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“Meaningful Use”: Health Information Technology

Zoe Baird, President, Markle Foundation Dear Colleagues, It has been almost a year since President Obama signed the Recovery Act with economic stimulus that included about $40 billion to help finance health information technology. Soon, we expect that Medicare and Medicaid programs will release criteria for the “Meaningful Use” of health information technology (IT)—the metrics […]

Artificial Sweeteners, Obesity and the Holidays

Mike Magee Featured Video Dr David Ludwig, in a recent editorial comparing natural sugars with artificial sweeteners in the Journal of the American Medical Association, noted that  “Problems occur when sugars—chiefly sucrose and the chemically similar product, high-fructose corn syrup—are refined, concentrated, and consumed in large amounts. Without the protection conferred by an intact, natural […]

DAILY CHOICE: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reflection: Help vs. Hurt

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