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Blue Cross to provide $80M in premium relief in November
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama offers discounts for November health premiums.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross Insurers Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit
The health insurance group may pay $2.7 billion to resolve allegations that the chain blocked competition.
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: your-feed-science Health Insurance and Managed Care Suits and Litigation (Civil) Aetna Inc Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn CIGNA Corporation your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota makes Election Day a company holiday
In the future, Blue Cross will make Election Day as a paid company holiday in even-numbered years to coincide with federal (presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House) and statewide elections (gubernatorial, state offices, legislative).
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas makes several executive-level appointments
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, has promoted two vice presidents as part of its ongoing executive reorganization. The company said Treena Mason has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and operations. She will oversee employer group sales, over and under 65 individual sales, product development and the new VP of operations and CMS programs. She also serves as president of Advance Insurance Co. of K ansas. Mason, formerly the VP of group sales and…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: WBJ Staff Source Type: news

Chicken pox symptoms: Why do we get chicken pox? Can you be immune?
CHICKEN POX is an infection that mainly affects children. But why do we get chicken pox?
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell Creameries Ordered to Pay $17.25 Million in Criminal Penalties in Connection with 2015 Listeria Contamination
FDA OCI, Blue Bell, Creameries, $17.25 million, criminal penalties, ship, contaminated products, listeriosis, listeria outbreak, adulterated ice cream products, forfeiture, largest-ever, food safety, conviction, insanitary, Listeria monocytogenes, consumer protection, Brenham TX, Broken Arrow OK
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NM names new president
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has named Janice Torrez as its incoming president. Torrez will replace Blue Cross and Blue Shield president Kurt Shipley, who will retire Dec. 31 after a 24-year career at the company, according to a news release. "I am honored to have served as president of BCBSNM for the past eight years," Shipley said. "I've worked closely with Janice for many years. She is equally committed to addressing the health and social challenges facing New Mexico. I am confident…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Sams Source Type: news

Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crabmeat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab From USA
FDA OCI, Jeffrey A. Styron, Garland Fulcher, North Carolina seafood, seafood products, crabmeat, domestic blue crab, false label, foreign crabmeat, “Product of USA”, consumer fraud, North Carolina,
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Millennial Caregivers In Poorer Health Than U.S. Average, Blue Cross Plans Say
The health of U.S. caregivers including many Millennials is 26% poorer than the U.S. “benchmark population” due to stress and pressure, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business pharma Source Type: news

