A Place To Call Home

Paredes S. Health and nutrition of migrant youth: a place to call home. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;24. A Place To Call Home “They have no idea what it’s like to lose home at the risk of never finding home again to have your entire life split between two lands and become the bridge between […]

Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Collins V. Conflicts of patient-caregiver communication and some workable solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract Health communication is a central topic in public health, especially due to the Affordable Care Act and subsequent changes in insurance policies which affect caregivers and healthcare systems. Poor communication skills in life leads to a myriad of issues, in […]

In the Context of Palliative Care

Wee I. In the context of palliative care. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Most, if not all, consultations often end with a sentence which sounds similar to the following, “I will be prescribing to you this list of medications….”. Evidently, medical practitioners, and medical students alike, are often most keen about the medications they prescribe […]

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Prakash I. Modicare: a universal experience gone wrong. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Healthcare has often been placed at the backburner of public addresses and most often does not get the attention it deserves. A quick change to this fact comes from India’s prime minister Narendra Modi who launched a scheme in healthcare that has […]

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Plevyak C. Food Stamp policy is failing. Here’s why. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22.  Nearly 12% of Americans struggle to put food on the table.[1.Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C. A., & Singh, A. (2018, September). Household Food Security in the United States in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/90023/err-256.pdf?v=0v] The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), […]

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

Gallori C. CVS-Aetna merger: benefitting consumers’ health, if not their pocketbooks. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22 In October 2018, the Justice Department gave preliminary approval for the merger of CVS Heath, a multi-billion dollar pharmacy company, and Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, two giants in a field that is rapidly consolidating.[1.Justice Department […]

In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk

Graff A. In the time of #MeToo, protections for survivors still at risk. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford faced hostility from the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, another pivotal piece of women’s rights was under attack: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired, with little indication […]

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

Gumidyala S. The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts: can current legislation address new challenges? Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. In 2016, Massachusetts had an opioid related death rate of about 33 for every 100,000 people, one of the highest rates among all 50 states, and much higher than the national average of about 20.[1.Drug Overdose Mortality […]

Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements

Sherman E. Does requiring work, work? the evidence on Medicaid work requirements. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Medicaid work requirements force enrollees to report a minimum number of hours of employment, or other acceptable activities, to access health coverage. Those who fail to comply are removed from Medicaid. Arkansas, along with other states, has implemented […]