Health & Fitness

HBR: The IT transformation health care needs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/14 5:20A By Nikhil R. Sahni, Robert S. Hu
Instead of viewing IT as a transactional tool for billing, monitoring and error checking, organizations should embrace it as an instrument to help transform the way they deliver medical care.

Prepare your workplace, employees for the flu season

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/13 8:15P Michelle Graveen
It’s flu season again, and it’s difficult to know how this season will compare to that of last year. Employers can, however, count on two things: many lost workdays and considerable loss of productivity. Flu outbreaks are often considered mild in...

'Man flu' is real, researcher says

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 12/13 2:09A Anne Stych
You know the stereotype: Women who get sick plow on through, doing their jobs and running the household with red noses, cruddy coughs, and a box of tissues tucked under their arm, while men crawl under the covers and whine.  But the “man flu” is...

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,...
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