Health & Fitness

Low-dose aspirin may reduce ovarian cancer risk

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/22 1:37A Anne Stych
Taking a baby aspirin may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer but using other types of anti-inflammatory drugs long-term has the opposite effect, a new study found.  The study of 205,498 women published in the journal JAMA Oncology found that...

?Trump administration eyes defining transgender out of existence

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/22 12:16A Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and
The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial...

Culture Republick: Can ice cream be good for your gut?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/18 2:22A Anne Stych
Ice cream has practically become a health food, with brands touting high protein and low calories achieving huge popularity.  Now Unilever (NYSE:UL), a consumer-products giant once rumored to be in talks to buy Halo Top, has formulated a new...

Investment giant banking on hospitals’ need for cleaner equipment

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/17 9:48A Jon Prior
Private equity giant The Riverside Company, which has a major office in Dallas, is capturing a bigger swath of the market for tracking surgical equipment for hospitals in a deal announced Wednesday. The firm has acquired Applied Logic, Inc. out...

U.S. birth rate continues to drop

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/17 3:31A Anne Stych
Overall birth rates continue to fall in the United States, but higher birth numbers in rural areas could mean insufficient pre-natal care as obstetricians retire and hospital coverage areas shrink.   Falling birth rates also matter when it comes...

U.S. costliest place to give birth – and one of the most deadly

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/16 3:43A Caitlin Mullen
Having a baby in the U.S. costs more than in any other country, and many patients are unaware of the complete cost of delivery and care until weeks afterward, Axios reports. The average price of a vaginal delivery in the U.S. is $32,093 before...

Employee mental health, substance abuse issues increase

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/11 4:09A Tammy Tierney
Mental health and substance abuse problems among employees have grown. Sixty percent of U.S. and Canadian organizations say they're seeing more of those issues than two years ago, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit...

Oncologist shortage threatens breast cancer treatment in these cities

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/10 1:44A Anne Stych
Research that looked at the prevalence of breast cancer among women in major U.S. cities and the number of oncologists available to treat them found that several metropolitan areas are facing a looming cancer physician shortage.  The study,...

Johns Hopkins naming research building after Henrietta Lacks

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/9 1:55A Betsey Guzior
Henrietta Lacks was unknowingly one of the world's biggest contributors to science. Cells extracted from Lacks in 1951 as the young African-American mother lay dying of cervical cancer have lived on in research labs for decades, The Baltimore Sun...

Katten Muchin adds third name to new health care practice

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/8 1:35A Claire Poole
Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman has added a third name – Kenya Woodruff of Haynes and Boone – to the health care practice it has launched in its recently opened Dallas office, The Texas Lawbook has learned. The hiring of Woodruff was expected...

Forest Park surgeon, co-founder formally admits guilt

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/4 12:50P Mark Curriden, The Texas Lawbook
Dr. Wade Neal Barker, a prominent North Texas bariatric surgeon, officially admitted in federal court today that he was part of a $200 million fraud, bribery and kickback scheme at the now-defunct Forest Park Medical Center, which he helped...

Chicago law firm launches health care practice in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/4 1:41A Claire Poole
Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman is once again expanding its North Texas presence by launching a health care practice and hiring two prominent health care partners away from competitors to lead it. The Texas Lawbook has learned that former...

CEO: Baylor Scott & White Health will vacate Bryan Tower in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/3 12:06P Bill Hethcock
Baylor Scott & White Health will vacate Bryan Tower in downtown Dallas when it consolidates into a large office administration facility in Deep Ellum, the health care system’s CEO said today. "The employees that are in (Bryan Tower) are part of...
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