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Feds Look to Pharmacists to Boost Childhood Immunization Rates

Dec 04, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Fears over COVID-19 have contributed to a slump in inoculations among children. Now the federal government is looking to pharmacists for help, but many of them do not participate in a program that offers free shots to half the kids in the...
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During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

Dec 04, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
COVID-19’s “long haulers” — patients with lingering effects of the disease — have joined the ranks of Americans with preexisting conditions. For those shopping for health coverage on the individual market, here’s help navigating an uncharted insurance...
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Will 2021 Be Another Break-Through Year For Biosimilars?

Dec 04, 2020 , Forbes
In 2019, Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, argued against throwing in the towel on biosimilars, as some other experts had advised. Gottlieb was right. The growth in biosimilar market share from late 2018 until now has been fairly...
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Many Hospitalized COVID Patients Will Need Longer-Term Care at Home

Dec 04, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Hospitalized COVID Patients Will Need Longer-Term Care at HomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2020 12:00:00...
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Sunbeam releases GoHeat Cordless heating pad

Dec 04, 2020 , Drug Store News - Retail
The GoHeat Cordless heating padis designed to help relieve pain and treat sore muscles at home or on the go, with the ability to heat up in as little as 30...
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JD.com's digital health-care unit raises $3.5 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Dec 04, 2020 , CNBC Health
JD Health, the health-care unit of Chinese e-commerce giant , is gearing up for a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) on Dec. 8....
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AHA News: Heart Disease, Stroke More Deadly in 'Socially Vulnerable' Counties

Dec 04, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA News: Heart Disease, Stroke More Deadly in 'Socially Vulnerable' CountiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2020 12:00:00...
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Don’t Hesitate In Getting A Covid-19 Vaccine

Dec 04, 2020 , Forbes
However, if the U.S. is ever going to get control of this virus and enable a return to normalcy, people need to get vaccinated. Based on all of the data to date, there is no reason not to. People should get vaccinated as soon as they are...
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COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart

Dec 04, 2020 , WebMD
Researchers found a 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues similar to those seen in adults. The infant later recovered and was released with no heart...
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Doctors Warn Covid-19 Can Cause Heart Damage And Failure In Children

Dec 04, 2020 , Forbes
The heart issues observed in children mirror those seen in adults with Covid-19....
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Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

Dec 04, 2020 , WebMD
Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer's...
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Facebook to remove misinformation about Covid vaccines

Dec 04, 2020 , CNBC Health
Facebook says it will now "start removing false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health...
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German startup Perfood closes €5M Series A for migraine therapy

Dec 04, 2020 , Mobile Health News
The funding will be used to expand its new prescription therapeutic under the German Digital Healthcare...
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Hy-Vee launches PBM subsidiary Vivid Clear Rx

Dec 04, 2020 , Drug Store News - Retail
Vivid Clear Rx will offer PBM services to help Hy-Vee employees, and other employers better manage healthcare...
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At-Home Health Testing Company Everlywell Raises $175 Million Series D Round At A $1.3 Billion Valuation

Dec 04, 2020 , Forbes
The mail-order testing kit company hit unicorn status this year thanks to a first-of-its-kind Covid-19 test....
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U.S. Records All-Time High Of 2,804 New Covid-19 Deaths

Dec 04, 2020 , Forbes
Wednesday’s number may be slightly inflated due to reporting delays over Thanksgiving...
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'This is going to be challenging:' How the UK will roll out Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

Dec 04, 2020 , CNBC Health
The U.K. was the first country in the world to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. In a way, that was the easy...
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Longs Drugs debuts HealthHUB in Hawaii

Dec 04, 2020 , Drug Store News - Retail
Longs Drugs unveiled three new HealthHub store formats in...
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What Are 5 Common Diseases of the Digestive System

Dec 04, 2020 , eMedicine Health
What Are 5 Common Diseases of the Digestive...
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Pandemic Is Driving U.S. Surge in Cardiac Arrests Tied to Overdose

Dec 04, 2020 , WebMD
Analyzing data on nearly 26 million EMS calls in 2020, they found that OD-linked cardiac arrests reached a peak in May, when lockdowns began to really take hold across the United...
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