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CNNMoney

Walmart wants to bring its 'everyday low prices' to health care
CNNMoney
It inked a deal last month with Anthem, one of the nation's largest insurers, to entice more Medicare enrollees to buy over-the-counter medications and health supplies at its stores. It recently tapped former Humana executive Sean Slovenski to lead its ...

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HealthPayerIntelligence.com

Consumers Struggle with Health Plan Finances, Healthcare Literacy
HealthPayerIntelligence.com
As high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and other offerings requiring significant consumer engagement become more popular, employers and payers may need to invest more heavily in consumer education about managing financial stresses. Consumers ...



CBS News

2 mental health patients in sheriff's van drown, deputies rescued in South Carolina
CBS News
Authorities confirm two female mental health patients drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina, CBS affiliate WLTX reports. Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was ...
2 mental health patients chained in back of sheriff's van drown as deputies rescued: PoliceABC News
Two mental health patients drown while shackled in sheriff's van during Florence floodingThe Hill (blog)

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The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)

Electronic Tools Can Strengthen Health Care Data Access, Sharing
The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)
Now that most hospitals and physicians' offices have EHRs and are collecting health data such as medication lists and laboratory results electronically, APIs could help facilitate data exchange among health care facilities to give clinicians better ...



Fast Company

Fitbit announces new Care platform for health plans, expands Humana partnership
MarketWatch
Fitbit Care is a platform for health plans and employers that merges the company's existing enterprise offerings for the health-care industry with the Twine Health coaching service that it acquired earlier this year. Participants make use of the ...
Fitbit unveils a connected health platform to help you make better life choicesFast Company
Fitbit adds new coaching service to help you stay on track and get in shapeCNBC
Amid revenue decline, Fitbit introduces health feature for diabetes, hypertensionSan Francisco Chronicle
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Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

HEALTH BRIEFS
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Wellness screenings, immunizations, flu vaccines and all recommended vaccinations, STD testing, blood work (cholesterol, hemoglobin, etc.), Coles County Health Department, 825 18th St., Charleston. Call to make an appointment at 217-348-0530.



The Verge

SpaceX's Moon loop will affect passengers' health — here's how
The Verge
Maezawa, who founded online fashion store Zozotown, bought seats for himself and a handful of artists on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket, which combines a massive, 40-story rocket booster and the Big Falcon Spaceship. Musk anticipates the flight will last ...

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Fox News

Michigan resident infected with deadly mosquito-borne illness, health officials say
Fox News
For the first time since 2016, a Michigan resident has been diagnosed with a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus that can lead to “lasting brain damage” and even death, the state's Department of Health and Human Services ...
First signs of West Nile virus logged in DeKalb CountyMyAJC
DeKalb has its first human case of West Nile in 2018Atlanta Journal Constitution

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TIME

2 Female Mental Health Patients Drown as Van Is Swept Away in Florence Flood Waters
TIME
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters, according to authorities. Horry County Sheriff's Department ...
Sheriff's van swept away in Florence flooding, killing 2 mental health patientsNBCNews.com
Mental health patients drown in sheriff's office vanKOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
2 mental health patients chained in back of sheriff's van drown as cops savedWLS-TV
WTNH.com (press release) -myfox8.com
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Wall Street Journal

Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals That Squelch Competition
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has identified dozens of contracts with terms that limit how insurers design plans, involving operators such as Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland, the 10-hospital OhioHealth system and Aurora Health Care, a major system in the ...


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