Opting for newer items on the menu of your favorite chain restaurant may be the best choice if you are calorie conscious. A study published in JAMA Network Open that included nearly 60 of the largest US chain restaurants reveals that the menu items that were introduced after a calorie labeling policy was implemented (the law was enforced starting in May, 2018) had about 25% fewer calories than the already…
An investigation published in JAMA Network Open Global Health reports that currently relied-upon anthropometric measures (i.e., stunting, underweight, wasting) may not be comprehensive enough to accurately assess global child undernutrition. Harvard Pop Center researchers Rockli Kim and S V Subramanian, along with their colleagues Markus Heemann and Sebastian Vollmer, suggest that dietary and food-based measures should be factored in as well. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid on Flickr
Faculty member Ashish K. Jha, MD, and colleagues suggest in this JAMA Viewpoint that given the complexity of trying to parse the impact of social factors on health, perhaps developing and deploying a risk score model similar to the polygenic model could advance the field of social determinants of health.
Amitahb Chandra is co-author of this editorial in JAMA that suggests that the significant job growth in the health care sector may have to be scaled back in order to reduce health care costs.
Faculty member Ashish, Jha, MD, is author and lead researcher on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that takes a “careful and more comprehensive” look at the U.S. healthcare system. Learn about the somewhat surprising results of the study in this piece in The New York Times.
Ichiro Kawachi, MD, shares his thoughts on how “gamification” (applying elements of game playing to other activities) can be used to motivate health-related behavior change in this invited commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Jason Block, MD, and a colleague pen this Editorial in JAMA, sharing their thoughts on the screening, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity in the US. The new recommendations by the expert panel, as well as the Editorial in JAMA, is explored in this piece by the LA Times. Photo: Gaulsstin on Flickr
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Harvard Pop Center faculty member, has authored this opinion in JAMA Forum that suggests that if the current administration sets out to “reboot” VBP, three key design principles should be included.
The findings of a study by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Maria Glymour, ScD, research associate Ivan Mejia, PhD, and their colleagues published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the subject of this United Press International (UPI) article. Photo: Marjan Lazarevski on Flickr
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Asish Jha, MD, has co-authored a JAMA Viewpoint in which the authors reflect on improvements made over the last 15 years (since the landmark report To Err is Human) and suggest that with better data, valid metrics, greater transparency, and better systems in place, health care can become even safer for patients.