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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.

This program could lower healthcare costs in Chicago

This program could lower healthcare costs in Chicago

By Martha Bayne, Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 04, 2016

This year, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and partners are testing a program to reduce these costs. It is modeled on a strategy known as “Housing First” that is catching on across the country.

Blog: The well-sung Diabetes Prevention Program

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 30, 2016

The CMS' decision this week to pay for the Diabetes Prevention Program is long overdue since its success in reducing obesity and thereby diabetes risk has been well documented in the medical and healthcare economics literature, and covered by certain sections of the press—like us.

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