Health & Fitness

Immune therapy doubles lung cancer survival rate

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/17 1:24A Anne Stych
New drugs that trigger a patient’s immune system to kill malignant cells can greatly improve the survival rate of people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study found. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Texas Health Resources alerting patients to possible data breach

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/16 7:22A Staff report
Texas Health Resources is alerting patients that an unauthorized third party may have gotten its hands on emails containing confidential patient information. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Arlington-based Texas Health is mailing...

Shire sells oncology unit to France’s Servier for $2.4bn

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/16 12:44A Cat Rutter Pooley
Shire has struck a deal to sell its oncology business for $2.4bn in cash to a French pharmaceutical group, complicating the position for Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical which said last month that it was considering a bid for the Irish drugmaker.

Employees jump at genetic testing. Is that a good thing?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/15 3:16P Natasha Singer
The use of screenings as an employee benefit is becoming more commonplace just as federal health agencies, researchers and physicians are wrangling over whether the tests, originally developed to establish patients’ inherited risks of developing...

Why you might think twice about wine with dinner

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/13 3:28A Anne Stych
Having a single glass of wine with dinner every night could cut your life expectancy by about two years, according to an international study linking increased alcohol consumption with a higher risk of developing fatal diseases.  The research,...

Report: Rising poverty, income equality threaten Dallas County economy

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/10 1:18A Bill Hethcock
Dallas County’s fast-growing population is one of the region’s greatest assets, providing a relatively young and diverse workforce to drive economic expansion now and in the future. But multiple underlying factors threaten the economic prosperity...

TPG Capital among group of buyers approved to purchase Kindred Healthcare

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/6 4:45A Chris Larson
The $4.1 billion deal between Kindred Healthcare Inc., Humana Inc. and two private-equity firms just cleared a major hurdle. Shareholders of Kindred (NYSE: KND), a Louisville, Kentucky-based post-acute health and home-health provider, approved...

Pasta has a place at your healthy-diet table

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/6 3:07A Anne Stych
Mangia!  You don’t have to feel guilty about digging into that plate of mostaccioli anymore, because science says eating pasta is bene – just fine. A study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada found that eating...

Lose your wealth, lose your health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/4 3:37A Anne Stych
Lost your money? Your health may be the next to go according to a new study shows that having wealth and losing it suddenly can be very hazardous to your health.  An analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that...

Walmart reportedly in early talks to acquire Humana

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/30 3:56A Carolyn Tribble Greer
Walmart Inc. is in early-stage talks to acquire Humana Inc., The Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ attributed the report to people familiar with the deal who said the companies are discussing a range of options, including an acquisition. In...

Better nutrition is FDA's latest life-saving initiative

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/30 2:58A Anne Stych
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced a comprehensive, multi-year nutrition innovation strategy that could have a profound and generational impact on human health and help dismantle societal divisions.   “Our new strategy plan...

Apps offer easy access to birth control

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/28 3:25A Anne Stych
Women in 17 states and Washington D.C. can now order birth control through an app without visiting a doctor and have it delivered to their home, a convenience for women who don’t want to visit a doctor and a valuable resource for women without...
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