Screening for Social Determinants of Health

By: Paul Dworkin, MD It’s important that physicians screen for problems related to the critical social determinants of health. Those are the circumstances in which people live and work, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation, that have been shown to have twice the impact on overall health outcomes compared to the medical care…

Contagious Innovation: How Bacteria and Innovation are Connected

By: Scott Orsey Recently I got lost in the “Wikis” while researching innovation on the web. For me, Wikipedia can be a bottomless reservoir of knowledge and time – tempting me to dig through a never ending chain of links that are at times deeper and at other times broader than the topic at hand….

Don’t Leave Kids in Hot Cars

By: Kevin Borrup, JD, MPA Already this year we have had 12 children die of heatstroke in the United States after being left in a hot car, and we have yet to see the hottest days of summer. On Saturday, the latest death occurred in Iowa where a 6-month old died after being left in…

Easy Breathing Improves Asthma Management for Children

By: Jessica Hollenbach, PhD It is estimated that more than 25 million people live with asthma in the United States, and many of them are children whose families are unaware they have the disease. In New England, 14 percent of children have asthma compared to nine percent across the country. At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,…