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.

Prosthetic foot offers powered propulsion


  • KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Amputee Mike Addy was fitted with the BiOM foot after other prostheses caused hip pain from overcompensation. His prosthetist, John Hollingsead, noted that motors in the hydraulic device can push off … Read More

Prizes could spur antibiotic development and save money


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

At least 2 million people are infected each year with a bacteria for which there is no effective antibiotic -- 23,000 of whom die -- and the cost to the health care system is up to $20 billion, accord… Read More

RDs offer tips on healthy snacks for work or travel


  • Food & Nutrition Magazine online

Snacks for work or for travel don't have to be diet-busters, dietitians said. Registered dietitian nutritionists Regina Ragone and Susan Mitchell write that homemade trail mix, ready-made salads and b… Read More