Calm under pressure? Run your business the mindful way
Mindfulness could help make you more resilient, regulate stress and increase emotional intelligence. Here are some practical tips for introducing it in the workplaceIf recent events in politics have confirmed anything, it is that we live in unpredictable times where old assumptions no longer hold true.Creative thinking is crucial for business success through a period of uncertainty. Upheaval presents a chance to embrace uncertainty and remain level-headed, focused and compassionate under pressure. That ’s where mindfulness comes in.Research in contemplative neuroscience suggests that mindfulness - the practice of foc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Palma Michel Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

FDA user-fee financial impact
I ran across an article in a recent edition of Medtech Insight that focused on the 10 key details from US FDA agreements that will impact medical device and diagnostics companies. The article indicates that the US FDA user-fee reauthorization legislation is proceeding through Congress, most recently with a May 11 markup in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  Lawmakers would like to see a bill passed in July.   The core details of the user-fee reauthorization agreements will have a signification impact on companies’ day-to-day regulatory operations in the fiscal 2018-2022 period. &nb...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Massage, spa business looks to grow as owners leverage nursing, physical therapy backgrounds
Neil and Beverly Kirsch didn ’t start out in the massage and spa business. Neil was a physical therapist and Beverly a nurse. Now the Canadian natives own and operates two SpaMassage for You locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. Beverly Kirsh said they are looking to open a third location in Scottsdale at Via Linda and 90th St reet. They also look to bring their previous professional backgrounds to their small business model. “We consider ourselves the gold standards of massage,” Neil said. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

With $1.7M NIDA grant, emocha will evaluate its app for treating opioid addiction
Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health has been awarded a $1.7 million Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The company will use the grant for a feasibility study of its digital direct observation therapy tech. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Two Supreme Court decisions take a whack at patent holders
Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions signal an effort to shoot down patent trolls, but one expert says small business could get caught in the crosshairs. U.S. Supreme Court Building [Image by Daderot – Own work, Public Domain]Recent Supreme Court decisions dealing with patents have some experts concerned that, rather than clarifying the rules and combating patent trolls, the rulings will instead weaken the rights of patent holders. 1. Powdered drinks case rewrites the patent venue rules In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a venue case, the Supremes limited the ability of patent holders to sue in other state...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Patent Infringement davismalmdagostine patent trolls patents U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

No More Locked Cellphones and Unlocking Fees Thanks to CRTC
CRTC announces individual and small business wireless service customers will have the right to have cellphones and other mobile devices unlocked free of charge upon request, and all newly purchased devices must be provided unlocked (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 17, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Communication Source Type: news

Emerging biotech with potential to improve US health care on display at 2017 International BIO Convention
Small businesses and startups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will display emerging biotechnology at the 2017 BIO International Convention Innovation Zone June 19-22 in San Diego. More than 20 NSF-funded projects will exhibit in a space dedicated to early stage companies with new biomedical technologies and products, including (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Entreprenuers Over 50 Better Candidates for Loans - AARP
11 hours ago ... A new study has found that while younger small-business owners are the most likely to apply for funding, entrepreneurs 50 and older are the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

