CDC

No measles cases reported last week, CDC says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

For the first time since January, no new measles cases were reported between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12, keeping the national measles tally at 1,241 cases for 2019, according to the CDC . Three updates: 1. Cases have been confirmed in 31 states, with the majority involving people who were not vaccinated against measles. 2. As of September 12, 130 measles patients have required hospitalization this year, and 65 had complications …

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says - CNN | 9/16/2019

… the measles outbreak in Brooklyn was over. Outbreaks in Rockland County, New York, and Wyoming County, New York, are ongoing. Measles cases have been confirmed in 31 states. States that have reported cases to CDC are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia …

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- CDC Calls Morgellons’ Nanoworms a Delusion - Protects DARPA | 9/15/2019

… with identifying letters embossed on them, and then to make them extrude from beneath your skin, all against your conscious will. Sound like science fiction? It’s not, says the US Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ). Despite having spent four years and $600,000, and using the world’s largest forensic database, the premier health agency reports it is unable to identify the source of the fibers emanating from those suffering with Morgellons …

Cong. Joe Kennedy calls on CDC for ‘immediate attention to dire outbreak of EEE’ | 9/14/2019

Cong. Joe Kennedy calls on CDC for ‘immediate attention to dire outbreak of EEE’ By Katie LannanState House News Service Friday Sep 13, 2019 at 7:48 PM Confirmed human cases in state “already exceed national average of cases reported to the CDC annually,” Kennedy says BOSTON — Saying the number of confirmed human EEE cases in the state “has already exceeded the national average of cases reported to the CDC annually …

Adult obesity rate in Georgia rose to 32.5% in 2018, says CDC | 9/14/2019

… higher — including nine with rates at or above 35%. Obesity rates ranged from 23% in Colorado to 39.5% in Mississippi and West Virginia. The annual countrywide report is based on telephone surveys by the CDC and state health departments. The latest report looks at obesity rates from 2011 to 2018. MORE: Study finds correlation between diabetes and obesity rates within black churches People walk the Eastside Beltline trail in Atlanta …

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380 in 36 States | 9/14/2019

… exclusion of “possible” cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained. The new case total – which includes cases either confirmed or “probable” – have occurred across 36 states and the Virgin Islands, the CDC said in a statement. Some cases have proven fatal. “Six total deaths have been confirmed in six states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon,” the CDC noted. The reason behind these illnesses and deaths …

CDC Reports 6 Deaths, 380 Illnesses Linked To E-cigarettes | 9/14/2019

The Centers for Disease Control is also sounding the alarm over advertising for e-cigarettes that it says corresponds with a spike in teen use. Centers for Disease Control is now reporting 380 cases of lung illnesses and six deaths resulting from e-cigarettes . The CDC announced Thursday there are confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related illnesses in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of those sickened …

CDC: People should refrain from kissing their chickens - CNN | 9/14/2019

… snuggling them. And from eating with them. And from inviting them in their homes. As a matter of fact, it’s probably a good idea for people to just give their chickens some space. The CDC and health officials have been investigating several multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella linked to contact with backyard poultry – meaning chicks, ducklings and the like. The organization issued an update to its investigation on August 30 …

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease | CNBC | 9/13/2019

… confirmed” cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Doctors suspect vaping as a possible cause of the illnesses, which are spread out over 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC said it’s homed in on the 380 likely or confirmed cases, instead of the more than 450 “possible” illnesses it was reviewing last week. It will no longer release data on cases that are less …

Health officials: Obesity rising in Minnesota, sugary beverages to blame | 9/13/2019

… a surrogate measurement, one derived from life insurance tables measuring the normal distribution of body sizes and is generally considered an imperfect tool for determining health outcomes. listen live watch live According to the CDC BMI as a surrogate for obesity is limited by its inability to distinguish between body fat and lean body mass, resulting in athletes routinely scoring BMI’s in the overweight and obese range. An alternative metric …

380 lung injury cases linked to vaping, CDC says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/13/2019

380 lung injury cases linked to vaping, CDC says Mackenzie Bean - Print Email The CDC has narrowed down the wave of suspected vaping-related lung illnesses to 380 cases in 36 states. Last week, the agency said it was reviewing 450 cases of severe lung illness in the U.S. This figure included possible cases that state health officials were still investigating. From now on, the CDC will only report confirmed …

After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’ | 9/13/2019

… cigarettes – except tobacco flavor – from the marketplace.”Why is that important? We are seeing an absolute surge in high school and middle school kids using these flavored products,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a video statement on Wednesday. “Mint, menthol, fruit flavor, alcohol flavor, bubble gum.”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that more than a quarter of high school students this …

CDC revises number of vaping-linked lung illnesses down to 380 | 9/13/2019

Sept. 13, 2019 / 11:59 AM CDC revises number of vaping-linked lung illnesses down to 380 The agency said it will now only report confirmed and probable cases of lung illnesses in an effort to more accurately understand the number of people affected. By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News ( 0 ) Federal and state health investigators are looking into links between vaping – both nicotine and marijuana products – and lung illnesses that have …

The CDC’s count of vaping lung illnesses nationally is down from last week. Don’t exhale yet, and here’s why | Yahoo News | 9/13/2019

CDC’s count of vaping lung illnesses is down from last week. Don’t exhale yet. Here’s why Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Reblog In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. Oregon’s public health physician said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, that a person who contracted a severe respiratory illness and died after using an e-cigarette had purchased a vaping device …

US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states - SFGate | 9/13/2019

… all adults and at least some with pre-existing lung problems or other conditions that may have made them more susceptible. The illnesses are seen as a new phenomenon, and it’s taken weeks for CDC officials to come up with a case definition and for states to start following it. Thursday’s tally from the CDC was the first based on the new case definition, which counts only breathing illnesses with …

CDC, states update number of cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping | 9/13/2019

… today announced the updated number of confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping. The new case count is the first national aggregate based on the new CDC case definition developed and shared with states in late August. Cases As of September 11, 2019, 380 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping, were reported by …

Rare form of pneumonia is among the mysterious lung illnesses that have sickened 450 across the US – Daily Mail | 9/13/2019

… light on some of the lung illnesses that have spread across 33 states, and authors say that investigations are needed in others states to see if those cases have the same features. A new CDC report has revealed acute lipoid pneumonia to be among the outbreak of mysterious lung-related illnesses spreading across the US. Pictured: A scan showing a build-up of fats or oils in a patient with …

CDC Seeks Additional Comment on Proposed NIOSH Project That Will Survey Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices | 9/13/2019

… period on its proposed information collection project entitled “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices.” 84 Fed. Reg. 47957. As reported in our April 24, 2019, blog item , on April 23, 2019, CDC published a Federal Register notice inviting comment on the proposed information collection project. According to CDC, no comments were submitted in response to its April 2019 notice. The goal of the project is to assess …

