Weekly Dose of Health News April 28 – May 2, 2014

Weekly Dose of  Health News April 28 – May 2, 2014

This week’s Dose reports on a variety of issues from an upcoming discussion of the state’s health exchange, managed care and the state’s “Prevention Agenda,” to stories on the worldwide diabetes epidemic, a measles vaccine reminder and the lag in implementing Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana program.

On May 15, the New York Academy of Medicine hosts the state’s health exchange and Medicaid directors to discuss: the state’s health exchange, managed care, Medicaid redesign, the Medicaid waiver, the State Health Innovation Plan, and the Prevention Agenda.  The even is from 5:15 – 7:30.
For more on the state’s Prevention Agenda, go here.
The LA Times highlights a new CDC report on health disparities and preventable deaths.
This piece discusses the worldwide diabetes epidemic.  While the U.S. has more diabetics, the epidemic is worse in India, China and developing nations due to lack of access to care.
Governor Cuomo reminds New Yorkers to get their measles vaccines.
Federal policies to reward quality health care are skewed against providers that serve low income populations by failing to take into account the complexities of serving this group.
This article looks at the Affordable Care Act and if it will cause employers to drop coverage for employees altogether.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis has named a new Chief Executive Officer.
Connecticut’s medical marijuana law has been effect for two years, but patients are unable to access the drug due to local zoning problems.
Here’s another reason to drink more coffee.
The New York Times’ Well column writes about the link between triglycerides and risk of heart disease.
In this new report, the New York State Health Foundation discusses best practices for New York health homes.