Online Health – H Fan http://h-fan.net/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:15:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://h-fan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Online Health – H Fan http://h-fan.net/ 32 32 WPP hires Wendy Lund as Chief Client Officer for Health and Wellbeing https://h-fan.net/wpp-hires-wendy-lund-as-chief-client-officer-for-health-and-wellbeing/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:29:06 +0000 https://h-fan.net/wpp-hires-wendy-lund-as-chief-client-officer-for-health-and-wellbeing/ WPP announced Tuesday morning that it has hired Wendy Lund as executive vice president, chief client officer for health and wellness. In his new role, Lund will oversee WPP’s efforts to support clients in the health and wellness industry. The agency works with several leading health organizations, including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and GSK, […]]]>

WPP announced Tuesday morning that it has hired Wendy Lund as executive vice president, chief client officer for health and wellness.

In his new role, Lund will oversee WPP’s efforts to support clients in the health and wellness industry. The agency works with several leading health organizations, including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and GSK, among others. Lund will report to Lindsay Pattison, WPP Client Manager.

This is something of a homecoming for Lund, who previously served as CEO of GCI Health, which is WPP’s integrated global healthcare communications agency, for more than a year. decade. Most recently, Lund served as SVP and Director of Communications at Organon.

Last year, Lund helped Organon launch its first major PSA campaign ahead of World Contraception Day. In August, Lund spoke with MM+M at the 2022 Pharma USA event to discuss how she elevated the focus on women and health to a business imperative during the spinoff from Merck.

“WPP has an exceptional range of health and wellness clients,” Lund said in a statement. “I’m excited to join WPP at this pivotal time to embrace a newly transformed environment, share a common purpose across our global teams, and show the world how WPP’s health and wellness industry-focused teams are doing a real difference in partnership with our customers. .”

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Commissioners attack the right to health care [letter] | Letters to the Editor https://h-fan.net/commissioners-attack-the-right-to-health-care-letter-letters-to-the-editor/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 09:30:00 +0000 https://h-fan.net/commissioners-attack-the-right-to-health-care-letter-letters-to-the-editor/ Commissioners attack the right to health care [letter] |  Letters to the EditorIt seems to me that Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons proudly displays his anti-abortion sentiments and his desire to control and limit women’s access to reproductive health services here through personal threats. Oh good? Does Parsons intend to dictate the terms of the provision of these services based on his deep understanding of medicine? Does […]]]> Commissioners attack the right to health care [letter] |  Letters to the Editor

It seems to me that Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons proudly displays his anti-abortion sentiments and his desire to control and limit women’s access to reproductive health services here through personal threats.

Oh good? Does Parsons intend to dictate the terms of the provision of these services based on his deep understanding of medicine? Does he think women really want to have a local politician in the room with them when they see their doctor? Does he think he knows better than doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Penn State Health and UPMC Lititz how to handle pregnancy and childbirth?

What arrogance! These decisions about the provision of medical services are not made only at the local level in today’s health care systems.

Lancaster County Commissioner John Trescot rightly observed that abortion is legal in the state of Pennsylvania. Regardless of whether one agrees with this, is Parsons now telling the state what it will or will not allow locally? It is the law here?

Parsons and fellow commissioner Ray D’Agostino have thwarted the idea that Lancaster County could have a decent health service. What are they afraid of? Medical science?

Lancaster County voters should be aware of how the power of these politicians is being used to thwart their health care rights here. Threats to freedom of choice or freedom of expression constitute a clear abuse of power.

It is not a question of left or right, a Republican or Democrat question. This is, in my view, a stark example of a public servant’s ego overriding his obligation to serve the community that elected him.

Kathy Godfrey

Township of Mannheim

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The United States moved online and worked more from home as the pandemic raged | Health and fitness https://h-fan.net/the-united-states-moved-online-and-worked-more-from-home-as-the-pandemic-raged-health-and-fitness/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:38:57 +0000 https://h-fan.net/the-united-states-moved-online-and-worked-more-from-home-as-the-pandemic-raged-health-and-fitness/ By MIKE SCHNEIDER – Associated Press In the first two years of the pandemic, the number of people working from home in the United States tripled, house values increased and the percentage of people who spent more than a third of their income on lease rose, according to survey results released Thursday by the US […]]]>

By MIKE SCHNEIDER – Associated Press

In the first two years of the pandemic, the number of people working from home in the United States tripled, house values increased and the percentage of people who spent more than a third of their income on lease rose, according to survey results released Thursday by the US Census Bureau.

