Diagnostics
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Screening and Prevention: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

GlennLaffel - July 6, 2011

In the last month, the Obama administration announced programs to reduce racial disparities and increase prevention in health care. Neither program was funded with actual money, so…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 6, 2011

Quit Smoking Drug Linked to Cardiovascular Risk. Users of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) who had no previous cardiac history had a small but statistically significant increase…

Business
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GlennLaffel - July 5, 2011

Patients Pick Hospitals for their Social Media Presence. In a survey, 57% of consumers said that a hospital’s social media connections would strongly affect their decision to…

Business
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GlennLaffel - June 30, 2011

Social Media Shows Promise for Clinical Trials. Social media can be used to increase enrollment and reduce clinical trial delays, according to a new survey by Blue…

HHS Serves Up Prevention ‘Lite’
Business
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Business
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HHS Serves Up Prevention ‘Lite’

GlennLaffel - June 29, 2011

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman who finds himself trapped in a do-loop, covering the numbingly boring display of Punxutawney Phil,…

Business
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GlennLaffel - June 29, 2011

Who Pays On A Date Depends On Your Looks. A new study found that men find it easier to imagine paying for dinner if their companions happen…

Business
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GlennLaffel - June 28, 2011

Next Virus Victim: Your Doctor’s Or Nurse’s iPad? Networked devices used by medical personnel are vulnerable to viruses and security threats, requiring careful teamwork between IT and…

Medtronic, Infuse and the Senate Finance Committee
Business
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Business
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Medtronic, Infuse and the Senate Finance Committee

GlennLaffel - June 27, 2011

Spinal fusions jumped 1,500% among Medicare patients between 2002 and 2007. The explosion had nothing to do with changes in prevalence of the conditions for which the…

Business
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GlennLaffel - June 23, 2011

Surge in EHR Purchases Predicted. Half of more than 1,300 physician group practices said they expect to buy an electronic health records system during 2011, according to…

Mobile Phone-Brain Cancer Link Bewilders Epidemiologists
Public Health
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Public Health
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Mobile Phone-Brain Cancer Link Bewilders Epidemiologists

GlennLaffel - June 22, 2011

Some of the greatest discoveries in the history of modern medicine came from scientists who noted spatial and temporal relationships between events that had not been previously…