Health & Fitness

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...

Baylor Scott & White Health plans $70M office consolidation in Deep Ellum

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/21 9:42A Bill Hethcock
Baylor Scott & White Health plans to build a large office administration facility in Deep Ellum that will bring together the Dallas-based system’s five North Texas offices under one roof. The new office would create hundreds of construction jobs,...

FDA approves generic version of EpiPen

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/17 3:20A Anne Stych
The Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved a new generic version of the EpiPen, a move that could drive down the price and increase the availability of the emergency allergy medication auto-injector. The generic version will be made by...

Is Apple developing a health-monitoring chip?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/16 3:48A Anne Stych
Recent Apple job listings suggest the company is exploring the development of a custom processor to interpret health data gathered by sensors inside its devices, CNBC reported.  Building its own custom chips for new health functions would enable...

Methodist Health System plans medical center in Midlothian

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/16 1:27A Bill Hethcock
Dallas-based Methodist Health System plans to build a 190,000-square-foot, full-service acute care hospital and a 45,000-square-foot medical office building in fast-growing Midlothian. The fully licensed facility on 67 acres of land will be the...
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