Providing the most detailed data yet on how life has changed in the United States under COVID-19, the bureau’s American Community Survey 1-year estimates for 2021 showed that the share of unmarried couples living together has increased, Americans have become more wired, and the percentage of people who identify as multiracial increased significantly. And in changes that seemed to directly reflect how the pandemic has upended people’s choices, fewer people have moved, preschool enrollment has plummeted and commuters using public transport have been cut in half.

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The release of the data offers the first reliable insight into life in the United States during the time of COVID-19, as the 1-year estimates from the 2020 survey were deemed unusable due to issues getting people to respond during the first months of the pandemic. That left a year-long data vacuum at a time when the pandemic has forced major changes to the way people live their lives.

The survey typically draws on responses from 3.5 million households to provide 11 billion estimates each year on travel times, internet access, family life, income, levels of education, disabilities, military service and employment. Estimates help determine how to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending.

Response rates have improved significantly from 2020 to 2021, “so we’re confident about this year’s data,” said Mark Asiala, chief statistical design officer for the survey.

While the percentage of households of married couples remained stable over the two years at around 47%, the percentage of households with cohabiting unmarried couples rose to 7.2% in 2021 from 6.6% in 2019. Contrary to pop culture images of members of ‘a multigenerational family moving in together during the pandemic, the average household size actually shrunk from 2.6 to 2.5 people.

People also stayed put. Over 87% of respondents lived in their same home a year ago in 2021, up from 86% in 2019. America has become more connected as people have become more reliant on remote learning and work home. Households with a computer increased from 92.9% in 2019 to 95% in 2021, and Internet subscription services increased from 86% to 90% of households.

The jump in the number of people who identify as multiracial – from 3.4% in 2019 to 12.6% in 2021 – and a drop in the number of people who identify as single white – from 72% to 61.2% – coincided with Census Bureau changes in coding race and Hispanic responses. These adjustments were intended to capture more detailed written responses from participants. The period between investigations also overlapped with social justice protests following the 2020 killing of George Floyd, who was black, by a white Minneapolis police officer as well as attacks on Asian Americans. Experts say this has likely led some multiracial people who might previously have identified as one race to instead embrace all of their backgrounds.

“The pattern is strong evidence for the evolution of self-identity. It’s nothing new,” said Paul Ong, professor emeritus of urban planning and Asian American studies at UCLA. “Other research has shown that racial or ethnic identity can change even over a short period of time. For many, it’s contextual and situational. This is especially true for people of multiracial backgrounds.”

Estimates show the pandemic-related impact of closed theaters, closed theme parks and restaurants with limited seating on arts, entertainment and hospitality workers. Their number rose from 9.7% to 8.2% of the workforce, while other industries remained relatively stable. Those who were self-employed fell from 5.8% to 6.1%.

Housing demand increased in both years, with the percentage of vacant units falling from 12.1% to 10.3%. The median home value rose from $240,500 to $281,400. The percentage of people whose gross rent exceeded more than 30% of their income rose from 48.5% to 51%. Historically, tenants are considered to have rent encumbered if they pay more than that.

“The lack of housing that people can afford relative to the wages they receive is an ever-growing crisis,” said Allison Plyer, chief demographer at the New Orleans Data Center.

Home-to-work journeys have fallen from 27.6 minutes to 25.6 minutes, with the percentage of people working from home during a period of returns to work increasing from 5.7% in 2019 to almost 18% in 2021. than half of workers in the District of Columbia worked from home, the highest rate in the nation, while Mississippi had the lowest rate at 6.3% In both years, the percentage of workers working from home nationwide using public transport to get to work fell from 5% to 2.5%, as fears rose of catching the virus on buses and subways.

“Work and travel are central to American life, so the widespread adoption of working from home is a defining feature of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Census Bureau statistician Michael Burrows. “With the number of people working primarily from home tripling in just two years, the pandemic has had a very strong impact on the commuting landscape in the United States.”

