Health & Fitness

Dump the ACA, 7 in 10 CPA execs say in survey

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/22 5:44A David A. Arnott
A study from the American Institute of CPAs finds that the vast majority of CPA business executives surveyed prefer that the Affordable Care Act be repealed. The survey(PDF) also included more detailed information about how optimistic executives...

Healthcare: Trump lobbying; genetic tests jeopardized

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/21 4:13A
Lobbying. President Donald Trump is on Capitol Hill pushing for House Republicans to pass the new healthcare bill. Small changes were made to appeal to conservatives, The Hill reports. They include allowing states to require that Medicaid...

Science: Gene editing, health care hiring and vacation ills

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/20 4:16A Anne Stych
Chinese breakthrough edits embryos to eliminate defects Researchers are one step closer to eliminating some of the worry of pre-natal abnormalities. A small Chinese study represents a potential breakthrough in pre-birth gene editing to eliminate...

3 ways health and wellness coaching can benefit your bottom line

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/16 9:20P Magdalena Mook
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that productivity losses linked to employee absenteeism due to illness cost employers $225.8 billion annually in the United States, or $1,685 per employee. This doesn’t...

Planned Parenthood spends $1 million on media

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/15 5:45A
Planned Parenthood is preparing to debut a $1 million national television and digital campaign to show how the organization has saved women's lives, Politico reports. Ads will air on national network programs including "Morning Joe" and "Fox and...

Health: Modern Healthcare names top 25 women

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 3/3 2:53A
Top healthcare executives and biotech leaders have been named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare list. The biennial list was compiled from more than 150 nominations. The publication also named 10 women to watch. There are 13...

Employees’ mental health really is your business

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/26 9:30P Katie Loehrke
While employers may, in an effort to respect employees’ privacy, attempt to stay out of employees’ mental health concerns, these issues have a tendency to make their way into the workplace. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports...

While Texas dithers over regulations, medical marijuana growers fume

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/23 1:32P Kimberly Reeves
John Poss has only one word to describe the barriers being thrown up by the Texas Department of Public Safety as entrepreneurs try to start selling cannabinoid oil to families of children with intractable epilepsy: stupid. Two years after the...

?Boom in Dallas’ freestanding emergency rooms begins to wane

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/14 9:34A Jon Prior
A number of privately operated emergency rooms are closing in the Dallas area as a once booming but controversial niche of the healthcare industry has overbuilt in city centers and is now looking to spread into more rural parts of the state....

How to avoid the high cost of flu season

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/13 9:15P Steve Moore
Flu season can be costly for workers and companies alike. According to the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NFCDC), up to 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu each year. The loss of employee...

Why it's hard to be a woman in Texas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/10 12:57A Bill Hethcock
If you're really old — borderline ancient — you just might remember a song in which Tammy Wynette sang about how, sometimes, it's hard to be a woman. As it turns out, for entirely different reasons than those in Tammy's tune, it's still difficult,...
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