Will banning flavored e-cigarettes actually work? | 9/13/2019

… Severson Published: 4:53 Updated: 5:10 MINNESOTA, USA — The growing concerns about vaping led to President Trump and the FDA announcing a move to ban flavored e-cigarettes from stores. A recent survey by the CDC shows around 25% of high school students use e-cigarettes on a regular basis and many experts argue the flavoring is the main reason behind it. It’s a bold move to straight up ban all …

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases | 9/13/2019

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases Sep 12, 2019 …

Food and Drug Administration

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New $160 Million Program … | 9/10/2019

CDC health advisory released in response to these alarming incidents encourages e-cigarette users to stop using these products while investigations into the cause of these illnesses are ongoing. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said that Juul, the leading e-cigarette company, has violated federal regulations by promoting its tobacco products as healthier than traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are uniquely dangerous for kids due to nicotine’s highly addictive …

Outbreak of lung disease, including 5 deaths, tied to e-cigarettes | 9/10/2019

CDC in Atlanta, Ga. She spoke at a September 6 news conference. At the briefing, federal and state health authorities said the outbreak might trace to some particular substance vaped. Or, they noted, it might be due to some special type of vaping device. For now, they don’t know. Health officials, including those with the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, began issuing periodic updates on the outbreak …

Medicare

Kamala Harris Clarifies Her HIV Policy Positions | 9/9/2019

… well as the required tests and follow-up visits, are covered cost-free as part of all insurance plans (including Medicare and Medicaid) will help make sure everyone who could benefit from the medication is … a funding increase for a number of important initiatives including CDC HIV Prevention and Surveillance, the RyanWhite HIV/AIDS program, the Minority AIDS initiative, and HIV/AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health. 3 …

First Edition: September 3, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 9/3/2019

… likely cost tens of trillions of dollars. The senator from Vermont is seeking the Democratic nomination on promises of enacting Medicare-for-all, wiping away student loan debt and aggressively combating climate change, initiatives that … if they are trying to quit smoking. (Kaplan, 8/30) Politico: CDC Urges Vapers To Beware As Toll Of Lung Cases Rises To 215 There does not appear to be a single product involved in all …

AMA

An Interview With Dr. Miguel A. Faria Jr., Author Of “America, Guns, and Freedom” | 9/7/2019

Faria stood up to the CDC’s politically biased gun research. Faria felt that the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s (NCIPC) program on gun violence was biased against gun owners. He testified in front … first hand that the Medical Establishment (ME), headed by the AMA, and the Public Health Establishment (PHE), headed by the CDC, had a bias against gun rights and civilian gun ownership, and that the purpose

First Edition: August 26, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/26/2019

… and Cal Cunningham are staying tightly focused on the health care message House Democrats used in 2018: expanding Medicaid, protecting Obamacare and slamming Republican repeal efforts. Incumbents like Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Doug Jones … uninsured people just between 2016 and 2017. (Sullivan, 8/25) Reuters: CDC Flags One Death And Nearly 200 Cases Of Lung Illnesses In U.S., Possibly Tied To Vaping The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Medicaid

State Medicaid Levers to Promote Immunization: California’s Experience | 9/9/2019

… prices - NY AARP column featuring NASHP. https://t.co/jDrcrFs9Gi 7 hours ago Read NASHP’s weekly enews: How CA is using Medicaid levers to boost childhood immunization, state officials concern… https://t.co/plAPiS8Jey 1 day ago … long-term savings. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) officials estimate that vaccinating children born between 1994 and 2018 has saved the United States about $300 billion in direct medical costs and $1.38 …

The Health 202: Michigan ban highlights threat of flavored e-cigarettes to young people | The Washington Post | 9/4/2019

… as adulterants in nicotine vaping products, The Post’s Lena H. Sun reported with Laurie over the weekend. Last Friday, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement warning that “anyone who does … from its stores and will include smoking cessation programs through Medicaid plans, including through Aetna’s managed Medicaid plans, according to a news release. “Unfortunately, the trend of tobacco use is increasing among Medicaid recipients, and …

ACA

First Edition: August 26, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/26/2019

… and Cal Cunningham are staying tightly focused on the health care message House Democrats used in 2018: expanding Medicaid, protecting Obamacare and slamming Republican repeal efforts. Incumbents like Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Doug Jones … uninsured people just between 2016 and 2017. (Sullivan, 8/25) Reuters: CDC Flags One Death And Nearly 200 Cases Of Lung Illnesses In U.S., Possibly Tied To Vaping The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Opinion: Treat U.S. gun violence as a disease | Phys Org | 8/26/2019

… violence continues to have reverberating effects on our communities and our nation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that every day, eighty-three children in the United States are injured … research to prevent injuries and deaths from firearms. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, and 165 other medical, public health, and research organizations have called on Congress to provide $50 million for …

Mental Health

States get $1.8 billion to battle opioid epidemic | Modern Healthcare | 9/4/2019

… to fight the opioid epidemic. The sum includes $932 million in state opioid response grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, guaranteed by last year’s congressional opioid legislation. The only strings attached … overdose rates and finding an appropriate response. Of this money, CDC is releasing $301 million this year and the grants were calculated based on the size of the state or territory populations and the scope …

Watch: Trump speaks on opioid epidemic; announces state, local grants | CNBC | 9/4/2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the roughly $1.8 billion will be used for expanding access to opioid treatments and gathering case data across states. The money will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. CDC will spend $900 million over three years to track overdose data and SAMHS is awarding $932 million, disbursed among all 50 states, to help …

Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Awards Ohio $56 Million to Address Drug Addiction Crisis | 9/10/2019

CDC Awards Ohio $56 Million to Address Drug Addiction Crisis Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio On September 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Ohio will get $55.8 million in grants to fight the drug epidemic – part of $1.8 billion that the Centers for Disease Control and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration awarded across the nation (Source: “ Ohio Gets Almost $56 Million …

America has a whole grain problem, easy to fix | 9/10/2019

Department of Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020, adults should consume six servings of grains daily, at least 50 percent of which should be made up of whole grains. The recent CDC report reveals, however, that whole grains are just 15.8 percent of total grain intake for the average American adult. So what are whole grains, and how can Americans get more of them? Grains include oat, wheat …

NIH

Invistics Awarded NIH Grant as Part of Initiative to Help End Addiction | PRWeb | 9/10/2019

Invistics Awarded NIH Grant as Part of Initiative to Help End Addiction Share Article Drug diversion program uses machine learning to track drug theft in nursing, pharmacy and anesthesiology departments across the country ATLANTA (PRWEB … of the negative impact of drug diversion includes a recent CDC report of a Hepatitis C outbreak that was caused by a nurse diverting opioids in Washington. “This Hepatitis C outbreak is just the latest

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National Institutes of Health

Invistics Awarded NIH Grant as Part of Initiative to Help End Addiction | PRWeb | 9/10/2019

