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.

Would you buy this for your pet?

Singles may be fueling interest in posh pet products


  • Forbes

Although family pet ownership has held relatively stable, pet ownership among single adults has jumped 16% over five years, according to data from the AVMA. Coupled with a growing share of one-person … Read More

Mich. program encourages people to use bike trails


  • WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

The Slow Roll West Michigan bike rides are being held to encourage people to use the region's bicycle trails. The monthly rides will be paced so the slowest riders can keep up. Read More

Chocolate mixes pulled by CaCoCo due to salmonella risk


  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

Potential salmonella contamination prompted CaCoCo to recall its "Global Warrior" and "Original" drinking-chocolate mixes. The products, distributed in California in 8.14-ounce and 2-pound bags, were … Read More

Plant-based diets for children need careful planning, experts say


  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Parents who rear their children on a vegan or vegetarian diet should plan it carefully and ensure it is healthy and built around a good protein source, dietitian Jennifer Curtiss says. A child's diges… Read More