Professors are having their careers threatened for supporting “Back the Blue” rallies
(Natural News) Three professors who attended a “Back the Blue” rally in Saratoga Springs, New York are having their careers threatened. A group of cry-bully students from Skidmore College are demanding that the president of the college terminate the three professors because they attended a rally in support of American police officers. Skidmore College President...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Chicken Plant Closes After 8 Employees Die From COVID-19
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- A Foster Farms chicken processing plant in Livingston, California, where eight workers died of COVID-19 and 392 tested positive will be closed for a week of cleaning. Following an order from county public health officials,...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Magical, glowing "blue tears" in China's seas are toxic and steadily growing every year, warn scientists
(Natural News) Tourists from all over China frequent the shores of Matsu Islands to see “blue tears” — an enchanting display of blue lights in the waters. But as beautiful as blue tears are to behold, experts have warned that they are also toxic. Blue tears are caused by the bloom of tiny, bioluminescent organisms...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross NC to lower ACA rates across state next year; Charlotte will see costs increase
Blue Cross NC members in the Charlotte area with Obamacare plans can expect to see a jump in the cost of their plan next year.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Amazing aquatic life: Blue-banded sea snakes "breathe" through their heads
(Natural News) Sea snakes, despite their name, still need to surface to get air to breathe. Australian researchers, however, have found one species that has developed an organ that lets it effectively “breathe” underwater for a limited time. Blue-banded sea snakes (Hydrophis cyanocinctus) are aquatic reptiles that can reach up to around 5 feet or 1.5 meters...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross NC says value-based care saved $153 million in year one
The state's largest insurer says that its push to reform health-care's payment system has already saved more than $153 million in its first year of operation, as it continues working to enroll more of its providers into the cost-sharing arrangements. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina first launched its value-based care plan, Blue Premier, in January 2019 alongside five of the state's largest hospital systems. The plan replaced the traditional "fee-for-service" model, reimbursing providers…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Blue Cross will offer $70M in discounts and rebates after claims drop because of Covid pandemic
Thousands of members of Blue Cross' Medicare, individual and family plans will receive credits between 10% and 25% of an upcoming bill before the end of the year.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Deep Blue Medical Advances Announces FDA Clearance and U.S. Clinical Launch of the T-Line Hernia Mesh
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Deep Blue Medical Advances today announced it has received 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its T-Lin® Hernia Mesh with integrated suture-lik... Devices, Surgery, FDA, Product Launch Deep Blue Medical Advances, T-Line, Hernia Mesh, hernia
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metallic blue fruits use fat to produce colour and signal a treat for birds
Researchers have found a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of colour production has been observed in nature.
Source: University of Bristol news - August 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Facebook goes full anti-police, shuts down page for largest "Back the Blue" rally
(Natural News) A “Back the Blue” event that was scheduled to take place on July 25 in Long Island has been tampered with by Facebook, which reportedly removed its official event page for no apparent reason. After receiving more than 6,300 RSVPs, Long Island’s “Back the Blue” rally page suddenly disappeared, prompting Law Enforcement Today...
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maplegrove Center earns prestigious blue distinction
(Henry Ford Health System) Henry Ford Maplegrove Center is Michigan's first residential addiction treatment center to be recognized as national Blue Distinction Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery.The designation recognizes facilities that show a commitment to improving patient safety and health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.Among criteria considered for the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery distinction, centers must provide treatment for opioid use disorders.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross says it will cover telehealth testing through 2020, good news for health systems
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced Thursday that it will continue to pay health systems the same amount of money for telehealth visits as they do in-person doctor's visits for the rest of 2020. The Eagan-based insurer will also continue to waive cost-sharing for Covid-19 tests and treatment, meaning people won't be charged because of costs related to the pandemic. "The rapid adoption of virtual care has been highly encouraging. In addition to the health and safety benefits, telehealth…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Blue Earth starts second phase III trial for PET agent
Bracco molecular imaging subsidiary Blue Earth Diagnostics has begun a second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth, PETNet ink new supply deal Blue Earth highlights PET agent clinical results Blue Earth launches phase III trial for PET agent Blue Earth touts talks at ASTRO 2019 Bracco to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blue Jays still looking for a home stadium as opener approaches
The day before the MLB season begins, Pennsylvania officials said the Blue Jays would not be allowed to play in Pittsburgh due to coronavirus concerns.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is an Intra-Articular Methylene Blue Injection Used?
Title: When Is an Intra-Articular Methylene Blue Injection Used?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 7, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Walking along blue spaces such as beaches or lakes benefits mental health
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Short, frequent walks in blue spaces--areas that prominently feature water, such as beaches, lakes, rivers or fountains -- may have a positive effect on people's well-being and mood, according to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and published in Environmental Research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nearly 60,000 lbs. of chicken nuggets being recalled because they may contain a rubber material
Under recall are 4-lb. plastic bag packages containing "Pilgrim's FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS" with best-by date of May 6, 2021 and a lot code of 0127 printed on the retail package
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who could make you eat undercooked chicken? Your future in-laws, research suggests
Bloody hamburgers. Pink chicken. Moldy bread. We all know these foods are risky, but research has suggested that in certain high-stakes social situations — like when you meet your prospective in-laws for the first time — you may eat them anyway.
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fifty for the Future, Arkansas Blue Cross Launch Take Care Arkansas
Fifty for the Future, in partnership with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and central Arkansas’s six leading hospitals, is launching a four-week public service announcement campaign urging the public to not delay having their health care needs met.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blue KC will commit $18M toward pandemic relief
Blue KC will commit $18 million to employers and members that have seen financial losses because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kansas City-based nonprofit health insurer announced Tuesday.   The aid consists of three components:   Employers can qualify for financial assistance in the form of credits for certain health care premiums. These programs will start in August and last for a year.   Providers who participate in Blue KC’s Advanced Primary Care program will be able to rec eive advance…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

Big Blue Cross Plan And Epic In Deal To Improve Doctor-Insurer Information Exchange
Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states, and electronic health record vendor Epic have signed an agreement that will “create a secure, interconnected and efficient health system and information exchange between insurers, providers, and patients.”
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Highmark Blue Cross In Deal With New York ’s HealthNow Plan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan Highmark said it will expand into western and northeastern New York via an “affiliation agreement” with HealthNow New York Inc. in a major consolidation of health insurance plans in the northeastern U.S.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Florida Blue offering cost relief options for employer group plans
Florida Blue is taking more steps to reduce health care costs for businesses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health insurer, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is offering temporary premium reductions, waiving re-enrollment waiting periods, and providing lower-cost options to employer group health plans. Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of Florida Blue, said the measures and intended to e nsure members have access to health care services as the state recovers from the financial…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

