February 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Guns are within my scope of practice

Should pediatricians be punished for asking about guns in the home?

Far be it for me, a Bay Area pediatrician, to tell Floridians about how to keep their kids safe. But having spent half of my life in the south (and I don’t mean LA), perhaps I am only partially carpetbagging.

Florida’s Governor Scott is on the verge of signing into law a bill that would penalize doctors for asking about…


Added by Ricky Y. Choi on February 23, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Mt. Sinai and upstream conditions

Interesting article by Mt. Sinai President and CEO, Kenneth Davis, MD, advertised in the NY Times recently (Mt. Sinai and Upstream Conditions). Just wish Dr. Davis would talk about how hospitals can help....It would be great to see how Mt. Sinai could encourage their providers to start routinely screening for food security, educational attainment, or housing conditions. This…


Added by Laura Gottlieb on February 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Creating Financial Fitness

For those interested in the relationships between income and health, it's worth checking out http://financialfitnessclinic.org/. Adam Schickedanz and Heather Bennett at SFGH in San Francisco have developed a novel way to incorporate financial counseling into the array of services provided in the county hospital. This is their program description: 

"The Financial Fitness Clinic is a clinic for patients and their families…


Added by Laura Gottlieb on February 13, 2012 at 9:51pm — 1 Comment

"To Fix Health, Help the Poor"

Interesting NYT Op-Ed by Lauren Taylor and Elizabeth Bradley from Yale published 12/08/2011. Refers to their recent article in BMJ Quality and Safety. Consider checking out their Op-Ed when you have time at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/opinion/to-fix-health-care-help-the-poor.html. Though their work is at the population level, the authors help to renew my wonder at the…


Added by Laura Gottlieb on February 2, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

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