New Philips Ultrasound CEO Bich Le sees a 'limitless' future
Bich Le leads a team of about 2,000 people around the globe including the main ultrasound team at the Bothell office (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

New Philips Ultrasound CEO Bich Le sees a 'limitless' future
Bich Le leads a team of about 2,000 people around the globe including the main ultrasound team at the Bothell office (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Florida biomed startup hits market ... with lots of help from Buffalo
NeXtGen Biologics applies the DNA of the axolotl, or Mexican salamander, to human wounds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Florida biomed startup hits market ... with lots of help from Buffalo
NeXtGen Biologics applies the DNA of the axolotl, or Mexican salamander, to human wounds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Expansive New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking
It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worse thing you can do for your health. In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking. New findings, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, detail how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied 122,007 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality rates. Researchers found a clear connection between a longer, healthier life and high levels of exercise. The report calls for...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Research Source Type: news

Hackers Breach HealthCare.Gov System, Threatening the Data of 75,000 People
(WASHINGTON) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under forme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime technology U.S. Source Type: news

Federally funded pilot program benefits older adults — and restaurants
Older adults will gain new options for meals through a new pilot program funded by a federal grant. The Erie County Department of Senior Services received the two-year, $500,000 grant through the Administration for Community Living and its Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services program. It was among five grantees nationwide to launch pilot programs that could be scaled up for nutrition p rograms. The program here will see the county partner with four local restaurants to provide dining options… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Advice From Health Care ’ s Power Users
When you ’ re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Doctors Source Type: news

Federally funded pilot program benefits older adults — and restaurants
Older adults will gain new options for meals through a new pilot program funded by a federal grant. The Erie County Department of Senior Services received the two-year, $500,000 grant through the Administration for Community Living and its Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services program. It was among five grantees nationwide to launch pilot programs that could be scaled up for nutrition p rograms. The program here will see the county partner with four local restaurants to provide dining options… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

HonorHealth puts skin in the game for Phoenix dermatology residency program
HonorHealth to assume financial burden on new partnership; dermatology group plans on more expansion with more capital freed up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award)
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Source: RWJF - Upcoming Calls For Proposals - October 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

HonorHealth puts skin in the game for Phoenix dermatology residency program
HonorHealth to assume financial burden on new partnership; dermatology group plans on more expansion with more capital freed up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Dementia and Guns: When Should Doctors Broach the Topic? Dementia and Guns: When Should Doctors Broach the Topic?
There are no scientific standards for when a health care provider should discuss gun access for people with cognitive impairment or at what point in a person with dementia becomes unfit to handle a gun.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

They tackled chronic cough. Now with $54.5 million, this duo is targeting Alzheimer's and more
The team behind CuraSen sold their previous drug development company for up to $1.25 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

They tackled chronic cough. Now with $54.5 million, this duo is targeting Alzheimer's and more
The team behind CuraSen sold their previous drug development company for up to $1.25 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

They tackled chronic cough. Now with $54.5 million, this duo is targeting Alzheimer's and more
The team behind CuraSen sold their previous drug development company for up to $1.25 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

They tackled chronic cough. Now with $54.5 million, this duo is targeting Alzheimer's and more
The team behind CuraSen sold their previous drug development company for up to $1.25 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals adds $5.2M to its coffers
Following Innovate Biopharmaceuticals ’ reverse merger with California’s Monster Digital, the company has been busy raising funds for operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Harrison Miller Source Type: news

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals adds $5.2M to its coffers
Following Innovate Biopharmaceuticals ’ reverse merger with California’s Monster Digital, the company has been busy raising funds for operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Harrison Miller Source Type: news

NY regulators consider blocking parts of CVS, Aetna deal
New York state officials aren't happy with certain aspects of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. At a public hearing in Manhattan on Thursday, Maria Vullo — the superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services — said the deal could be blocked, and she called U.S. approval of the overall deal “myopic.” A major point of contention is that CVS and Aetna representatives have not provided written evidence that they would deliver on promises… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

NY regulators consider blocking parts of CVS, Aetna deal
New York state officials aren't happy with certain aspects of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. At a public hearing in Manhattan on Thursday, Maria Vullo — the superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services — said the deal could be blocked, and she called U.S. approval of the overall deal “myopic.” A major point of contention is that CVS and Aetna representatives have not provided written evidence that they would deliver on promises… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Crothall plans another round of layoffs in Lakeland
A laundry plant in Lakeland is laying off more of its staff after recently laying off over 180 workers. Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Crothall Healthcare Inc. notified the state of Florida it will lay off 70 employees at the Lakeland center at 2215 Interstate Drive, effective Dec. 13, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Crothall's public relations department in Lakeland has no t provided a comment regarding the layoffs. Last year, Crothall Healthcare laid off 183 employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Crothall plans another round of layoffs in Lakeland
A laundry plant in Lakeland is laying off more of its staff after recently laying off over 180 workers. Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Crothall Healthcare Inc. notified the state of Florida it will lay off 70 employees at the Lakeland center at 2215 Interstate Drive, effective Dec. 13, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Crothall's public relations department in Lakeland has no t provided a comment regarding the layoffs. Last year, Crothall Healthcare laid off 183 employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Md. health exchange puts another $1M into marketing, targets uninsured ahead of open enrollment
The state's Obamacare exchange wants to increase its enrollment numbers by 5.8 percent this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Md. health exchange puts another $1M into marketing, targets uninsured ahead of open enrollment
The state's Obamacare exchange wants to increase its enrollment numbers by 5.8 percent this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Guest Viewpoint: Why Alabama should expand Medicaid
As a business leader and former elected official in my community, I have always been focused on making decisions and investments to provide the best future for Alabama. Whether it was running our butane gas company, directing the Pelham Chamber of Commerce or representing the citizens of Shelby County for 16 years in the Alabama House of Representatives, in every endeavor my goal was to leave my community and state a better place. Having had the opportunity to serve on the board of directors at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Sue McClurkin Source Type: news

