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Longer shifts linked to increased stroke risk

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/23 9:57A Caitlin Mullen
Putting in more time at work might benefit your career but could leave you at greater risk of a stroke. A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke determined long working hours — classified as more than 10 hours daily at...

Drug companies head off opioid trial with $260m settlement

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/21 8:07A Hannah Kuchler in New York
Teva Pharmaceuticals and three distributors of opioid painkillers reached a settlement with two U.S. counties over their alleged role in the opioid addiction crisis on Monday, just moments before the start of what would have been a bellwether trial.

Tenet Healthcare names CEOs in Memphis, Detroit

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/21 5:48A Jason Bolton
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital, announced last week that Sally Deitch will be chief executive over the Memphis market and Saint Francis’ hospitals. In addition, Deitch will oversee Tenet’s Mid-South...

How this Frisco company is changing health care with part-time doctors

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/18 7:33A Kevin Cummings
Mohammad Badar knew he wanted to be involved, like his physician father, in the health care industry. But as he completed his bachelor’s in biology at UT-Dallas, he began to get into coding, which eventually led him to pursue a master’s in...

With decade of defiance, vaping industry found room to grow

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/13 11:39P Katie Thomas and Sheila Kaplan
In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas partnership to begin opening medical centers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/10 2:52A Chris Mathews
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) — the largest insurance provider in the state — and Sanitas USA will soon open four new medical centers in the Dallas region as part of a partnership. Sanitas and BCBSTX announced plans to open 10...

How lean management can revolutionize health care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/6 8:00P J. Michael Rona
Miraculous things happen in medicine in the United States every day, but health care remains a key issue for Americans because it can often be expensive, hard to access, and frequently unsafe with highly variable quality and patient and staff...

Sam's Club pilots health care discount bundles for members

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/3 12:43A Anne Stych
Sam’s Club members will soon be able to purchase bundles that provide discounts on healthcare services including primary care and pharmaceuticals. The Care Accelerator is designed to lower costs, especially for “our members who shoulder a higher...

Fort Worth-based company moves to facility double its previous size

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/24 6:05A Rebecca Ayers
Biotech company Eosera Inc. will move to a bigger facility in Fort Worth that is twice the size of their previous location and add two new products for its growing ear care line.  Eosera Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Elyse Dickerson said...

This Dallas CEO wants more women in leadership positions. Here's why

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/23 8:46A Rob Schneider
Jim Hinton, CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, is focused on adding more gender diversity to the executive leadership team for the non-profit because health care is a female-dominated industry.
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