Tagged: Health care

Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President […]

U.S. recession undermines kid’s health

Caroline Apovian, M.D., BU School of Medicine associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, can discuss how tough economic times are having an impact on children as struggling parents turn to cheap fast food to feed their families. Contact Dr. Caroline Apovian, 617-414-1816, capovian@bu.edu

Communications Dean Tom Fiedler on health care overhaul

Health-care groups pledge savings

With leading health-care industry groups offering the Obama administration $2 trillion in savings over the next decade, School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson can discuss the implications.  He is the author of the soon to be published book “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System.” “These organizatons are promising to reduce their […]

Hopes for the White House health-care summit

School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System” being published this spring, questions whether today’s White House health-care summit will have any lasting political impact. “Congressional Republicans were advised by their leaders to oppose anything, no matter what compromise plan the Clinton Administration came up […]

Weight gain tied to bleak financial situation

Waistlines are expanding as worries about the economy worsen, according to doctors, dietians and trainers in a Forbes.com story last week. Caroline Apovian, M.D., director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management and director of clinical research for the Obesity Center, both at Boston Medical Center, has seen the eating habits of her patients worsen. […]

N.H. prescription privacy law upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an authority on food and drug law and director of the school’s Health Law Program, says the drug companies likely will fight the ruling as its impact spreads to other states. “While this is a victory for New Hampshire, the Court of Appeals skirted several of the important Constitutional issues raised […]