As Caregiver And Provider, Dad Faces An Uphill Battle
Whether you look at their historic role as breadwinner or their emerging one as hands-on parent, fathers deserve more support. We tend to read more about how the pressures of career and caregiving weigh on women – and that’s a problem that certainly cannot be overstated. But our society isn’t just badly designed for mothering. It is badly designed for parenting. This isn’t good for families, employers or the economy. The best Father’s Day gift we can give Dad is recognition of what he needs to succeed in the most important job he’ll ever do. Today’s dads are far more likely to chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talking
The prospect of speaking in public can send people in to a tailspin of anxiety. But a simple change in posture can helpMost people at some point in their careers will present, pitch, be on camera or give a speech. Public speaking is a skill that cannot be overlooked – investor Warren Buffett believes it raises your value by 50%.Still, public speaking is nerve-racking and people turn down numerous opportunities because of the fear of it. Like physical training, public speaking requires attention and practice. But speaking opportunities do not come every day, so where do you start? The answer is in the body.Continue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Emma Zangs Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Psychology Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Easy Time Hacks To Take Back Your Day
Two years ago, I had the honor of being part of the Washington Post Time Hack Project. I was one of a handful of coaches who were paired with readers struggling with work-life balance. It was fun to help individuals from around the world and from every age group to take back control of their time and their life. The Time Hack Case Studies and Top 10 Time Hacks provide some tangible tips to help you take back your time. The first order of business for taking back your time is to acknowledge you have the power to do so. With a schedule packed full of work hours, childcare and household responsibilities, and a myriad of other...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What small biz can expect on premiums, and four more lessons from our Health Summit
Many issues were discussed at Albuquerque Business First's Small Business Series Health Summit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: Pat Kolwaite, owner/physician of The Joint Chiropractic - Memphis region
Watch a video about one of MBJ's Small Business Awards finalists, Dr. Pat Kolwaite (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Looming losses, doubts about reform push Blue KC from ACA marketplace
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City's exit from the Affordable Care Act exchange isn't just about profit losses, The Kansas City Star reports. The insurer was pushing for changes to the ACA, which is outlined in emails and text messages between Blue KC and Kansas Insurance Department officials. The Kansas City Star obtained the information through an open records request. RELATED: Small businesses scramble for options after Blue KC exit In one of the email exchanges with Kansas Insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: LifeLinc Corp.
Watch a video about LifeLinc Corp., one of the winners of MBJ's Small Business Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: LifeLinc Corp.
Watch a video about LifeLinc Corp., one of the winners of MBJ's Small Business Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Small businesses scramble for options after Blue KC exit
Small businesses will be among those hit by Blue KC's exit from the ACA marketplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Nearly 300 NSF-funded startups and small businesses to demo emerging technologies
Startups and small businesses with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will demonstrate pre-market technologies on June 5-6 in Atlanta. From bacteria-grown bricks and clear solar panels to custom ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242100&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: First Choice Care LLC
Watch a video about one of MBJ's Small Business Awards finalists, First Choice Care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color
“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. But the president’s new budget proposal shows it’s even worse than I thought. Even some Republicans have been rightly horrified at how the administration’s proposed budget cuts so much of what’s good, decent and useful that the federal government does, from food assistan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small business owners seek sugary drink tax exemption
Some small business owners are asking the Seattle City Council to exempt them from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed sugary beverage tax. They and farmers market associations raised concerns to councilmembers on the Seattle Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee about the added costs it could mean for their businesses, which already face labor and regulation changes in the city. Murray is asking for a tax of 1.75 c ents per ounce on sweetened drinks (including diet drinks) to fund the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Small business owners seek sugary drink tax exemption
Some small business owners are asking the Seattle City Council to exempt them from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed sugary beverage tax. They and farmers market associations raised concerns to councilmembers on the Seattle Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee about the added costs it could mean for their businesses, which already face labor and regulation changes in the city. Murray is asking for a tax of 1.75 c ents per ounce on sweetened drinks (including diet drinks) to fund the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Trump administration plans to undo ACA ’s small business exchange. What will that mean here?
As part of the Trump Administration's goal of undoing the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said small businesses will no longer have to buy their group health plans on the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace. Instead, CMS officials said in a rule change released Monday, companies will work directly with insurers or brokers when buying their 2018 plans — a change that would impact local small businesses that have purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov. This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Trump administration plans to undo ACA ’s small business exchange. What will that mean here?
As part of the Trump Administration's goal of undoing the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said small businesses will no longer have to buy their group health plans on the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace. Instead, CMS officials said in a rule change released Monday, companies will work directly with insurers or brokers when buying their 2018 plans — a change that would impact local small businesses that have purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov. This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal
A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill. Led by Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the governors are using a nine-page proposal they crafted in February as the platform to shape what they think a critical portion of an Obamacare replacement law should look like, according to a half dozen people who helped write the plan. Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insur...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS Wants to Drop Online Enrollment in SHOP Exchanges
(MedPage Today) -- Small businesses would have to sign up through an agent or broker (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More on the ARPA-E Funding Halt
A conflicting story continues to emerge about research funding that is allegedly being withheld by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in early May that the “pause” in funding for approved projects resulted from presidential executive orders and were not directed by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “We haven’t lost those projects,” said Senator Murkowski. The projects are “just on hold,” but not canceled. Reportedly 10 projects that were previously approved but whose contract...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 15, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Texas Democrats Are Lining Up To Take On Congress' Biggest Climate Denier
WASHINGTON — Midterm elections may be a year and a half away, but in Texas’ 21st Congressional District the race to rid Washington of one of its most stalwart deniers of near-universally accepted climate science is already well underway. At least nine Democratic candidates are vying for a chance to unseat 16-term Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump. And the Democratic primary field in the district, which stretches from Austin to San Antonio and into West Texas, is only expected to...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nurses Have A Message For Congress: We Won't Accept 'Lord Of The Flies' Health Care
As scores of red-clad registered nurses stride through the halls of Congressional office buildings this week, they’ll have some other people on their minds. The postal worker who told us his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and whose disability coverage expired after six months and had to cover thousands of dollars more out of pocket for her treatment. The 57-year-old California contractor who now pays $22,000 a year for health insurance for himself and his wife. “I’m OK with paying high insurance premiums if it helps provide health care for others, but I am mad as hell at the prospect of paying even...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Politician Wants To Create A 'Craigslist' For Leftover Food
About 1.4 million New Yorkers struggle with hunger. At the same time, restaurants and supermarkets constantly discard perfectly good food that people in need would happily accept. To get these edible leftovers into refrigerators and onto shelves at local food pantries, a New York City Council member has proposed developing a portal that would function much like Craigslist does. In the same way that locals can find out who’s giving away Ikea dressers and raggedy couches on Craigslist, food service groups would be able to see what types of grub are available for free. At the end of the day, local food establishments w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical cannabis laws a rude awakening for entrepreneurs
Stan Cherelstein figured he ’d be a shoo-in to help marijuana companies package and market their product when 71 percent of Florida voters elected to expand the state’s medical cannabis program. Over the past 25 years, Cherelstein has grown his dietary supplements business in Boca Raton from just a handful of employees to more than 50, and he was eager to redirect his staff’s focus toward a new venture. “Looking at it as a small-business owner with a talented team, we have the ability to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Debora Lima Source Type: news

