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Most Parents' Guns Are Stored Loaded Or Unlocked--Even If Kids Might Hurt Themselves

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:30:00 -0500

In more than half of US households where children live and parents own guns, the firearms are not stored unloaded and locked up -- even if the children have higher risk of suicide.

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Tools You Can Use For The Most Difficult Aging Parent Conversations

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:31:00 -0500

Awkward conversations about end of life issues and health care preferences are essential if we want control over the last part of our lives. The American Bar Assn offers free a free Consumer's Tool Kit to help with advance healthcare planning. You and your aging parent can try it out.

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This 22-Year-Old Is Partnering With Industry Powerhouses To Revolutionize Prosthetics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:20:00 -0500

22-year-old Easton LaChappelle wants to use 3D-printing and automation to produce realistic-looking, robotic prosthetic arms at a fraction of the price of current models. And he's partnering with Microsoft, Stratasys and Dassault Systemes to do it.

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Low-Carb And Low-Fat Diets Battle To A Draw

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:36:00 -0500

A new study found no differences between low-carb and low-fat diets. Some experts believe the result shows that the debate over the relative worth of these different diets has been overblown and confirms the view that calories count. Others say that the issue is not yet settled.

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Russian Doping Case In Olympic Curling Isn't What It Appears To Be

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:43:00 -0500

Why would an athlete in a sport like curling engage in doping? As an adage goes, “we mock what we don't understand.”

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Do You Have Thyroid Problems? Make Sure Your Doctor Is Treating You And Not Your Blood Tests

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:33:00 -0500

Although almost half of all elderly patients treated for subclinical hypothyroidism experience complications from prescribed medication, the popularity of this diagnosis & treatment keep growing.

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A Female Biotech CEO Says She Was Denied Investment Because She 'Wasn't Aggressive Enough'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:27:00 -0500

"Women leaders tend not to be ‘in your face,’ aggressive, and assertive in that manner. I think there’s a quiet strength that some women can bring to the table." - NuMedii CEO and founder Gini Deshpande

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SAPVoice: How Analytics Could Put A Big Dent In Rising Healthcare Costs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:00 -0500

There seem to be no easy answers to resolving the growing crisis of rising healthcare costs. But there are a couple of obvious places for health systems to start. Read how St. Louis-based Mercy uses advanced analytics to help eliminate waste and drive down costs.

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Study Finds Link Between Physical Fitness And Brain Health

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:33:00 -0500

A new study investigates whether physical fitness correlates with the fitness of the brain's white matter, home to billions of connections between brain areas.

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Grocery Giant Albertsons To Buy Remaining 2,500 Rite Aid Drugstores

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:23:00 -0500

Grocery chain Albertsons said it will buy the remaining more than 2,500 Rite Aid pharmacies that aren’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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Potentially Lethal Drug Found In Popular Dog Food Brands: What You Need To Know

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:05:00 -0500

Pentobarbital, a powerful and potentially deadly sedative, has been found in small quantities in multiple dog food brands manufactured by the J.M. Smucker Company, according to a FDA news release earlier today.

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Amazon, Berkshire & JPMorgan Can Fix Healthcare With Technology - And By Studying Winners

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:51:00 -0500

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan can fix healthcare with scale, subsidies, an incentivized provider network -- and technology. They should follow the leaders.

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Making Healthcare Inclusive Part 1 (An Industry In Transition)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:40:00 -0500

Healthcare most evolve to inclusion and individuality. Our nation’s demographics are shifting, and with those shifts come challenges and—more important—opportunities for growth.

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Guam Eases Nurse Practitioner Hurdles, Joining U.S. Mainland Momentum

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:00 -0500

Guam joins 22 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners.

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Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict's Take On American Drug Denial

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:30:00 -0500

While D.C. ponders cuts affecting millions, here's a 15-minute read on what I've learned in 15 years about our country's real drug problem.

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The Deeply Human Core Of Roche's $2.1 Billion Tech Acquisition -- And Why It Made It

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:32:00 -0500

Flatiron’s key insight was that, in cancer, at least half of the most important data in health records isn’t in structured data fields but rather in unstructured data, the free text fields of pathology reports and clinical notes, and extracting this information (at least today) requires people.

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How Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Prevent Opioid Treatment

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:31:00 -0500

Highlighting the opioid crisis is the latest line of attack by health groups and patient advocates hoping to get the Trump administration to withdraw guidance on work requirements.

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Insurers Predict Stable 2018 Obamacare Marketplace

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:07:00 -0500

Cigna, Centene, Molina and Anthem say profit margins are improving in the individual Obamacare business under the Affordable Care Act.

