Healthy Business 2012

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    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

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    When it comes to investing in health care, sometimes it's not about medicines and devices. There are real estate investment trusts specializing in the health care sector that invest in property and facilities.

  • Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • Doctor examining skin cancer

    Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.

  • Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • Health care is one of the hottest topics both in Washington and around the country, but there is no question that the level of health varies greatly from state to state.Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? To help answer this question,  compiles data on all 50 states - employing a methodology that encompasses everything from public policy and clinical care to resident behaviors, community and the environment - to develop a

    Which US states have the healthiest populations and most robust health care systems? Which states lag behind? Find out now!