Congress Makes It Harder for Millions of Workers to Save for ...
7 minutes ago ... ... AARP executive vice president. “Too many small-business employees don't have a way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck.“. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Survey finds DFW small business owners rosy on health care, fret over capital
Dallas-Fort Worth small business owners who contribute to their employees' benefits are more optimistic about health care costs and availability of coverage than just about anywhere else in the U.S., a recent survey found. The rosier picture of the health care market comes at a time when Republicans in Washington, D.C. are trying to force through plans to repeal the 2010 Obamacare reforms that are believed to be unpopular in many red states like Texas. Health care costs and problems navigating a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jon Prior Source Type: news

Survey finds DFW small business owners rosy on health care, fret over capital
Dallas-Fort Worth small business owners who contribute to their employees' benefits are more optimistic about health care costs and availability of coverage than just about anywhere else in the U.S., a recent survey found. The rosier picture of the health care market comes at a time when Republicans in Washington, D.C. are trying to force through plans to repeal the 2010 Obamacare reforms that are believed to be unpopular in many red states like Texas. Health care costs and problems navigating a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jon Prior Source Type: news

People Of Color Bear The Brunt Of Fast-Food Explosion
It is no secret that America’s profusion of more than 200,000 fast-food restaurants has probably gone too far, forcing us to pay a heavy toll for easy access to all that cheap, convenient and tasty food with still-growing rates of obesity and diet-related, life-threatening conditions like diabetes. But it’s often overlooked that urban, African American neighborhoods have been disproportionately targeted by the continued expansion of fast-food chains. According to Chin Jou, an American history lecturer at the University of Sydney, this didn’t happen by accident. Jou’s new book, Supersizing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alen Heshmat, Heshmat Pain Management Clinic: A small business owner's perspective on immigration
This profile is part of our cover story: How immigration and jobs connect in Silicon Valley Dr. Alen Heshmat’s Middle Eastern background spurred him to become a small business owner. “Coming from that part of the world, we all like to be the boss,” he said with a laugh. A chiropractor by trade, he came to the U.S. from Iran as a refugee with his family, right before his 15th bi rthday in 1987. As members of the Christian minority in Iran, his family had difficulty assimilating. They spent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rosellen "Rosie" Downey Source Type: news

