Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Earlier screening of diabetes may lower risk of heart problems


  • Reuters

A study in Diabetes Care found that almost 11% and 13% of people would likely experience a cardiovascular problem within five years if screening of type 2 diabetes was delayed by three and six years, … Read More

Growth in hospital prices outpaces inflation rate


  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

The prices that hospitals charge for common procedures increased by more than 10% between 2011 and 2013, CMS data show. The growth was more than twice the rate of inflation. The data also show that so… Read More

Drugmakers get mixed report card on patient engagement efforts


  • Medical Marketing & Media

Drugmakers' efforts to engage patients are achieving various levels of success, patient advocates and health care experts say, with many seeing technology, wearables and social media as ways that pati… Read More

Trendy veggies may not be more nutritious, RD says


  • The Times (Gainesville, Ga.)

Traditional vegetables such as spinach are just as or more nutritious as trendy options such as kale, but shoppers may be influenced by media, personal trainers and independent nutrition consultants, … Read More