… PRWEB) September 10, 2019 Invistics, the leading provider of advanced healthcare inventory visibility and analytics software, today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the company an additional supplementary grant to further … of the negative impact of drug diversion includes a recent CDC report of a Hepatitis C outbreak that was caused by a nurse diverting opioids in Washington. “This Hepatitis C outbreak is just the latest …

Kamala Harris Clarifies Her HIV Policy Positions | 9/9/2019

CDC HIV Prevention and Surveillance, the RyanWhite HIV/AIDS program, the Minority AIDS initiative, and HIV/AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health. 3. The opioid and HIV epidemics are two of the most pressing public health challenges of our time and they are increasingly intertwined. With 41,000 new cases of hepatitis C in the United States in 2016, of which, up to 70% occurred among people who use …

Pain Management

Omron Healthcare Introduces Total Power + Heat TENS Device, Latest Addition to its Drug-Free Pain Relief Product Line | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 9/4/2019

… heart health and wellness technology, today introduced Total Power + Heat as the latest addition to its line of drug-free pain management products. Omron Total Power + Heat is a sleek, portable device that combines TENS … reports/217676/americans-prefer-drug-free-pain-management-opioids.aspx 2 CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6736a2.htm 3 Everyday Health: https://www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/using-cold-and-heat.aspx About Omron Healthcare, Inc. Omron …

Global Radiofrequency Ablation Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, 2019-2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 8/28/2019

… of chronic and cardiovascular diseases and preference for minimally invasive surgeries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is projected to affect 17.9 million in Europe by 2060 and … is segmented into surgical oncology, cardiology and cardiac rhythm management, pain management, gynecology, and cosmetology. Surgical oncology held the largest market share in 2018. Surgical oncology is gaining traction as radiofrequency ablation can be used …

WebMD

CDC Warns of ‘Super’ Salmonella in Beef, Cheese - WebMD | 8/22/2019

First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pinpointed the source to contaminated beef from U.S. sources and soft Mexican cheese, which suggests that cattle in both countries are infected. “The resistant strains developed in animals, and those strains can then be transmitted to humans …

Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising - WebMD | 8/22/2019

I would say my chest felt like it was collapsing and tightening up, and I couldn’t breathe ,” he told CBS News . After going to the emergency room, doctors told him his right lung had a hole in it and they would have to put a chest tube in immediately. Two days later, a surgeon repaired the hole. Ammirata believes his vaping was the culprit behind his collapsed lung , and he …

Merck

Merck Announces First Nine “Safer Childbirth Cities” Committed to Reducing Maternal Deaths and Narrowing Disparities in the US | BioSpace | 9/10/2019

Merck Announces First Nine “Safer Childbirth Cities” Committed to Reducing Maternal Deaths and Narrowing Disparities in the US Published: Sep 10, 2019 KENILWORTH, N.J.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Merck & Company (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the … or childbirth complication than a White woman, according to the CDC . “Each of the selected coalitions is pursuing solutions that are most impactful for their communities,” noted Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, lead and executive director

Oral Cancer Therapeutics Market - Global Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023: Development of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery Systems - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 9/3/2019

… the mass about the risk factors, and signs and symptoms and encouraging them to discuss this with their dental professionals. CDC continues its effort to promote oral cancer research, surveillance and comprehensive educational sources for … and Co. Endo International Plc F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Merck & Co., Inc. Mylan NV Pfizer Inc. Sanofi Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/l6lrpi Contacts ResearchAndMarkets.com …

Pfizer

Pharma company’s HIV research becomes a theater project | 9/9/2019

CDC statistic that, at the current infection rates, one out of every two black men in the U.S. who has sex with men will be infected with HIV in their lifetime. advertisement ViiV, the HIV-focused joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi, realized it had to think outside the box if it wanted to present the implications of its research in a way that would resonate. Boring old PowerPoint …

Oral Cancer Therapeutics Market - Global Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023: Development of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery Systems - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 9/3/2019

… the mass about the risk factors, and signs and symptoms and encouraging them to discuss this with their dental professionals. CDC continues its effort to promote oral cancer research, surveillance and comprehensive educational sources for … F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Merck & Co., Inc. Mylan NV Pfizer Inc. Sanofi Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/l6lrpi Contacts ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager …

Purdue Pharma

Opioids stole approximately 250,000 years of life expectancy in Oklahoma - MarketWatch | 8/27/2019

… in a settlement. The state had previously reached settlements with two other companies — a $270-million deal with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and an $85-million settlement with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA … increases in death rates involving prescription opioids, according to the CDC. Among Americans aged 65 and older, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study …

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/27/2019

Secret Records About Purdue Pharma’s Marketing Techniques During Early Days Of Opioid Crisis To Be Released Stat has been in a years-long legal battle in the Kentucky court system to unseal the records. Those … in some cities, according to the latest information from the CDC, causing health officials to look at new ways to combat rising temperatures. “Phoenix and other cities of the Southwest are the canary in the

Gilead Sciences

Kick HIV Care Out of the Clinic | Medscape | 9/6/2019

… on the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan by Robert Redfield, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hoisting signs saying “Trans People Must Lead,” “Clusters Are People,” and “Eyes Off My … of the plan, meaningful community involvement in CDC negotiations with Gilead Sciences to guarantee lower costs for the HIV prevention pill Truvada , and the implementation of a two-step gender question in CDC surveillance systems …

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/22/2019

… makers don’t want to advertise their prices because they’re ashamed. (Florko, 8/21) Lung Illnesses Among Vapers Is Growing: FDA Joins CDC’s Investigation As 153 Cases In 16 States Are Identified Federal and state officials say … On A Controversial HIV Prevention Pill In an unexpected move, Gilead Sciences (GILD) is challenging patents held by the federal government for using the Truvada pill to prevent HIV, a drug that has sparked controversy …

Novartis

Seqirus Presents New Scientific Data Comparing Circulating Influenza B Viruses With Both Cell-Based and Egg-Based Influenza B Reference Viruses | PR Newswire | 8/31/2019

… Madin-Darby Canine Kidney [MDCK] cells) over multiple influenza seasons. 1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), growing influenza viruses in eggs can introduce changes in the vaccine strain that may … established on 31 July 2015 following CSL’s acquisition of the Novartis influenza vaccines business. As one of the largest influenza vaccine providers in the world, Seqirus is a major contributor to the prevention of influenza …

Seqirus Presents New Scientific Data Comparing Circulating Influenza B Viruses With Both Cell-Based and Egg-Based Influenza B Reference Viruses | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 8/31/2019

… Madin-Darby Canine Kidney [MDCK] cells) over multiple influenza seasons. 1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), growing influenza viruses in eggs can introduce changes in the vaccine strain that may … established on 31 July 2015 following CSL’s acquisition of the Novartis influenza vaccines business. As one of the largest influenza vaccine providers in the world, Seqirus is a major contributor to the prevention of influenza …