Alen Heshmat, Heshmat Pain Management Clinic: A small business owner's perspective on immigration
This profile is part of our cover story: How immigration and jobs connect in Silicon Valley Dr. Alen Heshmat’s Middle Eastern background spurred him to become a small business owner. “Coming from that part of the world, we all like to be the boss,” he said with a laugh. A chiropractor by trade, he came to the U.S. from Iran as a refugee with his family, right before his 15th bi rthday in 1987. As members of the Christian minority in Iran, his family had difficulty assimilating. They spent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rosellen "Rosie" Downey Source Type: news

DHS Officials: 'Arkansas Works' 2.0 Cheaper for State
The Arkansas Department of Human Services said Wednesday that changes it's seeking for the "Arkansas Works" medicaid expansion could save the state as much as $93 million over five years. The changes comes as Arkansas is paying 5 percent of the cost for the program, with the feds picking up the rest of the bill. The state is set to pay 10 percent by 2020. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is expected to call a special legislative session next week aimed at approving legislation that would: Allow DHS to seek a waiver from the feds that would cap eligibility at 100 percent of the federal poverty level effective Jan. 1, 2018. Th...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small business groups rail against health care proposals in the legislature
In a letter sent to state legislators on Monday, small business groups railed against several proposals that they say will drive up premiums and increase costs for employers. Groups including the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, NFIB Massachusetts, Health Services Administrators, the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters and the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans said the legislature is headed down a dangerous path that will ultimately cost con sumers. The groups pointed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Novel ultrasound device dev Sonavex raises $3m
John Hopkins spin-out Sonavex said today it raised $3 million in financing, including a $2.2 million closed Series A round to support its novel ultrasound technology. The round was led by Grey Sky Venture Partners and joined by CRCM Venture Capital, Tedco, the Abell Foundation and individual investors, the Baltimore, Md.-based company said. The round was also expanded by $1.3 million “following increased demand from investors,” Sonavex added. “This represents an exciting time for the company. Our traction has enabled Sonavex to not only raise capital to accomplish critical milestones, but also attrac...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Ultrasound sonavex Source Type: news

3 small energy firms to collaborate with PNNL
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Celebrating 4/20, Five Cannabis Entrepreneurs Reflect On The Year's Biggest Changes
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Happy 4/20: Why 5 Cannabis Entrepreneurs Are Celebrating The Evolving Industry
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Why 5 Cannabis Entrepreneurs Think The Industry's Now Unstoppable
Small businesses sold billions of dollars worth of legal marijuana products in 2016 and changes from last year's 4/20 are dramatic as consumers, advertisers and financiers open up to the idea of legal weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Amniox Medical lands DoD contract for Neox, Clarix products
Amniox Medical said yesterday it landed a Federal Supply Schedule contract for its Neox and Clarix regenerative product lines with the US Military Health System. The Neox wound allograft is designed for use as a wound covering for dermal ulcers and defects, while its Clarix regenerative matrix is indicated for use as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier during orthopedic surgery and soft tissue repair, Atlanta-based Amniox said. Amniox said that the contract will serve all US Department of Defense institutions, and the company will partner exclusively with veteran-owned small business Alliant Healthcare to provide the...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Amniox Medical Source Type: news

Humana requests rate increases for small business HMO, PPO plans
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) filed a rate increase request late last week for its small group preferred provider organization and its health maintenance organization. Humana Health Plan Inc. is requesting a 10 percent increase for its HMO and 11.6 percent increase for its PPO coverage for small group major medical health insurance plans in Arizona, according to filings with the Arizona Department of Insurance. Marina Renneke, spokeswoman for Humana, said it’ s not accurate to view this rate request… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news