June 14, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Day: May 13, 2021

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  • Cedar, a company that helps hospitals get paid, is buying similar startup Ooda for $425 million. 
  • It said that combining with Ooda would help it make paying medical bills easier for patients.
  • The deal comes as hospitals’ uncompensated care continues to rise, hitting $41.6 billion in 2019. 
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Two tech startups that help hospitals and doctors get paid are joining forces.

Cedar said Thursday that it’s buying Ooda Health for $425 million. Together they’ll be able to address many of the problems people face when paying for healthcare, Cedar said.

Both startups tackle

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Many folks who were devotees of certain fitness classes stayed home during Covid, as they didn’t feel safe sweating and breathing heavily in an enclosed spot with strangers. But now that an estimated 23.9 percent of DC’s population is fully vaccinated, some folks may be ready to venture indoors to exercise again—that is, only if they’re with other fully vaxxed people. This means vaccinated-only fitness classes are now a thing. (And, yes, this is legal—an order from Mayor Muriel Bowser allows DC businesses to ask customers for proof of vaxx.)

The city is still

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By Victoria Bailey

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has shown significant positive results in A1c reduction, weight loss and reduced insulin use after one year of using a telehealth program that treats patients living with type 2 diabetes.  

Traditional diabetes treatments have failed to make any impact on this population, which sees the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the country. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 15 percent of American Indians and Native Alaskans have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to roughly 10.5 of the American population.  

In addition, roughly 20 percent of the population has

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Modern Mobility is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.

May is Bike Month, and from what I’ve seen out and about so far, lots of you are already celebrating.

The pandemic has caused a lot of folks to drag an old bike out of the garage, pick one up from a local bike shop or just ride more frequently, which is fantastic to see. There are some great, free activities this month to help keep you on your riding journey.

Celebrate Bike Month with BikeArlington

BikeArlington is doing a bunch of fun events and challenges

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When it comes to keeping your brain healthy as you age, your diet plays a big role. Eating a variety of foods is critical to getting the vitamins and nutrients your brain needs to keep performing at its best.

“A large body of literature has found that certain nutrients, flavonoids, unsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids are associated with slower cognitive decline and reduced risk of dementia,” says Puja Agarwal, Ph.D., a nutritional epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Eating whole foods is the best way to get those

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YORK – It has been confirmed that another COVID-related death has occurred in the Four Corners Health District.

Health officials say the death was that of a Seward County woman in her 60s “who had been suffering from COVID and passed away at home.”

This latest death brings the district’s total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 76. There have been 33 COVID-related deaths in Seward County, 18 in Polk County, 13 in York County and 12 in Butler County.

Meanwhile, there were seven new COVID-19 cases reported in the health district in the four-day span of May 8-11. Of those,

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