Health Care Buzz Today

June 9, 2011
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One in Three Employers May Drop Health Benefits by 2014. A McKinsey Quarterly report suggests that nearly a third of employers are likely to stop offering health insurance to employees by the time major federal healthcare reform provisions kick in.

One in Three Employers May Drop Health Benefits by 2014. A McKinsey Quarterly report suggests that nearly a third of employers are likely to stop offering health insurance to employees by the time major federal healthcare reform provisions kick in.

pillz1 Health Care Buzz TodayComparing Online Pill Identifiers. iMedicalApps has posted a review of the Pill Identifier Lite app, an offering from Drugs.com that has become the top-selling paid medical app on iTunes. The review also covers similar products by Epocrates and Lexi-Comp

Virtual Workout Partners Spur Better Results. New research from Michigan State reveals that working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise.

Seniors’ Medical Pot Collective Stirs Up Some Smoke. More senior citizens turning to marijuana — legal or not — to ease the aches and pains of aging.

Legislative Changes Let Practices Get Paid for Helping Patients Quit Smoking. Practices can expect to receive $10 to $30 from most insurers for quit smoking sessions provided by trained office personnel.