Smoking in California

Mills College Weekly Last week, California announced that smoking rates here have dropped to historical lows. Only 15.4 percent of adults in the state smoke. This represents a 32.5 percent drop in the number of smokers here since 1988 (ABCnews). In fact, the state has been so successful they have set the bar for other […]

Cyclone of the Week

Mills College Weekly Britt Card is our Cyclone of the Week for the week of March 28-April 3. Card joined the tennis team this season after honing her skills in the PE tennis class the previous two semesters. She moved into the starting line-up early in the season and recently moved up to the #5 […]

Cyclone of the Week

Mills College Weekly Heather Stone is our Cyclone of the Week for the week of April 4-April 10. Stone is a graduating senior who competed on the Mills tennis team for the first time this spring.  She ended her collegiate career in style, winning her last two matches in straight sets. Heather's victory at #6 […]

How Doctors are Paid: what it Means for Healthcare in the US

Mills College Weekly Every physicians group, hospital, and private medical office has a “master fee schedule,” a compendium of what different insurers pay for every conceivable procedure, examination, operation, and service a doctor can bill for. A typical schedule has over 20 insurers listed across the top of each sheet and will take well over […]

Medical Mistakes and the Debate of Disclosure

Mills College Weekly Should hospitals and physicians be required to disclose their mistakes? This question has recently sparked quite a debate. A recent survey conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association asked over 200 hospital chief executives and chief operating officers in six states what they thought about state mandated systems for public […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

Mills College Weekly With Spring Break fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to getting away. If you’re planning on flying over the holiday, you may be wondering if your upcoming airplane ride will leave you sniffling and sneezing your way through the holiday week. Considering that more than a billion people travel in […]

Update on HIV/AIDS Epidemic From Worldwide Perspective

Mills College Weekly While most of us are aware of HIV and AIDS, how it is transmitted, and how it affects the immune system, I suspect that most of us are out of touch with the statistical landscape of HIV/AIDS in today’s world. Often in the news we hear alarming accounts of how the virus […]

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