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HAP Partners With Livongo on Tech-Enabled Diabetes Compliance Program

As digital health applications continue to grow in popularity, yet achieve only mixed results, one area in which tech-enabled tools have found success is among diabetes patients.Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Detroit-based nonprofit health insurance provider, wants to leverage that success with a new program in partnership with Mountain View, CA-based Livongo, maker of health tech tools. Called Livongo for Diabetes, the initiative allows HAP Medicare Advantage members with type 1 or type 2 diabe...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Diabetes, Healthcare, Innovation, Health Insurance, Detroit, Mobile App, Healthtech, Medical Devices, Centers for Disease Control, Medicare Advantage, Amazon Alexa

U.S. officials fear Ebola outbreak in Congo could become largest ever

Already the second-largest outbreak in history, the Ebola epidemic that has killed just over 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues grow and threatens to surpass the 2014 outbreak in West Africa that resulted in 11,325 deaths, an official at the Centers for Disease Control said.
Tags: Science, West Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Centers for Disease Control

RMD Report: Diving Deeper into Medicare Advantage’s Potential for Aging in Place

Aging in place remains a major priority for many seniors who take out a reverse mortgage, using the proceeds from their loan to help make the goal of staying in their house more possible. With newly-proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program having the potential to allow more seniors to age in place by funding some home modification programs for seniors, a new possibility for more of the elder population to remain in their homes is picking up steam. Academic professionals see the adve...
Tags: Featured, Cdc, Finance, United States, Medicare, University Of Chicago, Pearson, University Of Southern California, Lee, Centers for Disease Control, Stevens, Medicare Advantage, Henry J Kaiser, Robin Lee, Family Foundation, Caroline Pearson

US measles cases top 700, with many illnesses among kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Measles continues to spread in the United States, with more 704 cases reported so far this year in 22 states. U.S. health officials on Monday updated the national tally. It has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported. The Centers for Disease Control […]
Tags: Health, New York, News, US, Nation, United States, Centers for Disease Control

Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers: 2019 Is Already a Record-Breaking Year for Measles, CDC Says

Measles is having a big year: According to the Washington Post, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 695 reported cases of measles in 22 states across the U.S. so far in 2019. That’s the largest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. at the turn of the century.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, MMR, Disease, Outbreak, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Measles, Antivaxxers, Antivax, Washington Post the Centers for Disease Control

Breakthrough in Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing Kids

ShutterstockFederal researchers have confirmed for the first time a frightening polio-like condition that strikes children can be caused by a respiratory infection called enterovirus D68—a step toward unraveling the mystery of the paralyzing illness.Scientists have long suspected a link between enterovirus and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) but a study published by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday revealed that doctors had found D68 in an afflicted child’s spinal fluid.“This is the firs...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Cdc, Star Tribune, Centers for Disease Control, Heidi Moline, Minneapolis Star Tribune AFM, Colorado Cases

Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A University of Minnesota researcher, working with the Centers for Disease Control, made a breakthrough on the puzzling ailment.
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EMV Capital acquires digital health firm Wanda Inc

EMV Capital has acquired San Francisco-based Wanda Inc, a digital health company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LONDON (PRWEB) APRIL 17, 2019 EMV Capital announced the acquisition and investment into Wanda Inc, a San Francisco-based digital health company commercialising advanced clinical decision support software powered by machine learning and real time patient data analysis. EMV Capital’s investment will enable Wanda to accelerate its growth in the North American market, as...
Tags: UK, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Healthcare, Wanda, Ucla, Centers for Disease Control, American Heart Association, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, PE Deals, PRWEB, Europe Israel, PPMC, Connected Healthcare

Heart Disease and Medicare: How Are You Covered in 2019?

Contributed by Danielle Kunkle. Heart disease is a catch-all term for many different conditions that affect your heart. The most common, coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by fatty deposits narrowing the arteries that supply the heart. Other types of heart disease are caused by abnormalities in the heart structures themselves, weakness in the heart muscles, or problems with the signals that maintain a normal heart rhythm. Heart disease causes one in four deaths in the U.S.; it’s...
Tags: Health, Heart Health, Medicare, Centers for Disease Control, Medicare Advantage, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson, Danielle Kunkle Heart

Measles outbreak: How fake news is fuelling US health emergency

“The Vaccine Safety Handbook” appears innocuous, a slick magazine for parents who want to raise healthy children. But tucked inside its 40 pages are false warnings that vaccines cause autism and contain cells from aborted human foetuses.“It is our belief that there is no greater threat to public health than vaccines,” the publication concludes, contradicting the scientific consensus that vaccines are generally safe and highly effective.The handbook, created by a group called Parents Educating an...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Washington, Israel, US, Brooklyn, United States, MMR, Bill De Blasio, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, The New York Times, Jewish, Long Island, Marcus

