Health & Fitness

Employee mental health, substance abuse issues increase

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/11 4:09A Tammy Tierney
Mental health and substance abuse problems among employees have grown. Sixty percent of U.S. and Canadian organizations say they're seeing more of those issues than two years ago, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit...

Oncologist shortage threatens breast cancer treatment in these cities

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/10 1:44A Anne Stych
Research that looked at the prevalence of breast cancer among women in major U.S. cities and the number of oncologists available to treat them found that several metropolitan areas are facing a looming cancer physician shortage.  The study,...

Johns Hopkins naming research building after Henrietta Lacks

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/9 1:55A Betsey Guzior
Henrietta Lacks was unknowingly one of the world's biggest contributors to science. Cells extracted from Lacks in 1951 as the young African-American mother lay dying of cervical cancer have lived on in research labs for decades, The Baltimore Sun...

Katten Muchin adds third name to new health care practice

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/8 1:35A Claire Poole
Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman has added a third name – Kenya Woodruff of Haynes and Boone – to the health care practice it has launched in its recently opened Dallas office, The Texas Lawbook has learned. The hiring of Woodruff was expected...

Forest Park surgeon, co-founder formally admits guilt

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/4 12:50P Mark Curriden, The Texas Lawbook
Dr. Wade Neal Barker, a prominent North Texas bariatric surgeon, officially admitted in federal court today that he was part of a $200 million fraud, bribery and kickback scheme at the now-defunct Forest Park Medical Center, which he helped...

Chicago law firm launches health care practice in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/4 1:41A Claire Poole
Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman is once again expanding its North Texas presence by launching a health care practice and hiring two prominent health care partners away from competitors to lead it. The Texas Lawbook has learned that former...

CEO: Baylor Scott & White Health will vacate Bryan Tower in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/3 12:06P Bill Hethcock
Baylor Scott & White Health will vacate Bryan Tower in downtown Dallas when it consolidates into a large office administration facility in Deep Ellum, the health care system’s CEO said today. "The employees that are in (Bryan Tower) are part of...

Dental decay is hurting Texas kids’ school performance

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/26 12:16A Guardian Life Insurance
As adults, we are empowered to resolve our own health issues when they begin to interfere with our work and our personal life. Just imagine giving a business presentation, while your mouth is swollen and in pain from a toothache caused by a...

Tiny clip boosts heart patients' survival rates

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/24 2:46A Anne Stych
A tiny clip used to repair cardiac patients’ damaged mitral valves sharply decreased the death rate of people with severe heart failure.   Researchers at 78 sites in the United States and Canada randomly assigned patients with heart failure to...

Can exercise help battle opioid addiction?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/21 2:19A Anne Stych
Koch Industries’ charitable foundation is backing an organization that's fighting the opioid crisis with a more healthy obsession: exercise. The Phoenix is a network of gyms founded in Denver that now has locations in 11 states. The gyms are free...
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