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2009

News
  1. -05-23-09 Skip the Burgers, Eat the Veggies (U.S. News)
      "Eating meat that's charred or well-done raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a recent study. Grilled veggies don't carry the same risk." 05-09

  2. UnitedHealth Buys the Lewin Group (Bloomberg.com)
      "UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer, said profit rose 22 percent on gains from government-sponsored medical programs."

      "In May, UnitedHealth bought the Lewin Group, a Washington-based health-policy consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum, adding to its expanding capabilities in analyzing and mining health data."

      Editor's Note: Lewin Group, owned by the largest U.S. health insurer, has been cited by Congressmen opposed to health care reform as the source of information for why health care reform should be opposed. 07-09

Papers
  1. Secrets of Successful Quitters of Smoking (U.S. News)
      "Research suggests that pairing medication with group, individual, or telephone counseling can boost abstinence rates by 40 to 70 percent over using either one alone. The 2008 guidelines recommend four or more counseling sessions of at least 10 minutes each; the longer and more intense the counseling, the better the result." 12-08

   
   


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