Can humans be super all the time? How about stress? And should technology become important in our daily lives and in the medical world? These questions and more were answered during a masterclass about superhumans. The speakers were Kirsten Nelis, Jorieke van Noorloos, Emma Westermann, Hannes Leroy and Peter Joosten.

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We thought it would be interesting for you to know who the people behind the columns are. That is why we will introduce ourselves to you today. Have fun getting to know us!

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Policymakers vs Doctors

In healthcare there are often disagreements between doctors and policymakers. For example: policymakers tend to care more for the costs of healthcare, while doctors find patients more important. To get more information on this subject, the Healthy committee interviewed Jeroen Postma (section Policy and Governance at ESHPM) and a company doctor (the company can not be named due to privacy reasons).

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New year, new me!

It has been two weeks since we started 2018. Which means that many new year’s resolutions have been conceived again. Less smoking and drinking alcohol, donating more money to charities, being nicer to others or going to the gym more often are just a few examples of many new year’s resolutions. What are yours? Are you going to make it work this year, or are they just intentions that you want to do but never actually perform?

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Healthy 4

Last monday the district nurses in the Netherlands decided to protest against the heavy workload they are experiencing. The workload is rising due to administrative tasks that are contributed in theorie work. Furthermore there is political talk about a budget decrease for district nurses.

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Healthy 3

Lots of treatments and medicines are not financed by insurers, because they are too expensive compared to the health-effects they give. The minister of public health, welfare and sport decides whether a treatment is reimbursed by the basic health insurance. If not, the patient has to pay for the treatment by itself, which mostly is not possible because of the price.

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Healthy 2

Edith Schippers has been minister of public health, welfare and sport since 2010. Her term of office comes to an end this year. Hugo de Jonge will follow in her footsteps from 2018 onwards. Now our question is: did Schippers achieve her healthcare-related goals in the past eight years?

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Healthy 1

In The Netherlands health care is arranged in a different way than in most countries. It has a solidaire system, where society pays for every citizen in need of care. As a citizen you pay a health premium and a deductible health insurance.

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From August 21st till August 24th it is time for the Eurekaweek! The official introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. You will get to know the university and of course the city Rotterdam. Are you a new student of institute of Health Policy & Management next year and do you have a ticket for the Eurekaweek? The Faculty Association SHARE will also be present during the whole week! So, come by our stand and find out what SHARE can offer you during your student life! How to develop yourself, improve your network and enjoy your student life? It is all possible at Faculty Association SHARE!

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From now on it is possible to buy your study books for the first semester. Order them now to get the highest discount and to make sure that you will receive them on time! You can order your books with the highest discount till September 12th. In order to get any discount on your study books it is required that you are a member of SHARE. Aren’t you a member yet? Get your membership here! Do you have any questions about the book sales? Please contact

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