Nolte: Internal staff revolt forces publisher to blacklist its own Blue Lives Matter site
(Natural News) The Blue Lives Matter website has been shuttered and blacklisted by its own publisher, Maven Media. (Article by John Nolte republished from Breitbart.com) What had been a pro-police website that focused on the everyday heroism and kindness we see from police officers, as well as the dangers they face — shootings, assaults, various...
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photoelectron spectra of alkali metal-ammonia microjets: From blue electrolyte to bronze metal
Experimental studies of the electronic structure of excess electrons in liquids—archetypal quantum solutes—have been largely restricted to very dilute electron concentrations. We overcame this limitation by applying soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to characterize excess electrons originating from steadily increasing amounts of alkali metals dissolved in refrigerated liquid ammonia microjets. As concentration rises, a narrow peak at ~2 electron volts, corresponding to vertical photodetachment of localized solvated electrons and dielectrons, transforms continuously into a band with a sharp Fermi edge accomp...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Buttersack, T., Mason, P. E., McMullen, R. S., Schewe, H. C., Martinek, T., Brezina, K., Crhan, M., Gomez, A., Hein, D., Wartner, G., Seidel, R., Ali, H., Thürmer, S., Marsalek, O., Winter, B., Bradforth, S. E., Jungwirth, P. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Blue Cross Domination Of Obamacare Markets May Not Last In Pandemic
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans dominate the enrollment of individual Americans in health plans purchased on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, but that could change given the pandemic and historic unemployment.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Policy /policy Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus pharma Source Type: news

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions, prey availability
(Oregon State University) Oregon State University researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More effective human antibodies possible with chicken cells
(University of Tokyo) Antibodies for potential use as medicines can be made rapidly in chicken cells grown in laboratories. Researchers refer to their technique as the human ADLib system, short for autonomously diversifying libraries. The technique automatically builds vast numbers, or libraries, of diverse antibodies using chicken immune system cells' natural method for shuffling their genes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blue Earth highlights PET agent clinical results
Bracco molecular imaging subsidiary Blue Earth Diagnostics is highlighting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth launches phase III trial for PET agent Blue Earth touts talks at ASTRO 2019 Bracco to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics Blue Earth highlights SNMMI 2019 presentations Blue Earth touts presentations at AUA 2019
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Marmex Corp Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement, Due to Undeclared Sildenafil
Orange, CA, Marmex Corp is voluntarily recalling All lots of Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement, 500mg to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to contain sildenafil.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama recognized by J.D. Power
J.D Power has recognized a local health insurer. According to the 2020 Commercial Member Health Plan Study, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama ranks highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the East South Central Region.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama said it is the ninth time the company has ranked highest in member satisfaction in the region.  The study measured member satisfaction among 146 health plans in 22 regions nationwide, examining factors such as provider…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Slideshow: Blue Angels fly over Nashville to honor health care workers
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flew over parts of Nashville and Middle Tennessee today to honor health care workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. To see photos of the flyover, taken from a helipad at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, check out the slideshow with this story.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Martin B. Cherry Source Type: news

Photos: Navy's Blue Angels fly over Dallas-Fort Worth to honor health care workers
Many North Texans turned their eyes to the sky on Wednesday to watch the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over Dallas and Fort Worth. The jets have been making special appearances in cities across the country as a way to honor those serving on the front lines of COVID-19 efforts, including health care workers, first responders and other essential employees. The jets also flew over Houston and New Orleans on Wednesday. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, said in a news release Monday that the flyover would…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Wiley Source Type: news

Blue Bell Creameries Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $19.35 Million for Ice Cream Listeria Contamination – Former Company President Charged
Blue Bell Creameries, FDA OCI, guilty plea, listeria, L. mono, adulterated, ice cream, criminal fine, 205 listeriosis outbreak, former president, scheme cover up, forfeiture, False Claims Act, insanitary, civil settlement, Paul Kruse, felony
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 6, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Too soon to go to the beach? The gorgeous docu-game 'Beyond Blue' has deeper questions
Coronavirus has people fighting over beach access. "Beyond Blue," a docu-game made with BBC Earth's "Blue Planet II" team, takes the science further.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Todd Martens Source Type: news

San Francisco police to replace 'thin blue line' masks after controversy
Officers will receive neutral face coverings after some responded to a protest wearing masks with the 'thin blue line' logo, sparking controversy.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Wigglesworth Source Type: news

Blue Bell Pleads Guilty in 2015 Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak
The ice cream company pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines and settlements related to the 2015 episode, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Mele Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Listeriosis Recalls and Bans of Products Shutdowns (Institutional) Kruse, Paul (1954- ) Blue Bell Creameries LP Food and Drug Administration Brenham (Tex) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Factories and Manuf Source Type: news