The new mantra for many food makers appears to be simple products and simple messaging. In recent years, there has been a move to use fewer ingredients and fewer claims regarding food and beverage products, according to this article. "This is a response to consumers increasingly shifting their nutritional health/wellness focus toward 'natural,' 'real' and additive-free foods," the article states.
AHIP President Karen Ignagni also discussed the proposal in a Newsmaker session with USA TODAY. "This is a major step, and it changes everything about how the market works," she said. Read a live blog of the session.
The Journal of the American Health Information Management Association has identified nine steps patients can take to protect their medical records and ward off identity theft. The report also provides a list of "recovery steps" to follow if such theft does occur.
A study that included about 1 million women shows hormone replacement therapy patches have a lower risk of gallbladder problems than pills. The researchers say one case of gallbladder surgery could be avoided for every 140 women who switch from pills to patches.