Senseonics poised to get diabetes device to more patients after big insurer expands coverage
Elevance Health Inc. is now providing coverage for implantable continuous glucose monitoring systems. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

How the Monkeypox Virus Does —and Doesn ’ t —Spread
Until recently, monkeypox rarely spread from person to person. In 2005, a study declared a cluster of six cases in the Republic of Congo “the longest uninterrupted chain of human monkeypox fully documented to date.” That has changed, to say the least. So far this year, more than 25,000 monkeypox cases have been recorded across 83 countries—and human-to-human transmission is clearly happening at large scale. How does monkeypox spread among people? Research is ongoing, and findings around monkeypox transmission may develop over time. But here’s what the latest science suggests. [time-brightcove not-tg...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

Another lab conversion in East Cambridge is now underway
Breakthrough Properties' One Canal is located along East Cambridge ’s First Street corridor, where there are multiple other lab projects underway. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

Joint venture involving Spurs docs to expand SA sports medicine
The deal has been in the works for years and is already spawning expansion plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

State Drug Director Kirk Lane Resigns
His Arkansas Naloxone Program has saved thousands of lives, officials said. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lutheran School of Nursing, part of South City Hospital, closes
The Lutheran School of Nursing, a south St. Louis institution dating to 1898, has closed, it said in a social media post. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Startup CareTrack Health to add more than 100 employees at new Carrollton office
As investors pull back from startups, healthcare is a "recession-proof market," said President and CEO of CareTrack Andrew Mills. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Zach Armstrong Source Type: news

Former LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter named chairman at FirstBank
Bill Carpenter replaces Stuart McWhorter, who stepped down as chairman to rejoin Gov. Bill Lee ’s administration as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Shriners adds to layoff head count as it closes a Tampa facility
Shriners Hospital for Children has made its final round of layoffs as it closes a Tampa facility. The orthopedic treatment center will lay off 20 people on Sept. 30, according to an Aug. 1 letter filed to the state. It previously laid off 38 employees in April. Shriners, which started caring for patients in 1985 on the University of South Florida's campus, was supposed to close on April 1. However, a select number of patients continued to be seen as the hospital searched for health care providers … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Henry Queen Source Type: news

Chemical in Medical-Device Cleanser Poses Cancer Risk, EPA Says
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Lakewood, Colorado, are among the communities facing the highest risk from ethylene oxide emissions, EPA said. The agency has notified 23 commercial sterilizers—19 in the continental U.S. and four in Puerto Rico—that their operations pose an elevated risk of cancer and other ailments. The notice follows a recent survey of emi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Daly/AP Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Moderna is closely watching monkeypox, but says Covid is a 'larger public health threat'
Moderna Inc. executives said on an earnings call Wednesday that they were closely monitoring the spread of monkeypox, but while the company has a vaccine in preclinical development, it has not yet decided whether to move forward with it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Biden Administration Calls for an ‘ All-Hands-on-Deck ’ Effort to Study Long COVID
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is calling for a new Office of Long COVID Research and Practice to direct an “all-hands-on-deck, whole-of-government approach” to researching Long COVID—a condition marked by long-term symptoms following a case of COVID-19—and supporting those who have it, according to a Long COVID research action plan released Aug. 3 by the Biden Administration. “Long after the more immediate effects of the pandemic, the long-term impacts on the health of the nation will continue for years to come,” the report reads. The report does not formally est...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

A Predictable Surprise: Twelve Years After Obamacare And We Are Worse Off Than Ever
In a recent analysis from the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. ranked last on measures relating to access to care, administrative efficiency, equity, and overall health care outcomes, even though we devote nearly twice as much of our GDP as the average OECD country to it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Mother-son startup named finalist in MIT's 'Solve Global Challenge'
A startup founded by a Cincinnati mother-and-son duo is one of a few dozen companies worldwide selected to compete in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative for promising social entrepreneurs.   Re-Assist, a digital health platform for referrals founded by Forest Park resident Ashley Barrow and her 13-year-old son, Aaron Bess Jr., has been selected as a finalist for the “Solve 2022 Global Challenge,” an MIT initiative.  The startup is one of 75 finalists overall out of 1,100 appli cations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

CVS, off a strong Q2, still plans to enter primary care space in 2022
The Woonsocket-based health care corporation reported a strong second quarter and still plans to complete an M&A deal by the end of 2022 to expand into primary care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Mary Serreze Source Type: news