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Health companies eye predictive software for patient care

Mar 11, 2014
Many industry leaders think healthcare should be more like Burger King.
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare, technology, patient, care, Health

U.S. may be turning corner in the fight against obesity

Feb 26, 2014
The decrease in youth obesity rates could slow healthcare costs.
Posted In: Health, care, healthcare, youth, obesity

Researchers are finding nuggets of truth in bad jokes

Feb 24, 2014
Bad jokes can be good for you, if they help you access information.
Posted In: Health, doctors, healthcare, Facebook, social media

States face deadlines for Affordable Care Act grants

Feb 19, 2014
ACA grants go unspent in states with governors opposed to the law.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, ACA, healthcare, Health, care, united states, new jersey

Hospitals are sharing data to save lives

Feb 14, 2014
Sharing data and best practices have caused dramatic savings
Posted In: health care, Health, hospitals, big data, data

Is too much financial news affecting your health?

Jan 16, 2014
New research finds a strong link between daily stock returns and hospital admissions.
Posted In: stocks, financial news, hospitalizations, Health, mental health

FTC cracks down on weight-loss products

Jan 8, 2014
The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, drugs, medicine, advertising, deceptive advertising

The future of the pharmaceutical sales rep

Dec 17, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs

With Healthcare.gov, phones finally begin ringing at small insurers

Dec 11, 2013
Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.
Posted In: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurers

New guidelines could have more people on statins

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health

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