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HWR is up

Jennifer Salopek has posted the latest Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition at Wing of Zock.  This week’s topics are diverse and far ranging – Jennifer does a great job dishing them up.

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Tuesday Links

Madness? (March-related) Homo Clinicus. The next step for 23andMe. How to kill a doctor. Getting noticed. Biotech contrarian.

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Parents and Vaccinations

No, this story is not about parents who don’t vaccinate their kids.  It’s about parents who have vaccinated their kids (or plan to), but want to keep their children away from unvaccinated children.  From the LA Times: A Bay Area mother formed a Facebook page where parents could arrange play dates for their children with […]

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Friday Links

Maps about America. Innovation at NHS? $63,000. Health care costs and technology. Is Apple’s ResearchKit ready for prime time?

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End of week links

Antibiotic development. Am I normal? Youngest self-made woman billionaire (healthcare-related) An ebola vaccine? What is your arm worth?

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Friday Links

£300m for dementia research. Drug-resistant malaria on the rise? Pregnancy tester + nanotechnology. Dentists lose a monopoly. The end of p-values. Time bombs under the streets.

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Friday Links

Good intentions. Taxes around the world. Big bucks for dementia research. Are providers ready for value-based purchasing? An interview with Mark Smith. Uninsured and tax penalties.

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The Republican Response to Obamacare

For years, Republicans have campaigned to repeal Obamacare. The biggest question in their campaign is what to replace it with. One year ago, Republicans unveiled the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act (Patient CARE).  Now, the Republicans have a new plan.   What’s in the new plan?  The Healthcare Economist reviews the highlights. No […]

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Friday Links

A new fat tax. Ebola: it’s not over. End the employer mandate? Job lock. Penn and Teller on vaccinations.

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Links

How well does Tamiflu work? Does the supply of PCPs affect access to specialist care? Big data and causal inference. Who will deliver health care to Africa? [Hint: Not the US] Illegal libraries. No place for a heart attack.

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