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Medical Policy

Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though no one can reasonably argue that infectious diseases pose no concern or risk of spreading, as a nation, we must investigate the rational science of transmission and avoid acting on fear, baseless speculation, and apparent political expediency.

Using Data to Predict Your Future Health

Cynthia Rudin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Rudin

Have you ever gone on a trip and unexpectedly found yourself in need of medical care? What if your condition could have been predicted? Better yet, what if you already had the medicine needed to treat that condition in your luggage?

Insatiable Health Care Appetite Trumps Cost Cap Efforts

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jaffe

Health spending gobbles up a growing percentage of our GDP (16.2% in 2007) because total spending on care rose by 6.1% as increases in volume far outpaced price hikes.

W's Parting Gifts to Women

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

It's not new that outgoing Presidents try to change national policy at the last minute through rule changes. But W is set to set a record.