‘Crisis decision making at the speed of COVID-19’ – Bay Area public health officials share their experience with shelter-in-place order

November 24, 2020 – In mid-March, public health officials across the San Francisco area issued the first U.S. regional shelter-in-place order in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. A “field report” on the crisis decision-making approach followed in that effective early response is featured in a special COVID-19 supplement to the Journal of Public Health…

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Closing the racial disparity gap in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

PHILADELPHIA (November 24, 2020) – In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to…

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For people with diabetes, medicaid expansion helps, but can’t do it all: BU study

Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases. But expansion alone has not been enough to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study. Published in the American…

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Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites

A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and ethnic…

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A New Cookbook From Jacques Pépin

The Jacques Pépin Foundation has released a new online video cookbook, “Cook With Jacques Pépin and Friends, Volume 1.” It’s available to members of the organization, which just initiated its membership program. The foundation, started in 2016, supports training programs for chefs. The cookbook, with submissions from 45 contributors, has informative yet concise video recipes;…

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The Apron Throughout History

Ya’ara Keydar, a fashion historian, will discuss aprons and their cultural significance through the ages in this virtual program held on Zoom. The Jewish Food Society, which preserves and promotes Jewish food heritage, will also sell aprons on its website. Jewish Food Society Presents: “Aprons: From the Kitchen to the Runway With Fashion Historian Ya’ara…

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An Out-of-the-Ordinary Grocer

Daniel Soares, a fourth-generation Balducci, has opened a new pop-up of the produce and food stand he ran last year in Little Italy. This one is in Market Line, on the lower level of the huge Lower East Side market complex, and will be open until the end of the year, perhaps longer. Called Alimentari…

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