Medtronic

Global $59Bn+ Micro-Electronic Medical Implants Market to 2027 - Growing Healthcare Market in Developing Economies - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 9/3/2019

… vagus nerve lead, programming system and patient kit that delivers autonomic regulation therapy that promotes improvements in heart function. Also, Medtronic in May 2018, announced a clinical study for its newly developed Micra Transcatheter Pacing … World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), European Patent Office (EPO), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), International Trade Administration (ITA), Medical Technology Association of Japan (MTJAPAN), and others. Market Dynamics Drivers Increasing …

Global $59Bn+ Micro-Electronic Medical Implants Market to 2027 - Growing Healthcare Market in Developing Economies - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/3/2019

… vagus nerve lead, programming system and patient kit that delivers autonomic regulation therapy that promotes improvements in heart function. Also, Medtronic in May 2018, announced a clinical study for its newly developed Micra Transcatheter Pacing … World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), European Patent Office (EPO), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), International Trade Administration (ITA), Medical Technology Association of Japan (MTJAPAN), and others. Market Dynamics Increasing Burden …

Apple Health

Amid Trump Tariffs, Farm Bankruptcies, And Suicides Rise | Forbes | 8/30/2019

I cover technology companies, worldwide economies and the stock market Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Pat Sheldon, a corn and soybean farmer from Percival, Iowa. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post/Getty Images Farmers are pretty much under stress all the time since many factors that affect their livelihood are outside of their control. However, over the past few years the …

Apple Health employee departures show split over ambitions | CNBC | 8/20/2019

… to Douglas Beck, a vice president of Americas and Northeast Asia. These four leaders manage hundreds of people working within Apple Health, which has been aggressively hiring and expanding in recent years. At present, there’s … expenditures are for people with chronic diseases, according to the CDC. One faction wanted to introduce a telemedicine service and move into health payments to simplify insurance billing, but it was not successful in driving …

GlaxoSmithKline

Pharma company’s HIV research becomes a theater project | 9/9/2019

CDC statistic that, at the current infection rates, one out of every two black men in the U.S. who has sex with men will be infected with HIV in their lifetime. advertisement ViiV, the HIV-focused joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi, realized it had to think outside the box if it wanted to present the implications of its research in a way that would resonate. Boring old PowerPoint …

Obamacare Plans Are Turning a Profit: Brainstorm Health | Fortune | 8/23/2019

… rights by compelling such disclosures. GSK’s long-acting HIV injection may only need to be taken six times a year. GlaxoSmithKline has been working on an injectable, two-drug HIV combo treatment that could potentially … at home). ( Reuters ) THE BIG PICTURE Drug-resistant salmonella has CDC on edge. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of treatment-resistant salmonella which appears to have infected more than 250 …

Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher Scientific Supports Sepsis Awareness Month in September | PR Newswire | 9/3/2019

WALTHAM, Mass. , Sept. 3, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces its support of Sepsis Awareness Month to drive awareness around sepsis, a complex clinical syndrome and a leading cause of … 2654187 3 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022139 4 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db62.pdf Media Contact Information: Amy Crosby Thermo Fisher Scientific 978-387-5712 [email protected] SOURCE Thermo Fisher Scientific Related Links https://www.thermofisher.com

Global Thyroid Function Test Market Review 2017-2018 & Forecast 2019-2027 - Focus on TSH, T4, T3, and Other Tests | PR Newswire | 8/10/2019

CDC) research findings the prevalence rate of thyroid disorder in the United States is 14.5 per 100,000 people. Existence of major players such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Siemens Healthineers, etc. bolster the market growth in North America . In the second position is Europe accounting for 32% market share primarily due to rising prevalence of Graves’ disease in the Eastern European region. Asia-Pacific region holds 18 …

ROTH Capital Partners

Attunity Ltd. Announces Closing of Option Relating to Public Offering of Ordinary Shares | PR Newswire | 12/21/2017

… expenses, bringing the total net proceeds to Attunity from the offering to approximately $21.4 million. William Blair , Needham & Company and Roth Capital Partners acted as joint bookrunners for the offering. This press release shall not … data replication and distribution, test data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automation, data usage analytics, and cloud data delivery. Attunity has supplied innovative …

William Blair

Attunity Ltd. Announces Closing of Option Relating to Public Offering of Ordinary Shares | PR Newswire | 12/21/2017

… discounts and other estimated offering expenses, bringing the total net proceeds to Attunity from the offering to approximately $21.4 million. William Blair , Needham & Company and Roth Capital Partners acted as joint bookrunners for the offering … data replication and distribution, test data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automation, data usage analytics, and cloud data delivery. Attunity has supplied innovative …

Needham & Company

Attunity Ltd. Announces Closing of Option Relating to Public Offering of Ordinary Shares | PR Newswire | 12/21/2017

… other estimated offering expenses, bringing the total net proceeds to Attunity from the offering to approximately $21.4 million. William Blair , Needham & Company and Roth Capital Partners acted as joint bookrunners for the offering. This press … data replication and distribution, test data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automation, data usage analytics, and cloud data delivery. Attunity has supplied innovative …

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley and Petra Capital backs ABS | PE Hub | 8/19/2019

Morgan Stanley and Petra Capital backs ABS August 19, 2019 Alternative Behavior Strategies , a provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors were Morgan Stanley … in 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that estimated about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. were identified with ASD.ii “With this new investment, ABS will be able to continue

Alternative Behavior Strategies Receives Funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital | Business Wire | 8/19/2019

… leading provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, announced today it has received funding from private equity platform Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital along with Petra Capital Partners, investing in the next stage of … in 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that estimated about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. were identified with ASD. ii “With this new investment, ABS will be able to …

International Finance Corporation

Rendeavour Rolls Out 30 MW Solar Strategy in Kenya | PR Newswire | 4/15/2019

CDC Group and International Finance Corporation, Africa Logistics Properties at Tatu Industrial Park is the largest Grade A warehousing in Kenya . Other developments at Tatu City, a 5,000-acre new city, include schools by Nova Pioneer and Crawford International, as well as more than 5,000 homes under construction and development. About Tatu City ( www.tatucity.com ) Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district …

Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C | TechCrunch | 11/23/2017

Portea Medical founder and CEO Meena Ganesh Portea Medical , one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Qualcomm Ventures. Portea has now raised a …

Andreessen Horowitz

Omada Health Raises $73 Million to Accelerate Program Expansion | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/26/2019

… enables them to deliver personalized interventions at scale. The company proved the model for digital care as the nation’s largest CDC-recognized provider of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and has now launched programs over … company in digital healthcare,” added Vijay Pande , General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Since our first investment, the team’s vision, rigorous clinical focus, and intelligent application of sustainable behavior change across multiple conditions has raised the …

8VC

Acutus Medical Announces $170 Million in Financing | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/20/2019

