Category Archives: Now Reading

Just Read: Walkable Urban Places – Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?



This  new report, continuing on 2012’s “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call” (see: Now Reading: Walking and walkable urban places will drive an economic as well as a health renaissance | Ted Eytan, MD), goes beyond celebration of Washington, DC as the national model for walkable urban places (WalkUPs – get it?), to look at impact of WalkUPs » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Medicare bids farewell to the 20th Century in covering transgender person care, and maybe pokes fun at itself, too…



Department of Health and Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board, Appellate Division, NCD 140.3, Transsexual Surgery, Docket No. A-13-87, Decision No. 2576, May 30, 2014 even assuming the NCD’s exclusion of coverage at the time the NCD was adopted was reasonable, that coverage exclusion is no longer reasonable. In english, this means that Medicare’s former determination » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Good Practice Guidelines, Transgender Person Care, National Health Service 2013



When I went to visit the oldest gender identity clinic in the world, National Health Service’ Charing Cross, in September, 2013 (see: Visiting the oldest Gender Identity Clinic in the World: NHS’ Charing Cross, London England | Ted Eytan, MD ) These guidelines were sitting on Dr. James Barrett’s desk, almost ready for publication. I » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: The state of transgender health care: policy, law, and medical frameworks



Stroumsa D. The state of transgender health care: policy, law, and medical frameworks. Am. J. Public Health. 2014;104(3):e31–8. Current policies denying medical coverage for sex reassignment surgery contradict standards of medical care and must be amended. It’s a strong lead off, in this paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, in March, 2014. Compliments » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Need for a Non-Discrimination Statement to Protect the Health of the Transgender Population



A week ago, I received this communication from Keshav Tyagi, who’s an MPH Candidate at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: Hi. I am an MPH student at the University of Southern California, and I am writing a paper about transgender health in the aftermath of the ACA. I was wondering if » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2014 (Implications for health care)



Right after I came upon the 2013 State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute), which I reviewed yesterday (Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013 | Ted Eytan, MD), I found the 2014 State of the Science. » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013



This is a pair of reports from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute) that is what it says – up to date reviews on the state of the science around implicit bias. Today, publishing on the 2013 update. There’s already a 2014 update that I’ll write about » » » » on to the full article