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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.

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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.

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The FDA approved an H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine.

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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]

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

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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.

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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.

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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,
    Mikhaila

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