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Can exercise help battle opioid addiction?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/21 2:19A Anne Stych
Koch Industries’ charitable foundation is backing an organization that's fighting the opioid crisis with a more healthy obsession: exercise. The Phoenix is a network of gyms founded in Denver that now has locations in 11 states. The gyms are free...

Dallas PE firm bets on company benefitting from drug cost plan

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/20 3:02P Jon Prior
Dallas private equity firm Ancor Capital Partners acquired a company in a growing niche of the health care industry that finds itself at the center of the fight over soaring pharmaceutical costs. And a recent plan released by the Trump...

Take a look inside Scottish Rite's new sports medicine center in Frisco

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/20 1:32A Claire Ballor
With the new Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children campus just weeks away from opening its doors in Frisco, final touches are being made to the 345,000-square-foot sports medicine facility. The Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports...

FDA launches campaign to stop teens from vaping

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/19 2:56A Anne Stych
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to take the message that vaping is dangerous directly to teens where they spend the most time — at school and online.  The FDA is launching an education campaign aimed at stopping the “epidemic” use of...

Birth complications rise, especially for mothers over 40

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/18 2:07A Anne Stych
A rising number of U.S. women are experiencing serious complications while giving birth, with the highest percentage of problems occurring in mothers over age 40. While severe complications rose by 45 percent overall, according to the Agency for...

This flu pandemic vaccine could come via mail

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/14 2:46A Anne Stych
Scientists are one step closer to a pandemic flu vaccine that can be formulated and delivered quickly via mail in the case of an outbreak. Canadian company Medicago has developed a manufacturing platform capable of delivering vaccine doses 19...

Alcon shifting global HQ from Fort Worth to Geneva

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/11 9:59A Bill Hethcock
Alcon, one of Fort Worth's biggest companies, is shifting its global headquarters to Geneva after the completion of the eye product firm’s spinoff from parent company Novartis, the companies announced today. Alcon Laboratory Inc.’s Fort Worth...

Daily aspirin use may not prevent first heart attack

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/27 4:13A Anne Stych
A daily aspirin did little to lower the probability of a stroke or heart attack in people who had not had a previous vascular event, new research shows. The study, conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, gave aspirin or a placebo to...

CDC approves nasal vaccine for flu season

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/27 2:03A Anne Stych
The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine has the green light for the upcoming flu season after two years of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not recommending it because it was thought to be less effective.  The spray did not seem...

How to recruit the best nurses?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/24 5:31A Spectrum Reach
The demand for nurses is at an all-time high, and this upward trend will continue for the foreseeable future. By 2022, there are expected to be 527,000 more nursing positions than there were in 2012. While this rapid growth is great for the...

HPV-related cancer rises, despite higher vaccination rates

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/24 2:27A Anne Stych
The number of cancer cases associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is growing even as an increasing number of adolescents are being vaccinated against HPV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 43,000...

New cervical cancer screening guidelines offer more options

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/23 3:43A Anne Stych
New cervical cancer screening guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association include more screening options including longer intervals between tests for women over 30. The two types of cervical cancer screening include...

Recombinetics raises $34M to grow human organs in 'oinkubators'

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/23 2:19A Anne Stych
Gene-editing technology company Recombinetics says it will use some of the $34 million in funding it just secured to develop “oinkubators” that grow organs, cells and tissues inside pigs for transplantation to humans.   “This financing will allow...
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