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September 2018 Putting Quality and People at the Centre of Health Systems; The Lancet
June 2017 What You May Learn By At-Home Genetic Testing; US News & World Report
December 2016 Hard to Avoid but Difficult to Sustain: Scotland’s Innovative Health Tax on Large Retailers Selling Tobacco and Alcohol; The HeraldScotland
October 2016 Reviews of Medical Studies May Be Tainted by Funders’ Influence; NPR
September 2016 We Have an Epidemic of Deeply Flawed Meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis; Retraction Watch
Science’s Arbiter of Disputes, the Meta-analysis, is Falling Prey to Bias; StatNews
Mass Production of Review Articles is Cause for Concern; Nature.com
Analysis of HITECH: Five Years Later; Politico Morning eHealth
Study: Success of Meaningful Use Program ‘Mixed’; FierceHealthCare
‘Exnovation’ Cancels Out Much Medical Office Innovation; MedPage Today
June 2016 Making the Case for Global Budgets; Politico Pulse
March 2016 First in Morning EHealth; Politico Morning EHealth
‘Community’ HIEs May Need to Compete with ‘Enterprise’ Models; FierceEMR
December 2015 People Have Kinder Attitudes Toward Workplace Weight Discrimination Than You Might Think; Science of Us, New York Magazine online
One Quality Measure to Rule Them All; Health Leaders Media
April 2015 Will Big Tobacco Become Big Marijuana? USA Today
March 2015 Hospitals Are Wrong About Shifting Costs to Private Insurers; New York Times, The Upshot
Today’s Aging Boomers May Be Less Healthy Elders Than Expected, Study Says; Association of Health Care Journalists blog
Medical Overuse Slightly More Likely for White Patients; FierceHealthcare
Race/Ethnicity Sometimes Associated with Overuse of Medical Care; Medicalxpress.com
October 2014 How Family Planning Programs Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars Each Year; Washington Post
September 2014 Nearly Half of All Seniors Need Help With Daily Activities, Far More Than We Thought; Forbes
Nearly Half of Older Americans Need Support With Daily Routines; Health Behavior News Service
Doctors’ Magical Thinking About Conflicts of Interest; New York Times, The Upshot
Not Every Conflict of Interest Produces the Same Vote on FDA Panels; Wall Street Journal, Pharmalot Blog
June 2014 Tobacco Industry Once Had High Hopes for Marijuana Business; Los Angeles Times
Big Tobacco Planned Big Marijuana Sales in the 1970s; Time
Archives from 1970s Show Big Tobacco Had High Hopes for Cannabis: The Independent
Tobacco Industry Once Had High Hopes for Marijuana Business; Chicago Tribune
Tobacco Companies Considered Moving Into Pot; Moneynews
Documents Show that Big Tobacco Has Been Interested in Pot for at Least 45 Years; The Consumerist
Shining Some Light on Physician Conflicts of Interest; MinnPost
Class and Insurance Stigma are Barriers to Good Health Care; MedicalExpress
March 2014 Cost of Health Care a Burden for Most U.S. Households; Health Behavior News Service
Getting the Word Out on the Affordable Care Act; Newswise
December 2013 Does Your Healthcare Provider Know You? News@Northeastern
Health Status and Use of Preventive Services Improved After Enactment of Massachusetts’ Health Care Reform Law; JAMA
Massachusetts Residents Healthier After Health Care Reform; Health Behavior News Service
Romneycare Improved Health in Massachusetts: Study; The Epoch Times
“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study; WebProNews
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