Health

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Waiting for Superbugs: Patient expectations drive dangerous overprescription of antibiotics

A recent study investigates the link between the public health hazard of antibiotic resistance and the prescription of ineffectual antibiotics for bronchitis.

Is the Structure of SNAP Linked to Cyclical Illness?

Seligman et al look at whether the once-a-month nature of SNAP benefits can be linked to cyclical health problems.

The Optimal Policy Response to Hunger Strikes: Identifying the Line Between Medical Treatment and Torture

Physicians from Harvard University are concerned that, rather than helping patients, the US DOD policy requiring military doctors to force feed hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay violates professional ethics.

Policy Radio | Linda Shapiro, Chief Strategy Officer of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, on Innovations in Cook County Healthcare

Linda Shapiro of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System speaks about innovative approaches to serving diverse populations and leadership strategies in health care.

No Room for Smoking or Obesity: How North Carolina Dealt with Costly Retiree Insurance

Researchers evaluate North Carolina’s attempts to rein in the escalating cost of retiree healthcare.

India’s Midday Meal Program: A Safety Net for Children’s Health

India’s Midday Meal Program provides a cushion for children’s health during times of drought and economic shock.

The Deadly Vaccine Loophole: Religious Exemptions and the Rise of Pertussis in New York

Exemptions to vaccines have played a large role in the reoccurrence of diseases previously thought to be under control in the United States.

Enduring the Heat: Could residential air conditioning mitigate the danger of global climate change?

From the US experience, the adoption of residential air conditioning appears to be a promising way to reduce heat-related mortality rates in developing countries.

Reducing Poverty: How Medicaid Does More Than Just Improve Access to Healthcare in Cities

Recent research provides evidence supporting the poverty-reducing effects of Medicaid in urban areas.

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