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Dark Chocolate is not a Superfood

Dark chocolate has gained a health food reputation, but is the hype too good to be true? Is it possible that a daily dose of something so delicious can improve cognitive function and heart disease risk? Let’s take a look at the science – both […]

Cancer Journal: Ontario on the Edge

The Cancer Journal is my story about being a cancer patient during the COVID-19 epidemic. In the last week, my cancer care halted because the pandemic is breaking Ontario’s health care system. I’ll start with an update about my case. Since my radiation treatment ended […]

Vaccine Development, Covid-19, and mRNA vaccines

In this last episode of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, we cover vaccine development – particularly in the context of the current global pandemic. We discuss the timeline of Covid-19 vaccine development and the mRNA […]

Incidents and Criticisms: Vaccine Backlash Part 2

Part five of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, continues to explore the history of societal backlash against vaccination, with particular attention to vaccine-adjacent incidents and misinformation. @DrTiff_PhD TweetableOriginal Article

Home cultivation of medical marijuana can result in higher hospitalizations and emergency department visits related to opioids

Jayani Jayawardhana, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (@JayJayawardhana). Jose M. Fernandez, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Louisville College of Business (@UofLEcon). Before the COVID pandemic, the United States was in the midst of […]

Healthcare Triage Podcast: Making Progress in Multiple Myeloma Research

Dr. Aaron Carroll talks with Dr. Rafat Abonour and Dr. Fabiana Perna about multiple myeloma research and ongoing studies, such as the Indiana Myeloma Registry. We’ll also hear about how losing weight may help lower your risk for getting cancer and why immunotherapy could be […]

The History of Vaccine Backlash Part 1

Part four of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. It turns out, people have been resistant to the idea of vaccines pretty much since vaccines were invented. This video explores the history of anti-vaccine sentiments, vaccine […]

HSR Special Issue Call for Abstracts: Translating Research into Policy and Action

Sponsored by: Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) & Quality Enhancement Initiative (QUERI), Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Submission deadline: April 30, 2021 Health Services Research (HSR) and the VA HSR&D QUERI program are partnering to publish a Special Issue on Translating […]

Cancer Journal: How to Live with Cancer

A friend asked me if I had learned anything about how to live with cancer. I laughed — the “live with” part is still in play — but I’ll try to give a helpful answer. That answer is: Even when you are very sick, do […]

Unemployment Insurance Can Help Reduce Food Insecurity, the More Generous the Better

Cecille Joan Avila is a policy analyst at Boston University School of Public Health. She tweets at @cecilleavila. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, more than 54 million Americans have lost jobs. Because of this loss in wages, two times as […]