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Amynta Group Acquires iFIT Health & Fitness Extended Warranty Operations https://h-fan.net/amynta-group-acquires-ifit-health-fitness-extended-warranty-operations/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 20:42:51 +0000 https://h-fan.net/amynta-group-acquires-ifit-health-fitness-extended-warranty-operations/ AmyntaGroup, an insurance services provider, has acquired the extended warranty business of iFIT Health & Fitness, Inc., operated through its wholly owned subsidiary, Universal Technical Services (UTS). iFIT is the parent company of NordicTrack, ProForm, Weider and FreeMotion. UTS is the distributor and administrator of extended warranty and branded maintenance plans for iFIT brands of […]]]>

AmyntaGroup, an insurance services provider, has acquired the extended warranty business of iFIT Health & Fitness, Inc., operated through its wholly owned subsidiary, Universal Technical Services (UTS).

iFIT is the parent company of NordicTrack, ProForm, Weider and FreeMotion. UTS is the distributor and administrator of extended warranty and branded maintenance plans for iFIT brands of fitness equipment in the United States and international markets.

As part of the transaction, Amynta entered into a long-term strategic partnership with iFIT to provide a full-service platform of extended warranty protection and maintenance plans for all iFIT fitness equipment.

UTS is based in Logan, UT, and will operate under the continued leadership of Nick Palmer, Vice President and Greg Lindsay, Director, both of UTS.

“I am delighted to welcome Nick, Greg and the UTS team to Amynta,” said Tim Mrotek, President of Global Consumer Warranty, Amynta. “This transaction expands our presence in the fitness space through a well-established operating platform serving iconic fitness brands. UTS brings its expertise and scale to the fitness category, complementing our offerings and aligning with our strategy of building and growing our position in attractive end markets for consumers.

“I am delighted to announce the sale of our extended warranty operations and our strategic partnership with Amynta,” said Dale Gerard, Chief Financial Officer, iFIT. “Amynta provides best-in-class warranty solutions that will enhance the iFIT member experience across our fitness product line. This partnership will allow iFIT to focus on developing our industry-leading fitness technology, content and products while strengthening our extended warranty solutions for NordicTrack, ProForm, FreeMotion and iFIT members worldwide. We look forward to working with Amynta to support our members for years to come.

Truist Securities, Inc. acted as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to iFIT.

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Americans Give Health Care a Failing Grade: AP-NORC Poll | Nation and business https://h-fan.net/americans-give-health-care-a-failing-grade-ap-norc-poll-nation-and-business/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:19:52 +0000 https://h-fan.net/americans-give-health-care-a-failing-grade-ap-norc-poll-nation-and-business/ WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about making the rent for his apartment in New York City, he sometimes refrains from refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip the meds than be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among a majority of adults in the United […]]]>

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about making the rent for his apartment in New York City, he sometimes refrains from refilling his blood pressure medication.

“If there’s no money, I’d rather skip the meds than be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard.

He is among a majority of adults in the United States who say health care is not well managed in the country, according to a new poll from Associated Press-NORC Public Affairs Research Center.

The poll finds that public satisfaction with the US healthcare system is remarkably low, with less than half of Americans saying it is generally well run. Only 12% say it is extremely or very well managed. Americans have similar views on health care for seniors.

Overall, the public gives even lower marks for the way prescription drug coststhe quality of care at retirement homes and mental health care are managed, with only 6% or less saying that these health services are very well provided in the country.

“Navigating the US healthcare system is extremely frustrating,” said A. Mark Fendrick, director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan. “The COVID pandemic has only made things worse.”

More than two years later the start of the pandemic, healthcare worker burnout and staffing shortages are plaguing hospitals across the country. And Americans are still struggling to get in-person medical care after health centers introduced restrictions like COVID-19 killed and sickened millions across the country, Fendrick said.

In fact, the poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, nearly 8 in 10, say they are at least moderately concerned about access to quality health care when they need it.

Black and Hispanic adults in particular are extremely worried about access to health care, with nearly 6 in 10 saying they are very or extremely concerned about getting good care. Less than half of white adults, 44%, expressed the same level of worry.

