Health & Fitness

These North Texas companies are among the country's healthiest places to work

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/25 7:28A Korri Kezar
Five North Texas companies ranked among the 100 healthiest places to work in the U.S. WorldVentures took No. 24, the highest spot among Dallas-Fort Worth area businesses, according to the “Healthiest 100 Employers in America” 2017 list compiled...

A new appeal to health care holdouts

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/25 5:02A Betsey Guzior
A new version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is designed to persuade two powerful women senators to vote for it. Although Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has not revealed how she will vote on a proposal to hand over...

Is ADHD a sleep disorder?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/25 4:12A Anne Stych
The theory that ADHD symptoms are caused by sleep deprivation, or even that the condition itself is a sleep disorder, is gaining momentum among researchers. But others contend that the pharmaceuticals used to treat ADHD, not the disorder itself,...

Senators revise health bill in last-ditch effort to win votes

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/25 1:30A By Thomas Kaplan
A cascade of critical comments has left President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the precipice of failure in their 11th-hour attempt to fulfill the party’s promise to dismantle a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s legacy.

Behind new Obamacare repeal vote: ‘Furious’ Republican donors

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/22 9:28A By Carl Hulse
The backlash from big donors as well as the grass roots has panicked Senate Republicans and is part of the motivation behind the sudden zeal to take one last crack at repealing the health care law before the end of the month.

Pressure's on ahead of health care vote

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/21 4:38A Betsey Guzior
Once again, two women senators are playing a pivotal role in the latest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, both Republicans, could cast the deciding votes to advance a bill...

4 things to know about the top drivers of rising healthcare costs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/18 7:23A Dr. Paul Hain
As a physician as well as a regional president with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), I am often asked: Why is health care so expensive? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that important question due largely to the complexity...

Tenet Healthcare stock rises on news of possible sale

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/14 6:11A Korri Kezar
Facing shareholder pressure, for-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) could be considering a sale. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal first reported that the Dallas-based company is working with...

Senate women support Sanders' single-payer bill

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/14 3:35A Betsey Guzior
As Bernie Sanders pushes his plan to create a national insurance program, — or “Medicare for All” — he has the support of some of the Senate's post powerful women. Among them are Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren — two Democrats eyeing...

Mars Inc. buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/13 9:03A Michael Neibauer
McLean-based Mars Inc., like rival and soon-to-be Rosslyn-based Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and...

Weak link found between flu shot and miscarriage

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/13 3:10A Anne Stych
Preliminary research into a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage found a weak connection, spurring researchers to call for more extensive study over multiple flu seasons. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

How to find a good employee health plan for a small to mid-sized business

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/12 9:20P Robert Pariseau
Selecting and managing group health plans creates challenges for employers. Which plan best suits employee needs? Which best supports hiring and retaining the best employees while still being affordable for your company? How will you evaluate its...
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