Health care news and commentary abounds on the Internet. Here is a sample of some recent blog posts and stories that are particularly intriguing, informative, and enlightening.

  • Can Cuba escape poverty but stay healthy? (Boston Globes)
    • Recently, the United States revived relations with Cuba. Despite its poverty, Cuba's public health system has been thriving.  Can Cuba improve its economy, while maintaining its affordable high quality health system?
  • Hospital to study whether telemedicine works for kids in the ER (mHealthNews)
    • With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently increasing its telemedicine payments to physicians, many critics have suggested that studies need to be performed to determine the effectiveness of telemedicine.  This short article describes one such study.

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