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A Possible Financial Boost Awaits Thousands Of Out-Of-State Plaintiffs In Philadelphia

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:47:00 -0500

Though a recent Superior Court ruling has livened plaintiff attorneys as to the potential of winning punitive damages in Philadelphia's packed Risperdal program, one lawyer is cautioning against “banking” on such a possibility.

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Is Gaming Technology 'Medicine's New Frontier?'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:39:00 -0500

It's the story of a radiologist and an IT guy from one of the most distinguished universities in the country who thought it just might be possible to use virtual reality to tackle tangible problems in medicine, and it could revolutionize the way medicine is practiced and taught.

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Roche To Buy Big Data Upstart Flatiron Health For $1.9 Billion

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:57:00 -0500

The startup, headed by Forbes 30 Under 30 list alumni Nat Turner, is going to get a lot more resources to devote to its mission of shaking up how clinical trials are conducted.

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The Moment Of Truth Is Coming For Struggling And Expensive Cholesterol Drugs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:21:00 -0500

The future of the expensive new cholesterol drugs largely depends on the results of the Sanofi/Regeneron ODYSSEY Outcomes trial coming out next month.

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MDLive And Telemedicine Reach Out With Compassion

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:16:00 -0500

Telemedicine and MDlive are helping individuals cope with tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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From $100,000 Dog Clones To Resurrecting A Woolly Mammoth, A New Documentary Gives Stunning Details

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:03:00 -0500

The documentary "Genesis 2.0" recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is a magnificent portrait of Mammoth Tusk hunters struggling for survival in the Siberian Islands while researchers continue their quest at resurrecting extinct species.

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Lawsuit Argues That Feds' Cannabis Ban Violates Our Constitutional Rights

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:23:00 -0500

Medical marijuana patients are challenging the plant's controlled-substance status in federal court, which could end prohibition without congress' help.

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Pharma Must Use Tax-Reform Windfall To Make More Drugs Or Face Backlash

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Pharma’s repatriation dilemma: Simply pouring more money into the same business model that has not substantially improved outcomes in 40 years is unlikely to do so now.

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Thyroid Cancer Rates Are Rising For An Infuriating Reason

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:22:00 -0500

There's no evidence that physicians save lives by examining their patients' necks for lumps. But there is solid evidence that checking for lumps leads to diagnoses of non-threatening thyroid cancers. So why do do these exams continue?

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Celgene Spinout Celularity Raises $250 Million To Develop Placental Cells To Attack Cancer

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Celularity, a company spun out of biotech giant Celgene, announced this morning it has raised $250 million with the aim of developing cells from placentas to attack tumors and to treat Crohn’s disease. In addition to being awash in cash, the company is flooded with big dreams.

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UnitedHealth, Walgreens Partner To Put Urgent Care Next To Pharmacies

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:02:00 -0500

UnitedHealth Group's MedExpress urgent care centers are connected to Walgreens drugstores in 16 locations in six states as part of a new pilot program.

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Company Seeks To Combat Aging And Disease With AI And Deep Learning

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:12:00 -0500

It's what movies were made of nearly four decades ago. Today, Artificial Intelligence and deep learning could very well change the world through drug discovery and the eradication of disease. And one Baltimore-based company is betting on it.

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Asthma Linked To Infertility In Women Who Only Take Short-Term Medication

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500

Women with asthma took 20% longer to conceive than women without the condition, but only when they exclusively took short-term medications to relieve their symptoms

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Single Fathers At Increased Risk Of Premature Death, Perhaps Due To Unhealthy Lifestyle

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:30:00 -0500

The risk of premature death for single fathers is two times higher than that of single mothers or partnered parents

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Bill & Melinda Gates: It's 'Not Fair' We're So Wealthy; Criticize Trump On America First

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:52:00 -0500

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates, whose foundation spends around $4 billion in developing countries and c.$500 million in the U.S., have issued their latest annual open letter covering education, climate change and politics, and voice concern over President Trump's policies.

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California Poised To Become Largest Jobs Creator - For Marijuana

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:45:00 -0500

California cities top the list of where to get a job in legal marijuana, but there are still risks and challenges for employers and employees

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Do Not Make Your Kids Drink Bleach Chemicals To Treat Autism

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:10:00 -0500

An Indianapolis father has claimed that his wife tried Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) as an autism "treatment" on their child. The Department of Child Services has since removed their child from their home.

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Walgreens Won't Buy An Insurer If AmerisourceBergen Stake Grows

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Walgreens is unlikely to buy a health insurance company if it buys the 74% of distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp. that the drugstore giant doesn't already own.

