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Food trends for 2015

For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015: Wow, that’s … pungent: Americans continue to … Continue reading

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Brave new world for food and health coming, nutrition scientists predict

The year 2020 is a mere five years away but will be a turning point defining a new era of nutrition for both consumers and scientists, say nutritionists who met this year at the University of California, Davis. The heart … Continue reading

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5 Fitness Trends to Try in 2015

Health.com / Rozalynn S. Frazier @goodhealth Curious about what’s going to be hot in the wellness sphere next year? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We put our sneakers to the ground to find out what fitness trends could … Continue reading

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ER patients are regarded as ‘symptoms’ and are shunted around the department as ‘production units’.

The healthcare work of providing care at Emergency departments is medicalized and result-driven. As a consequence of this, patients are regarded as “symptoms”, and are shunted around the department as “production units”. These are the conclusions of a thesis presented … Continue reading

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Wearable medical device deal announced; Welch Allyn and Gentag announce strategic partnership

Welch Allyn and Gentag announce strategic partnership to advance wireless medical devices Skaneateles, NY, and Washington, DC, October 28, 2014 — Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, and Gentag, … Continue reading

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Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care

Where else but the doctor’s office do you have to fill out a form on a clipboard? Have you noticed that hospital bills are almost unintelligible, except for the absurdly high dollar amount? Why is it that technology in other … Continue reading

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Health care scorecard, state by state, shows an ugly picture

New York, NY, April 30, 2014—States made little progress in improving health care access, quality, and outcomes and lowering costs in the five years preceding implementation of the major coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (2007-2012), according to the … Continue reading

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Top 10 US food trends for 2014: LOTS of surprises

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Looking for the hottest new happy hour in town?  Check aisle 4. Experts say many supermarkets may soon offer happy hours and beers on tap. This comes from the annual list of top U.S. food … Continue reading

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Top 14 expert nutrition trends for 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in – what fad diets are hot?  What’s out?  Which foods top the list?  What are consumers eating?  According to a survey of more than 500 Registered … Continue reading

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Compassioniate affect among doctors still lacking

“Good to see you. I’m sorry. It sounds like you’ve had a tough, tough, week.”  Spoken by a doctor to a cancer patient, that statement is an example of compassionate behavior observed by a University of Rochester Medical Center team … Continue reading

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Mushrooms, garlic head food trends for 2014 list

Newswise — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty work on just about any food-related topic imaginable. As 2014 approaches, here are just a few of their food-related predictions – everything from better fruit … Continue reading

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Top health care priority for Americans is kindness

SAN FRANCISCO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Dignity Health, one of the five largest health systems in the U.S., today announced the findings of a nation-wide survey on the power of humankindness in health care and the perception of kindness in our society. “In the … Continue reading

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Top 10 food trends for 2014

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Technomic, the nation’s leading foodservice research and consulting firm, brings together the best judgments of its consultants and editors to peer ahead into 2014, identifying trends that may significantly impact the restaurant industry. These expert … Continue reading

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