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: Pain risk tied to life events but not biological changes


  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in the Netherlands linked adverse life events, including financial or marital problems, with an increased risk of chronic pain. No association was found between pain and biological variables r… Read More

Proposed budget would require IHS funding cuts


  • Indian Country Today

The congressional budget resolution that sets spending priorities for appropriations bills would cut funds for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. The bill would also allow rep… Read More

Ubl: Device tax is paid at the cost of life-changing innovation


  • U.S. News & World Report

Depressed job growth and decreased innovation are the true outcomes of the medical device tax, writes AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen Ubl in this letter to the editor. Although a recent U.S. News & … Read More

Companies find wellness ROI is difficult to pin down


  • Greenville News (S.C.) (tiered subscription model), The

Health insurers and companies are investing in employee wellness programs and offering incentives to participate, but employers have found determining a return on investment can be difficult. Abby Rus… Read More