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Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, Rita Redberg, MD became editor of JAMA Internal Medicine. Her work is focused on educating the public on the importance of evidence to inform healthcare and creating an awareness about the perils of too much medicine.
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Justin White, PhD published an article in the Lancet about wellness programs which have become a primary way that employers aim to improve health among their workers. Employers have spent generously on wellness programs, lured by the potential for a more productive and happier workforce.
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Renee Y. Hsia, MD is the senior author in recent study showing that emergency physicians might rely on subjective cues such as race-ethnicity, often unknowingly, when prescribing opioids for pain-related complaints.
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Justin S. White, PhD, an assistant professor at PRL-IHPS, looks at the trend in companies that have also turned to wellness programs to control medical costs and health insurance premiums.
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Publication by Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix, and Kristine Himmerick focuses on California's six teaching health centers which offer important physician training in medically underserved areas. Despite recent growth, they face numerous challenges.
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Janet Coffman, professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, comments in a KQED Science article on the direct primary care model. She doesn’t expect direct primary care to explode on the medical scene. Rather, she believes it will make slow and steady inroads.
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Laura A. Schmidt, Laurie M. Jacobs, and Joanne Spetz. Young People’s More Permissive Views About Marijuana: Local Impact of State Laws or National Trend? American Journal of Public Health August 2016: Vol. 106, No. 8, pp. 1498-1503.
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Martha J. Decker, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Diana Lara, and Claire D. Brindis examine neighborhood-level factors to help explain why adolescent birth rate trajectories differ in certain communities in California.
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Banspach S, Zaza S, Dittus P, Michael S, Brindis CD, Thorpe P. CDC Grand Rounds: Adolescence — Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:759–762. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6530a2
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The explosion of cardiovascular data registries, and their vast research output, has become the major proof point for field’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. Now, registries serve another purpose. Ralph Brindis, MD talks about the future of registries and how they are perceived.