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.

What makes a belly button beautiful?


  • Modern Medicine

A vertical ratio of 46:54, midline horizontal position and oval shape are among the factors that make a belly button attractive, researchers report in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. No hooding or supe… Read More

Ohio hospital to run fitness center for employees, patients


  • Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio), The

Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio, is taking steps to manage a local fitness center and provide a wellness option for patients and employees. Hospital chief financial officer Jason Justus said th… Read More

Google aims to create a baseline of the healthy human


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Google is seeking 175 volunteers to provide anonymous genetic and molecular data in an effort to develop a full understanding of what it means to be healthy. Molecular biologist Andrew Conrad is spea… Read More

La. group outlines plan to tackle "food deserts"


  • Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission in Louisiana has recommended five ways to increase the availability of fresh, healthy foods for residents living in "food deserts." The commission ca… Read More