Weekly Dose of Health News May 12 – 16, 2014


Weekly Dose of Health News May 12 – 16, 2014


This week’s Dose contains links to many interesting articles including a couple highlighting the differences in gender when examining factors involved in development of heart disease and potential outcome in clinical trials. And then there is the disappointing news on the “benefits of wine,” in your diet! Cheers?!


Inactivity is the single most important factor in the development of heart disease in women over 30.


This is one way to help end gender disparity in clinical trials, from the New York Times.


There is disappointing news on the benefits of wine.


A reminder that the New York Public Health Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Committee will meet on May 28 in multiple locations to discuss the state’s Prevention Agenda and to provide an update on the Medicaid Waiver implementation.


There will be another Assembly hearing on June 5 in New York City on the opiate and heroin crisis.


The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the second case of MERS, otherwise known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome in the U.S.


The United Hospital Fund has recently published this report on the growth of New York’s public and private insurance markets.  Data is from 2012.


From the Kaiser Family Foundation, their 2013 Women’s Health Survey looks at women’s health care under the Affordable Health Act.


PBS reports on the rise in mental illness in prisons.


The Obama Administration has approved cost control measures that will allow insurers to put dollar limits on what they pay for expensive procedures.


The New York Times’ Sunday magazine will explain why the causes of obesity are complex.