Zoning Rules Can Keep People in Bad Neighborhoods

From Healthcare Triage. We’ve talked about how housing is important for health. We’ve talked about how we can improve access to housing through stimulation of production through the LIHTC. We’ve talked about how we can improve access through vouchers and mobility programs. There’s one more thing we’d like to discuss: Inclusionary zoning. Zoning rules are…

Housing Vouchers and Neighborhood Mobility

From Healthcare Triage. We’re talking about housing for four weeks, thanks to the support of the RWJF! The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (last week’s episode topic) stimulates production in order to increase the supply of affordable housing available to poorer people in the United States. But there’s another way to tackle our housing problem,…

What Is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit?

From Healthcare Triage. We’re talking about housing for four weeks, thanks to the support of the RWJF! In the last episode, we introduced you to the pathways by which we might think about improving housing for low-income individuals. Today we’re going to get specific. One policy which focuses on affordability is the Low-Income Housing Tax…

Colorado’s Plan for Making Insulin More Affordable

From Healthcare Triage. Insulin is still super expensive. Colorado is doing something about it. It’s still likely not enough. Related HCT episodes: 1. Why do insulin prices keep rising? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx08ldVSvd4 Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cXfQgdsKps Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check out our Facebook page:…

Where You Live Has a Huge Impact on Your Health

From Healthcare Triage. Over the last year, we at Healthcare Triage have taken some deep dives into issues of health policy, especially those that touch on social determinants of health and health equity. The episodes that do so are a bit longer than usual. They look a little different. They also come to you thanks…

Multiple Myeloma, Bicycles, and Working Toward a Cure

From Healthcare Triage. Aaron is talking to Dr. Rafat Abonour about multiple myleoma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in white blood cells, and Dr. Abonour tells Aaron about how the disease affects patients, and the cutting edge of research into treatments. And we get a nice story about biking. The Healthcare Triage podcast…

Many New Abortion Restrictions Misunderstand Miscarriages

From Healthcare Triage. Several states have recently passed or considered strict limitations on abortion. Some of these laws are crafted in a way that misunderstands the nature of pregnancy and the risks of miscarriages. These laws leave room for women who have miscarriages to be investigated or even prosecuted for murder. Related HCT episodes: 1.…

Sunscreen Needs More Safety Studies

From Healthcare Triage. The ingredients of sunscreens have some people concerned about whether they’re being absorbed by the body, and what the effects of that might be. While this study doesn’t provide evidence that sunscreen is harmful, closer examination is needed. Related HCT episodes: 1. We’re getting closer to summer! If you haven’t seen our…

Aaron Becomes a Medical Tourist after a Monkey Mugging

From Healthcare Triage. When Aaron went to Malaysia to learn about medical tourism, he became a medical tourist himself after he was mugged by a monkey. The monkey stole Aaron’s glasses, and he had to have new ones made. It turned out to be pretty easy! Malaysia and many other countries actually encourage people from…

Doctors’ White Coats Can Host a Lot of Bacteria

From Healthcare Triage. For a lot of doctors and patients, the physician’s traditional white coat is a big part of a doctor’s identity, and contributes to their authority. Those white coats can also spread disease! It turns out, fabrics in doctors coats can be a breeding ground for bacteria, and they probably don’t get cleaned…

How New Drugs Are Developed

From Healthcare Triage. Dan Skovronsky, President of Lilly Research Laboratories and Chief Scientific Officer for Eli Lilly and Company gives us a peek into the drug discovery and development process specifically focused on Alzheimer’s detection and research.  Check out this podcast in podcast form: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcare-triage-podcast/id999134849 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4r5rS3juitsNp8HSky0smw?si=F9hX2bLMStOc7dwlahscWw Or search “Healthcare Triage Podcast” wherever you…

The Caregiver Gap

From Healthcare Triage. The US healthcare system has a huge gap. A lot of care giving isn’t covered, and it falls on families and friends to pick up the slack. It can take a lot of time and help to make it through an illness, and there isn’t much coverage for that assistance. We look…