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Obama tells global health officials: After Ebola, ‘we have to do better.’

On September 26, 2014, Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post reported that President Barak Obama met with a group of health officials from various countries to discuss how to strengthen defense against future epidemics in light of the devastating Ebola outbreak. To learn more, click here.

The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

The Summer Edition of the 2014 Journal of the Student National Medical Association is here!

To read the PDF format of this edition which is on Global Health, please click on the following link: Click here for the Summer 2014 JSNMA edition.

Osteopathic Medicine Meshes With New Health Care Needs

On September 5, 2014, Michael Ollove of Stateline reported on Kaiser Health News that the ideas ingrained in US health care reform and the Affordable Care Act mesh very well with the hallmarks of osteopathic medicine. To learn more, click here.

The Underreported Side of the Ebola Crisis

On September 6, 2014, Rose Ann DeMoro of The Huffington Post reported that the media has failed to report significant context related to the Ebola outbreak including how “the climate crisis, global inequality, maldistribution of wealth, and austerity-driven cuts in public services” all contribute to the situation. To learn more, click here.

How People Feel About Their Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

On September 4, 2014, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times reported that information is scarce regarding consumer satisfaction for those who purchased health plans on the new state marketplaces. Nevertheless, early polling evidence shows that people are in fact happy to have coverage. To learn more, click here.

Preventive Medicine Keeps Soldiers Safe

On July 25, 2014, Pvt. Travis Terreo of DVIDS reported that the efforts of preventive medicine teams, such as inspecting living quarters and gauging food quality, is helping to keep soldiers safe and healthy. To learn more, click here.

Federal Appeals Court Delivers Serious Setback To Obama Health Care Law

On July 22, 2014, The Huffington Post reported that a federal appeals court decision will result in premium increases for Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  To learn more, click here.

Florida tries new approach to mental health treatment

On July 5, 2014, USA Today reported that Florida is the first state to “offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar conditions.” To learn more, click here.

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To More Teens Smoking Pot: Study

On April 25, 2014, Matt Ferner of the Huffington Post wrote an article to demystify the notion that legalizing medical marijuana would lead to more teens smoking marijuana. In actuality, studies indicate decreased rates of use in populations that legalize drugs such as marijuana; which may be due to educational programs about such drugs. To learn more, click […]

First Lady Pledges to Fight for Lunch Standards

On June 12, 2014, Associated Press author Darlene Superville reported that First Lady Michelle Obama declared to fight for healthier school lunch standards as part of her initiative against childhood obesity. To learn more, click here.