Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 4.2% in December
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2% in December, down from 6.3% in November, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Minnesota health care startups pull in record VC total, but deal flow ebbs
Minnesota's health care startups pulled in a record amount of cash in 2020, but the action was dominated by a few later-stage companies able to shake off the volatility created by the Covid-19 pandemic. That's according to the Medical Alley Association's annual Startup Investment Report. Minnesota's health care startups raised a total of $1.4 billion, $220 million more than in 2019. Yet the total number of deals for the year fell. Seventy-three companies raised money from institutional and ange l… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Here's when Gov. DeWine could lift Ohio's Covid curfew
Ohioans could see the state's curfew shortened and later removed if Covid-19 hospitalizations continue to fall in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: news

Wolf on Covid-19 vaccine rollout: 'We want to do a much better job'
Says supply constraints and the expanded vaccine priorities are challenges to be worked through. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Riding the rise of telehealth services during the pandemic, this virtual pharmacy startup looks to crowdfunding for $2.5M raise
With the SEC making moves on regulations that would raise the amount startups can raise through crowdfunding, a Plano startup is eyeing the route for its next raise. Virtual pharmacy startup Scripx is planning to raise $2.5 million through the recently launched Republic Dallas, a curated community of companies and investors created by early-stage crowdfunding investment platform Republic, to expand its inventory and bring on new hires the rise of telemedicine services created by the pandemic. “I… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Cummings Source Type: news

UH adds Doctor of Nursing Practice program amid efforts to expand health care to disadvantaged communities
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the University of Houston ’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  The practice doctorate is intended to address shortages of primary care providers, nursing educators and leaders, something UH and other local educational institutions have discussed addressing for some time.  The DNP program is a part-time post-mast er’s program designed for working nurses. It will have both face-to-face and online education, and students choose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Laura Gillespie Source Type: news

Here's when Gov. DeWine could lift Ohio's Covid curfew
Ohioans could see the state's curfew shortened and later removed if Covid-19 hospitalizations continue to fall in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: news

Moffitt unveils plans for massive Pasco County research and innovation campus
During a county meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a $25 million incentive agreement to financially support the construction of infrastructure for the site. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Independent Life Building, Southern Baptist and Florida Blue projects to go before City Council
The Jacksonville City Council will address several downtown development projects, including the redevelopment of the Independent Life Building during their Tuesday evening meeting. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Wilson Source Type: news

City of Dallas drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Thursday
This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit WFAA.com. The city of Dallas expects to receive a shipment of 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Tuesday morning. Distribution of those doses should begin about 48 hours later, at 10 a.m. Thursday, at a drive-thru clinic set up at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. This will mark the first time the city has administered the vaccine to the general public. The city will be vaccinating… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Teresa Woodard (WFAA) Source Type: news

Cleveland Innovation District center could create 8,500 Ohio jobs, Clinic CEO says
The center could create more than 20,000 Ohio jobs in 10 years, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K-12 Schools - Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31-November 29, 2020
This report describes reported student mask-wearing and COVID-19 rates among students and staff members in 17 rural Wisconsin schools. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Transmission COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Schools K-12 Schools Source Type: news

NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19
The body ’s response to COVID-19 infection on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle can be particularly devastating. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibody infusions prevent acquisition of some HIV strains, NIH studies find
Results will inform development of long-acting antibody-based HIV prevention tools. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Queen's opens new Covid-19 vaccine clinic: PHOTOS
The clinic at the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall opened at 8 a.m. Monday and will run until 6:30 p.m. every day except Tuesdays. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Your covid questions, answered
The big December slowdown in vaccine distribution was a product of several problems for the vaccine makers and the Trump administration. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Fritz Source Type: news

Piers Morgan rips media for not calling out Biden's 'Trump-sized lie' about vaccine rollout
Piers Morgan blasted the American news media for failing to call out President Biden's "Trump-sized lie" about the coronavirus vaccine rollout. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Sanders' run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday became the first of what could be a wave of Republicans from former President Donald Trump's inner... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge
As Donald Trump surveys the political landscape, there is a sudden Senate opening in Ohio, an ally’s bid for Arkansas governor, and some... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harris County launching new 'smart' waitlist portal for Covid-19 vaccine
This story excerpt is courtesy of our partners at KHOU 11. Click here for KHOU's full story. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County Public Health is launching a new Covid-19 vaccination portal that will allow residents to be placed on a waitlist and contacted once vaccines and appointments are available. In order to be fair to everyone, Judge Lina Hildalgo said the system will no longer use a first-come, first-served process for appointments. “Getting a Covid-19 vaccine shouldn’t be like… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ciara Rouege and Michelle Homer | KHOU Source Type: news

Biden tells CNN Trump's impeachment trial 'has to happen'
President Joe Biden on Monday offered his most extensive comments since taking office on President Donald Trump's impeachment trial,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watchdog to Examine Whether Justice Dept. Helped Trump Effort to Overturn Election
The inquiry was announced after revelations about a plot between Donald Trump and a top former department official to promote false... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Ends Military ’s Transgender Ban, Part of Broad Discrimination Fight
The action reverses a Trump administration move, and came less than a week after the new president issued another wide-ranging civil... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Names His Personal Doctor, Kevin O ’Connor, to Be White House Physician
Dr. O’Connor succeeds Dr. Sean P. Conley, who drew criticism for misleading the public after President Donald J. Trump contracted the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Roberts ducks the spotlight by skipping the second Trump impeachment trial
Chief Justice John Roberts has long been a student of history, but this is one part of history -- presiding at the second trial of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter refuses to take down child porn because it doesn’t “violate policies”, but they’re happy to censor Trump
(Natural News) Twitter is happy to press the censor button on a world leader who the company disagrees with politically, but it’s a lot more difficult to convince them to take down child pornography. In fact, the social media platform is so reluctant to remove such material that a victim of sex trafficking is suing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steve Hilton drops BOMBSHELL: "Dr. Fauci's institute commissioned research that produced this [COVID-19] virus" after Obama administration banned funding of the controversial research
(Natural News) Last week, “President Biden’s” new Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Fauci, gleefully announced that “President” Biden has agreed to retract President Trump’s decision to withdraw support for the World Health Organization, calling its president Dr. Tedros his “dear friend.” (Article by Patty McMurray republished from 100PercentFedUp.com) Fox News’ The Revolution host Steve Hilton unloaded... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A feeling of control is key for your employees during stressful times
Stress doesn ’t just make people feel bad. But there is a way to be proactive in helping workers cope. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Stevie Ray Source Type: news

