Archives for October, 2012

In the west Texas city of San Angelo, Planned Parenthood has been serving local women since 1938. It was one of the very first places in Texas to have a family planning clinic. Now, due to state policy and funding changes, the clinic’s ability to serve all those in need is on shaky ground.

An Affordable Care Act provision taking effect this week will reduce Medicare reimbursements to hospitals with high readmission rates. But to what extent are readmissions under a hospital’s control?

Two landmark studies among civil servants in England helped public health researchers develop a nuanced perspective on the relationship between socioeconomic position and health.

Public health classic: Surgeon General’s 1964 Report on Smoking and Health

The 1964 Surgeon General’s report on “Smoking and Health” was not the first to report the grave hazards of smoking, but it capture public attention and set the ball in motion for the nation’s first tobacco control measures.

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed two bills that worker advocates promoted: The Humane Treatment for Farm Workers Act and the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.