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Bristol-Myers To Pay Largest Fee In Biotech History For Nektar Cancer Drug

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Bristol-Myers Squibb says it will pay a record $1.85 billion to Nektar Therapeutics, a small biotech startup, for rights to its experimental cancer drug, codenamed NKTR-214. Nektar will book 65% of global profits on the drug, should it reach the market, with Bristol getting the other 35%.

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Bill And Melinda Gates Answer Questions From Their Critics -- And Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:34:00 -0500

“If you could go back and give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?” he asked via a Facebook Live stream of an event the Gateses spoke at to mark the release of their annual letter. “Asking for a friend.”

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Top Bio-Tech Stock Buy Of The Week: Sorrento

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:52:00 -0500

The CressCap five factor model analysis ranks Sorrento (SRNE-US) as one of the top U.S. equities. The foundation of our recommendations is to identify companies that perform best and worst on the collective basis of value, growth, EPS revisions, profitability, and LT momentum.

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3 Solutions For Emergency Department Delays

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:58:00 -0500

Why every Emergency Department waiting area should look this empty.

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U.S. Hospitalization Rates Due To Flu Have Increased Alarmingly [Infographic]

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:02:00 -0500

The U.S. is being ravaged by its worst flu season in years. The hospitalization rate has gone up alarmingly, already surpassing the rate recorded during the deadly 2014-15 flu season when 56,000 Americans died.

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Should Kids Be Required To Get The HPV Vaccine?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Florida is considering a bill that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for public school students. Could this be the cure for the low HPV vaccination rates shown by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America Report?

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Visiting Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria: What You Need To Know

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:30:00 -0500

Nearly six months after Hurricane Maria, experts are encouraging visitors to stop by the All-Star Island saying that in 2018 tourism is exactly what Puerto Rico needs.

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Eating More Slowly May Help With Weight Loss, Study Finds

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:04:00 -0500

People who slowed their eating and refrained from nighttime snacking lost more weight over time.

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As Amazon Looms, Walgreens May Buy Giant Distributor AmerisourceBergen

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:14:00 -0500

Walgreens Boots Alliance may buy the remaining 74% of distributor giant AmerisourceBergen that it doesn't already own.

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Fewer Young Men Are Talking About Trojan And Durex

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0500

Meanwhile, data also suggests that the perceived quality gap between the two condom brands is diminishing

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How Much Profit Should Novartis Earn By Curing A Childhood Leukemia?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:03:00 -0500

Putting artificial caps on profitability for drugs that add real value to patients is not the answer.

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Insurers Signal Medicare Advantage Buyouts Ahead

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Anthem, Humana and WellCare Health Plans say they will seek mergers and acquisitions to help grow their Medicare Advantage businesses.

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Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:57:00 -0500

In an eye-opening exclusive reported by CNN, it was revealed that a former medical director for Aetna admitted under oath that “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.”

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Scientists Make Electronic Skin That Can Sense Touch And Temperature And Heal Itself

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0500

Could e-skin eventually cover prosthetic devices such as artificial limbs, robots, and electronic equipment to make them more lifelike and give them added functionality?

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The Blood Pressure Guideline War Is Not A Fake War

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:25:00 -0500

The war over the new blood pressure guideline is not a fake war or a childish dispute. It is a real war over genuine differences in how we should think about health and disease and prevention.

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Senior Housing Needs To Increase Its Diversity Competency

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Senior housing facilities need to welcome members of the LGBTQ community because it makes good business sense and it's the right thing to do.

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Congress Boosts Medicare Coverage For Virtual Doctor Visits

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:12:00 -0500

Access to telehealth services for seniors covered by Medicare is poised to take off thanks to Congress' approval of a new federal budget that allows virtual doctor visits via private Medicare Advantage plans.

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Norovirus Emerges As A Tough Competitor At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:07:00 -0500

As of Thursday, 128 cases of norovirus have occurred at the Winter Olympics. Will vomiting and diarrhea affect Olympic competition?

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Why Are So Many People With Depression Not Getting Treatment?

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:18:00 -0500

A new study finds that two-thirds of people newly diagnosed with depression don’t get treatment. The question is why.

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FDA Weaponizes 'Opioid' Label Against Kratom Consumers

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:01:00 -0500

The agency cherry picks adverse reaction reports of deaths where kratom was present, including deaths by gunshot and hanging.

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Human Eggs Grown In The Lab In World First

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500

Human eggs have been created in the lab for the first time, bringing hope to thousands of women with infertility

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Statin Critic Accused Of Image Manipulation In Earlier Research

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:20:00 -0500

A journalist who has been a frequent critic of statins has been publicly accused of scientific misconduct involving image manipulation in an earlier research paper.

