Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Lethal combination: Unhealthy diet paired with food insecurity a recipe for disaster

Lethal combination: Unhealthy diet paired with food insecurity a recipe for disaster

By Kate Marx Food insecurity is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.” Feeding America and Louisville’s Dare to Care Food Bank state it more simply – food insecurity is

Adverse Childhood Experiences are common, are associated with health problems as an adult

During the last 20 years, research has shown that there is a direct correlation between childhood trauma and adult illness. This childhood trauma, called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), can cause academic and behavioral problems. It can also lead to an increased risk for heart disease, depression, cancer, diabetes, obesity and more, if left untreated. ACEs

Meet Eric Friedlander, chief resilience officer at the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services

  FAST FACTS Hometown: Louisville Family: My wife, Indigo, three dogs and three cats. Hobbies: Photography and singing Currently reading: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Liveright, 2017) Most grateful for: How fortunate I have been over my career and for the many great friend I have made. Your

Policy over programs: Improving institutional policies so the best healthcare is provided to every patient

By Julia Richerson, MD I love being a pediatrician. To support families on their journey of parenthood is a joy and a privilege. Many days are filled with healthy children whose families are resilient and thriving. Many days, that is not the case. I work with children who are struggling with issues such as obesity,

Doctors and lawyers partner up: Ensuring poor families get care and services needed

By Martha Hasselbacher, JD Both doctors and lawyers have professional ethics that require them to serve those who cannot afford their services. That is one of the factors that distinguishes these professions. How can they effectively work together to serve this population? The answer is a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP). There are now 294 MLPs serving