Category: Public Policy

Legislative, Public Policy

How Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients' Sensitive InformatioHow Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients’ Sensitive Information?

The proper ways for handling a patient’s health records are set forth by the government at national and local levels. All healthcare organizations must have systems in place to comply with these legal requirements, referred to as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). The penalties associated with not following the laws and […]

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Prostate, Public Policy

“C” Means See Your Doctor

As a doctor, there are certain things I’ve never said, and will never say, to patients. In the operating room, “Oops” is certainly verboten. “There is no hope,” is another. “Trust me, I’m a doctor” is a third. In some way, each of these violates the sanctity of the profession. Help Me Help You Patients […]

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Advocacy, Editorials, Public Policy

Men’s Health Takes Center Stage at the White House

In 2012, Men’s Health Network launched the Dialogue on Men’s Health series, which regularly brings together healthcare professionals, patient groups, community organizations, private corporations, and government agencies to address the unique challenges that confront men, boys, and their families. So you can imagine how delighted we were when the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Advocacy, Fertility, Health, Policy, Public Policy

Public Health in Action – Time for a Reality Check

Back in 2008, in the summer between semesters at graduate school, I took an internship with the Men’s Health Network (MHN) in Washington, D.C.  I had no idea then how transformative it would be.  Looking back now, it was a reality check of sorts. In the semester before my internship, I took a class on […]

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Advocacy, Boys, Depression, Education, Family, Fatherhood, Health, Health, Legislative, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Military, Others, Policy, Public Policy, Sports, Suicide, Well-being

A trip to the White HouseA trip to the White House

It was a “seminal” event, and by White House invitation. The topic? The future of men’s health. Why are men medically underserved in America? What cultural factors are at play that we can change? Who should be involved? Seeds of Change An impressive array of stakeholders was present for the dialogue. Hats off to the […]

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