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Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2016

The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

By Erica Teichert  |  October 29, 2016

A company called Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, or IRIS, has developed a cloud-based platform and image-enhancement technology that connects primary-care physicians with optometrists and ophthalmologists who can read eye exam images taken during a normal doctor visit.

Progress on Cancer Moonshot, other efforts will take big investment

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

A serious commitment to “doubling the pace” of progress will require the public and private sectors to consider doubling investments in medical research to about $1,000 per American per year to find the solutions to what ails us—not only cancer, but diabetes, mental illness,...

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 08, 2016

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 09, 2016

Sugary beverages have been blamed for a spike in childhood obesity. With the rising number of cases among youth with chronic conditions that were once only seen in older adults—such as Type 2 diabetes—cities and states have passed laws attempting to limit consumption of the drinks.

23andMe escapes California class action for arbitration

By Erica Teichert  |  August 24, 2016

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 20, 2016

Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.

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