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Autoimmune disease specialists offer coordinated care at Pittsburgh facility (podcast)
The Allegheny Health Network ’s Autoimmunity Institute at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh opened in 2018 and has already drawn patients from 29 states, according to Dr. Susan Manzi, who speaks with the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Jonathan Kersting with in this podcast. Manzi is the co-founder and co-director of the UPM C Lupus Center of Excellence at the Autoimmunity Institute. “It’s very common for a person who has one autoimmune disease to have a second or a third, so when our patients…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield together with Allegheny Health Network Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Nobel prize in physics awarded for work on cosmology – as it happened
James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’Full report: Nobel prize in physics goes to cosmology and exoplanet researchers12.35pmBSTAnd there we leave the physics prize for another year. Huge congratulations go to James Peebles, who set the foundations for modern cosmology with his work on the big bang, dark matter and dark energy, and to Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor who spotted the first world beyond the solar system.Here is my colleague Hannah Devlin ’s news story on the prize:Related:Nobel prize in physics awa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Nobel prizes Physics Sweden Europe People in science Science prizes World news Source Type: news

A Cool-Season Comfort Food Without Lots of Calories
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- If you ' ve been relegating parsnips to the stock pot (their sweetness enhances both chicken and vegetable broth) or have been skipping over them altogether, you ' re missing out on a hearty side-dish choice for fall evenings...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

BBC's Seven Worlds, One Planet shines spotlight on climate crisis
New Attenborough series aims to be as influential as Blue Planet II was on plastic wasteA new BBC natural history series narrated by Sir David Attenborough airing later this month will have a conservationist message about the impact of the climate crisis at its heart.Seven Worlds, One Planet will show “where humankind is negatively and positively impacting the health of the planet”, the corporation said on Monday as Attenborough launched the new series at a premiere in London.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: BBC Climate change David Attenborough Television & radio Environment Culture Media Science Source Type: news

MEDICAL HORROR: Genetic sequencing of common vaccine finds entire male human genome from aborted human baby... "a complete individual genome" with abnormal, modified genes... 560 genes linked to cancer
(Natural News) Vaccines are routinely formulated with aborted human fetal cells known as MRC-5 and WI-38. The CDC openly lists some of the vaccines that use these “human diploid” cells, including Twinrix (Hep A / Hep B), ProQuad (MMRV) and Varivax (Varicella / chicken pox). FDA-published vaccine insert sheets such as this one for Varivax...
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Risk Lower in Organic or Antibiotic-Free Poultry Salmonella Risk Lower in Organic or Antibiotic-Free Poultry
Antibiotic-free or organic chicken and turkey are less likely to contain Salmonella than conventionally raised poultry, a new study shows, which emphasizes the need for safe food handling.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Organic Chicken Less Likely to Harbor a Dangerous 'Superbug'
A related study found that almost one-third of meat and poultry were contaminated with antibiotic-resistant forms of the bug, M'ikanatha said.
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan Health Ministry - 226 Cholera Cases in One Month
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar / Blue Nile / Red Sea -On Tuesday, cholera isolation centres in Sudan's Sennar state recorded seven new cases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Organic Chicken Less Likely to Harbor a Dangerous ' Superbug '
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- In a finding that suggests organic is best, a new study indicates that chickens raised without antibiotics may have fewer types of antibiotic-resistant salmonella than animals raised at factory farms. Salmonella is a...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Buffalo Cauliflower: A Better Bar Food
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- Love the taste of hot wings, but looking for something healthier? If you ' re a fan of this game day favorite, you ' ll go wild over Buffalo cauliflower. Making the simple swap from chicken wings to cauliflower gets more...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Primary Human Cells Data
Internal TestingWe aredata hounds. This is especially true when customers generate results that conflict with ours. For example, if ourHuman Primary Cells, in the hands of our customers, stain negative for key markers, we always retest using a 3rd Party Lab. Here ' re recent results for ourHuman Schwann Cells.Neuromics ' Schwann Cells stained with O1 Antibody (red) and DAPI (blue). Neuromics ' Schwann Cells stained with s100 antibody (red) and DAPI (blue).It is imperative that all our cells work as advertised. If your results do not meet expectations, we will run similar tests to make sure they walk and talk as they should.
Source: Neuromics - October 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CD Markers human primary schwann cells S100B Antibody Schwann Cell Markers Source Type: news