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs

Frightening Drug-Resistant Infection Cropping Up Around The World: Candida Auris

I normally don't worry too much about viruses or diseases in the context of SHTF. Nothing ever came of the ebola scare a few years ago. But here is a new one. Candida auris: Quote: Candida auris, a fungus that was recently discovered but has been identified in patients around the world. The fungus is most deadly to those with already weak immune systems. It is NOT a virus. It's a fung...
Tags: New York, Cdc, Brooklyn, South Africa, New Jersey, Nuclear, Weapon, Times, Illinois, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival, Centers for Disease Control, Candida, Scott Lorin, Venezuela Spain Great Britain India Pakistan

Proposed State Budget Would Raise Tobacco Buying Age

Governor Mike DeWine’s proposed budget includes a provision that would bring the state less revenue – but it’s not a tax cut. Raising the buying age from 18 to 21 statewide would cut down on the numbers of young people who start smoking, says Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton. But it could also help with infant mortality among young mothers, and could stop huge increases in the use of electronic cigarettes. “From the National Youth Tobacco Survey , there has been a 78% increase in use...
Tags: Karen Kasler, Acton, Centers for Disease Control, National Youth Tobacco Survey, Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health, Amy Acton

10 Tips for the Ultimate Summer Vacation

Ultimate Summer Vacation Cheap flights to a perfect destination is how it starts, then we add 10 tips for the ultimate summer vacation to make the trip even less expensive. It's a little smoother and a lot more fun. A list of perfect vacation destinations 1. Find a Cheap Flight There are three proven ways to do this: 1. Avoid peak summer pricing by flying before mid-June or after late August. 2. Fly cheaper days which are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday in the U.S. (weekdays for i...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Disney, Atlantic, State Department, Caribbean, Yellowstone National Park, Frontier, Don, Park City Utah, Centers for Disease Control

Don’ demonize patients who need painkillers

Ramesh Ponnuru’s “War on opioid abuse is striking the wrong target” highlights patients’ suffering and is a wake-up call to physicians who administer pain treatment to people coping with chronic and debilitating diagnoses. Ponnuru cites statistics from the Centers for Disease Control that illicit drugs, not prescription medications, cause most opioid deaths. Only one in 10 […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Don, Centers for Disease Control, Letters to the Editor, Ramesh Ponnuru, Northwest Voices, Ponnuru

Oregon’s Lawmakers Focus On The Wrong Issue

Opinion by Joshua Underwood, CEO at Radian Weapons Oregon’s Lawmakers Focus On The Wrong Issue : Oregon Capital Building, File Oregon – -( We’re proud to call Oregon our home. We appreciate that Oregonians don’t quite follow the same footsteps as others. That’s why the firearms we make at Radian Weapons aren’t ordinary. They’re the very best we can make from Oregon, by Oregonians. Imagine our surprise when we learn our lawmakers in Salem are following other states in consideri...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Oregon, Fbi, Salem, Department Of Justice, Centers for Disease Control, Redmond, Capitol Building, Shooting Industry News, Noveske Rifleworks, Radian Weapons, Joshua Underwood, Radian Weapons Oregon

The Monday Roundup: Zwift world domination, helmet testing standards, ignoring drivers, and more

Welcome to the week. We’re excited to announce a new sponsor: Lovejoy’s Tea Room at (NE 33rd and Killingsworth). Owned and operated by a BikePortland reader, you’ll get a 10 percent discount if you arrive by foot, bike or transit! And with that, here are the most noteworthy things we came across in the past seven days… Next level indoor riding: A must-read from Bicycling about how Zwift is making indoor cycling not just a training tool but a new discipline altogether. Clearcutting the Cor...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Ford, Portland, San Diego, Belgium, Ny Times, Gresham, Centers for Disease Control, MIPS, ODOT, VeloNews, Lovejoy, Zwift

Natural Remedies to Eliminate the Flu

We’ve all heard the best defense is a good offense. This is true in eliminating the flu. It’s better to prevent it than need to cure it and end up with a bill from a medical billing services company. Sound, natural remedies you can use both to avoid, and then to lessen the severity of the flu should you come down with it do exist. Wash Your Hands We’re not talking about a quick flick beneath the tap. The Centers for Disease Control recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 sec...
Tags: Parenting, Centers for Disease Control, Heart Association, Health & Healing, Lower Sugar and Alcohol Intake Experts

The FDA commissioner just launched a crackdown on e-cigs like Juul as he prepares to leave office (MO, PM, BTI)

On Wednesday, federal regulators proposed broad new limits on sales of flavored varieties of e-cigarettes like the Juul. The move comes just a week after FDA chief Scott Gottlieb announced he was stepping down from his post after just under two years in the job. Gottlieb told Business Insider in an interview that he wanted to enact the rules before he leaves his position in a few weeks. Gottlieb has been a vocal critic of e-cigarette startups such as Juul, which he has repeatedly slammed for t...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Fda, Nielsen, Marlboro, Juul, Altria, Myers, Centers for Disease Control, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb, BTI, Scott Gottlieb

