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Health care or health insurance?

Of course the industry is cherry-picking risks. They're selling insurance, not care. Insurance is not care. Insurance is if. Care means when.

February 13, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn


Heart health is easy

As any society eats more meat and fat, their rate of heart attack goes up. Trouble is most of us are immune to the easy solution. Eat less, especially fatty meat, exercise more.

February 12, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn


The artificial sugar study

We're conditioned to think sugar means calories. Then we learn sugar may mean no calories. We cut back our normal response to calories. Thus it takes more food to get the response.

February 10, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Medtronic plans image campaign

Have medical devices become like the oil industry or the payday lenders? Do they need an image campaign to stay afloat against the incoming political fire?

February 8, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn


The diabetes trial failure

New studies involving enzymes, proteins and genes may well yield new clues as to how the diabetes progresses and how to deal with it. So this "failure" actually represents an enormous opportunity for the research community.

February 7, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn