June 13, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

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Grindr is adding a new benefit for its LGBTQ+ employees through the concierge service Included Health, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: One of the disproportionate health care challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people is finding nondiscriminatory care — which the dating app Grindr is trying to make easier for its employees.

  • More than 1 in 10 LGBTQ+ Americans polled by American Progress last summer said they were mistreated by a doctor or health care provider. Many said they stopped seeking treatment at all after facing discrimination.
  • For employers, in order to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market,
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QUINCY (WGEM) — People in need of behavioral healthcare have a new option to consider at the Blessing Health System.

Blessing officials announced on Wednesday the Blessing Empowerment Self Transformation Center or B.E.S.T. Self Center. A new Center that offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, known as PHP and IOP services.

Officials added it also offers a level of behavioral health services to fill a gap in care in the region and a level of care that more comprehensive than an outpatient office visit but less intensive than inpatient behavioral healthcare.

Patients of the B.E.S.T. Self Center meet with

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Walmart has announced its latest big play in the race to shape the future of U.S. healthcare, with the acquisition of telehealth provider MeMD as part of its plan to expand telehealth services to patients nationwide.

The deal is the latest in a series of moves by the retail giant to widen its footprint in the healthcare space. In 2019, Walmart started opening a handful of in-store clinics, offering a full range of primary care services by doctors and dentists for a flat fee, including $25 dental

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Put on weight during quarantine that you’re looking to lose? A new fitness center in Tysons says it can help.

Personal20, a electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) training program, opened its second U.S. studio in Sport & Health Tysons at 8250 Greensboro Drive on Tuesday (April 27).

Founded in Portugal before opening its first U.S. franchise in Herndon in 2017, Personal20 advertises its workout as giving users the effects of a 90-minute workout in just 20 minutes by using electrodes that stimulate the muscles being used during the workout.

Personal20 cofounder Connie Ruiz, who also owns the Herndon and Tysons

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A Maryland-based home healthcare company has expanded into the midstate with the acquisition of not one but two home healthcare agencies.

HomeCentris Healthcare has acquired Multi-Care Services in Lower Paxton Township and the agency moving forward will be known as HomeCentris – Central Pennsylvania. The office has moved to 330 East Park Drive in Swatara Township and will serve clients in Adams, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, New Cumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, and York Counties.

The other company HomeCentris acquired isn’t based in the midstate but will serve residents in the region. The company acquired From the Heart Philadelphia and going forward

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The e-commerce giant sells specialized equipment to hospitals via its Amazon Business arm. Its cloud computing division offers a HIPAA-compliant machine learning service to extract health data from medical text. It sells a wearable arm band that can track body fat. It acquired medication delivery company PillPack in 2019 and launched Amazon Pharmacy. It was also part of an ambitious effort called Haven to overhaul health care with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathway, although the group shuttered in January.

It launched Amazon Care for its employees in Washington state 18 months ago. The service allows employees and their families to

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