Sustainable Healthcare Archives

  • Jan 6, 2009 0

    A Legal Challenge to Forcing Seniors into Medicare

    Freedom of healthcare choice has long been an issue when dealing with government-funded healthcare plans like Medicare and Medicaid. For instance, the Watson-Burton legislation attempted to address economically disadvantaged persons who rely on Medicaid for health insurance because they were giv...

  • Dec 16, 2008 0

    Statins and Women: An Update

    In the October 21 issue of Pulse of Health Freedom, a number of issues regarding statin drug use were examined. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, who is gathering data at www.statinsideeffects.com, has indicated there is little or no evidence to suggest that statin drugs are of benefit for women.In an impor...

  • Dec 16, 2008 0

    Brain Injury in U.S. Troops — A Long-Awaited Government Study Is Published

    The Institute of Medicine has issued a long-awaited government report on screening US troops for brain injury (TBI). The report calls on the military to test all new recruits for cognitive skills, then do large studies of returning combat veterans, to better evaluate for traumatic brain injury, the ...

  • Dec 9, 2008 0

    The Science of Prevention

    A recent Wall Street Journal article told the story of a group of 600 volunteers at Emory University who underwent an exhaustive predictive health assessment in order to prescribe lifestyle changes. Emory plans to use the data to help identify areas for intervention, assigning half the participan...