Patient Engagement – Health Policy Brief

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “A growing body of evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their health care experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs. As a result, many public and private health care organizations are employing strategies to better engage patients, such as educating … Continue reading

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care Heather Swift‘s insight: Wow of the Week: Big-money nonprofit hospitals get roasted in Brill’s TIME pieceRead more: http://medcitynews.com/2013/02/wow-of-the-week-big-money-nonprofit-hospitals-get-roasted-in-steven-brills-sobering-time-piece/#ixzz2LpmVgwcQ See on healthland.time.com

CureToday.com: Blogs – Jon Garinn – The Cost of Cancer

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “Brill begins with a fairly simple premise: The problem with health care in America isn’t so much about who should pay for it but how much it costs. He begins by looking at hospitals, starting with nonprofit institutions, where profits are huge and patients get … Continue reading

Men say their breast cancer was caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer By Ami Schmitz and Kristina KrohnRock Center Mike Partain got the shock of his life five years ago when he was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. That he got breast cancer at all is surprising. See on rockcenter.nbcnews.com

Wow of the Week: Big-money nonprofit hospitals get roasted in Brill’s TIME piece

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: Wow of the Week: Big-money nonprofit hospitals get roasted in Steven Brill’s sobering TIME piece Initially, it might seem that Steven Brill’s expose’  in the March 4 issue of TIME is dredging up some of same issues we’re used to hearing about … Continue reading

Big tobacco and anti-cancer activists agree: Health provision goes too far

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer The two longtime rivals both argue that an Obamacare policy about insurance premiums for smokers goes too far. Heather Swift‘s insight: [WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?] BIG TOBACCO, ANTI-CANCER ACTIVISTS AGREE: HEALTH PROVISION GOES TOO FAR Big tobacco companies and anti-cancer activists are opposing a part … Continue reading

Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), comments on the President’s 2012 State of the Union address.

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer I just watched American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network President Chris Hansen’s response to the State of the Union. Want to know what the speech meant for cancer and cancer research? Heather Swift‘s insight: [ASC CAN] Last week, the President delivered the State of the … Continue reading

Breast Cancer and the Environment

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Yesterday I put an article in my Breast Cancer Newspaper about a federal committee of leading breast cancer experts that released a report about reducing our exposures to chemicals and radiation in… See on a4bc.wordpress.com

Alcohol Plays A Huge Role In Cancer Deaths In The U.S.

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer A new study analysis reveals that alcohol is responsible for 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S. Drinking\’s negatives outweigh the positives. Heather Swift‘s insight: Alcohol Plays A Huge Role In Cancer Deaths In The U.S.We have known for years that sun exposure … Continue reading

U.S. panel rejects ovarian cancer screening | Stronger Than Cancer

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