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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.

New savings account could help cover care for disabled people


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new type of savings account will help with advance planning for people with disabilities. The 529A, or ABLE, accounts will allow money to be set aside for people with disabilities without affecting … Read More

Modified polio virus shrinks tumors in some brain cancer patients


  • CBS News
  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A clinical trial is underway at Duke University using a genetically modified polio virus to treat glioblastoma. The technique has extended survival of 11 participants, but 11 others have died. Though … Read More