Racial disparities have long troubled the American healthcare system. They have been very clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Blacks and Hispanics die disproportionately of the virus. Black and Hispanic men also account for a disproportionately high rate of monkeypox infections.

Fifty-three percent of women said they were extremely or very concerned about getting quality care, compared to 42% of men.

While Americans are united in their dissatisfaction with the health care system, this accord dissolves when it comes to solutions to fix it.

About two-thirds of adults believe it’s the federal government’s responsibility to ensure all Americans have health care coverage, with adults ages 18-49 more likely than those over 50 years of being of this opinion. The percentage of people who think healthcare coverage is a government responsibility has increased in recent years, from 57% in 2019 to 62% in 2017.

Yet there is no consensus on how this coverage might be provided.

About 4 in 10 Americans say they support a single-payer health care system that would require Americans to get their health insurance through a government plan. More, 58%, say they favor a government health insurance plan that anyone can buy.

There is also broad support for policies that would help Americans with the costs of long-term care, including a government-administered insurance plan similar to Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance for people over 65. years or more.

Retired nurse Pennie Wright, of Camden, Tennessee, doesn’t like the idea of ​​a government-run healthcare system.

After switching to Medicare this year, she was surprised to leave her annual wellness visit, once fully covered by her private insurance plan, with a $200 bill.

She prefers the flexibility she had on her private insurance plan.

“I feel like we have the best healthcare system in the world, we have a choice of where we want to go,” Wright said.

A majority of Americans, about two-thirds, were happy to see the government stepping in to provide free COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatment. About 2 in 10 were neutral about the government’s response.

Government funding for free COVID-19 tests dried at the beginning of the month. And while the White House says the latest batch of recommended COVID-19 boosters will be free for anyone who wants onehe has no cash on hand to buy future rounds of boosters for every American.

Eighty percent say they support the federal government’s negotiation of lower drug prices. President Joe Biden signed a landmark bill this summer allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs. The move should save taxpayers up to $100 billion over the next decade.

“Medication costs need to be kept low, at a minimum so that everyone can afford them,” said Obeng-Dankwa, the Bronx tenant who struggles to pay for his medications. “Those who are poor should be able to get all the necessary health they need, in the same way as someone who also has the money to pay for it.”


AP polling reporter Hannah Fingerhut in Washington contributed to this report.


The survey of 1,505 adults was conducted from July 28 to August 28. 1 using a sample drawn from NORC’s AmeriSpeak Probability Panel, which is designed to be representative of the US population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.


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Online network providing mental health support to Albertans https://h-fan.net/online-network-providing-mental-health-support-to-albertans/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 13:04:52 +0000 https://h-fan.net/online-network-providing-mental-health-support-to-albertans/ Tanya Nichol is a senior clinician at Togetherall in Alberta and monitors discussion forums. Nichol says, “The 24/7 accessibility of the online platform makes a significant difference for users and helps break down barriers to accessing support. It helps to have an online space that can be accessed without referrals or waiting times,” says Nichol. […]]]>

Tanya Nichol is a senior clinician at Togetherall in Alberta and monitors discussion forums. Nichol says, “The 24/7 accessibility of the online platform makes a significant difference for users and helps break down barriers to accessing support. It helps to have an online space that can be accessed without referrals or waiting times,” says Nichol.

The platform allows users to access resources or receive support without telling their family, doctor, or where they work or study. It is also professionally secured. “We know that everyone needs support from time to time, and closing the gap in available support requires innovative solutions,” said Matthew McEvoy, Managing Director of Togetherall.

Forty percent of new service users in Alberta report having thought about ending their lives in the six months prior to joining Togetherall. In addition, 65% of members say they have experienced panic attacks and 88% of members say they have experienced stress.

Thoughts of self-harm were experienced by 36% of members in the six months prior to joining Togetherall, and incidents of self-harm were reported by 13% of newly enrolled members. Togetherall’s team of clinicians – online 24/7 – reach out to vulnerable people on an individual basis.

