Archive for the ‘Public Health’ Category

Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs.

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Opioid addiction treatment for prisoners reduced overdose deaths

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder that translates into saving lives.

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Doctors fight Hepatitis C

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Hepatitis C is the deadliest infectious disease in the US. The VA has a strategy to defeat it among veterans.

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Childhood abuse is an important risk factor for suicide

Friday, July 19th, 2013

New study in the American Journal of Public Health by Brandon Marshall, assistant professor of epidemiology, shows childhood abuse raises drug users’ suicide risk. Read more…

Reynolds grant supports aging education of doctors

Monday, June 10th, 2013

New grant, announced June 7th, will teach hundreds of residents and practicing physicians about aging so they can further improve care. Read more…

David Savitz named VP for research

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Brown University has named David Savitz, currently professor of epidemiology in the Brown School of Public Health and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Alpert Medical School, as its next vice president for research. Read more…

Professor Anthony Spirito receives grant to validate teen alcohol-screening initiative

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Co-principal investigator Anthony Spirito, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychiatry & human behavior was awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at NIH. Read more…

21% of U.S. elderly take high-risk medicines

Monday, April 15th, 2013

A study by Dr. Amal Trivedi, assistant professor of health services, policy and practice, shows one in five seniors with Medicare Advantage plans received a prescription for a potentially harmful “high-risk medication”. Read more…

Brown launches TRI-Lab community initiative

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Brown University announced the launch of TRI-Lab. The inaugural Lab will be co-chaired by Stephen Buka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Read more…

CPR death highlights end-of-life decisions

Friday, March 8th, 2013

According to Dr. David Dosa, Associate Professor in Health Services Policy and Practice “One of the greatest gifts you can leave to a family member is direction regarding health care decisions at the end of life”. Read more…