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Hate the gym? You'll love the new exercise guidelines

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/14 1:53A Anne Stych
If schlepping to the gym three times a week seems like a whole lot of work, the U. S. government’s new exercise guidelines bring good news: It doesn’t matter where you exercise or for how long, it just matters that you keep on moving.  The...

JUUL pulls flavored e-cigs from shelves, shutters social media

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/14 1:34A Anne Stych
JUUL Labs is shutting down its social media accounts and removing non-tobacco, non-menthol flavors of its e-cigarettes from all of its 90,000-plus retail store partners in an effort to curb underage use of its products. Juul said it stopped...

When hospitals merge, patients often pay more

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/14 12:47A Reed Abelson
An analysis conducted for The New York Times shows that mergers have essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions in most cases, according to an examination of 25 metropolitan areas with the highest rate of...

New cholesterol guidelines emphasize lifestyle

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/12 1:39A Anne Stych
New guidelines for treating high cholesterol and preventing heart attacks call for closer collaboration between doctors and their patients and an increased emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle. The guidelines, issued by a working group of...

Why genes have little to do with longevity

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/9 2:12A Anne Stych
Just because your grandparents lived into their 90s, that doesn't mean you'll live an equally long life.  It turns out that genes have a lot less to do with lifespan than you might think. Research conducted by Calico Life Sciences and published...

Intestinal upset? Gluten's not necessarily the culprit

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/8 12:58A Anne Stych
If you're suffering from intestinal upset, you might be tempted to eliminate gluten from your diet. Many people follow gluten-free diets not because they have celiac disease, an autoimmune condition triggered by sensitivity to the grain...

The high price of premature births

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/6 1:52A Caitlin Mullen
As the country’s preterm birth rate rises again, health professionals and organizations say they’re taking steps to address issues like inequitable access to prenatal care. The March of Dimes premature birth report card notes the rate of...

'Alarming’ number of people save, share antibiotics

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/5 2:21A Caitlin Mullen
If you have unused antibiotics sitting in your medicine cabinet, you’re not alone. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found an “alarming” number of parents save leftover antibiotics and give them to others. It’s concerning to...

Four in 10 say they'll go to work sick with the flu

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 11/2 12:39A Anne Stych
Hopefully you’ve already gotten your flu shot, because if you work with colleagues or attend holiday parties, you’re going to need the protection.  Nearly 40 percent of respondents to a recent Walgreens survey said they let a “fear of missing...

Out-of-network healthcare may result in an expensive surprise

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/31 6:00P Dr. Esteban López
Navigating the U.S. healthcare system is far more complicated than it should be, but knowing what care providers and health facilities are in-network with your health plan, and which are not,  can keep you from receiving a surprise bill – left...
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