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Flu Vaccines: Skeptical or Smart?

Whether we want to think about it or not, flu season is upon us. Fortunately flu activity is low in the US right now, but according to tracking managed by the CDC, there are early signs that activity is beginning to increase. And we all know what that means: messages...

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Improving the Health of Populations

You can’t read healthcare-related publications today without seeing references to population health management. It’s a fairly simple concept. Population health management (or PHM for short) refers to organizing and managing care to proactively improve the health of...

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Is Obesity Overtaking Overweight?

According to a new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the number of obese individuals in America has overtaken the number of people who are overweight. The study’s authors, from Washington University’s Prevention Research Center, estimate 67.6 million...

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FDA Kicks Trans Fat Out!

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took major action against the presence of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of artificial trans fats in our diet. Mostly found in processed food, the FDA has given food manufacturers a three-year...

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Good Nutrition? Good Grief!

Over the decades, the guidelines for proper nutrition have continued to evolve, much to the confusion of the general public. After all, it sometimes can appear that new guidelines completely contradict previous guidelines, which makes people trust them less. However,...

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