Tag Archives: Health

What Vitamin is Good for Breast Health?

Learn what vitamin is good for breast health. Supporting healthy breast tissue is no longer a taboo topic. Many breast cancer awareness programs have been successful in teaching women the importance of regular health screenings and at-home self-checks. In addition to screenings, there are many ways to support breast health, including lifestyle changes like diet… Read More »

Chewing on Raley’s Social Impact Report: Re-Imagining the Future of Food, Health and Community

This week, Raley’s, a grocery chain based in California, released its first-ever Raley’s 2020 Impact Report “Imagine a grocery store with a higher purpose,” the landing page for the company’s social impact resources calls us to do. In today’s post, I explore — or chew on, if you will — Raley’s Report through the lens… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for APRIL 2, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Dose-effect of maternal serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy on birth outcomes: A prospective cohort study. Molenaar NM, Houtman D, Bijma HH, Brouwer ME, Burger H, Hoogendijk WJG, Bockting CLH, Kamperman AM, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP.  J Affect Disord. 2020 Apr 15;267:57-62. Maternal SRI dose at 36 weeks of gestation was significantly associated with birth… Read More »

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind. It’s timely, then, to re-visit a research paper on subsidizing fruits and vegetables from a March 2019 issue of PLOS as an introduction to a new initiative growing out of The Center for Health Law… Read More »

Ex-Biden health advisor: Nations halting AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine acting on emotion, not data

Countries suspending the use of AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine appear to responding to citizens’ personal fears, not scientific data supporting such a step, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Tuesday. Germany, France and a growing list of other European nations have in recent days paused the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, developed alongside the University of Oxford, over blood clot concerns.… Read More »

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

2021 is the 20th anniversary of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID). On March 10th, V-BID held its annual Summit, celebrating the Center’s 20 years of innovation and scholarship. The Center is led by Dr. Mark Fendrick, and has an active and innovative advisory board. [Note: I may be biased as… Read More »