Health Care

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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 links prenatal phthalate exposure to asthma risk


Children who were exposed to phthalates in utero were significantly more likely to develop asthma between ages 5 and 11, according to a new government-funded study. Columbia University researchers too… Read More

Insurers streamline Part D offerings for next year


  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Insurers will be offering fewer Medicare prescription drug plans for 2015 in an effort to simplify seniors' shopping experience. Insurers will offer 1,001 plans for 2015, down from 1,169 this year, ac… Read More

CDC projects worst-case scenario of 1.4 million Ebola cases within 4 months


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Liberia and Sierra Leone could see as many as 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus by Jan. 20, according to the worst-case projection in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. T… Read More

Reading labels can help sort out food-product claims, RD says


  • News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) (tiered subscription model), The

Read labels on foods that make claims such as organic or gluten-free to ensure the main ingredient is not sugar or that there are not multiple types of sugars, said registered dietitian Cheryl Harris.… Read More