Editor's picks

Our reads for the weekend

The Daily Briefing editorial team highlights several studies and articles that got us talking this week.

A program that pushed parents to replace age-inappropriate media programming with more age-appropriate content produced "long-lasting, significant reductions in sleep problems," according to the lead author of a new study in Pediatrics. More.

Writing in the New York Times' "Well" blog this week, Roni Caryn Rabin explains why many medical professionals remain wary of airports' new "backscatter" X-ray scanners. More.

U.S. cheese makers are under pressure to reduce sodium and saturated fat levels in the dairy products, the New York Times reports. But, according to Dairy Research Institute President Gregory Miller, "we have not been able to crack the code." More.

The nation's baby boomers now are turning 65—but they don't find the idea daunting. In fact, they're feeling upbeat about aging and think the next phase of their lives will be better than the last, according to a new survey. More.

Modern Healthcare recently took us inside CMS's fraud war room. It's a $3.6 million command center in Baltimore filled with hundreds of employers and millions of dollars of program and equipment. Its cost has some critics demanding more details on just how the money is being put to use. More.


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