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2013-11-21 23:28:15

Princeton University Professor Uwe Reinhardt speaks at public forum presented by CDPHP and the UAlbany School of Public Health. Albany, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Health care economist Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D. told a packed house at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center that there are plenty of challenges when it comes to reforming health care in the U.S., but there are also tremendous opportunities. “The burden is on the states and communities,” Reinhardt said, noting that “New York...

2013-11-20 23:01:55

Number of PHAB-accredited health departments now totals 22 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Three health departments this week joined the growing ranks of those accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The decisions bring the number of public health departments now recognized by PHAB as high-performing health departments to 22. PHAB is the independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program, which aims to improve and...

Scientists Urge Focus On New Branch Of Environmental Health
2013-11-20 09:49:14

Wildlife Conservation Society A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth's natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper's authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing and potential human health outcomes, including: Forest fires used...

2013-11-19 12:39:07

Although health behaviors such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviors in adult life. So say researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The study aimed to quantify the effects of early...

2013-11-15 10:42:10

The architects of the Columbia MPH reflect on its rationale and design, and report feedback from students and faculty A fully re-envisioned Master of Public Health program was launched by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in the fall of 2012, ushering in the most sweeping changes in public health education in decades. Detailing the experience leading up to the launch and since, the principal architects of the new curriculum have published two articles in the current...

2013-11-12 23:32:14

October’s Policy Snapshot, Health Courts: The Next Frontier in Medical Liability Reform?, explores the concept of specialized health courts and the potential they hold for achieving meaning reform to the medical liability system in the U.S. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The medical liability system in the U.S. has long been targeted as an area ripe for reform. What is fueling the recent push for medical liability reform? Current complaints with the system range from...

2013-11-10 23:02:18

Why individual health insurance costs less than group health insurance. Park City, Utah (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on why individual health insurance costs less. According to Zane Benefits’ website, individual health insurance is more affordable than group health insurance. And as of 2014, individual health plans must cover all individuals regardless of health and new subsidies...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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