Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century Print E-mail
Written by Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton |   
Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:35

In "Mortality and morbidity in the 21st Century," Princeton Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton follow up on their groundbreaking 2015 paper that revealed a shocking increase in midlife mortality among white non-Hispanic Americans, exploring patterns and contributing factors to the troubling trend.

Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. with a high school diploma or less have experienced increasing midlife mortality since the late 1990s. This is due to both rises in the number of "deaths of despair"-death by drugs, alcohol and suicide-and to a slowdown in progress against mortality from heart disease and cancer, the two largest killers in middle age.

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Trump Nominates Scott Gottlieb, MD, to Head FDA Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 March 2017 17:18

Toni Clarke reporting for Reuters on 3.10.17:

U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Friday.

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A comprehensive healthcare redesign for the United States Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 March 2017 16:49

Thomas Birch, MD in a March 4, 2017 KevinMD post, immodestly asserts:

I can envision a comprehensive design for health care in the United States that will expand access and control costs while conforming to our shared national values of personal responsibility, care for thy neighbor and free enterprise.

Thomas Birch, an infectious disease physician, lays out a plausible plan for real health reform. This short article is definitely worth a read!

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Sponsor Showcase Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00
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