Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

About This Industry

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.

Prosthetic limbs get high-fashion treatment


  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

A Canadian startup called the Alleles Design Studio creates high-fashion coverings, or fairings, for prosthetic legs, including "Star Wars" designs, skulls and an LED-backlit lattice. Elsewhere, Briti… Read More

Supreme Court considers taking up ACA tax credits case


  • Bloomberg

The Supreme Court is expected to decide by Nov. 3 whether to hear a case challenging tax credits for health plans bought through the federally run Affordable Care Act exchange. At issue is whether sta… Read More

Anderson: We need to advance change in medical research


  • Huffington Post, The

Our biomedical and health care systems are experiencing dramatic changes, including the debate over the cost of a drug from Gilead that promises to cure hepatitis C, and many stakeholders are struggli… Read More

Mich. district balances nutrition requirements, students' tastes


  • Ticker (Traverse City, Mich.)

Officials with a Michigan school district say they are working to ensure federal standards for school meals are met, while also ensuring that the district's foodservices division runs like a business.… Read More