April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Health

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Andy Ellner and Jeff Greenberg first met while working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While the two doctors loved practicing primary care, they realized there was something deeply flawed about a model that required patients to take half a day off of work for an appointment once or twice a year, when what they really needed was continuous engagement in order to change their behaviors. Plus, if you add a specialist to the mix, it could take weeks or even months to

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The group is called Idaho – Adopt a Healthcare/Frontline Worker, and it’s a way to let those who have battled COVID-19 for the past year know you care.

BOISE, Idaho — The last year has been extremely difficult for healthcare and frontline workers across Idaho due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It’s been a rough year,” said Christy Bennett, a nursing supervisor for Family Medical Residency of Idaho.

Bennett is just one of the thousands of healthcare workers who have been treating COVID-19 patients for months. 

“We’ve all been worried about having enough PPE, not having enough staffing,” she said. “Just

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– By Ishan Majumdar

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) is a health products retailer and integrated health care services provider. It is also a classic example of a financially robust giant trading at low valuations, in my opinion.

The company has played a key role in Operation Warp Speed with respect to the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to U.S. citizens. Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) entry into the pharmacy space had been a major cause of concern for CVS shareholders, but the company has managed to hold its ground in 2020.

The new CEO, Karen Lynch, who took over from Larry Merlo from February,

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So much has changed since the first surge of COVID-19 hit Massachusetts.

The state saw cases decline and infection rates drop. It experienced a second surge. Hope arrived with the development and rollout of vaccines that lives would be saved, and that an end to the pandemic was within reach.

But the effects and trauma of that first wave — and all the suffering that has followed afterwards — remains, lingering for doctors and nurses who worked on the front lines in the spaces of intensive care units, where they cared for patients sick and dying from COVID-19.

Looking back

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Housing is generally working Americans’ greatest monthly expense. For seniors, however, it can be a toss-up between housing and healthcare.

Many people enter retirement with their homes already paid off. At the same time, health issues have a tendency to arise as people get older, so seniors are often burdened with medical bills at a time when they’re trying to adjust to living on a fixed income.

It’s for this reason that estimating future healthcare costs — and saving for them accordingly — is so crucial. Yet a recent Fidelity survey reveals that most people are underestimating the cost of

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It’s not often that the American Hospital Association—known for fun lobbying tricks like hiring consultants to create studies showing the benefits of hospital mergers—directly goes after another consolidation in the industry.

But when the AHA caught wind of UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum’s plans, announced in January 2021, to acquire data analytics firm Change Healthcare, they offered up some fiery language in a letter to the Justice Department. “The acquisition … will concentrate an immense volume of competitively sensitive data in the hands of the most powerful health insurance company in the United States, with substantial clinical provider and

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