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.

Mobile devices in the OR threaten patient safety


  • Pacific Standard magazine online

Tablets and smartphones in the operating room can distract medical staff and endanger patients, as one malpractice case highlights. An anesthesiologist admitted to reading an e-book, sending text mess… Read More

28% of new insurance enrollees are young adults


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Associated Press, The

About 28% of people who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the federal Affordable Care Act exchange are between 18 and 34 years old, which may be enough to moderate premiums next year, expert… Read More

Organic Traditions brand candies pulled due to undisclosed milk


  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Specific lots of Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds and Dark Chocolate Golden Berries were recalled by Health Matters America as they include milk not indicated on the label. Th… Read More

Food journals offer insights into eating habits, RD says



Study data show keeping a food journal can help people lose weight, and registered dietitian Cynthia Sass writes that such diaries also can offer insights about the eating process. She writes that a f… Read More