Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

About This Industry

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.

How GE communicates its values to future leaders


  • Slate

General Electric's manager-training center in Crotonville, N.Y., is where the sprawling company prepares leaders to one day be autonomous in their regions while hewing to company values and standards.… Read More

Poll sheds light on the challenge of finding a doctor


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty percent of Americans responding to a recent poll said they rely on physician recommendations from friends and family, close to half trust referrals from their doctor and fewer rely on online pat… Read More

Fla. jury awards $23.6B in tobacco case


  • News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), The

A Florida jury last week awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the widow of Michael Johnson Sr. in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. The award also calls for $17 million in compensator… Read More

First lady urges students to support healthy school foods


  • Associated Press, The

First lady Michelle Obama used 54 children who won a junior-chefs contest as examples of how healthy foods can be successfully integrated into school meal programs. Obama, who is fighting efforts to r… Read More