Health & Fitness

Staffers unhappy with company wellness programs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/8 2:39A Anne Stych
U.S. employee attitudes about workplace health and well-being programs have become more negative over time, but more employers are recognizing the importance of supporting workers' physical and medical health and striving to improve their programs,...

No hormone-based contraceptive risk-free, study finds

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/7 2:51A Anne Stych
New birth control methods that use lower doses of hormones to prevent pregnancy still increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to a study of 1.8 million Danish women published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The...

FDA seeks new ways to unhook smokers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/6 2:33A Anne Stych
If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, good luck: It’s one of the most difficult goals to achieve. In fact, only 15 percent of people who try to quit smoking are successful six months later.  But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Femtech innovators target pregnancy challenges

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/4 2:41A Anne Stych
Two femtech innovators are targeting niche markets in women’s health with products that address disposable pregnancy test waste and a common problem women experience after giving birth. Lia Diagnostics is introducing the first-ever flushable...

Your bedroom is crawling with allergens

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/1 1:48A Anne Stych
If you wake up with itchy eyes and a runny nose, it might be Fluffy’s fault. Or Fido’s. Or, you might blame it on the dust mites.  Because even if you don’t have a pet, there’s a good chance your bedroom is harboring an elevated level of...

Huffington's wellness company raises $30 million

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/30 2:02A Anne Stych
Thrive Global, the employee well-being media and technology company founded last year by Arianna Huffington, has raised $30 million in funding to accelerate its growth and build out its global platform. The funds, including $20 million from...

Health insurance brands can help millennials understand coverage

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/27 8:20P Jeff Fromm
Constant instability is the not-so-new normal in today’s America, and millennials have never known anything but this way of life. They came of age in the long shadow of 9/11 and the Great Recession, witnessing countless disasters — from Hurricane...

States ready to drop children's health program

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/27 4:00A Betsey Guzior
A federal program providing health insurance to low-income children and pregnant women has an increasingly grim prognosis. Minnesota became the first state to run out of federal portion of its funding for the Children's Health Insurance program,...

Don't get angry: Stay healthy this holiday season

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/27 3:12A Anne Stych
You burned the pie on Thanksgiving day, and your nephew’s family showed up half an hour late for dinner. It took forever to find a parking place at the mall on Black Friday, then the checkout lines were a mile long.  No wonder you’re angry. ‘Tis...

As health care changes, insurers, hospitals and drugstores team up

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/26 2:58P By Reed Abelson
Former adversaries are banding together, girding against upheaval in a rapidly changing health care environment. They also are bracing for the threats posed by interlopers like Amazon eyeing a foray into the pharmacy business or tech companies...

Watching out for health care waste, fraud and abuse

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/20 7:29A Dr. Robert Morrow
When a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted a father and son in a $16 million health insurance fraud scheme earlier this year, the charges represented a mere speck in an estimated $750 billion in healthcare fraud, waste and abuse in the United...
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