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Does Better Education Mean Better Health?

Many, many studies have associated better and more education with better health outcomes? But which way does the causality go? Do people attain...

The Implications of "Public Charge" on Immigrant Children

The Trump administration has put forth a rule change for immigration saying that if an immigrant gets one of a number of benefits from the...

The Malpractice System Doesn't Deter Malpractice

Research indicates that the malpractice system in the United States doesn't do a lot to deter malpractice. There are several recent studies about...

Brain Injuries & CTE: Detection, Treatment, and Prevention: Healthcare Triage Podcast

This month Aaron is talking to Dr. Tom McAllister, the Albert Eugene Sterne Professor and Chairman, Indiana University School of Medicine...

Sunscreen Needs Some Safety Evaulation

Skin cancer is a big problem. Sunscreen can help protect your skin. All this is very well known. It turns out, though, that the active ingredients...

Vitamin D Supplements Continue to Be Unnecessary

There are several news studies that confirm what we've been saying for years. Vitamin D supplements don't do much, and are unnecessary for just...

Safe Gun Storage Saves Lives

Lots of gun safety advocates focus on regulating the sale and transfer of firearms. Another area that could yield gains is gun storage. How safely...

Low-Value Diagnostic Imaging: Examining Wasteful Spending in the Emergency Department

We’re constantly on the look out for ways to save money in the US health care system. Targeting waste is our best bet to do so. A new study in JAMA...

Zoning Rules Can Keep People in Bad Neighborhoods

We’ve talked about how housing is important for health. We’ve talked about how we can improve access to housing through stimulation of production...

Housing Vouchers and Neighborhood Mobility

We’re talking about housing for four weeks, thanks to the support of the RWJF! The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (last week’s episode topic)...

Are Medicaid Work Requirement Policies Improving Lives?

There's a new study about how Medicaid Work Requirements are playing out in the real world. Are they giving people access to a better life? We...

What Is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit?

We’re talking about housing for four weeks, thanks to the support of the RWJF! In the last episode, we introduced you to the pathways by which we...

Colorado's Plan for Making Insulin More Affordable

Insulin is still super expensive. Colorado is doing something about it. It’s still likely not enough. Related HCT episodes: 1. Why do insulin...

Where You Live Has a Huge Impact on Your Health

Over the last year, we at Healthcare Triage have taken some deep dives into issues of health policy, especially those that touch on social...