Healthcare

Evaluating the Accuracy of Reported Information

We are inundated by information. One example of information overload is the stream of US election polls as if we are following a horse race. The Word Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and numerous UN agencies provide information regarding poverty, hunger in the world, access to clean water and sanitation
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Nutrition Sense and Nonsense: Dr. Arlene Spark

Speaker: Dr. Arlene Spark, a member of ECSBC and a registered dietitian, is a professor of nutrition and public health, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, where she teaches at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Spark will separate the “sense” from the “nonsense” in the
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End of Life Choices: Follow-up Info & Links

Due to the response from Society members to my Platform, End of Life Choices, I was asked to write a summary of the many useful resources that can be helpful to members, their families and friends. Here are my suggested references. Most people who have a will will also have their lawyer craft a Living […]
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Mental Health Update

We were surprised to learn that mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Mental disorders are truly universal and are found in all regions,
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News from The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Looking Under the Hood of Healthcare Reform Whether you are uninsured, have insurance through your employer, use Medicare/Medicaid or purchase your own insurance, you are affected by the Healthcare Reform legislation passed this year. Want to know more? Dr. Richard Bernstein, a physician and health-economics
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Ration Healthcare?

The new Socrates Café season opened with the above question. Some participants questioned the need to ration medical care at all and felt that we should reorient our national priorities, stop the tax cuts and stop wasting so much money on the military. Most, however, felt that no amount of money would satisfy a
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