Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Mich. woman gets robotic arm through social media campaign


  • WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Torri Biddle, who was born without a right arm, received a robotic prosthesis from the Hanger clinic in Kalamazoo, Mich., that helps her accomplish daily tasks, such as tying shoes, styling her hair o… Read More

The ACA might boost employer-sponsored health insurance


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Wal-Mart employees have been signing up in droves for health insurance, though the plans and subsidies being offered now are the same as they have been for years. The Affordable Care Act's individual … Read More

Deep sequencing technique might find mutations missed by whole genome sequencing



A new genomic analysis technique called targeted high-coverage sequencing might help scientists spot genetic mutations missed by whole genome or exome sequencing. The new approach, described in the Ne… Read More

Va. district to test free breakfasts in 5 elementary schools


  • News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), The

A Virginia school district will launch a free breakfast pilot program in five elementary schools this school year. Meryl Smith, director of school nutrition in the district, cited research indicating … Read More