A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Tami Chappell | Reuters A new CDC study found that some elderly who apparently recovered from the coronavirus later came down with a second, even worse infection — indicating that asymptomatic or mild cases may not provide a lot of
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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) announced Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in its home health, hospice and outpatient therapy business. As part of the transaction, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale will partner with HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a for-profit operator of health care facilities that has more
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On Wednesday, federal officials quietly opened up access to VaccineFinder, a site that allows the U.S. public to search nationwide for approved Covid-19 vaccine providers. On vaccinefinder.org, users can enter an address or ZIP code and select a search area — say, within 10 miles — and get a list of providers with contact information,
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BrightSpring Health Services has reportedly brokered a deal to acquire Abode Hospice and Home Health, according to PE Hub. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, BrightSpring provides a diverse array of home- and community-based services, serving more than 350,000 patients across 50 states. In 2019, BrightSpring was acquired by global investment firm KKR, with Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Xavier Becerra had a mostly smooth nomination hearing before the Senate health committee Tuesday despite accusations from some GOP members on his support for abortion rights, lack of medical credentials and executive experience in the face of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Becerra, the California attorney general and President Joe Biden’s pick to head up
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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third vaccine option and help speed vaccinations by
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Stock) Working well with your own emotions is key to creating a healthy, happy life. Psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman coined the famous term emotional intelligence in his book by that name. It refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. I believe that emotional intelligence becomes even more important as we age. Unfortunately,
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Dive Brief: Outpatient visits held steady during the last three months of 2020 even as the country experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases, a new Commonwealth Fund report by researchers at Harvard and Phreesia, a health technology company, found. Outpatient visits largely returned to pre-pandemic levels after plummeting in the spring, but trends differed among
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This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Source: NIAID-RML Even as global Covid-19 infections drop across the world, leading U.S. health officials are warning of a coming wave of infections
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Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at the Valencia Branch Laboratory had problems,
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Ever since Amazon launched its digital pharmacy late last year, industry rivals have been worried the tech giant would steal the show. Rather than waiting to find out, they’re all scrambling to secure their spot on the stage. Some, like Nurx and Folx, are zeroing in on underserved or specific populations, hoping to build a
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