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Penn State Appoints Highmark Blue Shield to Oversee Prescription Medical Benefits https://h-fan.net/penn-state-appoints-highmark-blue-shield-to-oversee-prescription-medical-benefits/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 21:32:02 +0000 https://h-fan.net/penn-state-appoints-highmark-blue-shield-to-oversee-prescription-medical-benefits/ UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Highmark Blue Shield will partner with Penn State for employee health and prescription benefits beginning January 1, 2023. Highmark Blue Shield will replace Aetna and CVS Caremark, which served as the third-party administrator (TPA) of the University of Medicare and Pharmacare over the past five years. Penn State’s contract with Aetna […]]]>

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Highmark Blue Shield will partner with Penn State for employee health and prescription benefits beginning January 1, 2023. Highmark Blue Shield will replace Aetna and CVS Caremark, which served as the third-party administrator (TPA) of the University of Medicare and Pharmacare over the past five years. Penn State’s contract with Aetna and CVS Caremark ends Dec. 31. More information will be provided to employees throughout the fall and will also be shared during online and in-person presentations.

Design of faculty and staff plans, contribution percentages remain the same

As Penn State transitions to Highmark for 2023, faculty and staff won’t see changes to the design of medical plans — which include copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance — or contribution percentages (employees covered by a collective agreement must refer to their applicable contract). The move to Highmark Blue Shield will give employees access to more vendors and partnerships, as well as a dedicated customer service concierge team focused on assisting employees with health and helps them maximize their benefits. The concierge customer service team is available immediately.

While a large majority of employees and families eligible for Penn State benefits already visit doctors and facilities that are part of the Highmark Blue Shield network, some providers may not be considered part of the network. Employees who have questions about their individual suppliers can visit the Highmark websitecontact their healthcare provider or call Highmark Blue Shield at 844-945-5509 to confirm their doctor’s status.

Sara Thorndike, senior vice president of finance and business, said Penn State’s health contribution percentages will remain the same for faculty and staff during the transition and for a fifth consecutive year.

“We understand that health care and prescription drug benefits are very personal and essential for all eligible faculty and staff, and we remain committed as a university to providing our employees with access to medical care. high quality, while maintaining the design of our blueprints and out-of-pocket costs the same,” said Thorndike. “Highmark Blue Shield is a national leader in the healthcare delivery industry and is committed to partnering with Penn State and the University’s other key healthcare provider partners. Their partnerships in Pennsylvania and across the United States are strong, and a large majority of the vendors our employees visit are already part of Highmark’s network. We are confident that this new partnership allows us to continue to provide our employees with the excellent medical benefits and prescription drugs they currently depend on and will provide them with positive healthcare experiences.

Other benefits not related to medical or prescription insurance coverage, such as dental, vision, optional life insurance, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment benefits, do not will not be affected by the transition to Highmark.

Comprehensive information, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available on the Penn State Human Resources Website. Employees with additional questions can call HR Services at 814-865-1473.

In addition to the community and vendor partnerships that Highmark Blue Shield has today, all benefit-eligible employees can access Penn State’s Concierge Customer Service Team at 844-945-5509 to navigate all of their healthcare pathways and maximizing their benefits.

A continuous process

Penn State is self-insured, which means that the University and its employees together cover the full cost of employee health care and prescription drugs each year. The University contracts with companies such as Aetna or Highmark to administer its medical benefit and prescription plans, and regularly reviews these contracts with the goal of maintaining access to high-quality care and controlling costs for employees. A core team of Penn State leaders, including key members of the university’s Healthcare Advisory Committee (HCAC), human resources and administration, worked together to finalize this new partnership with Highmark Blue Shield.

“After review, the team selected Highmark to administer the plan for the next three years. personal expenses at current levels, providing access to excellent care, minimizing disruption and controlling costs for employees and the university,” said Thorndike.

“I am pleased that there was an option to keep the University’s deductible levels, coinsurance and HSA contributions at the same level without making a fundamental change to the design of the benefits plan,” said Dennis Scanlon, Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration, and a member of the HCAC.

Additional opportunities to learn more and ask questions throughout the fall

Beginning in September, and as part of Penn State’s annual Open Benefits Enrollment process, Penn State Human Resources will provide employees on all campuses with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the transition.

