To Prohibit or to Incentivize? Promoting Healthy Eating among SNAP Beneficiaries

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is supposed to help “.” However, shows that people who use SNAP not only consume less vegetables, fruits and whole grains than other consumers, but also buy over 40% more sugar-sweetened beverages. It is very unfortunate that SNAP benefit dollars are used for purchases that end up contributing to […]

The Future of Mental Health is Unclear

Mental disorders and substance abuse have widespread, disabling burdens on our health and communities. . Moreover, across New York State, . Mental illness and substance abuse can have detrimental effects on a person’s health and wellbeing, increasing risks across multiple dimensions including unemployment, school failure, homelessness, and even mortality—opioid overdoses alone are responsible for in […]

Common Knee Operation in Elderly Constitutes Low Value Care, New Study Concludes

A new study led by Dr. Martin Makary shows that despite evidence showing little to no benefits for older patients, arthroscopic partial meniscectomies are still commonly performed. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine A new Medicare records study by Johns Hopkins researchers has added to mounting evidence that a common surgery designed to remove damaged, worn ends […]