Topic: Health Policy

Extreme Hurricanes
The Challenges for Puerto Rico and Beyond

March 9th, 2018 Part of: .

EXTREME HURRICANES: The Challenges for Puerto Rico and Beyond Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Friday, March 9, 2018 Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a panel of experts assessed persistent public health challenges on the island and the outlook for long-term recovery. Power restoration, health care coordination, and medical services Read More…

Heart and Brain Disease in Women
Sex and Gender Connections

February 28th, 2018 Part of: .

HEART AND BRAIN DISEASE IN WOMEN: Sex and Gender Connections Presented jointly with STAT Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The evidence on sex differences in understanding, treating and preventing disease is mounting, and The National Institutes of Health has made Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) key to all research it funds. Scientists are developing an Read More…

The Health Data Revolution
Improving Outcomes, Protecting Privacy

December 5th, 2017 Part of: .

THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS THE HEALTH DATA REVOLUTION: Improving Outcomes, Protecting Privacy Presented jointly with HuffPost Brief Video Highlight Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Will the next great medical insight come from a clinical trial, a laboratory study — or a database search? Today, health systems and insurers have access to a mountain Read More…

The Diabetes Epidemic
The Latest on Treatment and Prevention

November 14th, 2017 Part of: .

THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS THE DIABETES EPIDEMIC: The Latest on Treatment and Prevention Presented jointly with HuffPost Brief Video Highlight Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Despite decades of research and relentless messaging about the importance of diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes remains a major threat to the lives of millions of Read More…

Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment
The Landscape Moving Forward

November 6th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES BREAKTHROUGHS IN DISEASE TREATMENT: The Landscape Moving Forward Presented jointly with NBC News Digital Monday, November 6, 2017 Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Precision medicine. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The opioid crisis. These are all areas that stand to benefit from boosted federal funding. On the other hand, other areas Read More…

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
What Happens Next?

September 27th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight THE FUTURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: What Happens Next? Presented jointly with Reuters Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unclear. Republicans have decided not to vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill, but promised to revisit ACA repeal-and-replace efforts. Democrats announced recently a single-payer Read More…

Gene Editing
Promises and Challenges

May 19th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight GENE EDITING: Promises and Challenges Presented jointly with NBC News Digital May 19, 2017 In labs and in clinical trials, scientists are seeking ways to rewrite DNA, a building block of life. Tools such as zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) and, more recently, CRISPR/Cas9 have the power to seek out Read More…

Supplements and Health
Sorting the Facts

May 11th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight SUPPLEMENTS AND HEALTH: Sorting the Facts Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Thursday, May 11, 2017 “Lose belly fat”. “Build muscle.” “Lower your cholesterol.” “Improve your sex drive.” Browse the shelves of any supermarket or pharmacy, and you will find dietary supplements that promise to do all this, and more. Read More…