Link Round-up

As a semi-regular feature of our blog, the “Link Round-up” will be a smattering of recent articles on topics relevant to our readers. There are far too many wonderful reads out there for us to include in these posts, but if you’ve read something great recently please share in the comments section below! We also welcome comments to start a discussion in response to any of these articles.

From the ACEs Student Task Force Journal Club: Did you miss the ASTF journal club meeting this week? You can still read the excellent article by Dr. Sonu, “Adverse childhood experiences and the onset of chronic disease in young adulthood.” What are factors contributing to chronic disease in young adults? What can we be doing to prevent the negative downstream consequences of ACEs?

Legislation from a GA Senator: GA Senator Isakson is the co-sponsor of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms (or DISARM) Act to help address the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance. He introduced the bill to the Senate earlier this month. Read more here.

How should healthcare providers react to robots in healthcare? An article from the Harvard Business Review urges doctors to be more open to robots and artificial intelligence (AI) playing a role in patient care. What is the value of face-to-face contact? Will greater introduction of AI into healthcare make it more affordable or even more costly? What precautions need to be taken in order to reduce bias in AI algorithms?

Watch out for bats! If you associate rabies with dogs, think again. The CDC has found that bats are actually a much more common vector for rabies transmission in the US than dogs are. If you were contemplating a trip to Hawaii, you can add the fact that Hawaii is rabies-free to the list of reasons to visit!

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