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Content Marketing: The Missing Piece

By Ed Coghlan Talk to the increasing number of marketing people who understand the importance of digital marketing and they’ll tell you one thing. Content is King. “Everyone understands that you need to have a digital [...]

America’s Healthiest and Least Healthy States

Americans are dying less often from cardiovascular and cancer-related causes, but chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are on the increase, according to a new report detailing state-by-state health rankings. Now [...]

CDC: Over Half of Young People with HIV Don’t Know They’re Infected

The HIV rate among American teenagers and young adults is rising, and more than half of those who are infected are not even aware of it, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for [...]

Voters Rank Health Care as 2nd Most Important Issue in Election

Health care ranks second only to the economy as the most important issue for likely voters in the 2012 presidential election, according to a new analysis of public opinion polls published online in the New England [...]

Presidential Debate Ignores Medical Marijuana Controversy

The controversy over the legalization of medical marijuana never came up in the first presidential debate, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. A petition to get President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to answer at [...]

U.S. Health Care System Wastes $750 Billion a Year

The debate over the nation’s health care is about to get a little bit louder. According to a new report published by the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. healthcare system wastes $750 billion dollars a year, [...]

Physicians at PAINWeek React to Criminal Charges Against Iowa Doctor

The nation’s largest educational conference for health care providers in the field of pain management opened in Las Vegas with yet another reminder of the legal and ethical dangers faced by physicians who prescribe opioid analgesics. [...]

CDC: High Blood Pressure “Out of Control”

Nearly 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, but despite getting treatment, more than half aren’t getting their condition under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Study Finds Yoga Cost-Effective for Treating Back Pain

Group yoga classes are a cost-effective way to treat chronic low back pain, according to a new study by British researchers. Researchers at the University of York studied two groups of people who had chronic or [...]

South and Midwest Obesity Rates Still High

States in the South and Midwest lead the nation in adult obesity, with a dozen states having obesity rates of over 30 percent, according to a new analysis by the Trust for America’s Health and the [...]