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Rite Aid Says It's Halfway Home On Store Transfers To Walgreens

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 16:53:00 -0500

Rite Aid says it has now transferred more than 1,100 stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance as part of its effort to sell more than 1,900 pharmacies to the nation's largest drugstore chain.

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CVS Health CEO On Amazon-Berkshire Threat: We've Got This

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:33:00 -0500

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo believes the pharmacy chain's acquisition of Aetna would put them well ahead of anything Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. may launch.

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Teva's Turnaround: Is It Ever Or Never?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:15:00 -0500

The generic drug giant’s U.S.-listed share price is getting hammered after the company revealed that worsening price pressures on U.S. drugs have significantly dimmed its outlook for the coming year. What does this mean for efforts underway to fix the company's failing fortunes?

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Opioid Judge Doesn't Want The Media To Know Details Of Settlement Talks

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 12:30:00 -0500

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits

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Patient Advocate Says Novartis' $475,000 Breakthrough Should Cost Just $160,000

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:50:00 -0500

David Mitchell, 67, says he’s sure that Novartis’ Kymriah is a breakthrough medicine, and that he will need a similar medicine to treat his own blood cancer. He’s sure of something else, too: Novartis is charging too much.

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Gilead Versus Glaxo: See You In Court

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

The FDA approved a much-anticipated once-daily HIV medication from Gilead Sciences, ratcheting up its battle against GlaxoSmithKline for market share. Glaxo’s response? A lawsuit.

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CVS To Invest Tax Cut In Worker Wages And Reducing Aetna Deal's Debt

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:38:00 -0500

CVS Health will invest savings from new corporate tax cuts into raising wages, improving health benefits for workers and reducing debt from its acquisition of Aetna.

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Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0500

Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play.

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Bringing The Human Element Full Circle Through Adaptive Ski Coaching

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:56:00 -0500

A biotech investor shares a few reflections on adaptive ski coaching: By bringing together his passion for the mountains with his profession as an investor in biomedical therapies, adaptive coaching completes the circle by focusing on the most important of life’s elements — the human element.

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Gilead Sciences: Investors Are Betting On A Better 2019

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:26:00 -0500

Shares of Gilead Sciences are on the rise, even after the drug maker issued low 2018 sales projections for its hepatitis C franchise. The Street sees better times ahead. Here's why.

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60-Year-Old Drug May Hold Clues To Stopping Spread Of Breast Cancer

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:07:00 -0500

One of the oldest chemotherapy drugs in the world may be able to stop breast cancer spreading, according to a new study.

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Reasons Not To Freak Out About Risk Of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 13:18:00 -0500

To live to be 65 years old—when a woman's risk of dying from heart disease outweighs risk from breast cancer—she has to live to reach 65!

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5 Things Family Caregivers Need To Know About Family Leave

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:33:00 -0500

On the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, here's what's working for family caregivers, what's not and what lies ahead.

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Here's How Amazon Could Disrupt Health Care (Part 3)

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:27:00 -0500

Jeff Bezos has a cleared-eye view of the complexity and challenges of disrupting health care—and has significant advantages over others trying to do so.

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Here's How Amazon Could Disrupt Health Care (Part 2)

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:22:00 -0500

Amazon is the critical ingredient in making its health care alliance with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase successful.

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Here's How Amazon Could Disrupt Health Care (Part 1)

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:18:00 -0500

“The ballooning cost of health care acts as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Warren Buffett said. Here's what Amazon could do about that.

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This Startup Makes End-Of-Life Planning A Piece Of Cake

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:15:00 -0500

By the year 2060, the number of people in the United States aged 65 will more than double. How will we manage end-of-life care for our aging population? Cake, a digital health startup, has created a way for us to start planning for the inevitable.

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Why A Gene Therapy Pioneer Is Raising Concerns About Treatments He Championed

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:47:00 -0500

"I recognize the fact that these are limited numbers [of animals], and in fact that studies were not designed to evaluate safety," Wilson says. "But the fact is, we observed the toxicity with that limited number, which is, from my point of view, even more worrisome."

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Humana's 'Senior-Focused' Doctor Strategy Boosts Medicare Advantage Sales

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:49:00 -0500

Humana said its value-based strategy using "senior focused physicians" is boosting sales of Medicare Advantage plans.

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Brain Stimulation May Improve Memory, Study Finds

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 19:30:00 -0500

A new study suggests that a “zap” to a particular brain region may help enhance memory.

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Have Food Allergies? This Device Tests Your Food On The Spot

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:06:00 -0500

Allergic to peanuts or gluten? This portable food sensor is taking the hassle out of eating.

