California limits HMO wait times

January 23, 2016

The New York Times reports on efforts to combat diabetes in New York City: "Starting in February, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York will begin a pilot program to try to combat Type 1 diabetes in young people by offering more personalized health care ??� and to the young people, ages 11 to 17, who enroll, they are offering specially programmed BlackBerrys" that "are, to some extent, a hard, cold incentive: participate in this diabetes care management program, and get a hot gadget. But the BlackBerrys will have been programmed specifically to help young people monitor their health, so that instead of writing in some notebook what they're eating and how they feel, the young people can do it on their phones, looking like they're blithely texting a friend instead of trying to avoid the emergency room" (Dominus, 1/18). 

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