Highmark lowers costs, increase benefits for Medicare Advantage plans
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, hoping to woo back Medicare Advantage members it lost during last year ’s enrollment period, is rolling out more features with its 2020 plans as well as lower premiums and more clarity in the market with the 10-year agreement between UPMC and Highmark. The Pittsburgh-based health insurer, a division of Highmark Health, lost about 22,000 Medicare Advantage members du ring the 2019 enrollment period that featured confusion in the marketplace over what would be covered…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How to Wait Out a Blue Mood
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Why the Women Most Likely to Die of Breast Cancer Have Gotten the Least Attention
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most important breast-c...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Pickert Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news

The Real Problem With Beef
An extensive study confirms that red meat might not be that bad for you. But it is bad for the planet, with chicken and pork less harmful than beef.
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Meat Greenhouse Gas Emissions Beef Global Warming Dairy Products Cattle Agriculture and Farming Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Chicken Soup and Vitamin C: Not Enough to Fight Off the Flu
Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, coeditor of Caring talks about how to keep the flu from striking this winter and what to do if it does.
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Caring Source Type: news

Why washing raw chicken can lead to food poisoning
A USDA study warns that the common practice can leave a trail of bacteria, such as salmonella, all over your kitchen and into other food.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

Medtronic Announces New Infuse Trial on Heels of NASS Panel
This study has the potential to add to the broader clinical and scientific evidence regarding use of Infuse and may allow surgeons to better understand its safe and effective use in TLIF procedures.”
Source: MDDI - September 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Ganz apologizes for remarks about Washington insurance commissioner
The apology comes after Cambia paused on a proposed partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, after its CEO was charged with impaired driving.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Homesteading 101: Using chickens to help manage your compost
(Natural News) Homesteaders who till the soil and raise chickens at the same time have the opportunity to create a flourishing ecosystem. By turning chicken poop into organic compost, homesteaders may naturally improve the yield of their food garden crops. Chickens tend to poop at the same place they sleep. Put down some sand in...
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets: Nutritional Considerations for Children & Teens
Dr. Ginger Kash on Vegetarian DietsVirginia Kash, MDVegetarian diets are becoming more popular, even among children and teens.  In general, eating a vegetarian diet is eating a plant-based diet and, therefore, avoiding or eliminating meat and meat products.There are different types of vegetarian diets:Semi-vegetarian: Meat occasionally is included in the diet, usually just fish and chicken, but no red meat.Pescatarian:  Fish and shellfish are included in the diet but no meats or poultry. Variations are a “pescatarian-vegetarian” which included milk and eggs or “pescatarian-vegan” which excludes milk ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Health & Benefits
Table of Experts: Health& Benefits Panel: Jami Berger, moderator, executive director, operations, Arizona Care Network Marnee M. Spierer, MD, chief of staff and chief of radiation oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Gay Meyer, assistant vice president, USAA Human Resources Regional Operations Andrea Rios, sales execut ive, Lovitt& Touch é Mike Tilton, general manager, commercial segment, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Jami Berger: Clearly, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NCDOI Commissioner to BCBS: 'What does it take to not stand behind your CEO?'
Pressure continues to build for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina president and CEO Patrick Conway following a June DWI arrest, with the state's top insurance regulator now calling for his immediate resignation. Following news that Conway — head of the state's largest insurer — was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse following an incident on Interstate 85 in Randolph County where he swerved into a tractor trailer with his daughters in his SUV,…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Oregon, Washington insurance commissioners scold Cambia for keeping arrest secret
Mike Kreidler said Cambia's board should have informed him sooner about the arrest of the CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, since the two entities are in the midst of seeking approval for a partnership.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

French Researchers Building Massive New Scanner to Tackle Brain Disease French Researchers Building Massive New Scanner to Tackle Brain Disease
French researchers are developing what they say will be the most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner in the world, which will use a supermagnet the weight of a blue whale and should allow earlier diagnosis of diseases such as Parkinson ' s.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No yolk! Scientists turn mung beans into scrambled eggs - but without the cholesterol 
JUST foods has developed an 'egg' mixture that looks and cooks like scrambled eggs, but does not come from a chicken. This plant-based formula uses mung beans, giving JUST 'egg's protein, but no cholesterol.
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French researchers build massive new scanner to tackle brain disease
French researchers are developing what they say is the most powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in the world which will use a supermagnet the weight of a blue whale and should allow earlier diagnosis of diseases such as Parkinson's.
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Starwatch: northern autumn brings the loneliest star
The blue-white star Fomalhaut, one of the brightest in the sky, can be seen low in the southern sky from the northern hemisphereIf there is one star that signposts autumn in the northern hemisphere, it ’sFomalhaut. Now is a good time to start your search for this bluish-white star. The chart shows the view at midnight (BST) as 23 September becomes the 24th, looking south. With a clear horizon, Fomalhaut will appear low and isolated as there are no other stars of comparable brightness around it. This has led astronomers to nickname it “the loneliest star”. The star itself is about twice the size and mass of the sun, y...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

