Pre-Med News Roundup December 22, 2014

How the High Cost of Medical Care Is Affecting Americans The New York Times analyzes the data it has been collecting from readers about the costs of medical care.  This piece takes a look at how real people are affected, even those with insurance.

How Two Hospitals are Taking Food as Medicine to Heart Hospitals in Michigan and New York are bringing healthy food to their communities in innovative ways.  We like this story because it shows community medicine in action.

Is Your Heart Doctor In? If Not, You Might Not Be Any Worse Off A new study from the JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients fared better when cardiologists were in short supply in teaching hospitals.  The results may show that aggressive procedures do not actually benefit all patients.