Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults who reported taking sleep medication every day or most days are women, those who are older … Read more

Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults reported taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among those who … Read more

Kroger Establishes Clinical Trial Site Network to Increase Access and Access to Health Research Studies

Announcement comes in collaboration with biopharmaceutical industry to launch colorectal cancer clinical trial Cincinnati, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Kroger Health, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today announced the establishment of its Clinical Trials Site Network in conjunction with pharmaceutical industry sponsors, contract research organizations and health systems. The announcement comes with Kroger’s first trial … Read more

Point32Health taps health inclusion for LGBTQ+ care

After traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Incorporated Health is now moving into the health plan arena. The LGBTQ+ community teams up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in companies announced Wednesday. based in san francisco Incorporated Health Provides patients with access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral … Read more

CDC identifies potential safety issue with Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 vaccine but says people should still get a boost

CNN , The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a potential safety issue with the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but it is unlikely to represent a real risk. The agency said it is continuing to advise the public to stay up-to-date about COVID-19 vaccines. … Read more

Aging can be reversed in mice. Are people next?

CNN , In Boston laboratories, old, blind mice have regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains and built up healthy muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, young mice age prematurely, with devastating consequences for nearly every tissue in their bodies. experiments show that aging is a The reversible process, capable of being driven … Read more

CommonSpirit Health CEO at JPM: Some providers will be commodities

Wright Lassiter III, who was named CEO of CommonSpirit Health last April, outlined his vision for reviving his massive nonprofit’s finances at a JPMorgan healthcare conference on Monday. The convention returns to San Francisco after a two-year pandemic break and feels bursting as usual. Cracking a few jokes, Lassiter acknowledged he’s not here to take … Read more

Can Data Solve the Behavioral Health Outcomes Inequality Dilemma?

Nearly twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) published “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.” In this landmark report, NAM noted that “a large body of published research suggests that racial and ethnic minorities experience lower quality of health services and are also less likely … Read more

What Marketers Need to Know About the FTC’s Updated Guidelines on Health Claims

The Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for advertising healthcare products just got a major refresh — and they could be a rude awakening for marketers making overzealous claims about products like supplements or health apps. In late December the agency published “Health Product Compliance Guidance” to update and replace its 1998 guidance titled “Dietary Supplements: An … Read more

What Marketers Need to Know About the FTC’s Updated Guidelines on Health Claims

The Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for advertising healthcare products just got a major refresh — and they could be a rude awakening for marketers making overzealous claims about products like supplements or health apps. In late December the agency published “Health Product Compliance Guidance” to update and replace its 1998 guidance titled “Dietary Supplements: An … Read more