February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 26th, 2013

Welcome to our newest members from across the U.S. and around the world- HealthBegins now has over 340 members and growing!  

Top content this week: 

The US Health Disadvantage and Clinicians: An Interview with Paula Braveman

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Added by Linda Sharp on February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The US Health Disadvantage and Clinicians: An Interview with Paula Braveman

[Note: This is adapted from a blog I posted on HealthAffairs on February 22, 2013]

The US spends far more per person on health care than any other nation.  …

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Added by Rishi Manchanda on February 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease?

Of all the debates about violence that have been recently discussed, I think this recently published article in Wired is the most interesting.  It explains the work of Cure Violence, a Chicago-based NGO dedicated to interrupting the cycle of violence in U.S. cities.  What do you think?  Is this a fitting analogy?  What is the role of the…

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Added by Linda Sharp on February 21, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

The Raising of America

Have you seen Unnatural Causes?  Well here is their next project: The Raising of America, Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.

http://www.raisingofamerica.org/project#Trailer

HealthBegins is a proud supporter of this film.

Added by Ricky Y. Choi on February 19, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER- FEB 7th, 2013

This week:  Geomedicine in the Washington Post

Geomedicine "uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to correlate environmental conditions with health risks. The hope is that this data, integrated into a patient’s medical…

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Added by Linda Sharp on February 7, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Workplace safety impacts health

Here's a shocking statistic:  every 2.5 days a construction worker dies in Texas.  The Workers Defense Project in Austin, Texas has been able to impact this distressing statistic and save countless lives- read more about it here. This group also…

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Added by Linda Sharp on February 5, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Today's Washington Post article on geomedicine

Take a look at this Washington Post article about how geomedicine is changing the way we help vulnerable populations! 

HealthBegins, which was…

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Added by Rishi Manchanda on February 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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