… innovative technologies designed to provide physicians and patients with improved results. The Series D equity financing round includes new investors 8VC, Opaleye Management, Pura Vida Investments, among others. The round also included strong participation from … 2 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 6.1 million Americans may be living with the most common type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AF), which incrementally costs the United …

Rising Tide

Teamsters Score Critical Legal Victory As First Step In Reversing Rising Tide Of Deadly Opioid Crisis | PR Newswire | 7/16/2019

… PBMs to take immediate steps to align their standard national formularies to the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline to dramatically reduce the escalating distribution and abuse of prescription opioids. Judge Polster … of Judge Polster’s order.” The Teamsters’ focus on stemming the rising tide of the Opioid crisis began at the Teamsters’ 29th International Convention in 2016, where a Teamster official from Ohio shared the tragic story …

Cory Booker and Ayanna Pressley introduce bill to address maternal mortality | CBS News | 5/8/2019

… die yearly in the U.S. because of delivery complications and pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC says The bill also … coverage for pregnant women, we can begin to stem the rising tide of maternal mortality and close the egregious racial gaps that exist in maternal and infant health outcomes.” A USA Today investigation of maternal …

Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm Ventures Continues Investment In Portea Medical | Seeking Alpha | 11/24/2017

Qualcomm Ventures Continues Investment In Portea Medical Nov.24.17 Qualcomm Ventures has made a follow-on investment in Portea Medical’s $26 million Series C financing round. Portea is developing a platform for home healthcare services … Series C round included lead investors Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, as well as Accel Partners and International Finance Corp. Sabre is an India-based private equity firm that specializes in middle market investments. Valuation

Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C | TechCrunch | 11/23/2017

Portea Medical founder and CEO Meena Ganesh Portea Medical , one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Qualcomm Ventures. Portea has now raised a …

Echo Health Ventures

DispatchHealth Raises $33 Million To Bring More House Calls To Patients | Forbes | 5/8/2019

… Series B funding on Tuesday. The latest round is led by prior backers Questa Capital and Alta Partners and adds Echo Health Ventures, which will have a seat on the company’s board. DispatchHealth aims to … conditions inspired him to found the company. According to the CDC, three in four Americans age 65 and older are living with multiple chronic conditions. Prather says his company’s platform, which primarily serves Medicare and …

HCA

Mysterious Vaping Lung Injuries May Have Flown Under Regulatory Radar | Kaiser Health News | 8/27/2019

… unregulated. /p p As of Aug. 22, 193 potential vaping-related illnesses in 22 states had been a href=”https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/s0821-cdc-fda-states-e-cigarettes.html” reported to the Centers for … you vape,” said Harris, a critical care pulmonologist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. “It’s purported to be safe, but how do you know if it’s safe? To me, it’s a very dangerous thing …

Providers Lack Tools to Boost Patient Safety, Achieve Zero Harm | Patient Engagement HIT | 8/26/2019

… at the crux of creating a positive patient experience, according to new data from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. Creating a positive patient experience has become an essential part of medical practice, with … zero harm, the Joint Commission said, citing statistics from the CDC. Overall, only 49 percent of those surveyed strongly agreed their organizations had the resources needed to achieve zero harm. Forty-seven percent said they …

Mayo Clinic

New research, recent controversies question vitamin D benefits in CVD | 9/6/2019

… has also been investigated as a strategy for CVD prevention, but results to date have been negative. According to recent CDC statistics, approximately 45% of middle-aged women and 38% of middle-aged men report … the division of endocrinology, metabolism, diabetes and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, told Cardiology Today . “Like most things …

US immigration detention centres see nearly 1,000 cases of mumps this year, new report says | Yahoo News | 8/31/2019

… do not believe immunisation is appropriate for detainees since the facilities are designed for short stays. Immunisations, according to the CDC, are the most effective way of preventing mumps. “In general, due to the short … causes headache, fever, muscle aches, and swollen cheeks, according to Mayo Clinic. The symptoms can cause pain while chewing or swallowing, and around 80 to 90 per cent of individuals who are not immunised. In …

Cleveland Clinic

Deaths from heart disease are rising dramatically – are you at risk? | 9/7/2019

… rising dramatically since 2012. [i] Deaths from cardiovascular disease increased 4% between 2011 and 2017, according to researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. [ii] While cardiovascular risk factors include age and family … as poor circulation, kidney failure and stroke. According to the Cleveland Clinic, [v] everyone, regardless of gender, age or history of heart disease, should aim to maintain a low LDL cholesterol level of less than …

Deaths from heart disease are rising dramatically “ are you at risk? | 9/6/2019

… rising dramatically since 2012.[i] Deaths from cardiovascular disease increased 4% between 2011 and 2017, according to researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.[ii] While cardiovascular risk factors include age and family … as poor circulation, kidney failure and stroke. According to the Cleveland Clinic,[v] everyone, regardless of gender, age or history of heart disease, should aim to maintain a low LDL cholesterol level of less than …

Kaiser Permanente

CDC urges Americans to stop vaping as they investigate related lung illnesses | 9/10/2019

The CDC has urged Americans to stop vaping as they investigate hundreds of possible vaping-related lung illnesses resulting in five deaths.In California, there have been 36 cases of the illness.While most of those with the illness say they vape THC or CBD, there is a small percentage reporting they vape nicotine.Dr. Mickey Sachdeva, a Pumlmonolgist at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno, said the effects of vaping are different than smoking …

Whole-Person, Medication-Assisted Treatment Facility to Focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences as a New Nashville Service Provider | Business Wire | 9/4/2019

CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, found that individuals with more childhood adversity faced a dramatically higher likelihood of becoming an alcoholic and an increased risk of attempted suicide. “Integration is the biggest gap in the current patient care structure and our new efforts with IHC are aiming to cover all levels of care,” said Dr. Sumrok. “We have assembled an extraordinary team of renowned medical leaders that will …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Deaths from heart disease are rising dramatically – are you at risk? | 9/7/2019

BPT) - Following years of decline, deaths from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, have been rising dramatically since 2012. [i] Deaths from cardiovascular disease increased 4% between 2011 and 2017, according to researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. [ii] While cardiovascular risk factors include age and family history, they also include personal habits, such as diet, weight, physical activities and smoking. According to the CDC

Deaths from heart disease are rising dramatically “ are you at risk? | 9/6/2019

BPT) - Following years of decline, deaths from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, have been rising dramatically since 2012.[i] Deaths from cardiovascular disease increased 4% between 2011 and 2017, according to researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.[ii] While cardiovascular risk factors include age and family history, they also include personal habits, such as diet, weight, physical activities and smoking. According to the CDC

