Weekly review: How Americans diet, in 6 charts

How Americans diet, in 6 charts (Monday, July 16)
Did you know that just under half of all Americans say they've attempted to lose weight in the last year? Here's what you need to know about who attempts to lose weight in America, how they try to do it—and which methods experts say actually work.

HHS just deleted 20 years' worth of medical guidelines (Tuesday, July 17)
HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has removed from the internet a database containing nearly 20 years of evidence-backed medical guidelines for thousands of conditions and procedures.

The 17 health care books Bill Gates thinks you should read (Wednesday, July 18)
Bill Gates, the principal founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader and prolific book-recommender: Since starting his blog in January 2010, he has recommended 185 books to his readers—of which 17 are related to health care.

Have a new hire? This is the first meeting you should schedule. (Thursday, July 19)
A new hire's first impression of their manager can have a lasting impact on their engagement, productivity, and length of time spent at the job. Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar explains how to approach your critical first sit-down with your new hire—including the five questions you definitely need to ask.

4 health myths you (probably) believe—and the real science behind them (Friday, July 20)
Have you ever shared an amazing-sounding "fact" about health or the human body, only to be embarrassed later when you learn that that fact was either unsupported or wrong? To help, we've dug into four of the most common inaccurate health myths and brought you the science behind them. (And remember, even if you don't believe these myths, your patients probably do!)


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