Tag Archives: Health

Department of Justice, Atrium Health settle civil suit over alleged anti-competitive steering restrictions

The Department of Justice announced a settlement with Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System, that prohibits Atrium from using “anticompetitive steering restrictions” in contracts between commercial health insurers and its providers in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. The settlement, revealed Thursday, also bans Atrium from seeking contract terms or acting in such… Read More »

What are the health benefits of spelt?

Spelt is an ancient grain that is a subspecies of wheat. Spelt and wheat are similar in terms of appearance, but spelt has a stronger husk and slightly different nutritional content. People in Europe have grown spelt grain for over 300 years, but it did not reach the United States until the 1890s. People can… Read More »

E-cigarette flavors are good for public health. Why is the FDA cracking down on them?

Next week, the Food and Drug Administration will announce a ban on the sale of most e-cigarette flavors in tens of thousands of convenience stores and gas stations, according to the Washington Post. It will be one of a series of measures to tackle the alleged “epidemic” levels of youth vaping in America’s high schools.… Read More »