Contraception is prevention

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on July 20, 2011 detailing recommendations to HHS regarding specifically which services will be free. Women’s health advocates, myself included, are thrilled that all contraceptive services, including contraceptive counseling, sterilization, IUDs, condoms, and hormonal methods are included in this list of recommended preventive services. Should contraception be considered prevention?

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The Value of Medicaid

An editorial published on July 17, 2011 in the New York Times underscores the value of Medicaid. The editorial notes that recent claims that Medicaid patients receive poor care have been refuted by a recent randomized controlled trial conducted in Oreg…

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Keep Medicaid strong and protect our children

This article is cross-posted from The Hill’s Congress Blog, originally publish  at this link.  It was written by Sanjeev K. Sriram, MD, MPH, member (and former Communications Director) National Physicians Alliance. As a pediatrician working in southeas…

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It's time to stop marketing junk food to kids

(Cross post from BeActive Blog.) I’m often faced with parents who want to know what do do with their kids who are overweight.  There are a lot of causes of obesity, but the major causes are soda and junk food.  The increase in consumption is due to the…

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Medicaid Matters to All of Us

This article was  written by Ricky Choi, MD, San Francisco area pediatrician and NPA Board Member.  It is cross-posted from the San Francisco Chronicle Blog where it originally appeared on June 29, 2011. What if I were to tell you that Washington is tr…

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