If 'Facebook is private' why are they feeding private messages of its users directly to the FBI?
(Natural News) Despite decrying censorship when it was happening to them last year, when Donald Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook earlier this month, the left praised the move by big tech. “Facebook is a private company and can do what they want,” the pro-censorship hypocritical crowd chanted ad nauseum through the digital ether... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heritage Valley Covid-19 vaccine site gets 18K registrations in less than 3 days
Heritage Valley Health System ’s Covid-19 vaccine registration system garnered 4,000 users in the first two hours of operation Friday afternoon and 18,000 as of Monday. Heritage Valley, with hospitals in Allegheny and Beaver counties, announced last week that it would provide the 1,500 doses it had in stock to the most vulner able in the community as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania a few days earlier had widened the 1a priority group to people over 65 and ages 16-64 with serious health conditions. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

While Covid-19 rages, flu season is shaping up to be mild in Oregon, U.S.
There have been 43 positive influenza tests so far this flu season, according to OHA. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

San Mateo mail order birth control startup The Pill Club hires ex-Uber exec as CEO
The Pill Club has hired a three top executives, including one from Uber Technologies Inc., as the San Mateo startup looks to expand into a broader focus on women's health beyond its early success as a mail order birth control business. Liz Meyerdirk, who for six years headed business development at Uber Everything, is the new CEO. Founder and former CEO Nick Chang is staying on as president and executive chairman. David Hsu has joined as chief financial officer from Los Angeles-based shopping rewards… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops
President Joseph R. Biden has overturned the ban on transgender people serving in the US military ordering that it must accept all Americans willing to serve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Biden moving to nix Trump plan on opioid-treatment prescriptions
The plan had been hailed by many physicians as loosening requirements they said had slowed their response to the opioid crisis. But legal experts said HHS lacked authority to issue the guidelines. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

Peninsula biotech tools company Seer seeks $109M just 2 months after big IPO
The Redwood City company is coupling the follow-on round of 1.4 million shares with investors' offering of 2.6 million shares. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Salesforce lands major role in California ’s Covid-19 vaccination efforts
Salesforce technology will soon be used by millions of Californians turning to a state site about Covid-19 vaccinations. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday unveiled a statewide system called My Turn that will allow residents to learn when they are eligible to be vaccinated and find a place to make an appointment. It also will provide a way to track vaccination data. The technology was developed by Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) a nd San Francisco-based workforce management company Skedulo. The value of the contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Dawn Kawamoto Source Type: news

Peninsula biotech tools company Seer seeks $109M just 2 months after big IPO
The Redwood City company is coupling the follow-on round of 1.4 million shares with investors' offering of 2.6 million shares. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Delta Air Lines hires Mayo Clinic executive as company's first chief health officer
Delta is betting health care will be a key aspect of its post-pandemic existence, so the airline hired an executive to tackle the issue. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) on Jan. 25 announced the hiring of Dr. Henry Ting as its first chief health officer. Ting is currently chief value officer for the Mayo Clinic and will join Delta on Feb. 15. Ting has chaired the Delta Medical Advisory Council "since the earliest days of the pande mic," CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees. Ting, a cardiologist… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Industry Regulation headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Fuhrmeister Source Type: news

Low-dose aspirin may improve pregnancy chances for women with one or two prior miscarriages
NIH study examines pattern of aspirin use, rather than difference between aspirin and placebo groups. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

France welcomes U.S. pivot on Big Tech taxes, sees potential for a deal this spring
Former President Donald Trump had strongly opposed the proposed tax arrangements, saying they discriminated against American firms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime physician
President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Palestine: Is your pension invested in the occupation?
Last year the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) launched research exposing how Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales have invested at least £3.2 billion in companies involved in the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine, and the violation of Palestinian human rights. Although the investments are significant, the research only covers certain types of investment, so the true scale of financing is almost certainly significantly higher. UNISON believes in the right to a decent and affordable pension. But many members are also concerned that their deferred wages are well invested in compan...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article LGPS Palestine pensions pensions divestment Source Type: news

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rough Times for Bingo, Spelled C-19
COVID-19 pandemic felt by charities and vendors who rent out their halls for bingo games. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biden's presidency and the Trump impeachment trial: Live updates
President Joe Biden forges ahead with his new administration as former President Trump's impeachment trial looms. Follow here for the updates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court dismisses emoluments cases against Trump
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a case concerning whether former President Donald Trump violated provisions of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SFBT Digest: 5 things to know to start your Monday
Big changes are expected today to the state's coronavirus stay-at-home orders affecting restaurants throughout the Bay Area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Biden Repeals Trump Ban On Transgender US Military Members : President Biden Takes Office
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden repeals Trump-era ban on transgender military service
The move reinstates an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news