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Melissa Turner

Melissa Turner is director of health care and life sciences content at SmartBrief. She edits science, medical and health care delivery newsletters and oversees development of content marketing pieces for SmartBrief’s health care clients.

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Imagine a future where sensors embedded in the fabric of your clothing, a device in your pocket and a super-smart remote computer is all you need to keep on top of your health.

Today’s health insurance customer is many things, according to marketing pro Lindsay Resnick of KBM Group, but it’s possible to draw a few useful generalizations.

Veterinarian Lance S. Fox knew a good bit about climbing mountains even before he started his trek to Mount Everest, thanks to his time in veterinary school.

Innovation is badly needed to redesign our nation’s health care system, according to speakers on a panel at AHIP’s Institute 2013, and they argue it’s already happening.

It’s not every day that you get a peek at the heart of one of America’s most well-known physicians.

Although no one is certain what the health care landscape will look like 10 years from now, it is clear that stakeholders across the industry see a system on the cusp of vast transformation.

If you’ve ever seen a cross-section of an iceberg, you know a little bit about the problem obesity poses to the health care system, according to Weight Watchers CEO David Kirchhoff.

Young adults are a demographic of particular interest to insurers and policymakers amid the expansion of insurance coverage poised to occur under the Affordable Care Act.

In a session at AHIP’s Exchange Conference at Institute 2013 filled with as many questions as answers, Phil Boyle of Connecticut’s public exchange Access Health CT said stakeholders are in for an interesting year as major provisions of the Affordable Care

“How do we engage the public? How do we encourage people to enroll?” Those questions, posed by Avalere Health senior adviser John Kaelin, resonated throughout the events of AHIP’s Institute 2013 on Wednesday, particularly the Exchange Conference, which as

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