Wednesday, July 31, 2013
In some ways the effort to combat elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) in children has been hampered by its own success.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A recent news story profiled a young couple with a baby who had scraped together a down payment on a fixer-upper that would be their first home. Unbeknownst to the couple, the house was a former meth lab.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The connections between health and transportation are varied and well documented. The confluence of the two is at the core of the recently formed Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee on Health and Transportation (H+T).
Thursday, July 18, 2013
In a June story published in the British daily newspaper The Guardian, actor Michael Douglas made some surprising comments about the cause of his throat cancer. Specifically, he said his type of throat cancer was caused by contracting the human papillomavirus (HPV) through oral sex.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
June 14, 2013 marked the six month anniversary of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In that same time period, in an average year, approximately 15,000 Americans are killed by gunfire.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Last month I attended the 6th Annual National Institute of Standards and Technology/Office for Civil Rights (NIST/OCR) HIPAA Security Rule Conference in Washington, D.C. and I greatly expanded my knowledge of emerging threats to health information security.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Overdoses from opiate prescription drugs like Percocet and Oxycontin have tripled in Colorado in the last 10 years, and account for as many annual deaths as car accidents. Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses the effect of opiates in the brain, stopping a near-fatal overdose in its tracks — a literal life saver.
Monday, July 1, 2013