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Stimulus Bill May Boost Healthcare IT
January 21, 2009 9:47 AM by Todd Smith
Newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama will immediately begin working with Congress to tackle the national economic stimulus package, which includes a major funding plan for a health information technology program as well as new funding for the NIH Read More...
Your Boss: A New Risk of Heart Disease?
January 16, 2009 11:51 AM by Todd Smith
With the increasing pressures of today’s economic climate, managers may become overwhelmed by various sources of stress and transfer that unfairly to their employees--causing their staff to feel undervalued and underappreciated. Nearly everyone has felt Read More...
Children First: Obama's Healthcare Agenda Arrives
January 15, 2009 11:08 AM by Todd Smith
Obama appears committed to expand the $8 bllion State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides money to states that offer healthcare coverage for children whose families are uninsured but do not qualify for Medicaid. Click here for Read More...
Novel Predictor of Pancreatic Cancer Risk
January 15, 2009 11:03 AM by Todd Smith
The “guardian of the genome” may shed some light on a patient’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer. An M.D. Anderson study has identified gene variants that interact with known factors for the disease, and suggests that abnormalities in genes that repair Read More...
Obesity and the Brain?
January 9, 2009 8:42 AM by Todd Smith
As obesity prevalence continues to rise on a global scale, the medical community attempts to learn more about the trait that increases the risk of many chronic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes. An international team of scientists recently identified Read More...


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