Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Category: Public Health

Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President […]

Initial swine flu forecasts are "suspect"

The first official forecast that the global swine flu pandemic, expected to return to the USA this fall,  could lead to two million people hospitalized and between 30,000 and 90,000 deaths are “suspect” and contribute to a “climate of scaremongering and shaky science,” claims Al Ozonoff.  He is a School of Public Health associate professor of […]

New obesity rate: 1 in 7 low-income preschoolers

The latest report from the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention estimates obesity rates have stablized to one in seven preschoolers from low-income families and the childhood obesity epidemic is leveling off  among youngsters in this group.  Caroline Apovian,MD, a BU associate professor of pediatrics and Boston Medical Center Director of Nutrition and Weight Management, can discuss […]

Hospitalizations of obese kids and teens nearly doubles

Obese children hospitalized for such related conditions as asthma, diabetes, gallbladder disease, pneumonia and mental disorders soared dramatically, both in patient numbers and total costs. The published study prompted Caroline Apovian, MD, Boston Medical Center director of the Obesity Research Center, to call for a national health plan effort “to stave off a curtailed healthy future […]

Widespread public support for greenhouse gas rules

A Washington Post-ABC News survey shows that 75% of Americans back federal government regulations on the release of greenhouse gases from power plants, cars and factories to reduce global warming. Cutler Cleveland, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, knows the issues as Congress prepares to vote on climate change legislation. Cutler Cleveland, […]