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 […]

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Applying Flexibility to the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model with Transient Populations – A Brief Report

Ogbeide S. Applying flexibility to the primary care behavioral health model with transient populations. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;20. Each year, approximately 3.5 million individuals in the United States experience homelessness (“Hunger and Homelessness,” n.d.). Patients experiencing homelessness have negative health outcomes in part due to decreased access to health care (Fitzpatrick et al., […]