The US just launched a crackdown on flavored e-cigs and cigars in a huge move to fight smoking (MO, PM, BTI)

On Wednesday, federal regulators with the Food and Drug Administration proposed new restrictions on sales of flavored varieties of e-cigs like the Juul. The move comes just a week after FDA chief Scott Gottlieb announced he was stepping down from his post, after just under two years in the job. Gottlieb told Business Insider in an interview that he wanted to enact the rules before he leaves his position in a few weeks. Gottlieb has been a   vocal critic   of e-cigarette startups such as Juul, ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Nielsen, Marlboro, Juul, Altria, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb, BTI, Scott Gottlieb, Juul FDA

Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege

Opinion Vaccine Skeptics Under Siege USA – -( Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I'm vaccinated. My children are up to date. There's no dispute that vaccines have saved untold lives. But over the years, I've voiced my concerns about vaccine claims and government coercion in my new...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Guns, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Atlantic, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, The Washington Post, Jussie Smollett, Centers for Disease Control

It Took Two Months and Nearly a Million Dollars to Save an Unvaccinated 6-Year-Old From Tetanus

A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday starkly highlights the costs of not vaccinating children. It details a unvaccinated 6-year-old boy’s encounter with tetanus—and the hugely expensive, two-month-long effort it took to save his life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Antivaxxers, Tetanus

In wake of measles outbreak, we need medical literacy

Re: “CDC director, federal health officials stress need for measles vaccinations”: Believing in Facebook posts rather than statements from the Centers for Disease Control demonstrates a desperate need for scientific and medical literacy. In the waiting room of my doctor’s office almost all magazines feature celebrity news; they do not promote critical thinking or fact-based […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, Opinion, Centers for Disease Control, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices

Measles kills 130 in the Philippines, also now in 10 US States

Measles is a global epidemic. Nearly half of the 136 people who have died of measels in the Philippines are children under the age of 4. The Centers for Disease Control currently reports ten US states with active measles outbreaks: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Ohio appears ready to make measles go to 11.
Tags: Post, News, US, Philippines, Centers for Disease Control, US States, Washington Ohio, Hope You Vaccinated Your Kid


The Catholic Church, Fertility and Assisted Reproduction I realize my readers are from different faiths and backgrounds (from all over the world!). I'm posting this article because it gives the catholic church's stance on assisted reproduction for anyone interested.    I know many couples who want to be true to their faith struggle with whether or not going through IVF is consistent with their religious beliefs.  I recall when I ran a women's infertility support group, a couple ...
Tags: Health, Harvard, Infertility, Centers for Disease Control, Sandy Robertson, Alice Domar, Domar, Catholic Church Fertility, St Gerard Tree of Life, Paul Dmowski

Hunters in 24 US states warned of ‘zombie deer’ disease

Deer hunting is a big deal in many U.S. states, and surveys suggest that around 10 million hunters participate in the activity regularly. As any hunter will tell you, nabbing a deer isn't always the easiest of tasks, but a growing risk of disease is making things even more difficult for sportsmen even after they've bagged a buck or doe.Public health officials and infectious disease researchers are doing their best to raise awareness of an illness that has now been confirmed in deer popul...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Centers for Disease Control

Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -( Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA

Hawaii may raise legal smoking age

Soon, Hawaii might only let you to smoke if you’re already on borrowed time. If a bill introduced by Democratic state representative and medical doctor Richard Creagan passes, Hawaii’s legal smoking age could be raised to 100. Creagan saw the negative effects of smoking first hand during his medical career, and described cigarettes in the bill as “the deadliest artifact in human history.” Creagan told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that cigarettes are “more lethal, more dangerous than any prescri...
Tags: Travel, Smoking, BBC News, United States, Hawaii, All, Democratic, Centers for Disease Control, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Smoking Ban, Richard Creagan, Smoking Laws, Creagan

How Does the 2018-2019 Flu Season Compare to Last Year's Deadly Season?

The Centers for Disease Control released information and numbers on the effects of this year's flu season
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Akron Legislator Proposes Bill Meant to Reduce Infant Deaths

Ohio ranks fifth among states for how many babies die before turning one, according to the Centers for Disease Control . In 2017, nearly a thousand Ohio infants died before their first birthdays. A bill introduced this week by legislators from Akron and Canton aims to reduce the state’s infant mortality rate. Democratic Representatives Thomas West of Canton and Tavia Galonski of Akron are cosponsors. Galonski says it would require expectant mothers be tested during the pregnancy for three sexual...
Tags: Ohio, Sarah Taylor, Akron, Centers for Disease Control, Canton, Galonski, Tavia Galonski