By: Bloomberg News
Without having done much yet, Amazon.com is already transforming U.S. healthcare—and not necessarily for the better.
The mere threat of the online giant getting into the health business prompted the country's two largest pharmacy benefit managers—CVS Health and Express Scripts Holding—to join forces with two of its largest insurers, Aetna and Cigna.
From blockbuster deals, to unprecedented medical and technology breakthroughs, there is a major development in the healthcare industry nearly every day.
We see three foundational shifts taking shape: the move from mandates to choice, regulation to competition, and subsidies to actuarial soundness.
By: Rebecca Robbins
John Arnold is legendary for turning contrarian bets into heaps of money. The soft-spoken Texan was a whiz kid trader at Enron before its fall. He then ran his own hedge fund, specializing in energy trading. Before he turned 34, he was a billionaire.
By: Rebecca Robbins
Everyone! That's because Pure CBD products are a THC-free way to introduce cannabidiol (CBD) into your diet. Here we discuss the advantages of including a Pure CBD supplement to your day.
With the CBD and cannabinoid industry growing exponentially, researchers continue to explore the compounds’ therapeutic properties and new products are constantly being introduced on the market. Not all cannabinoid products are created equal, however, and it’s important that you do a little bit of research before purchasing.
Among the more than 100 cannabinoids scientists are now aware of, the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant. Derived from the seeds, stalks, and flowers of plants like hemp, cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, has demonstrated...
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is legal under United States federal law, regardless of a prescription.
With the varying and sometimes contradictory cannabinoid-related laws, it’s not uncommon to be confused on CBD’s legality status. But, CBD is legal to purchase and consume under federal law,...
With more research discovering new potential wellness and therapeutic applications for cannabidiol (CBD), the demand and availability of CBD products continues to increase.
As a health economist, Karen Van Nuys had heard that it’s sometimes cheaper to pay cash at the pharmacy counter than to put down your insurance card and pay a copay.
By: Richard Jing
(FOX HEALTH SPECIAL REPORT) - Jamie Richardson from Dallas Texas just netted one of the biggest deals in Shark Tank history.
By: Scott Treutlein, MD
CNN recently posted an article online, asking this very question. It was posed in the guise of our leading mega-billionaires, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon, "fixing" our broken health care system. In actuality, these three industry giants announced plans to combine resources to...
Filed last September by Florida Senator Aaron Bean, Senate Bill 280, which establishes the standard of care for telehealth and defines the scope of practice for the delivery of telehealth services, is winding its way through the 2018 Legislative session.
By: Sarah Jane Tribble and Liz Szabo
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will do everything "within my lane" to combat high drug prices and that he sees drug companies "gaming the system to try to block competition" in a multitude of ways in the marketplace.
Blockchain: More transformative than Trump on Twitter
Don Tapscott, author of the book entitled Blockchain Revolution said in his superb, no-frills TED Talk that blockchain is the technology that is likely to have the greatest impact on the next few decades.
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It has long been thought that eating disorders primarily afflicts adolescents and young adults. However, in recent years there is a growing body of knowledge that middle-aged women are being affected mainly because of midlife changes stemming from health concerns; grief and loss issues; divorce and relationship strife; and empty nest syndrome.
In fact, women ages 40-59 have the highest rates of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heartworm affects dogs and cats differently. Read more to understand how heartworm is contracted and signs of heartworm.
Heartworm in Dogs - When a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, the microfilariae is deposited in a tiny drop of mosquito saliva adjacent to the mosquito bite.
Viagra's incredible run ended this morning with the release of a cheaper, generic version of the world's first impotence-fighting pill.And what a run it was. Approved 19 years ago, Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra ushered in a pharmaceutical and cultural revolution, put the phrase "erectile dysfunction" in the medical mainstream, launched a thousand bad jokes and made friskiness a staple of prime-time television commercials.
Existing digital health products, if deployed comprehensively across the country, could save the US $7 billion a year in healthcare spending, according to a new report from IQVIA, which until yesterday was known as Quintiles/IMS Health.
People often make excuses for not eating healthy foods and somewhere in the top three is convenience. Well, now you can scratch that off the list. Allow me to introduce you to Ideal Meals. They will deliver meals made with organic ingredients, cooked from scratch packaged in biodegradable containers that serve as trays and can then be thrown away.
Boca Raton, Fla. – October 24, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida has acquired a majority interest in South Palm Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in Boca Raton. South Palm Ambulatory Surgery Center changed its name to Baptist Health Surgery Center on October 6, 2017.This acquisition is part of an alliance formed with AmSurg, an industry leader in ambulatory surgery and physician services. This center represents Baptist Health's second outpatient surgery center in Palm Beach County...
For babies, the benefits of breast-feeding are clear: a stronger immune system, reduced risk for some chronic health conditions and a closer bond with mom. But does breast-feeding also protect women against breast cancer? Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center's young women's breast cancer program, "it gets complicated from here."...
E-retail giant Amazon has reportedly been considering a move to sell prescription drugs online for quite some time. Back in July, Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar company was said to have set up a secret lab called "1492" — a reference to the old rhyme about Christopher Columbus — as Amazon supposedly wants to usher in a new age in healthcare with the introduction of selling medicine online. The stealthy lab is developing plans to set up a new healthcare system...
The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975. A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Looking at the broader picture, this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year. Most countries within the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands and Nauru...
(Reuters Health) - Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow blood sugar to enter cells and produce energy. People with the condition usually have to test their own blood sugar level throughout the day and inject insulin to manage it...