Harvard Medical School

New research, recent controversies question vitamin D benefits in CVD | 9/6/2019

… has also been investigated as a strategy for CVD prevention, but results to date have been negative. According to recent CDC statistics, approximately 45% of middle-aged women and 38% of middle-aged men report … Manson, MD, DrPH, FAHA, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said there is no blanket recommendation on vitamin D supplementation for CVD prevention. Source: Cardiology Today. What constitutes the “optimal” level of …

Potentially Flawed University Study Reports Adults Who Mix Cannabis With Opioids for Pain Relief Experience Higher Anxiety And Depression | Forbes | 8/23/2019

… Regulation (DFCR), a physician organization that supports the legalization of cannabis with sensible regulation. He is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grinspoon denounces marijuana’s Schedule I classification and extolls cannabis as an … crisis. Provisional data from the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics estimates there were 68,500 fatal opioid-related overdoses in 2018. Approximately 68% of the more than 70,200 …

AHN

First Death Reported as Cases Linked to Vaping Rise | WebMD | 8/24/2019

… 2019 – An adult from Illinois is the first person reported to die from severe lung injuries related to vaping, the CDC said Friday. Public health officials did not release any additional details about the adult … Wilson, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York City. Vaping, or the use of battery-powered electronic …

Massachusetts General Hospital

Lyme disease: How we discovered it and where we go from here - The Boston Globe | 8/22/2019

B eginning in late 1975, as a fellow in rheumatology at Yale and a former CDC investigator, I led an investigation of a cluster of children in Lyme, Conn., many of whom had been diagnosed … by this tick remained elusive. Advertisement Dr. Allen Steere, of Massachusetts General Hospital, examined a Lyme-disease patient. (Wendy Maeda/Globe staff/file 2013) Because of the European experience, we began studies of penicillin therapy

Marianne Williamson gives confusing answer on whether she supports anti-vaxxers | Business Insider | 8/1/2019

… vaccine program in America. While studies suggest that the rate of chronic disease in America has indeed increased, with the CDC estimating that six in 10 adults in the US suffer from a chronic illness … of Medicine, by Lynne Levitsky, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital also dealt with the subject. It said that, while some vaccines pose a very small risk of adverse reaction, studies suggest the …

Mount Sinai Hospital

Doctors Expected a Brain Tumor. It Was a Tapeworm | WebMD | 6/10/2019

… Finally, a brain scan revealed what seemed to be the cause: a marble-sized tumor. In September 2018, doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City scheduled Rachel for surgery, expecting to find cancer … providers may not be familiar with it, according to the CDC. “The suspicion of neurocysticercosis in someone who hasn’t traveled is low,” says Coyle. “We’re talking about a handful of people who’ve acquired it in …

RMA of New York Physicians Recognized for 18ᵗʰ Year as “Best Doctors” by New York Magazine | PR Newswire | 6/6/2019

… Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai . The Mount Sinai Hospital annually achieves “Honor Roll” status in the U.S. News & World Report “Best … Technology (SART) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is internationally recognized for achieving high success rates in the treatment of infertility. RMA of New York maximizes access to care by helping …

Northwestern Medicine

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is cutting into heart disease progress | NBC News | 8/27/2019

… are not seeing that translate into improvement in death rates is concerning,” study author Dr. Sadiya Khan, a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, said. Khan and her colleagues searched a public Centers for Disease … 93 million U.S. adults are considered obese , according to the CDC, and almost as many — 84 million — have prediabetes. An additional 30 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes. We’ve noticed the leading edge of an …

What Is Scabies? This Skin Infestation Causes an Itchy, Contagious Rash | Yahoo News | 5/23/2019

… the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. “The mite is microscopic, so not visible to the naked eye,” Edidiong Kaminska, MD, dermatologist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, tells Health . “It has eight legs and can burrow and lay … system are more likely to develop an infestation, according to CDC . RELATED: This Man’s Rash Turned Out to Be HPV People can “catch” scabies from others who have the condition. “Scabies is contagious and is …

Aetna

LifeOmic launches chronic disease prevention app | MobiHealthNews | 8/8/2019

… will be able to deliver results of the test results via the new app. WHY IT MATTERS According to the CDC , six in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease, and four in … wellness rewards program developed in a partnership between Apple and Aetna. Meeting these goals and challenges will earn rewards points that members can spend on gift cards, or redeem to offset the cost of the …

Fossil’s latest smartwatch comes preloaded with Cardiogram | MobiHealthNews | 8/5/2019

… of death in the US. Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million people in the US, according to the CDC . Chances of the condition increase with age, impacting around 9 percent of people over … Health Insurance announced a partnership with Cardiogram Care in April, Aetna launched their Apple Watch program in May, and United Healthcare’s motion program now includes WearOS by Google, Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung, Apple Watch, and more …

Health Net

Men's Health Checklist for Every Age | Yahoo News | 6/16/2019

… see on some kind of regular basis,” he says. To help men safeguard their health, we’ve gathered recommendations from the CDC, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (a national, independent panel of medical experts), and … M.P.H., vice president of the nonprofit health education group Men’s Health Network, says all men should consider STD testing any time they change sexual partners. Men will need to request this screening at the doctor’s …

Aspenti Health™ Wins Clinical Lab 2.0 Innovation Award Demonstrating the Clinical Laboratory as a First Responder to the Opioid Crisis | PRWeb | 5/22/2019

CDC), social determinants of health (SDH) account for more than half of patient health and wellness. (1) For patients with substance use disorders, social determinants have a significant impact on their path to recovery. In collaboration, Aspenti Health, Staple Health and The University of Vermont Health Network, integrated routine medical laboratory testing with SDH to impact substance use care. Social determinants were assessed as predictors for laboratory findings, such as …

Humana

Humana Sees Population Health Gains for Medicare Advantage Members | HealthPayer Intelligence | 4/24/2019

Humana Sees Population Health Gains for Medicare Advantage Members The Bold Goal program has improved population health for Humana Medicare Advantage members since 2015. 24, 2019 - Medicare Advantage members living in Humana’s seven original Bold … and beyond. Since the program began, Humana has used the CDC’s health-related quality of life measurement, known as Healthy Days, to track and trend progress. Healthy Days takes the whole person into account by

Humana screened 500,000 members for social determinants of health in 2018 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/22/2019

Humana screened 500,000 members for social determinants of health in 2018 Morgan Haefner - Print Email Half a million of Humana’s members, employees and patients were screened for social determinants of health last year, according to … the health insurer said . Humana tracks “Healthy Days” using the CDC’s quality of life measurement.While overall Unhealthy Days have improved, members’ mentally Unhealthy Days offset some gains. For example, Humana Medicare Advantage members in Florida’s

Indian Health Service

Abt Expands Opioid Quality Improvement Collaborative, Aims To Improve Chronic Pain Care | Globe Newswire | 8/14/2019

