Tone deaf promotion of very early research on smartphone app for kids’ ear fluid

May 17, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. STAT does some great stuff.  And some clunkers.  They get enough praise for the great stuff, but not enough scrutiny of the clunkers.  This is one such example. A story based on very preliminary research touted the early work in very… Read More »

Tufts-Harvard Pilgrim combo portends increased use of IT

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan have announced intentions to combine, aiming to improve care quality through initiatives that will increase use of their information technology capabilities. The combination, announced on Wednesday, will join Harvard Pilgrim’s and Tufts’ not-for-profit organizations into a yet-to-be-named entity. Its board of directors will comprise equal representation from… Read More »

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported… Read More »