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October 31, 2014

Posts by Joe Warminsky

7 Posts

July 18, 2014

Energy Xtra, CQ Roll Call’s Latest Policy Blog

Another blog joins CQ Roll Call’s Policy Pulse roster: Energy Xtra, written by Randy Leonard, a longtime reporter on energy and environment issues. The blog will touch upon numerous topics of interest to Healthopolis readers, including scientific research, air quality and environmental policy.

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July 17, 2014

War Is Hell, the 2014 Version

Beyond the well-reported traumatic brain injuries and loss of limbs, this generation of war veterans is facing other conditions that reflect the way the fighting has occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan. Skin cancer, epilepsy, sleep disorders, hydrocephalus and chronic pain disorders are some of the afflictions noted by a Senate report.

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Anthrax Incident at CDC: ‘Insufficient Culture of Safety’

A recent incident during which workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were potentially exposed to anthrax is part of a larger pattern of “an insufficient culture of safety,” Director Thomas R. Frieden told a House committee.

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July 16, 2014

Ending the AIDS Epidemic? U.N. Says It’s Possible

It’s possible to bring AIDS under control so it’s “no longer a public health threat” by 2030, U.N. officials said today in Geneva, according to Agence France-Presse.

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By Joe Warminsky Posted at 12:57 p.m.
Disease Control

July 14, 2014

It’s July, So Here’s Another Article on ‘the July Effect’

Vox.com pronounces that “The July effect is real: new doctors really do make hospitals more dangerous” in an article posted yesterday. As the site points out, the term “is shorthand for the supposed spike in medical mistakes at hospitals during the month of July — right when millions of medical residents start new jobs.”

Other publications have taken a crack at the topic in recent years; perhaps surprisingly, they’re not all from July. They sometimes cluster around a release of a study:

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July 10, 2014

Veterans’ Health Measure Still Snagged by Budget Estimates

Sen. John McCain and other lawmakers say the Congressional Budget Office has created unnecessary trouble for legislation to overhaul the military veterans’ health care system.

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July 9, 2014

Welcome to Healthopolis

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Welcome to Healthopolis, CQ Roll Call’s new forum for health news in Congress, the federal agencies and beyond.

Assembled by veteran health policy watcher Paul Jenks, the blog draws on the great reporting of John Reichard and the rest of the CQ HealthBeat staff on topics such as the health care overhaul. It also will go farther afield to cover developments in food safety, consumer health, technology and other areas.

This is your site as much as it is ours, and we encourage you to keep in touch by sharing your comments and feedback.

Healthopolis is CQ Roll Call’s fourth Policy Pulse blog, joining Technocrat, for the tech and telecom community; Five by Five, which covers the defense industry and national security; and The Container, on all things transportation.

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