RSSArchive for November, 2014

In First Week, More Than a Million Apply for Health Insurance on Federal Website

On November 26, 2014, Robert Pear of The New York Times reported that the Obama administration unveiled that over one million people applied for health insurance in the opening week of fall open enrollment under the ACA with about 45% already having selected health plans. To learn more, click here.

Global Health Looks To BRAC And Gates Foundation For Mobile Money

On November 29, 2014, Nicole Fisher of Forbes reported that Bangladesh is moving toward adopting mobile money, which  BRAC and the Gates Foundation report “could improve the economic and health outcomes of the country, especially of women and children.” To learn more, click here.

Mass Imprisonment and Public Health

On November 26, 2014, The New York Times Editorial Board reported that researchers are defining mass incarceration as a public health epidemic that requires action. To learn more, click here.

MAPS Minutes Fall 2014 Edition has been published!!!

MAPS Minutes Fall 2014 Edition has been published!!!

Click here to find the MAPS Minutes Fall Edition November 2014 Issue   Greetings MAPS Family! I would like to introduce you to the Fall edition of the 2014-2015 MAPS Minutes! We are midway through the SNMA administrative term, and I am so grateful for an incredible MAPS Committee. The MAPS Committee has been hard […]

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

On November 6, 2014, Robert Preidt of Health Day reported that a new study found a link between body weight and genetics. The study shows that genes may determine gut bacteria thus influencing body weight. To learn more, click here.

New drug for common liver disease improves liver health

On November 7, 2014, the NIH reported that “the FLINT study found that people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who took obeticholic acid (OCA) had improved liver health during that period, including decreased inflammation and fat in the liver and decreased body weight versus people receiving a placebo. OCA was also associated with increases in itching and total […]

Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

On November 9, 2014, Carey Rossi of ABC News reported that we tend to make simple day to day choices that negatively affect our mood. In the report, Rossi reveals “12 ways you’re sabotaging your good moods, and what you can do to turn it around.” To learn more, click here.