New York insurer's case against Florida Blue dismissed
A judge on Sept. 20 dismissed the case of a New York-based insurance company which alleged that Florida Blue had a broker monopoly in the Orlando area. The verdict on Oscar Insurance Corp.'s case came on Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida after Judge Paul Byron ruled that the Jacksonville-based insurance provider's contract with salespeople to exclusively sell Florida Blue policies was legal. The case, filed on Nov. 13, 2018, claimed that the exclusive agreement…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Feeling blue: US woman treated by doctors after blood turned navy
Woman, 25, diagnosed with methemoglobinemiaDoctors say numbing agent for toothache to blameIt turns out that “feeling blue” is not a figure of speech after all.A 25-year-old woman has given new meaning to the expression after she turned up at a Rhode Island hospital with blood that had turned navy blue.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Edward Helmore Tags: Rhode Island US news World news Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Her Blood Turned Blue, How It Happened
You can be a blue blood or have blue blood. A woman had the latter after using medication for a toothache.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Independence Blue Cross, Cancer Treatment Centers sign 4-year agreement
Independence Blue Cross and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Philadelphia said Thursday they have have signed a four-year provider agreement. “We are pleased to have CTCA Philadelphia join our network and look forward to our members having another option for cancer care,” said Dr. Richard L. Snyder, executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence, in a prepared statement. Independ ence is the Philadelphia region's largest health insurer…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Numbing Medicine Turned Woman ’ s Blood Blue In Providence, Study Says
(CNN) — A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day. She was turning blue. Literally. Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. They attributed her blueness to a numbing agent the woman was using, which deadens nerve endings in the skin. “She reported having used large amounts of topical benzocaine the night before for a toothache,” the two co-a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Blue Blood CNN Providence News Source Type: news

Sudan: 15 New Suspected Cholera Cases in Blue Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin -The Blue Nile Doctors Committee reported 15 new suspected cholera cases in various localities of Blue Nile state.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anthem Aside, Blue Cross Obamacare Participation Steady
Aside from Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have been largely consistent in selling individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act for the last five years, according to a new market analysis tool from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

"Grey chicken": female students as exploitation victims in the commercial sex industry - Suyanto B.
This study found a number of ...
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Cases Rise in Sudan's Blue Nile - Who Responds
[Radio Dabanga] Blue Nile State -The number of cholera cases in Blue Nile State has risen to 57 in various hospitals in various localities on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barbecue chicken pizza
The combination of vegetables, lean chicken breast and low-fat cheese makes this pizza a healthy, well-balanced meal.
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - September 13, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Blue Earth touts talks at ASTRO 2019
Bracco molecular imaging subsidiary Blue Earth Diagnostics is directing attention...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bracco to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics Blue Earth highlights SNMMI 2019 presentations Blue Earth touts presentations at AUA 2019 Blue Earth study reports Axumin can aid glioma diagnosis Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do code blue and other hospital codes mean?
Code blue alerts hospital staff to a patient emergency, such as cardiac arrest or a breathing problem. Learn more about code blue and other hospital codes in this article.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors - Suspected Cholera Spreading Fast in Sudan's Blue Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin -Doctors in Sudan's Blue Nile state report that the number of cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea', most possibly caused by cholera, has risen to 40 in state hospitals as of Saturday - ten more than a day earlier.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US
Prospect of "chlorinated chicken" from the United States has the British agitated
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Two Die of 'Acute Watery Diarrhoea' in Sudan's Blue Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] El Roseires -The Blue Nile state Doctors' Committee has confirmed on Tuesday that two patients in El Roseires Hospital died due to acute watery diarrhoea. Nine people suffering from the same disease have been hospitalised in an isolation ward. One of the victims was 85 years old, the other died because of delays in reaching the hospital.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In quest to save independent docs, Blue Shield spinout focuses on tech
Independent doctor practices are struggling to keep pace with the technology of a value-based health care system. This Blue Shield of California spinout — and its first deal — is designed to help those doctors.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news