States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

­ In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states could choose whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the ACA. In January 2014, about half the states expanded and about half did not. This created  a natural experiment — an opportunity to compare the impact of Medicaid programs on diabetes care. Read more about it here. We should all be …

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May 18, 2015 – A Flawless Symposium on Mental Health for our Children & Teens

On May 18th, The Flawless Foundation in partnership with Swindells Resource Center will host a symposium in memory of Mary Elizabeth Guest and her dedication to children with behavioral challenges. The event will feature presentations by noted experts in child and adolescent mental health Erik Kola and Ross Szabo, as well as a panel discussion on new approaches to mental health moderated …

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TONIGHT on PBS: Druker is ready for his close-up in the new Ken Burns cancer documentary

Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute will make an appearance in the new multi-part Ken Burns cancer documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” tonight at 9pm on PBS.  Druker developed Gleevec, the first targeted cancer therapy, for myeloid leukemia.  This series airs on PBS stations over the next three nights.  Read more about it here. The OPB …

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Zip Code-Decode: How Where You Live Matters To Your Health

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Public health researchers like to say that your zip code is more important than your genetic code. The Takeaway is putting that idea to the test, utilizing data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings Report and The American Communities Project. Listen to The Takeaway on Portland’s KOPB-FM Radio (91.5) every weekday between 10am -11am or listen to …

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How Healthy is your Community?

Find out what health factors affect your county by going to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found here. Share this, please:

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