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GlennLaffel - Aug 22, 2011

Could Those Hours Online Be Making Kids Nicer? A growing body of research indicates that texting, emailing and posting on social media sites have social benefits. Time…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 19, 2011

“The single biggest problem with salad is making it. Cleaning, cutting, making sure you have fresh produce—it all tends to keep people away.” Harry Balzer, a vice…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 18, 2011

Reform, Pay Cuts to Widen Gap Between Rich and Poor Hospitals. Analysts say physicians also could end up winners and losers, depending on who is affiliated with…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 10, 2011

NIH to Create Genetic Test Database. Hoping to improve healthcare research and centralize data, the National Institutes of Health plans to create an online database of more…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 09, 2011

Antidepressant Scripts Often Lack Diagnosis. Almost three-quarters of the antidepressant prescriptions written by nonpsychiatrists had no documentation of psychiatric diagnoses, an analysis of recent prescribing trends showed…

IPAB: Fix It, Don’t Repeal It
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IPAB: Fix It, Don’t Repeal It

GlennLaffel - Aug 09, 2011

In recent weeks, several Democrats and some health reform advocates including the AMA have joined Republicans in calling for a repeal of provisions in the new health…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 08, 2011

$400M in EHR Incentives Released. The government has paid $400 million in meaningful use incentives to physicians and hospitals so far, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 05, 2011

“Medical journals are in the communication business. People should never underestimate that. We will be blogging more. If our content is sitting in the corner collecting dust,…

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Elective Coronary Stenting: A Case in Context

GlennLaffel - Aug 03, 2011

The Case In 2009, administrators at St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland wrote letters to patients of Mark Midei, informing them that its staff cardiologist may have…

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GlennLaffel - Aug 03, 2011

Sweetened Drinks Boost Heart Disease Risk. Beverages sweetened with fructose or high-fructose corn syrup can worsen cardiovascular risk factors, even in the young and healthy, researchers have…