- The AMA’s Advancing Health Equity guide is a joke. But after the laughter dies, it is also very sad.
- British Columbia to send thousands of Canadian cancer patients to Washington state for treatment.
- Paragon: Medicare’s venture into “value based care” has done little except add administrative burden and a set of quality metrics that are easily gamed and don’t translate into better or more efficient care.
- Trump’s executive order allowing employers to fund individually owned health insurance is taking hold.
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Costa Rican Ex-President Says Public Health is Not About Flashy Investments
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Mosquitoes Bite Some People More than Others
My wife and I like to sit out on our patio in the evening with our dog Clementine. This is a ritual we’ve done for years. We’ve noticed something curious about sitting outdoors. My wife gets bitten by mosquitoes far more than I do. We spent a month at an Airbnb in a Costa Rican jungle a few miles from the Pacific coast back in 2018. My wife had to fight off mosquitoes and no-see-ums while I hardly noticed them.