Weekly Dose of Health News April 21 – 25, 2014
Here, for your reading pleasure, is our weekly “Dose of Health News!”
Former New York City Health Commissioner Tom Farley writes about a new British study that warns of the dangers of too much salt intake.
It may not be a good idea to try and control what kids eat.
Some hospitals are using house calls by nurses and doctors to help patients in need of palliative care and to reduce costs.
Bone marrow transplants have gotten much easier.
The FDA approved a new test for cervical cancer screening this week.
Eighteen months after Hurricane Sandy, the New York University Langone Medical Center opened its emergency room.
Another CMS departure was announced this week. Jonathan Blum, Principal Deputy Administrator, has announced that he is leaving in mid-May. Mr. Blum oversaw changes to the Medicare drug program and the development of Accountable Care Organizations.
The April New York State Medicaid update is here.
The Congressional Budget Office cut its Medicaid spending forecast by one-third in the next decade. The Office did not specify why it had changed its forecast.
The Urban Institute looks at how to better manage asthma care for low-income children.