Moral Hazards and Moral Obligations:

Mutually Incompatible Goals In Healthcare?

A hazard that we are likely to hear more about as the “Repeal and Replace” debate heats up in Washington may not exist: the moral hazard in healthcare. Briefly put, the moral hazard in healthcare is derived from an economic concept that holds that individuals will take more risks if others pay the consequences of such risks. Translated to healthcare, the argument posits that people will consume more healthcare if they don’t have to pay for the costs of such care. For example, a patient with a “Cadillac” plan will visit their healthcare provider more often than one whose insuror places caps on the number of visits. Read more.

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Spotlight: Memory

The Science Behind Shared False Memories

Some attribute false shared memories to parallel universes, but a simpler explanation can be found in neuroscience. This article explores how the structure of the brain can lead to humans remembering things that never occurred. Read more.

To Lose Your Short-Term Memory

This first-person account from the perspective of a woman who lost her short-term memory sheds light on what it is like to navigate the world without a crucial brain function. Read more.

Remembering Your Childhood Memories

This examination of memory looks at whether or not children form episodic memories and how childhood memories continue to shape our identities long after we've forgotten them. Read more.

A Way to Remember 

A recent paper shows that using a quirky, well-placed physical reminder will jog memory and influence behavior. Read more.

Abused Children Are Less Suggestible

A study from the British Journal of Developmental Psychology reports that children who were abused are less susceptible to false memories than those who have not been abused. Read more.

Education Highlights

Amidst the Opioid Crisis: Best Practices for SMVF Resilience, Treatment,& Recovery- 2/22

This webinar will discuss specific risk factors, initiatives, and implementation strategies to use with service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) around opioid misuse and addiction. Find out more.

Keeping a Million Hearts Beating: How Integrated Care Can Reduce Heart Disease- 2/28

This webinar from SAMHSA will discuss strategies and tools to improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease in an integrated care setting. Find out more.

SOAR Human Trafficking Webinar- 3/23 

This webinar from HHS is designed to educate behavioral health providers on how to identify, treat, and respond to potential victims of human trafficking. Don't delay: spots in this webinar, which offers 3 FREE CEs, are going fast! Find out more.

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