to air pollution each year–6.5 million deaths–is, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined. Air pollution also brings major costs to the economy… Continue Reading

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program – Frequently Asked Questions

Via NIH: “What is the Precision Medicine Initiative®? In his State of the Union address (2015), President Obama announced that he’s launching the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) — a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. The PMI aims to leverage advances in genomics, emerging methods for managing and… Continue Reading

Retiring? Remember – the brain thrives on continuous stimulation

Retiring: For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games. July 8, 2016, New York Times – Health – “The theory of a more holistic approach is that the brain thrives on continuous stimulation, which can include exercising, laughing and socializing.” Continue Reading

Foundation works on cycling program to help ADHD kids

Specialized Foundation created to tackle ADHD 501c3 foundation funds research and cycling programs for kids “It’s a personal issue for Specialized founder Mike Sinyard, who said he has long struggled with ADHD symptoms himself and then later with his son, Anthony, who was prescribed Ritalin. Sinyard and Specialized are hopeful that exercise — or, more… Continue Reading

Introduction to Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics

Robertson, Christopher T. and Cohen, I. Glenn and Lynch, Holly Fernandez, Introduction to Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (July 6, 2016). Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics, Forthcoming; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-20. Available for download at SSRN: “This introductory chapter to the edited volume “Nudging Health: Health Law… Continue Reading