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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.

Mass. bill would mandate coverage of inpatient addiction care


  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Massachusetts bill would require insurers to cover inpatient treatment for drug addiction. The bill has met opposition from insurers and the state's chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medi… Read More

Voluntary benefits are especially popular with large employers



Employers with more than 2,500 workers accounted for 36% of voluntary benefits sales but had the third-lowest sales per employee, showing that market penetration could be stronger, an Eastbridge Consu… Read More

Scientists develop technique to create artificial bones



Researchers at Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating are developing a method for bioprinting material for use in bone grafts. The technique is intended to replicate the exact shap… Read More

Kimball: Divide body weight by 2 to determine fluid needs


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Daily fluid needs are affected by weight, activities and diet, so the best way to figure out how many ounces to consume is to divide body weight by two, registered dietitian Molly Kimball writes. Any … Read More