Health & Fitness

Is Apple developing a health-monitoring chip?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/16 3:48A Anne Stych
Recent Apple job listings suggest the company is exploring the development of a custom processor to interpret health data gathered by sensors inside its devices, CNBC reported.  Building its own custom chips for new health functions would enable...

Methodist Health System plans medical center in Midlothian

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/16 1:27A Bill Hethcock
Dallas-based Methodist Health System plans to build a 190,000-square-foot, full-service acute care hospital and a 45,000-square-foot medical office building in fast-growing Midlothian. The fully licensed facility on 67 acres of land will be the...

In-store veterinary clinics plan ambitious expansion

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/14 2:30A Anne Stych
A national chain of veterinary centers that has partnered with Walmart on 20 co-located clinics says it plans to expand to more than 1,000 locations in the next five years.  PetIQ Inc. (NASDAQ:PETQ), owner of the VetIQ Petcare Wellness Center...

Allergic to penicillin? Probably not, study says

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/13 2:24A Anne Stych
Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy really don’t, and that mistaken belief could lead to them being prescribed less-effective, more expensive medications if they develop an infection, a new study found.  The underuse of...

One third of women say drug abuse causes family troubles

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/10 2:42A Anne Stych
The number of Americans who say drug abuse has caused trouble in their families is at a historic high, a likely byproduct of the of the nation’s worsening opioid crisis, according to a new Gallup poll. Thirty percent of Americans in the latest...

What's the optimum level of exercise for good mental health?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/10 2:24A Anne Stych
Exercising too little is bad for your mental health, while working out obsessively could be even worse. But there's a level that’s just right, new research found.  The study, conducted by Yale University and the University of Oxford and published...

Women worry more about health care costs than men

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/9 2:33A Anne Stych
Women are more worried about the rising cost of health insurance than men and are more concerned that they won’t have access to affordable health care in the future. A new survey from Bankrate found that: A quarter of women, compared with 18...

Excessive screen time hurts kids' health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/8 3:03A Anne Stych
Too much screen time leads to an increased risk of poor health in children and young adults, the American Heart Association warned in a statement published in the journal Circulation.   Prolonged sedentary behavior is a factor in conditions like...

How lean management strategies can revolutionize health care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/31 7:00P J. Michael Rona
Miraculous things happen in medicine in the United States every day, but health care remains a key issue for Americans because it can be expensive, hard to access, and frequently unsafe with highly variable quality and patient and staff...

Safeguard sensitive patient data with HITRUST CSF controls

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/31 7:00P Kevin Villanueva and Troy Hawes
Health care organizations are increasingly challenged to protect their networks and systems against cyberattacks and consequent data breaches. In 2017, more than 1,500 data breaches were reported in the United States — a 44 percent increase...

Losing focus? Grab some water

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/30 2:15A Anne Stych
The fact that you’re having trouble concentrating at work may just be because it’s summer — after all, we’re trained for the first 18 years of our lives that summertime is playtime, and of course you'd rather be at the beach. But your lack of...
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