Health & Fitness

?What’s next for Elizabeth Holmes in the Theranos fraud case?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/19 7:29A Peter J. Henning
Once celebrated as a Silicon Valley unicorn, Theranos has become the latest tale of corporate hubris and investor myopia. The indictment of founder Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos' former president on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud can be...

Roche to spend $2.4bn buying rest of Foundation Medicine

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/19 3:40A Ralph Atkins
Swiss drugmaker Roche will spend $2.4bn buying out remaining shareholders of Foundation, which is based in Cambridge, after it paid $1.03bn in January 2015 for a 56.3 per cent stake.

A Closer Look: Disrupting Elizabeth Holmes

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/18 1:41A Ellen Sherberg
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has gone from Silicon Valley superstar to indicted for white collar crime in less than a decade.  As a 19-year-old Stanford dropout she adopted Steve Jobs as her muse, even wearing black turtlenecks while...

Fast-growing Plano company a trailblazer in behavioral health

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 2:46A Korri Kezar
Oceans Healthcare was founded more than 14 years ago to address a gap in the health care system, a mission that has since made it a leader in behavioral health. First created in Louisiana, Oceans moved to Plano in late 2014 to tap into the...

Garland company has a prescription for fast growth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 2:21A Jason Roberson
With the DFW’s population forecasted to keep booming, Redmond & Greer stands to benefit for years to come. They plan to grow 30 to 40 percent this year, and they’re eyeing merger and acquisition activity in the next five years.

New ACA fight targets pre-existing conditions

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/14 4:40A Betsey Guzior
The Affordable Care Act is back in the courts, being leveraged in a different way by the Justice Department. The issue at hand: Whether dropping the individual mandate penalty has made other parts of the law, including a ban on charging higher...

Dallas-based health care company acquired by Alight Solutions

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/13 8:13A Faith Isbell, Editorial intern
Alight Solutions announced today the acquisition of Compass Professional Health Services, a Dallas-based health care technology company that provides consulting services to more than 1,700 companies across the United States, including Southwest...

Suicide rates are up across the U.S.

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/12 2:46A Anne Stych
Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, rising by more than 30 percent in half of the states. The recent deaths of prominent national figures Kate...

Drinking could contribute to Alzheimer's Disease

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/6 2:27A Anne Stych
Alcohol could disrupt the body’s process of clearing plaque from the brain, potentially leading to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at how alcohol affects microglial cells,...

7 Questions: Dr. Renee Dua unwinds with 'Frasier'

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/6 1:59A Anne Stych
Dr. Renee Dua founded Heal, an innovative company that connects patients with doctors who come to their home to provide care, after a long night spent in the emergency room waiting for her young son to be treated.  She thought, ““There’s got to be...

‘Shark Tank’ billionaire Mark Cuban boosts investment in Cincinnati startup

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/5 5:50A Barrett J. Brunsman
Genetesis, a Mason, Ohio-based startup that’s developing a medical imaging device that could benefit patients with heart problems, raised $7.5 million in a Series A round of funding from a group of investors that includes CincyTech and Dallas...

Woman's breast cancer cured with her immune cells

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/5 2:36A Anne Stych
A woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer has been cured with a method that used her own immune cells to fight the disease, a technique that researchers say has the potential to help patients with any kind of cancer.  Judy Perkins, 52, had had...

Obesity linked to heart disease - even for healthy women

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/4 3:13A Anne Stych
Obesity is a cardiovascular disease risk factor for women even if they don’t have other medical conditions often associated with being overweight. Women who are “metabolically healthy” obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than...
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