The health care industry is one that begs discussion — it’s personal, it’s social, and it impacts us all. Every week we come across hundreds of articles, tweets, updates, and briefs. We thought you’d like to read some of what we’re seeing right now, and start a conversation. Tune in Mondays for your weekly dose of all things North Carolina health care news related.
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Innovation and Trends
- Ready or Not, the Way You Receive Health Care is Changing (Crain’s New York Business, 05-05-15)
- A Better Way to Analyze How Wounds are Healing (Washington Post, 05-04-15)
Health Care Technology
- Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare: How Can it Happen? (MedCity News, 05-07-15)
- An Uber For Doctor Housecalls (New York Times, 05-05-15)
Health and Fitness
- FDA Seeks More Data on Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners (Washington Post, 05-04-15)
- Some People May Have an “Obesity Gene” (Washington Post, 05-04-15)
- Professions Argue Over the Right to Crack Backs (North Carolina Health News, 05-08-15)
- How to Solve the E.R. Problem (New York Times, 05-06-15)
- Paying People To Use Lower Cost Health Care Providers Saves Money (Forbes, 05-06-15)
- Runaway Drug Prices (New York Times, 05-05-15)
- Health Insurance Deadline Passes for Most, but There Are Exceptions (New York Times, 05-01-15)
How sugar affects the brain, Nicole Avena. Watch now.
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.