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.

Surgeon creates low-cost prostheses from recycled materials


  • New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Orthopedic surgeon Therdchai Jivacate, founder and secretary general of the Prostheses Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand, developed a way to make prostheses from recycled materials, including yogurt … Read More

Common health insurance mistakes


  • U.S. News & World Report

People shopping for a health insurance plan often focus only on the premium and deductible and fail to consider co-pays, provider networks and extent of coverage, experts say. Consumers often do not r… Read More

Study explores link between virus and anemia in renal disease


  • Renal and Urology News
  • Medscape (free registration)

Human cytomegalovirus could play a role in anemia among patients with chronic renal disease. A study using mouse models found an association between murine CMV and lower serum levels of erythropoietin… Read More

Richards Industries earns reward for 100% wellness participation


  • American City Business Journals

Richards Industries in Cincinnati achieved 100% participation in its wellness program and will be rewarded with a 10% discount on the renewal of its Humana health insurance plan. Employees got incenti… Read More