Vitals, a physician rating platform, has acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers, a provider of health care price transparency tools, for an undisclosed sum…Optum, a subsidiary of the UnitedHealth Group, has agreed to acquire Alere, a health IT vendor, Continue reading
Microsoft has unveiled a health data tracking platform, a mobile health application and a wearable fitness tracking band, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 10/31).
The routine use of antibiotics to promote growth in food animals promotes antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant disease in humans
Meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria can cause disease Continue reading
Edward Bernays is best known in mass media circles as the “Father of Propaganda.” Scientific techniques were developed and used to shape the psychological decisions and opinions Continue reading
WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as the company’s customers increased in its Medicaid business and in new subsidized individual health plans under the national healthcare reform law.
The U.S. health insurer, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, raised its earnings per share outlook for 2014 and said that its estimate for medical cost increases remains in the range of 6.5%, plus or minus Continue reading
The maximum contribution employees will be able to make to their flexible spending accounts will rise in 2015 by $50 to $2,550, while the maximum pretax contribution employees can make to cover mass transit expenses will be unchanged, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.
When it comes to raising my 7-year-old daughter, one of the biggest challenges has been getting her to eat healthy. I’ve tried teaching her about nutrition, playing games, and yes-even a little bit of light-hearted bribery. But as it turns out, little girls are also little tanks that enjoy eating every delicious morsel in sight.
Several of the nation’s largest pharmacies and health-care companies are urging lawmakers to expand the types of telehealth services that can be covered by government insurance programs, arguing that an outdated federal law is limiting the number of Americans who can access telemedicine. Continue reading
The widespread use of genetically engineered crops has led to chemical resistance among weeds and insects alike. Weed resistance has been documented on 60 million farm acres across the US
The US Department of Continue reading
Delivery of care remotely with the use of telecommunications is a rapidly growing segment of the health care market.
According to the American Telemedicine Association, there are about 200 telemedicine networks in the U.S., with 3,500 service sites. Continue reading
The increase from this year’s exemption limit of $88,212 for managers is tied to the rise in the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan statistical area, the City and County of San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, Continue reading