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Susan Blumenthal in White Coat“The first wealth is health.”
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 1803-1882

Dear Visitor,

Welcome.  As Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.”  Good health is the foundation for building a better future and is linked to our economy and national security.  That’s what this website is all about–to provide you with a wealth of resources about health issues of importance to you and your family.

For consumers there are links to trustworthy, reliable health information, and a prescription for steps you can take towards a healthier future.  For health care professionals, there is information on medical and public health issues, health reform, cutting edge scientific advances and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Knowledge is power when it comes to the health of your family, business, community, our country and world.  I hope this website is helpful to you.

Sincerely,

Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General
First Deputy Asst Secretary for Women’s Health

Rear Admiral, USPHS (ret.)
Clinical Professor, Georgetown and Tufts University Schools of Medicine
Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Public Health Editor, The Huffington Post
Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

 

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HEALTH CARE REFORM DATABASES AND RESOURCES
Summary of Final Health Reform Law This summary reflects provisions of the final comprehensive health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, as modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
Biomedical journal literature from MEDLINE/PubMed
Health Reform Implementation Timeline This timeline highlights the implementation dates for key provisions of the final health reform law.
Health and drug information for patients, family and friends
Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals The Foundation’s interactive side-by-side health reform comparison tool reflects provisions of the final health reform law, as well as earlier versions of the legislation considered by Congress and other comprehensive reform proposals put forwarded during the debate. The Foundation also has prepared detailed descriptions of the Medicareand Medicaidprovisions, and a summary of the coverage provisions in the law and other legislation.
Interactive guide to common toxic chemicals, your health…

PubMed Central
Free archive of life sciences journals

ClinicalTrials.gov
Drug and Treatment Studies
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Source: National Library of Medicine

 

 

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