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UnitedHealth to link Optum’s analytics, provider subsidiaries

Dive Brief: UnitedHealth Group plans to link its network of tens of thousands of physicians in its population health management and care delivery business, OptumHealth, with insights it gleans from its data analytics business, OptumInsights. Patients and providers will be able to access health data in real time as part of this new “digital ecosystem,”… Read More »

Study Quantifies Smoking’s Strong Link to Peripheral Artery Diseas

ELEVATED RISK OF THIS COMMON ARTERIAL DISEASE LASTS 30 YEARS AFTER QUITTING SMOKING A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation. The study also found… Read More »

Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained significant. Despite this, big questions remain. Is there a link between eating more rice and obesity? Obesity in the Western world… Read More »