Don Berwick’s admiration of the U.K. National Health Service didn’t help him among U.S. Senate Republicans when President Barack Obama needed someone to revamp the Medicare health insurance program three years ago. It didn’t hurt him this year when U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron needed someone to recommend remedies for the NHS.
The University of Chicago paid James Madara $2.5 million in severance when he stepped down in 2009 as medical dean and hospital chief. Madara, who remained on the faculty, later joined the American Medical Association.
Sugary drinks and sodas may be associated with about 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, including 25,000 in the U.S., by exacerbating conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, a study found.
Every 12 years, on the banks of India’s holy River Ganges outside Allahabad, a city of more than 10 million people springs up. Picture the whole of New York landing on the doorstep, followed by all of Philadelphia.