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Archive for June, 2014

HWR: Wonkers Hard at Work Edition

Joe Paduda has posted  the latest & greatest Health Wonk Review at Managed Care Maters  – he says this issue is quick but not dirty!

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End of week links

Another type of SID for newborns. Longer bar hours, fewer drunk drivers? Marginal tax rates >100%? (Not) Defending Medicare Advantage? Docs: “overwhelming impulse to flee…” Is treating alcoholics profitable?  

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Brazil’s Health Care System and the World Cup

The World Cup starts June 12 in Brazil.  Although the event is sure to draw attention around the world, protesters have taken to the streets demanding that Brazil use the money for these events to improve the countries, health care and education services it provides to its citizens.  Brazil’s projected budget for hosting the World […]

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New Apple iOS adds Health

Typically, when Apple unveils a new operating system much of the talk is about new features, faster processing speeds and new visualizations.  Apple’s unveiling of their most recent operating system is no different.  However, this release has a unique focus: health. Apple is getting into the quantified self health movement with their new Health app.  The app […]

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Organ Donation: World Cup Edition

What do organ donation and soccer (or football or fútbol) have in common?  Typically, not much.  However, one Brazilian soccer team, Sport Club do Recife, though otherwise.  The BBC reports: “Every Brazilian is born with football in the soul,” says Jorge Peixoto, of Sport Club Recife, one of the top teams in the north-east of the […]

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