You are viewing 5 posts for July 2011

Kevin Volpp and Happy Meals Apples

  • Thursday, 28 July 2011

LDI Senior Fellow and director of the Center for Health Incentives Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, was featured in an NPR radio report  McDonald's new plan to lower the calorie count of childrens' Happy Meals. Volpp suggested the move was a positive one but noted a study showing that when similar health…

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Jason Karlawish on Alzheimer's

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2011

While the fear of Alzheimer's remains high in the U.S., denial about the disease is lessening, says LDI Senior Fellow Jason Karlawish, MD. "People understand that the value of a physician visit is not simply to write prescriptions for memory pills but to help a patient and family make sense of…

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David Grande and David Asch, Health Affairs, Opinion Polls

  • Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A new analysis of health reform polls throughout 2010 finds that public support for health reform was broader and more consistent than portrayed in the mainstream media and political party announcements at that time. That's according to a new study by LDI Senior Fellows David Grande and David A. Asch published…

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Scott Halpern on Care for the Dying

  • Monday, 18 July 2011

A new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Scott Halpern has found doctors and nurses who treat the critically ill reluctant to consider cutting back care for the dying. Featured in a report on WHYY, the study explores an issue that is a major point of contention in the current…

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LDI Fellow's Unique Success Now Inspires Others

  • Monday, 11 July 2011

Born with severe physical impairments, trapped in a body cast for much of her teens, ridiculed by her classmates and given little hope of achieving anything beyond high school, LDI Senior Fellow Margaret Stineman proved them all wrong. Now a physician, professor, artist and nationally renowned health care data management visionary,…

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