Reducing health disparities in unintended pregnancies among Hispanic adolescents

January 05, 2018
Authors: Kathleen P. Tebb, Felicia Rodriguez, Lance M. Pollack, Sang Leng Trieu, Loris Hwang, Maryjane Puffer, Sally Adams, Elizabeth M. Ozer, Claire D. Brindis Teen pregnancy rates in the USA remain higher than any other industrialised nation, and pregnancies among Hispanic adolescents are...

Do cigarette graphic warnings encourage smokers to attend a smoking cessation program?

December 20, 2017
This study assessed whether exposure to cigarette graphic warning labels (GWLs) increased attendance to a smoking cessation program. This study is one of the first to document a change in a directly observed behavioral outcome as a function of month-long exposure to cigarette pack GWLs. Authors: ...

Raising up the voices of the closest observers of care 

December 15, 2017
Are online sources of consumer-generated content more influential than scientifically validated measures of quality published studies? Naomi S. Bardach, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies looks at how consumers rate medical...

Philip Morris hides data in plain sight on dangers of new heat-not-burn product

December 06, 2017
Like cigarettes (and e-cigarettes), IQOS uses an aerosol of ultrafine particles to deliver the nicotine. These ultrafine particles cause heart and lung disease. And the adverse health effects of these particles and many of the other toxins do not drop in proportion to reducing the dose, so even...

Are all certified EHRs created equal?

November 25, 2017
Are all certified EHRs created equal? Assessing the relationship between EHR vendor and hospital meaningful use performance Authors: A. Jay Holmgren, Julia Adler-Milstein, and Jeffrey McCullough. The federal electronic health record (EHR) certification process was intended to ensure a baseline...