Health Care Buzz Today
Business
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GlennLaffel - August 1, 2011

Marketers Hope to Boost Salad Consumption. Americans are in a salad rut, eating a salad at mealtime only about 36 times a year, or 20% less frequently…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 28, 2011

Humans Alone in Brain Shrinkage. Human brains shrink as people grow old, unlike even our closest animal relative, says a new study in the Proceedings of the…

Cardiology
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Positive Health and the Heart

GlennLaffel - July 28, 2011

For centuries, health providers have focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This time-honored paradigm has generated phenomenal advances in medicine, especially in the last…

Social Media
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The Age of the ePatient: Not Quite There Yet

GlennLaffel - July 26, 2011

The Internet has transformed every aspect of health care. Online communities provide new forms of support for people with a thousand different medical conditions. Email has streamlined…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 25, 2011

Two Drugs for Dementia Ineffective. The antidepressants most often prescribed to treat depression in dementia patients provide no appreciable relief, and may raise the risk for serious…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 21, 2011

Targeting Risk Factors Could Slash Alzheimer’s Numbers. A 10-25% reduction in the prevalence of known risk factors for dementia–diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, depression, lack of mental stimulation,…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 18, 2011

Gain Fitness Launches iPhone App. Gain Fitness, a startup that creates personalized workouts based on certified trainers’ expertise, has launched an iPhone app that allows fitness enthusiasts…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 13, 2011

Docs Averse to Sharing Patient Data, Even for Public Health. When it comes to disclosing identifiable patient information, family doctors are reluctant to do so – even…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 12, 2011

Poor are Healthier with Medicaid. Enrolling patients in Medicaid increases their use of healthcare services, reduces financial strain on these impoverished patients and improves their sense of…

eHealth
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Can EMRs Reduce Racial Disparities in Health Care?

GlennLaffel - July 11, 2011

In the 12 years since our government acknowledged we had a problem with racial disparities in health care, we’ve made significant progress in reducing them.  Steep declines…