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Sunday News Round-Up, 9/20/09

September 20, 2009

I have to say, I haven’t had time to fully read and digest the Baucus/Senate Finance Committee’s 223-page [PDF] stab at health care reform. Christine had a bit about it at Our Bodies Our Blog on Wednesday, and
Raisin Women’s Voices has a list of reasons they believe the bill is not good, especially for women. The New York Times had a piece on the bill “draw[ing] fire on both sides.” Another Times piece indicates that 564 amendments to the bill were filed in the past couple of days. The proposed amendments are currently available here.


A Harvard public health grad, Mikhaila Richards, has set up a site about health disparities called Sick. It’s relatively new, but looks promising. I particularly liked this Auust piece on patient-clinician communication.


The FDA approved an H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine.


Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work. Like: “7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.” Heh. [hat tip to Shapely Prose]


Mom’s Tinfoil Hat has a Reply turned post, religion and reproduction style.


I have a post at Our Bodies Our Blog with a bit from a recent Lancet editorial on climate change and population, and a piece from the SisterSong newsletter that I think makes an excellent counter-argument.


Not health-related in a strict sense, but Racialicious had two recent posts that caught my eye, one on the ACORN pimp sting, child prostitution and accountability, and another on Jon and Kate Plus Race.


Out of East Tennessee, Pieces of ash alarm Roane County residents (TVA) and Cancer deaths higher for some DOE workers (including Oak Ridge).

One Comment leave one →
  1. sickofhealthdisparities permalink
    September 21, 2009 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I’m liking your work as well.

    Best wishes,

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