Tag Archives: safety

In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »

Why analytics can offer a helping hand at safety net hospitals

Congress’ recent directive to Medicare to ease the burden of hospital readmission penalties on safety net hospitals that serve low-income patients was definitely a step in the right direction. After all, once patients with high social needs are discharged, there is much that’s outside the hospital’s control. It isn’t fair to penalize providers when they… Read More »

Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others'

Now 18, the Ohio resident never got a flu shot or the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as a boy. He never had the experience of going to the pediatrician, getting pricked in the arm with a needle and then receiving a lollipop or ice cream cone afterward. “I had grown up with my mom… Read More »