To provide the University community with up-to-date benefits enrollment information, the Penn State Human Resources team will partner with Highmark Blue Shield to provide presentations throughout the Commonwealth, as well as online, from of September 20.

“We encourage our benefit-eligible employees and/or their spouses or partners to attend these meetings to learn about Penn State’s new health and prescription drug plans, and new offers available to them. as part of our partnership with Highmark,” said Jill Musser, Acting Senior Director of Benefits.

Open enrollment for benefits begins November 1 and ends November 18.

Full information is available at HR Benefits Open Enrollment Web Pages. The site includes:

  • Explanations of the two health plan options, which will be renamed Lion Traditional (formerly PPO Plan) and Lion Advantage (formerly PPO Savings Plan);

  • Answers to frequently asked questions;

  • Dates, times and locations of in-person presentations, as well as links to a series of online webinars; and

  • Decision support tools to help employees choose the coverage that’s right for them.

During presentations (in-person or via webinar), attendees will receive an overview of upcoming benefits and prescription plans for 2023 and can ask questions. Prior to benefits presentations, HR strongly encourages all eligible employees to review plan options on the HR Benefits Open Enrollment website.

“We remain committed to providing affordable employee benefits for our university employees, and this partnership with Highmark will help us deliver on that commitment,” said Jennifer Wilkes, Penn State’s acting vice president of human resources. “We are excited about the opportunities our partnership will provide, for example, enhanced employee services through Highmark’s dedicated concierge team, as we continue our work to support the health and wellbeing of our employees.”

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CVS Acquires Home Healthcare Provider Signify for $8 Billion | Health https://h-fan.net/cvs-acquires-home-healthcare-provider-signify-for-8-billion-health/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:22:12 +0000 https://h-fan.net/cvs-acquires-home-healthcare-provider-signify-for-8-billion-health/ PA DALLAS (AP) — Pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp. announced on Monday that it would buy home care provider Signify Health for $8 billion. CVS said Signify has more than 10,000 employees, including doctors and nurses, a presence in every state, and offers technology platforms. “This acquisition will enhance our connection with consumers in the […]]]>

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DALLAS (AP) — Pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp. announced on Monday that it would buy home care provider Signify Health for $8 billion.

CVS said Signify has more than 10,000 employees, including doctors and nurses, a presence in every state, and offers technology platforms.

“This acquisition will enhance our connection with consumers in the home and enable providers to better meet patient needs as we execute on our vision to redefine the healthcare experience,” CVS CEO Karen Lynch said in a statement. a press release announcing the agreement.

The acquisition would continue CVS’s efforts to move from its drugstore chain roots into other areas of the healthcare industry. In 2018, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, bought the health insurer Aetna for $69 billion.

CVS will pay $30.50 per share in cash for Signify. According to a CVS presentation, the deal has an in-stock value of $7.6 billion, with the total transaction amounting to approximately $8 billion, debt, stock appreciation rights and other items. being included.

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CVS will also pick up Caravan Health, which Signify agreed to buy earlier this year. Caravan works with Accountable Care Organizations, which are groups of hospitals, doctors, and other providers who serve Medicare patients.

The deal is subject to regulatory approval and a vote by Signify shareholders. CVS said private equity funds affiliated with New Mountain Capital, which owns about 60% of Signify’s shares, agreed to vote their shares for the deal.

The companies said they expect the deal to close in the first half of next year.

CVS said executives would discuss the transaction on a call with analysts on Tuesday.

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Kalafhi Medical launches Renewal Aesthetics :: Mmegi Online https://h-fan.net/kalafhi-medical-launches-renewal-aesthetics-mmegi-online/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 11:55:06 +0000 https://h-fan.net/kalafhi-medical-launches-renewal-aesthetics-mmegi-online/ A local healthcare company, Kalafhi Medical Center has entered the skin care arena with the launch of skincare products, Renewal Aesthetics. Kalafhi Medical Center launched the product in May, and Renewal Aesthetics offers cosmetic treatments that address acne issues, acne scars, dark spots, sun damage, pigmentation, and blemishes, among others. anti-aging. Renewal Aesthetics by Kalafhi […]]]>

A local healthcare company, Kalafhi Medical Center has entered the skin care arena with the launch of skincare products, Renewal Aesthetics.