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Developing New Cancer Treatments Is Vitally Important, But So Is Looking After Cancer Survivors

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 12:41:00 -0500

Thanks to new treatments, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, with over 15 million cancer survivors in the U.S. alone. But what happens to these people after treatment and is the healthcare system equipped to provide for them?

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This HealthTech Startup Tapped China's Massive Population To Improve Its AI

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 12:16:00 -0500

Medopad claims to give its algorithmsan edge by collecting data on some of the most populous institutions in the world.

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Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Up to 10 times as many children in some U.S. areas are affected by alcohol use during pregnancy than previously thought.

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Centene's Obamacare Enrollment Soars Past 1.6 Million

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:18:00 -0500

Centene's Obamacare enrollment has grown to 1.6 million, making it the biggest player on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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More Questions Than Answers For Bristol-Myers

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 18:07:00 -0500

Bristol had what it said was some good news this morning. But investors were left with more questions than answers.

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What We Don't Know -- But Should -- About Assisted Living Facilities

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 15:51:00 -0500

A new report finds gaps in regulation and oversight of assisted living facilities. But it tells only part of the story.

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Will Meditation Make You A Better Person? Maybe Not, Study Says

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:27:00 -0500

The practice may make us a little more compassionate, but it may not change us in larger ways.

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SAPVoice: Can Artificial Intelligence Drive More Ethical Retail?

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:47:00 -0500

Ethical retail is possible. It takes technology that enables transparency, purpose led role models like CVS Pharmacy, and a good mix of artificial intelligence and common sense.

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Express Scripts' CIO Neal Sample Has Been Promoted To COO

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:54:00 -0500

Neal Sample has been promoted from Chief Information Officer to Chief Operating Officer of Express Scripts. Prior to his time at Express Scripts, Sample had been the President of Enterprise Growth at American Express.

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Health Insurers Tout Technology Investments As Amazon-Buffett Firm Looms

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:02:00 -0500

Health insurers like Anthem and Cigna are highlighting their technology investments in the wake of the announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will form a healthcare company.

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Here's The Virus That People Are Catching From Their Pet Rats

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

There's a new hantavirus on the block -- everything you need to know to avoid getting sick from it.

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The Gene-Tech Stock That Will Modify Your Portfolio

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 06:31:00 -0500

The CressCap five factor model analysis ranks Crispr Therapeutics AG (CRSP) as one of the top U.S. equities to buy. The foundation of our recommendations is to identify companies that perform best and worst on the collective basis of value, growth, EPS revisions, profitability, and LT momentum.

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I Lost My Best Friend To Opioids. Yet As A Surgeon, I Overprescribed Them

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 05:50:00 -0500

Reductions in prescribing opioids through guidelines and, even more importantly, through surgeon recognition has arrived. Why it took so long is a question surgeons everywhere need to ponder.

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Amazon Causes Major Heartburn At JPMorgan -- And Won't Disrupt Healthcare

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 22:34:00 -0500

Amazon's murky ambitions around disrupting healthcare have already caused major heartburn at one of it's partners (JPMorgan) and isn't likely to succeed beyond reducing costs for its own employees -- briefly.

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What Do Woodpeckers Getting Brain Damage Have To Do With Football?

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

A recently published study of woodpeckers showed what is in their brains and lends further insight into the effects of head trauma.

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Lady Gaga, Suffering From Fibromyalgia, Cuts Tour Short Because Of 'Severe Pain'

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 14:17:00 -0500

Lady Gaga is canceling the remaining 10 shows in Europe of her Joanne World Tour. What is fibromyalgia?

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Insurer Profits Rise As Trump Waves White Flag On Obamacare Repeal

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:30:00 -0500

Health insurers are forecasting improved 2018 Obamacare profits and stability in the marketplace for this year and potential expansions for 2019.

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Pink Scheduled To Sing At Super Bowl But Battling The Flu

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:22:00 -0500

The flu is really affecting Pink. But she's still planning on going to work on Sunday. Here's why you shouldn't do the same if you have the flu.

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 17:16:00 -0500

Stocks of publicly-traded Canadian cannabis producers have declined sharply after hitting all-time highs in January. The introduction of an ETF right before the end of 2017 and momentum trading helped push the stocks up to levels that weren't sustainable, and the companies raised $1.2 billion.

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Disruption, Thy Name Is Bezos ... And Dimon And Buffett!

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 11:34:00 -0500

The non-profit to be established by three of the Titans of American industry offers the promise of change. We should all embrace the prospect of enhanced technology and increased efficiencies to disrupt the prevailing pattern of high costs and poor outcomes in healthcare.

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