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February 18, 2015

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Beltway Buzz: January 2015

Election Countdown Is On: Get pumped. There are officially 19 days until we pull the ballot levers and 30 days until Nov.15, which marks the first day of open enrollment for 2015 insurance coverage. Talk About Overachievers: After an exhaustive...

Life Expectancies Take an Unexpected Turn

Throughout history, women have outlived men in almost every country on earth. Worldwide, they now live an average of four years longer. In the US, women are outliving men by five years, versus 7.8 years in the 1970s. Recent research...

February 25, 2014

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Solving the Obesity Epidemic with 550 Dollars & 5.5 Hours: A Look at Obesity and the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to “put consumers back in charge of their health care.” Yet, in the earliest versions of the draft bill, there wasn’t a single mention of obesity, a disease that affects more than 78...

December 2, 2013

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A New Dawn? The Untapped Upside of Food and Beverage Industry Sitting Down with Public Health

It’s still surprising how often exceptionally smart people continue to promote simple “solutions” to complex health issues. Case in point: obesity. The past several weeks have seen some of the best and brightest minds at the American Public Health Association...

April 26, 2012

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Categories: Global Healthcare

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All it Takes is a Network

Help Wanted: Innovators to address the most pressing issues in healthcare. Must think outside the box and be willing to take on some of the most challenging issues. Please apply within. It wasn’t a job listing, but it was the...

March 13, 2012

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Ray Kurzweil’s Future of Health and Medicine

The keynote speaker and Monday’s highlight was Ray Kurzweil, the scientist, futurist and author, who Forbes called “the ultimate thinking machine.” For the last 40 years, Kurzweil has been right most of the time in his predictions and even when...