Kalafhi Medical Center launched the product in May, and Renewal Aesthetics offers cosmetic treatments that address acne issues, acne scars, dark spots, sun damage, pigmentation, and blemishes, among others. anti-aging. Renewal Aesthetics by Kalafhi Medical Center also offers a variety of services including chemical peels, microneedling, skin tags, while lipolysis injection is also offered.

Speaking at the just-concluded 2022 Botswana Consumer Fair, Mitchell Wright, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kalafhi Medical Center, said Renewal Aesthetics recently added botox injection, primarily used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. In the new services there is also thread lifting for sagging skin. “We don’t just offer the treatment, but we also offer products that help with certain skin conditions, we have treatment packages that help with acne.

There are also serums that help reduce blemishes, we have one that helps with your pigmentation and sunscreen among a whole range of products and services,” Wright said.

Renewal Aesthetics at the Consumer Fair offered consumers a chance to get 30% off products and services.

Consumers only had to visit a shoot and photo for a chance to get a free skin evaluation. “We also offer consultations for skin issues on the tour and that is also covered by medical aid. During the consumer fair period, we were also offering discounts on our treatment. You can visit our social media pages and see the range of products and services we offer,” Wright said. Renewal Aesthetics products and services can be found in Extension 5 in Gaborone at a relatively low price as low as P120.

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Urgent warning to parents that children are bullying each other online https://h-fan.net/urgent-warning-to-parents-that-children-are-bullying-each-other-online/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:16:39 +0000 https://h-fan.net/urgent-warning-to-parents-that-children-are-bullying-each-other-online/ The Internet has dramatically changed the way children interact over the decades. Parents have been warned that a phenomenon, in which children bully each other online, is surprisingly common and has links to suicide. 1 Nearly 1 in 10 American teens admit to digitally self-harmingCredit: Alamy According to researchers, “digital self-harm” is the act of […]]]>

The Internet has dramatically changed the way children interact over the decades.

Parents have been warned that a phenomenon, in which children bully each other online, is surprisingly common and has links to suicide.

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Nearly 1 in 10 American teens admit to digitally self-harmingCredit: Alamy

According to researchers, “digital self-harm” is the act of anonymously posting, sending, or sharing hurtful content about yourself online.

Decades ago, a worried youngster could vent his frustrations with pen and paper.

These days, they’re much more likely to use an online forum or social media platform anonymously, according to scientists led by Florida Atlantic University.

Their study, published in the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health, collected data from nearly 5,000 American middle and high school children (ages 11 to 18).

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About nine percent of teens in the study admitted to anonymously posting something mean about themselves online.

Five percent admitted to cyberbullying themselves.

About eight percent said they had seriously considered suicide in the past year, while 5.3 percent had attempted suicide during that time.

Those who self-harmed were five to seven times more likely to consider suicide and nine to 15 times more likely to attempt.

Non-heterosexual teens were more likely to consider suicide – 24.4% vs. 6.9%.

And 12-year-olds were the most likely to have thought about attempting suicide, but there was no age difference in legitimate suicide attempts.

Dr Sameer Hinduja, co-author of the study, said: “We identified a strong association between digital self-harm and suicidality.

“As such, it is imperative for medical professionals to screen for digital self-harm in order to address underlying mental health issues in young people that may occur before or alongside suicide.

“Additionally, parents and guardians need to let children know that they are available to dialogue, support and help address the root issues that may eventually manifest in digital self-harm.”

In an article on Psychiatric centerpsychologists have said children can digitally self-harm to get attention from friends and family.

Psychologist Sheryl Gonzalez-Ziegler, interviewed by NPRexplained that one girl described cyberbullying herself as a way to “beat them to the punch” by referring to other classmates who may have teased her.

In 2014, a British teenager took her own life and later found herself being bullied online.

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Hannah Smith, 14, died in 2013 and her family claimed she was ‘bullied to death’, after a number of incidents at school and elsewhere.

However, an inquest heard that after investigating her online accounts, it was likely Hannah herself who was writing comments online.

WHERE TO GET HELP TODAY

If you, or someone you know, needs help coping with mental health issues, the following organizations offer support:

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