10 Examples of Dysfunction in Healthcare

From Healthcare Triage. The Lown Institute recently announced its 3rd round of “Shkreli Awards”, a top ten list of the worst examples of dysfunction in healthcare, and we thought that was pretty newsworthy Related HCT episodes: 1. Waste in Health Spending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxPILZbIg2M Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1.…

How Risky Are Kids’ Sports?

From Healthcare Triage. Organized sports are good for keeping kids active, but some parents worry about injuries like concussion, particularly with contact sports like football, soccer, and ice hockey. Most research about brain injuries in sports looks at adults, but there are some evidence-based guidelines that can help guide practices of parents, coaches, and athletes.…

Where is the Waste in Health Spending?

From Healthcare Triage. Up to 25% of health spending in the US is wasteful. Where is that money being lost? What can we do about it? Related HCT episodes: Low-Value Diagnostic Imaging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWU8r5x6oBY Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check out…

Marijuana and The Risk of Stroke

From Healthcare Triage. Sources like WebMD would have you believing that smoking pot drastically increases your risk of stroke. Let’s see what sources like Healthcare Triage think about that. Related HCT episodes: 1. The Harms of Marijuana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFwYGFt5q90 2. What We Know About Marijuana (2017 Edition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yewlM8CtbQU Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4…

Is Meat Bad For Us or Not?

From Healthcare Triage. We’ve been talking a lot about meat consumption and its effect on our health. New studies indicate that meat may not be as bad for us as we’ve been told. But this is controversial. So, how do we talk about new findings that contradict what we thought we knew? We’ve got some…

Guns Increase Suicide Mortality

From Healthcare Triage. A new study out in the Annals of Internal Medicine studied suicide cases in the United States between 2007 and 2014. The researchers were specifically examining the demographics associated with the methods and mortality rates of these cases. Study source: https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2756854/suicide-case-fatality-rates-united-states-2007-2014-nationwide-population If you or someone you know is dealing with thoughts of…

Beef Isn’t Great for the Environment

From Healthcare Triage. New studies indicate that beef is not really all that bad for your health, as long as you eat it in moderation. BUT, don’t think you’re off the hook yet. The production of beef turns out to have a lot of environmental downsides. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat aren’t really the answer…

Samoa’s Devastating Measles Outbreak: An Antivax Story

From Healthcare Triage. Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases but is preventable with high vaccination rates. Unfortunately, this isn’t happening everywhere, including in Samoa. Related HCT episodes: 1. Measles and Immunity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_rkOpdgZLc Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2.…

Vaping Update: Policy Versus Reality

From Healthcare Triage. We’ve been covering the news on recent vaping-related lung injuries, and a lot has happened since our last video. Time for an update! Related HCT episodes: 1. Why A Spike in Vaping Deaths and Illnesses? 2. Is Vaping Linked to Lung Cancer? We Turn to Mice. Be sure to check out our…

Does Healthcare Coverage Lead to Increased Immigration?

From Healthcare Triage. Combining immigration and healthcare leads to an uproar of opinions, with data often taking a backseat. In light of this we’re focusing on the results of a new study this week examining whether offering healthcare coverage affects rates of immigration. Link to study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4241?guestAccessKey=0118c88b-c63f-4e86-89fe-33b161c70582 Link to editorial: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4247?guestAccessKey=addf5805-2105-44c5-b0e9-b17eb1a16621 Related HCT episodes: 1.…