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A look at the Tobacco Industry's marketing of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products

August 25, 2017
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is recommended for tobacco cessation on the basis of pharmaceutical industry research showing its effectiveness when combined with counseling. The tobacco industry opposed NRT when it first appeared in the 1980s but by 2016 was marketing its own NRT products.

Report Predicts a Deficit of 4,700 Clinicians by 2025

August 15, 2017
This second report in a series of three Healthforce Center reports on primary care in California, unveils projections of a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the most severe shortages in the Central Valley, Central Coast and Southern Border areas. Key Findings

Examining the evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk

August 14, 2017
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Do School-Based Programs Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents

August 14, 2017
We systematically reviewed the literature to assess the effectiveness of school-based programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) among adolescents in the USA. We searched six databases including PubMed for studies published through May 2017. Eligible studies included...

Setting the Stage: Advancing a Cancer Prevention Agenda for Young Adults

August 14, 2017
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to...

Water Access in the USA: Health Disparities Abound and Solutions Are Urgently Needed

August 11, 2017
The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, riveted the public health community to the problem of water access, highlighting its pernicious influence on low-income, minority families. In the United States, nearly one in two adults and one in four children do not drink tap water on a given day, with even more...

Trumpcare: Is It The Right Treatment For What Ails The American Health-Care System?

August 09, 2017
All health-care systems must strike a delicate balance between cost, quality and access. Though Obamacare focused largely on increasing access to coverage and spreading the cost of illness across the entire population, Trumpcare tips the balance largely in favor of reducing federal spending, at the...

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand?

By Janet M. Coffman and Margaret Fix on July 07, 2017
Enrollment in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, surged with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from 8.6 million in September 2013 to 13.4 million three years later. Medi-Cal now covers nearly one in three Californians. These Medi-Cal enrollees benefit from no- or low-cost...
Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians

Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians to California Health Care

May 18, 2017
Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians to California Health Care

Social Media Influencers Finally Come to … Medicine

April 25, 2017
Just as Snapchat and Instagram and YouTube have influencers, so too does medicine. Chronic diseases occupy an online world of memes, hashtags (#hospitalglam), and people who provide information and insights to communities that too often feel they have no voice. 

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