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Toddlers shouldn't eat any added sugar—yet 98% do, study finds

November 25, 2019


Most infants and nearly all toddlers consume added sugars each day, according to a study recently published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite expert recommendations that neither toddlers nor infants consume added sugars.

UCSF banned soda on campus 4 years ago. Did it work?

November 18, 2019


A ban on sugary drink sales at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) was associated with a nearly 50% reduction in soda consumption among a select group of employees, according to a study by UCSF researchers recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

How Geisinger's home-care program reduced ED visits—and saved money

November 8, 2019


Geisinger implemented a home-care program, called Geisinger at Home, to better manage care for older patients with complex needs, and the program has helped the health system save money and reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Why did FDA wait 6 weeks to tell the public about an E. coli outbreak?

November 6, 2019


An E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce infected 23 people between July and September of this year, and while CDC and FDA learned the source of the outbreak in early October, FDA did not announce the outbreak publicly until last week.

The scariest Halloween health hazard? (It's not poisoned candy.)

October 31, 2019


Each October, stories circulate of children eating poisoned Halloween treats, but research shows that tainted candy is not the Halloween-night danger parents should worry about, Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

Weight-loss surgery could be right for some kids, pediatrician group says

October 30, 2019


Children and adolescents with severe obesity should be considered candidates for bariatric and metabolic surgery, which has been found to lead to long-term weight loss and better overall health for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement issued Sunday.

The 5 keys to value-based care, according to Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison

October 28, 2019


As the health care industry moves toward value-based payment models, Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison writing in Harvard Business Review offers his five principles to implementing a successful value-based care program.

Kombucha, CBD oil, and more: Do these 5 popular wellness products actually work?

October 21, 2019


Wellness products such as kombucha, CBD oil, and even "activated charcoal," have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their purported health benefits, but do these products actually do what they claim to do? The New York Times investigated five popular wellness products to find out.

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