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.

Study uncovers variation in use of heart failure tests


  • Healio (free registration)

A new study finds substantial variation in use of cardiovascular tests for heart failure patients. Rates of echocardiogram utilization per 100 patient-years ranged from 22.3 to 161.8; stress echo util… Read More

What motivates interest in disability coverage?


  • Employee Benefit News

More than half of workers say having financial security if an injury or illness prevented a wage earner from working was very important, so why do only 33% of workers have disability coverage even tho… Read More

Chocolate mixes pulled by CaCoCo due to salmonella risk


  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Potential salmonella contamination prompted CaCoCo to recall its "Global Warrior" and "Original" drinking-chocolate mixes. The products, distributed in California in 8.14-ounce and 2-pound bags, were … Read More

Colo. school garden program takes root across U.S.


  • Denver Post, The

The Slow Food Denver program that promotes student gardens and using of the garden produce in school cafeterias has taken off in Colorado and nationwide. Denver Public Schools officials worked with th… Read More