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.

Study shows nurses are retiring later


While forecasters a decade ago warned of large shortages of registered nurses, the nursing workforce has in fact grown to 2.7 million in 2012 -- 500,000 more than previously projected. Now, a new stud… Read More

Helping seniors find the best plan can keep Part D strong


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Medicare Part D has reduced out-of-pocket costs and boosted adherence in America's senior population, but high drug prices and the recession have eroded some gains, University of Massachusetts and Har… Read More

N.Y., 12 other states see cyclospora cases


  • Food Poisoning Bulletin

In New York, 29 cases of cyclospora infection have been reported since June, and a dozen other states have reported close to 300 cases. While the infection is usually linked to a parasite found on im… Read More

Dietitian breaks down healthy diet choices by color


  • U.S. News & World Report

Nutrition experts recommend eating foods in a rainbow of colors to have a healthy diet. Registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick writes that some of the best choices per color are strawberries for red… Read More