… to a second cohort of healthcare systems. The Collaborative’s goal is to support healthcare systems in implementing recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC Guideline) and using associated QI measures … UPMC Pinnacle (PA). The first cohort includes: Atrius Health (MA), Indian Health Service (OR), Montefiore Medical Center (NY), St. Mary’s/Clearwater Valley (ID) and Stormont Vail Health (KS). Integral to the project are 16 clinical …

HHS Quality Summit to Examine Federal Value-Based Care Programs | RevCycle Intelligence | 7/11/2019

CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Indian Health Service (IHS). According to the announcement, the group will “offer critical insight into discussions surrounding the modernization of HHS’s quality programs that will build upon a patient-centered approach that increases competition, quality, and access to care.” They will also work to identify regulations that burden providers and the mechanisms needed to enhance the delivery of high-quality care. HHS …

UnitedHealthcare

20 proposed billing codes for nonmedical health needs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/1/2019

The American Medical Association and UnitedHealthcare are collaborating to support the creation of 20 new ICD-10 codes related to social determinants of health. The codes aim to more effectively address nonmedical issues, such as food, housing, transportation and the ability to afford medicine, utilities and other services. The proposal for the codes was submitted to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee, which includes members from the CDC and …

Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas? | Yahoo News | 7/17/2019

UnitedHealthcare Global, which is part of UnitedHealthcare, the largest health insurer in the U.S. If your insurer does provide coverage for medical treatment you get in another country, the care is typically reimbursed at an out-of-network rate, which means higher out-of-pocket costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you ask your insurer about exclusions for injuries related to terrorist attacks , acts of …

Cigna

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) CEO Herm Cukier on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/9/2019

… we saw an important improvement in coverage of approximately 6 million lives. During our Q1 call, we discussed the recent Cigna commercial formulary wins and I’m excited to report the sales team has done excellent … the task force. And ultimately, perhaps as well with the CDC, as they perhaps consider the future evolution of their particular opioid use guideline. So, I think, it was a stepping stone towards a continuation …

CVS Health Expands Diabetes Program, Includes Preventive Care | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/31/2019

… scale it records their weight and transfers data automatically to their online, personal profile. The module also relies on a CDC-approved app that guides members through a 12-month curriculum. The app is designed … exercise, and to maintain their new, healthier lifestyle. READ MORE: Cigna’s Digital Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Costs, Ups Outcomes CVS Health uses a similar approach when expanding its program to address hypertension. Members who have …

Wellcare

WellCare Donates $15,000 to Support the Family Café | PR Newswire | 6/7/2019

… WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) and its Staywell Health Plan have donated $15,000 to sponsor the 21st Annual Family Café in Orlando, Florida June 7-9 . Approximately 61 million U.S. adults (26%) are living with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Florida , the rate is higher with approximately 28% of adults living with some type of disability. Staywell Health Plans, Inc. is a …

WellCare Helps Florida Members Better Manage Chronic Conditions | PR Newswire | 6/5/2019

TAMPA, Fla. , June 5, By 2025, chronic diseases – the leading cause of death and disability in the United States – will affect an estimated 164 million Americans , or nearly half of the current U.S. population. To address this looming crisis, WellCare of Florida , a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) company, is helping its members better manage their chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , chronic diseases …

Wellcare Health Plans

WellCare Donates $15,000 to Support the Family Café | PR Newswire | 6/7/2019

… WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) and its Staywell Health Plan have donated $15,000 to sponsor the 21st Annual Family Café in Orlando, Florida June 7-9 . Approximately 61 million U.S. adults (26%) are living with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Florida , the rate is higher with approximately 28% of adults living with some type of disability. Staywell Health Plans, Inc. is a …

WellCare Helps Florida Members Better Manage Chronic Conditions | PR Newswire | 6/5/2019

TAMPA, Fla. , June 5, By 2025, chronic diseases – the leading cause of death and disability in the United States – will affect an estimated 164 million Americans , or nearly half of the current U.S. population. To address this looming crisis, WellCare of Florida , a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) company, is helping its members better manage their chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , chronic diseases …

UCare

Peroxfarma Moves Forward With Plans to Introduce Epaplus Nutritional Supplements to the U.S. Consumer | PR Newswire | 7/1/2019

… Peroxfarma developed Epaplus Arthicare because joint problems are a major health issue that diminishes a person’s quality of life. The CDC reports that 23 percent of all adults – more than 54 million people – suffer from … as Epaplus Arthicare, Epaplus Sleepcare, Epaplus Skincare, Epaplus Vigorcare, Epaplus Immucare, Epaplus Digestcare and Epaplus Vitalcare. All Epaplus supplements undergo rigorous clinical studies to check their effectiveness. “We are a health and wellness company that …

Plymouth Prioritizes the Health of Kids Over Big Tobacco Profits | PR Newswire | 11/29/2017

… Public support for raising the age is strong: A 2015 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that three out of four American adults support the move. “ Plymouth city leaders … Chamber of Commerce, Tobacco Free Alliance, Twin Cities Medical Society, UCare and WellShare International. Find out more at: smokefreegenmn.org. View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/plymouth-prioritizes-the-health-of-kids-over …

Oscar Health

House oversight panel to probe growth of copycat fentanyl | Modern Healthcare | 7/13/2019

… been pushed back several times over the years, and lawmakers are looking to delay implementation once again. July 15-16: As Oscar Health has proven, there’s a healthy appetite to shop online for insurance in today’s … period for updates to guidelines on assessing cancer clusters. The CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry are working on the guidelines to help public health agencies better respond to clusters. July …

Nutrition startup Noom rakes in $58M | MobiHealthNews | 5/6/2019

… Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and a number of individual investors including Whats App cofounder Jan Koum, DoorDash cofounder Tony Xu, and Oscar Health cofounder Scooter Braun. WHAT THEY DO Noom’s platform is focused on creating behavioral … fully mobile diabetes prevention program to be recognized by the CDC. Since it was founded in 2008 Noom, first called WorkSmart Lab, has raised a total of $144.7 million, according to crunchbase . WHAT IT’S FOR …

Donald Trump

Dow Nosedives After Trump Tells Companies to Ditch China | Nasdaq | 8/24/2019

… for U.S. stocks. Traders early on were reacting to the newest tariff retaliation from China , which prompted tweets from President Donald Trump ordering American companies to find “an alternative to China .” Huge losses from tech … This comes a week after the Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) said it was investigating a number of lung illnesses potentially related to e-cigarettes. ( Reuters ) If China’s newly proposed tariffs go into effect, automakers …

Deepening mystery of lung illness linked to vaping - POLITICO | 8/22/2019

… cigarettes, as patients across at least 16 states report severe breathing problems. — Medical and ethical experts are asking why President Donald Trump said he’d instructed the VA to buy a drug to treat depression in … LINKED TO VAPING — That’s according to the latest alert from CDC on Wednesday, which announced that it’s working with FDA to investigate a cluster of illnesses that may be related to use of e-cigarettes …

