Health & Fitness

Colleges brace for surge in Covid-19 costs as a big cash cow is upended

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/6 7:10A Hilary Burns
What was once a cash cow is now a point of weakness for many colleges, particularly for schools struggling to differentiate themselves in an increasingly online-based learning environment that, as long as Covid-19 remains unchecked, is here to stay.

Taysha Gene Therapies $95M Series B brings biotech to the clinic

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/5 7:17A Kevin Cummings
After announcing its launch with a large Seed round in April, a Dallas-based biotech startup has landed one of the largest funding rounds of the year so far to grow and bring some of its products to clinical trial. Taysha Gene Therapies, a gene...

Dallas health insurance startup Take Command Health lands $2M funding round

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/5 4:57A Kevin Cummings
The pandemic has exposed a number issues in the country’s health care system. And this has created the opportunity for a local startup developing a solution to grow during the current crisis. Dallas-based Take Command Health, a health insurance...

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: Collin County reports a record-high case total

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/5 4:23A Jozelyn Escobedo
Collin County reported its highest coronavirus case total to date on Tuesday, with 318 new cases. The county's previous high was 180 new cases on July 6. The county also reported one new death, an 81-year-old Plano woman who died at home. She did...

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: Dallas County reports 518 new cases and 7 deaths

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/3 3:20A
This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 518 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday as seven more people died from COVID-19 in the...

MedWell Solutions: finalist

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 8/2 7:00P The Business Journals Content St
MedWell Solutions is a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest in partnership with BBVA. Learn more about the contest. Company description: MedWell Solutions forms the vital link between patients, clinicians, health care facilities,...

Contact tracing is failing in many states. Here’s why.

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/31 2:54P Jennifer Steinhauer and Abby Goo
“I think it’s easy to say contact tracing is broken,” said Carolyn Cannuscio, an expert on the method. “It is broken because so many parts of our prevention system are broken.”

A viral epidemic splintering into deadly pieces

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/29 11:46P Donald G. McNeil Jr.
“We are in a worse place than we were in March” when the virus coursed through New York, said Dr. Leana Wen, a former Baltimore health commissioner. “Back then we had one epicenter. Now we have lots.”

Moderna pitches virus vaccine at about $50-$60 per course

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/28 11:30P Donato Paolo Mancini in Rome, Cl
Moderna is pitching its coronavirus vaccine at about $50 to $60 per course, according to people familiar with talks between the company and potential buyers — higher than other vaccine makers have agreed to charge governments.

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: Dallas County reports less than 500 cases Monday

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/28 4:17A Jay Wallis, Eline de Bruijn
This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Two more people have died. The latest victims were a...
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