Health & Fitness

A lifeline for children's health plan?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/17 3:21A Betsey Guzior
Funding for a national children's health insurance program could be restored. House Republicans on Tuesday revealed a plan to extend federal funding for the national Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, for six years. The House could vote...

Cancer survival rate continues to climb

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/12 2:21A Anne Stych
Women's probability of surviving cancer is improving year-to-year despite their continuing to be diagnosed with the disease at a steady rate, according to statistics released by the American Cancer Society. The U.S. cancer death rate among men...

San Antonio cancer research icon joining Dallas-based healthcare company

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/12 12:17A W. Scott Bailey
South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics — or START — is losing its co-founder.  Dr. Anthony Tolcher, who helped put the San Antonio organization on the map and spread its cancer research activity to multiple sites across the world, is moving...

Infant death rate drops, but remains higher than other countries

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/10 3:32A Anne Stych
American babies are 76 percent more likely to die before their first birthdays than infants in other wealthy nations, even though the country's infant mortality rate has dropped in the past 10 years. A study published in the journal Health...

Tenet Healthcare now expects to layoff 2,000 workers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/9 12:15A Korri Kezar
As it looks to balance its financials, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) is planning to lay off 2,000 workers, up from the 1,300 positions it said it originally planned to cut. During a presentation on Monday at the JP Morgan Healthcare...

Care suffers as more nursing homes feed money into corporate webs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/7 3:00A By Jordan Rau
A Kaiser Health News analysis of inspection and quality records reveals that nursing homes that outsource to related organizations tend to have significant shortcomings: They have fewer nurses and aides per patient, they have higher rates of...

Male nurses explain why nursing is a job of the future for men

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/5 3:00A By Claire Cain Miller
The experiences of male nurses offer lessons that could help address a problem of our time: how to prepare workers for the fastest-growing jobs at a time when more than a quarter of men are not in the labor force.

Are babies starting solid foods too soon?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/5 1:01A Anne Stych
Two new studies on childhood nutrition show that most American parents are introducing their babies to solid foods too soon, and that children who eat fish are smarter and sleep better.  Feeding babies solid food before the recommended age of six...

AEDs should be a standard component of your workplace

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/4 8:05P Travis Rhoden
Do your workers engage in confined space work, strenuous labor or highly remote work? Does your company have an on-site gym? Do you have an aging workforce? These are just a few of the many reasons companies should consider the placement of...

Baylor Scott & White to layoff more than 700

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/3 11:00P
Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health plans to layoff more than 700 workers by March 1, according to a notice submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission. The health system plans to layoff 711 workers from the Baylor Scott & White Medical...

Why now is the time to check your medical records

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/3 8:15P Renee Fellman
Patients routinely provide information that is subsequently entered into their medical records by a second party (recorder) who may be either a physician or a paramedical. Any time information is transmitted from one human being to another,...
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