Alex Azar

HHS, CDC heads will visit Congo amid Ebola outbreak | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/10/2019

HHS Secretary Alex Azar will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak zone with several other White House officials, reports STAT . Mr. Azar announced the trip Sept. 10. The following officials will join him in visiting northeastern Congo, Uganda and Rwanda: Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Robert Redfield, MD, director of the CDC Tim Ziemer, senior deputy assistant administrator of …

States get $1.8 billion to battle opioid epidemic | Modern Healthcare | 9/4/2019

… the lag time between the calculation of overprescribing, addiction and overdose rates and finding an appropriate response. Of this money, CDC is releasing $301 million this year and the grants were calculated based on the … Act and have continued to boost the funding . HHS Secretary Alex Azar and senior adviser to the president Kellyanne Conway used the funding announcement to showcase recent declines in opioid-related deaths and opioid prescriptions …

Sanjay Gupta

E-cigarettes: Illinois resident dies after lung illness that could be linked to vaping - CNN | 8/23/2019

… in 16 states that the agency reported Wednesday. At the time, there were no known deaths reported, the agency said. CDC: 153 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states possibly linked to vaping The … up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. “However, no specific product has been identified in all cases, nor has any product been conclusively …

Mackenzie Bean

Superbugs focus of new coalition of scientists, biotech leaders | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/22/2019

Superbugs focus of new coalition of scientists, biotech leaders Mackenzie Bean - Print Email A group of scientists, policy experts and biotech leaders launched a coalition Aug. 21 to combat superbugs. The Working to Fight AMR … Impact Fund at Novo Holdings Julie Louise Gerberding , MD, former CDC director and executive vice president and chief patient officer at Merck Eric Kimble , chief commercial officer at Entasis Therapeutics Werner Lanthaler , PhD, CEO at

Measles caused 124 hospitalizations this year: 3 updates | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Measles caused 124 hospitalizations this year: 3 updates Mackenzie Bean - The CDC confirmed 21 additional measles cases last week, bringing the national total to 1,203 as of Aug. 15. Three updates: 1. So far, 124 measles patients have required hospitalization this year, and 64 reported complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis. 2. Thirty states have reported measles cases this year. New York, Washington state and California are still experiencing measles …

Brenda Fitzgerald

U.S. flu-related hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade: agency | Yahoo News | 2/3/2018

CDC began its current hospital flu surveillance program during the 2009-2010 H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Schuchat was named acting CDC director earlier this week after Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned from the post because of financial conflicts of interest, including purchases of tobacco and healthcare stocks while in office. Flu is widespread in 48 states, down from 49 last week, with Oregon reporting less flu activity, the CDC said. “We are …

Scott Gottlieb

More than 150 cases of vaping-related lung disease being investigated across the U.S. | NBC News | 8/22/2019

The FDA, which regulates e-cigarettes, says it is working with the CDC and state health officials to gather more information as more than 150 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses are being investigated across the country. The former head of the FDA Scott Gottlieb calls it an “addiction crisis …

FDA Investigates 127 Seizure Reports Potentially Linked To Vaping | Forbes | 8/8/2019

CDC recommends that nonsmokers stay away from vaping. Crucial quote: “Ninety-two additional reports over that short period of a time is concerning,” said former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Wednesday . What to watch for: More reports of e-cigarette users experiencing seizures. The FDA has an online form to collect these. Key background: A patent for the first modern e-cigarette was registered in 2003. Since then, e-cigarette use …

Anne-Marie Kommers

CDC: Drug-resistant salmonella infects 255 people | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/23/2019

CDC: Drug-resistant salmonella infects 255 people Anne-Marie Kommers - Print Email A strain of salmonella that may be resistant to antibiotic treatment has sickened over 250 people in 32 states, the CDC announced Aug. 22. The strain infected 255 people from June 2018 to March 2019. Sixty people were hospitalized and two died. While most Salmonella patients recover on their own, those with severe infections need antibiotics, reported CW …

CDC investigates cluster of lung diseases potentially linked to e-cigarettes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

CDC investigates cluster of lung diseases potentially linked to e-cigarettes Anne-Marie Kommers - Print Email The CDC is investigating a cluster of serious lung illnesses, which the agency believes may be linked to e-cigarette use. Fourteen states have reported 94 possible cases of lung illnesses since June 28, with 30 cases in Wisconsin alone. The CDC said it needs more information to determine whether the cases were caused …

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Clarifies Her HIV Policy Positions | 9/9/2019

… The survey was sent to every major presidential candidate. candidates. A summary of responses can be found here . Here’s what Kamala Harris had to say. Plus: Earlier this year, the Trump administration introduced their plan … a funding increase for a number of important initiatives including CDC HIV Prevention and Surveillance, the RyanWhite HIV/AIDS program, the Minority AIDS initiative, and HIV/AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health. 3 …

First Edition: August 30, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/30/2019

… building new facilities” for the mentally ill as a way to reduce mass shootings. (Freking, 8/30) Reuters: White House Hopeful Kamala Harris To Emphasize Access For Individuals With Disabilities U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris … happening in 15 facilities in seven states. (8/29) The Hill: CDC Reports 900 Mumps Cases In Migrant Detention Facilities Over Past Year Most of the facilities that saw mumps outbreaks were run by private companies …

Cory Booker

2020 Daily Trail Markers: DSCC raises $4.8 million in July | CBS News | 8/21/2019

The DSCC outraised the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee by $440,000 in the month of July. FROM THE CANDIDATES CORY BOOKER New Jersey Senator Cory Booker met with Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Pete Lopez … 2018 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suicide rates rose by 48.3% in New Hampshire between 1999-2016, the third sharpest spike in the country. New Hampshire still ranks fourth in the

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Inside the Iowa ground game | CBS News | 8/7/2019

… Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg all have more than 50 full time paid staffers. Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke all have … licensing program, allowing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research gun violence and supporting red flag laws, which would grant judges the ability to seize guns from an owner who is a …

Bernie Sanders

First Edition: August 26, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/26/2019

… and Arkin, 8/25) The Hill: Sanders Doubles Down On ‘Medicare For All’ Defense: ‘We Have Not Changed One Word’ Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 White House hopeful, on Sunday dismissed criticism that he … uninsured people just between 2016 and 2017. (Sullivan, 8/25) Reuters: CDC Flags One Death And Nearly 200 Cases Of Lung Illnesses In U.S., Possibly Tied To Vaping The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 8/22/2019

… makers don’t want to advertise their prices because they’re ashamed. (Florko, 8/21) Lung Illnesses Among Vapers Is Growing: FDA Joins CDC’s Investigation As 153 Cases In 16 States Are Identified Federal and state officials say … Center within the Ohio Homeland Security office. (Borchardt, 8/21) Elections Bernie Sanders Seeks To Sooth Organized Labor’s Fears About ‘Medicare For All’ Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would ensure that labor unions have more negotiating …