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SPH This Week
 
 
July 12, 2015
 
 
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
 
 
Announcing Our Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
 
 
DEAN'S NOTE
 
 
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On Values and a Clearer Understanding of the Issues
Societal decisions are informed by societal values. Do we have a role to play in informing and influencing these values?
 
 
 
NEWS
 
 
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Strong Link Between Routine Physical Ability and Hospital Readmission Rates
Linking functional status with readmission rates may help hospitals better coordinate discharge services and follow-up care.
 
 
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Lower Mortality Found among Elderly Caregivers
Caregivers may reap tangible health benefits that could prolong their own lives.
 
 
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Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy May Lead to Congenital Birth Defects
Women who develop hypertension or preeclampsia may give birth to babies who have increased risk of abnormalities.
 
 
 
IN THE MEDIA
 
 
Reuters
Nearly One in Three Americans Owns a Gun ? quotes Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences.
 
Health Affairs Blog
King v. Burwell and the Importance of State Politics ? article by David Jones, assistant professor of health policy and management.
 
The Conversation
Extra Year of Secondary Schooling Reduces HIV Rates in Botswana ? article co-authored by Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health.
 
WBUR
CommonHealth blog: Having a Baby? Big Differences in Hospital Quality across Massachusetts ? quotes Eugene Declercq, professor of community health sciences.
 
Business Insider
A Booming Medical Industry in the US Is Almost Totally Unregulated ? quotes George Annas, professor and chair of health law, bioethics, and human rights.