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Working Late, Courting Stroke

When Jeb Bush told a crowd in New Hampshire this past summer that people in the United States need to “work longer hours,” presumably he didn’t know that working longer hours is associated with a higher risk of strokes. According to a recent review and meta-analysis in The Lancet, if…

Science Underpins New Development Goals

Negotiators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last week in New York, have stressed the role of science in meeting the wide range of concerns that the new goals aim to address by 2030. More than 150 heads of state and government, as well as high-level representatives, attended the UN…

The Ethics of Incentivizing Mammography Screening

Patient health incentives are an increasingly common policy tool and have been used widely in areas including smoking cessation and weight loss. In such cases, achieving the incentivized targets produces health and financial benefits without any risks. But other incentivized health behaviors differ. Breast cancer screening is a case in point:…

Wellness Programs are Good, If Frequently Imperfect

Companies with wellness infused in their health-management plans are realizing success. They are building a wellness culture where employees change lifestyles, improve productivity, lose weight, quit tobacco, reduce health risks and practice early detection. Articles such as Messrs. Lewis and Khanna's are dangerous reminders that our health-care system has become so…