Date Post Title Post Summary Topics
Feb 28, 2012 One Step Past Prevention: New Tools to Limit the Incidence of Obesity

Obesity is a rapidly growing concern in the United States—no pun intended.

Childhood Obesity | Chronic Disease | Obesity
Feb 23, 2012 The Knowledge Gap of Practices in Child Care Settings: Progress on the Horizon

With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the United States Department of Agriculture will be revising the nutrition guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the first

Childhood Obesity | Women & Children
Feb 21, 2012 Behavioral Health: How Substance Use Disorders Fit into the Picture

When I began working in the field of social work 25 years ago, a huge distinction existed between working with individuals who suffered from mental health issues or physical ailments and those who

Behavioral Health
Feb 16, 2012 Cashews on the Hindenburg

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has a thousand pages of moving parts, and the relatively few that have rolled out are shedding sprockets across the landscape.

Costs & Economic Analysis | Health Reform | Insurance
Feb 14, 2012 Where’s the Value in Innovation?

Innovation in health care products, services, delivery models and processes has emerged as a popular solution to spiraling U.S.

Costs & Economic Analysis | Health Policy
Feb 9, 2012 Experts Divided Over Recommendation To Screen Children For Cholesterol

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

Costs & Economic Analysis | Health Policy | Women & Children
Feb 7, 2012 What Is “Sustainable” Health Spending?

As we embark upon a presidential campaign season, we can anticipate many lively debates on the topics of taxation and spending in this nation.

Costs & Economic Analysis
Feb 2, 2012 Is Technology in Health Care a Double Edged Sword?

With all of the discussions of rising health care costs, technology is often cited as being a major potential factor for reversing this crippling trend.

Information Technology