Category Archives: Bezruchka

BEZ’S BLOG #4 POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

BEZ’S BLOG #4Political Determinants of Health Credit: Hawai’i Department of HealthLast month we looked at evidence that economic inequality and social spending are the critical factors in producing health in a society. These issues make health a political construct. This is not a new idea. It was voiced by the Greeks eons ago. It appears regularly since the famous statement by

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Bez’s Blog # 6

The Ubiquitous Health Impacts of Socioeconomic Gradients June 16, 2022 much air can you blow out in one second.  You can measure it non-invasively by blowing into a spirometer, a tube that measures how much air passes though in the first second.  People with bigger lungs can blow out more air in one second so the number has to be

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BEZ’S BLOG #3: Why the United States Is Dead First

The entomologist E.O. Wilson, who died recently, wrote back in 1998 “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”   The situation today is even more extreme as our attention

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Bezruchka’s Story

By Dr. Stephen Bezruchka January 20, 2022 David Zakus asked me if I would do a blog for the PHW.  I’ve known David from his days in Edmonton at the University of Alberta and follow the Weekly every Thursday.  Some background about me and what I hope to cover, this being my first blog. I was born in Toronto and

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