Health & Fitness

CDC approves comeback for nasal mist flu vaccine

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/22 2:38A Anne Stych
If you avoided getting a flu vaccine this year because you're needle-phobic, there's good news: the nasal spray is coming back. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12 to 2...

Heart attack symptoms women and doctors miss

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/21 1:40A Anne Stych
Younger women suffering a heart attack are more likely than men to exhibit symptoms other than acute chest pain, and their doctors are more likely to attribute those symptoms to something else, potentially delaying critical treatment.  ...

?Albertsons to buy Rite Aid to head off Amazon threat

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/20 7:36A By Eric Platt
Privately held Albertsons — which operates grocers under its own name and more than a dozen other banners including Safeway, Acme and United Supermarkets — will own roughly 71 percent of the new group, with Rite Aid shareholders holding the...

Safeway parent Albertsons buying what's left of Rite Aid

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/20 4:26A Michael Neibauer
Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. announced Tuesday plans to merge, forming a single retail giant with $83 billion in year-one revenues, 4,900 locations, 4,350 pharmacy counters and 320 clinics across 38 states and Washington D.C. Under the...

Idaho aims to test ACA exemptions

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/20 1:44A Betsey Guzior
Idaho wants to offer an insurance plan that could skirt provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told a U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee last week that he is considering whether to allow Blue Cross...

CEO who stood up to Trump speaks out

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/19 11:00P By David Gelles
One of the nation’s most powerful black chief executives is breaking his silence after publicly sparring with President Donald Trump last year.

Scientists unearth antibiotic that kills superbugs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/16 3:26A Anne Stych
Scientists studying microorganisms living in soil have discovered a new class of antibiotics that could kill deadly superbugs without triggering resistance. The discovery leads researchers to believe there’s “a reservoir of antibiotics in the...

Which cities are best for your health?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/16 1:46A Melissa Wylie
Many people set health goals, like eating healthier foods and getting more exercise, and the city they live in could play a role in their success. WalletHub ranked the healthiest cities in the U.S. measuring indicators of good health such as...

What you need to know when you have sick employees

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/15 8:15P Jay Starkman
As the flu season hits its peak, employers may be wondering what they are permitted to do under the law when their employees get sick.  One issue that is becoming increasingly relevant is paid sick leave. Several jurisdictions — including...

TV station pays off medical bills

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/15 8:17A Betsey Guzior
A Seattle TV station took an unusual step to explain the complicated issue of medical debt to its viewers. Through a charity, the station found a way to forgive up to $1 million in unpaid medical bills for 1,000 people in Washington state. Jesse...

Heath care costs growing faster than the economy

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/15 2:30A Anne Stych
Increased spending on prescription medications will continue to drive up health care costs faster than the economy grows as Baby Boomers age and the use of expensive specialty drugs rises. Department of Health and Human Services actuaries...

Report: Walgreens considering bid to buy Frisco's largest private employer

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/15 12:20A John George
Retail pharmacy chain operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is considering making a bid to acquire Pennsylvania-based wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen, according to reports. AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens are already...

Companies catch up on egg freezing

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/14 2:21A Melissa Wylie
Women who choose to delay motherhood through egg freezing are finding employers are becoming increasingly supportive of that procedure and other fertility benefits. A recent survey from Willis Towers Watson PLC showed that 66 percent of employers...

Here’s where DFW ranks among healthiest U.S. cities

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/14 12:21A W. Scott Bailey
A new report indicates that North Texas cities are among the least healthy spots in America. Nearly 100 U.S. communities fared better than Dallas, while 120 were listed above Fort Worth in WalletHub's 2018 Healthiest Cities in the U.S. rankings,...

Ending ovarian cancer without triggering menopause

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/13 2:34A Anne Stych
Ovarian cancer doesn't actually begin in the ovaries. Instead, cancer cells start growing in the fallopian tubes, say researchers who believe that removing the tubes could prevent the spread of the deadly disease.   Scientists at the NYU...
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