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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.

Senate won't take up Medicare bill until mid-April


  • Reuters
  • Kaiser Health News

The Senate will wait until after April 12 to take up a bill overhauling the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. Reimbursements to physicians are set to be reduced April 1, but Senate Majority Le… Read More

Study links inheritable mutation of ETV6 gene with leukemia risk


  • Medical News Today

A whole-exome sequencing study of a family with a high prevalence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia found that the development of the cancer was associated with a germline mutation of the ETV6 gene. Pre… Read More

Some N.M. schools send cafeteria food waste to the farm


  • KRQE-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Some schools in New Mexico have joined Albertsons supermarkets and Roadrunner Food Bank in partnering with a local ranch to provide food waste to farm animals. The scraps -- about 10,000 pounds of une… Read More