Category Archives: Health news

Patient Zero Exonerated

New research published in Nature traced when HIV arrived in the United States and its path from Africa via Haiti.  This research also provides a timeline for the virus’ movement and exonerates Gaétan Dugas who had been identified as ‘Patient 0’. Read … Continue reading

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Is more cost-sharing by beneficiaries in Medicaid’s future?

The Commonwealth Fund just published an Issue Brief written by GW Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty examining this issue.  Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Schmucker, Sara Rothenberg, and Rachel Gunsalus describe Medicaid demonstrations currently running in six states.  These demonstrations … Continue reading

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How often are residents observed?

How often are residents observed?  A new study by GW researchers looks at this question in a recently published article.  In Observing and Giving Feedback to Novice PGY-1s, Katherine Tully, Jennifer Keller, Jim Blatt, and Larrie Greenberg studied OB-GYN residents during the … Continue reading

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2 Minute Medicine

AccessMedicine has incorporated a great news feature,  2 Minute Medicine.  2 Minute Medicine originates with Marc Succi, MD, a physician at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and is designed to help health care professionals sift among new journal … Continue reading

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Need Zika virus information?

Zika virus is on the news, the topic of patient questions, and a concern for healthcare providers.  Himmelfarb Library has the Zika virus information that you need: DynaMed provides an update evidence-based clinical summary on Zika Virus PubMed provides you … Continue reading

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Health Affairs: Special Issue on Children’s Health

The December issue of Health Affairs focuses on children’s health and includes articles that examine “current threats to the health and health care of America’s children”.  The issue includes a number of sections which address children’s health through the lens … Continue reading

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The Global Nutrition Report

The first publication of The Global Nutrition Report is now available online.  This publication is the results of work by a consortium of nations, organizations, researchers, and scholars.  The report is meant to provide a comprehensive study on global health … Continue reading

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