Guest Viewpoint: Why Alabama should expand Medicaid
As a business leader and former elected official in my community, I have always been focused on making decisions and investments to provide the best future for Alabama. Whether it was running our butane gas company, directing the Pelham Chamber of Commerce or representing the citizens of Shelby County for 16 years in the Alabama House of Representatives, in every endeavor my goal was to leave my community and state a better place. Having had the opportunity to serve on the board of directors at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Sue McClurkin Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominees for Health Care Heroes Awards
Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its Health Care Heroes awards program, which honors individuals, companies and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Advocacy & Partnership Officer -Flexible location
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:£35,000 - £40,000 DOELocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 16 November 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as an Advocacy& Partnership Officer to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Advocacy& Partnership Officer will support Cochrane, the Editor in Chief, theHead of Knowledge Translation, and theSenior Advisor (Centres, Partnerships and Fundraising)in developing and managing strategic partnerships and in preparing advocacy positions.This new role will support the organization ’s growth through the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Kettering Health transitioning services to Dayton Children's
Kettering Health Network is transitioning a portion of its psychiatric services to another local hospital starting next summer. Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center, a mental health treatment center owned by KHN, is moving its inpatient adolescent psychiatric services to Dayton Children's Hospital. The announcement comes as Dayton Children's is building a 24-bed adolescent inpatient unit and expanding services. The hospita l also opened a behavioral crisis center in July. “As Dayton Children’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Md. health exchange puts another $1M into marketing, targets uninsured ahead of open enrollment
The state's Obamacare exchange wants to increase its enrollment numbers by 5.8 percent this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Md. health exchange puts another $1M into marketing, targets uninsured ahead of open enrollment
The state's Obamacare exchange wants to increase its enrollment numbers by 5.8 percent this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

UAB researchers leading way on drug regimen battling cystic fibrosis
A triple combination drug has been shown to be effective in improving lung function for the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis.   The new therapy can provide therapeutic benefits for 90 percent of all patients with the disease, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from UAB report the medication, which combines an experimental compound known as VX-659 with two existing medicati ons, tezacaftor and ivacaftor, improved lung function by more than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Aclaris plans $92.9M public stock offering
Part of the proceeds from Aclaris' $92.9M stock will be used for its pending purchase of Allergan's rosacea drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Women Who Mean Business: Deborah Gordon of Memorial Hermann Health System
Deborah Gordon is one of the Houston Business Journal's 2018 Women Who Mean Business honorees. Read about all the honorees here and join us Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston for our Women Who Mean Business Awards. Category: Outstanding Business Leader in Health Care Education: MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; JD, University of Illinois College of Law; Bachelor's, University of Illinois Years in the industry: 25 Boards and affiliations: Memorial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Natalie Harms Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Assisted Living Facilities
Check out the list of largest Assisted Living Facilities in the Triangle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ascension CEO Tersigni discusses brand name, ACA, Wisconsin foray
Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni says the nation ’s largest nonprofit health care system continues to support the Affordable Care Act — while acknowledging it needs revisions — and said he is bullish on both Ascension Wisconsin and its top executive Bernie Sherry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

South Africa:Mabuza - 'The NHI Must Not Negate Private Health Schemes for Those Who Desire Them'
[Bhekisisa] What Deputy President David Mabuza had to say about primary health care and the NHI in his Presidential Health Summit speech. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Check out the list of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Physician Practices
Check out the list of largest Physician Practices in the Triangle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record
Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commission, High Court
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and the state Supreme Court. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sutter lawsuit cracks open regional hospital pricing data
Sutter Health is looking to leverage its competitors' pricing data as it battles an antitrust lawsuit filed by the California attorney general's office.   In March, Sacramento-based Sutter Health was accused of using its market power to drive up the cost of health care, through its consolidation and contracting practices. Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the antitrust lawsuit. As part of their defense, attorneys for Sutter Health subpoe naed the hospital pricing data of 56 hospitals in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Envision goes shopping following $9.9 billion sale
After selling itself for $9.9 billion, Envision Healthcare Corp. is back in buy mode.   Decatur, Illinois-based Decatur Radiology Physicians was purchased by Envision in a deal that closed Oct. 12, according to a news release from Edgemont Capital Partners L.P., which acted as financial advisors to Decatur Radiology. Terms were not disclosed. Private investment firm KKR’s purch ase of Envision for $9.9 billion closed last week, turning Envision — previously No. 3 on the Nashville Business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

The global burden of sepsis: barriers and potential solutions
This journal article states that the majority of sepsis cases and deaths are estimated to occur in low and middle-income countries. The authors say barriers to reducing the global burden of sepsis include difficulty quantifying attributable morbidity and mortality, low awareness, poverty and health inequity, and under-resourced and low-resilience public health and acute health care delivery systems. Important differences in the populations at risk, infecting pathogens, and clinical capacity to manage sepsis in high and low-resource settings necessitate context-specific approaches to this significant problem. The paper revi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Must Increase Spending On Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception
[IPS] Yaounde, Cameroon -One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news