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.

Understanding stem cell "decision-making" could lead to diabetes treatments


  • (India)

Researchers have created a mathematical model to predict the behavior of stem cells over many generations. The study, published in PLOS Biology, could be a step toward generating insulin-producing cel… Read More

CDHPs show promise when employees understand them


  • Kaiser Health News

Companies that offer consumer-directed health insurance plans have lowered their health care spending, but one study found many employees did not realize high-value care such as preventive screenings … Read More

Drugmaker takes another look at a drug that caused severe side effects


  • Reuters

A drug that caused serious side effects in clinical trials nine years ago is showing promise at a lower dose in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This time around, scientists tested the drug on huma… Read More

Okla. high school earns national recognition for school food


  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

An Oklahoma high school has been ranked among the best in the nation for its cafeteria food by the 2015 Niche Rankings. Officials say the school cafeteria -- called The Caf -- is similar to that found… Read More