Empatica Partnering with U.S. Army MRDC to Deploy COVID-19 Early Detection Wearable

Empatica has been selected by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) to deploy a wearable and algorithm that enable the early and pre-symptomatic detection of COVID-19. The project’s focus is on protecting the health of the general population by preventing outbreaks via early detection and alerting. Empatica’s Aura algorithm gives a daily risk-indication of … More Empatica Partnering with U.S. Army MRDC to Deploy COVID-19 Early Detection Wearable

CareFirst to Commit $2 Million for Maternal and Child Health Initiatives

 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region’s largest health insurer, plans to award $2 million over the next two years to programs seeking to improve birth outcomes, maternal health and lower infant mortality rates (IMRs) in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Although infant mortality rates in CareFirst’s service region have dropped to historic lows, the … More CareFirst to Commit $2 Million for Maternal and Child Health Initiatives

Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for Childhood Cancer Campaign

Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, today announced the creation of an advisory council of highly respected authorities in childhood cancer and related fields, as well as individuals directly impacted by pediatric cancer. Together, they will provide expert perspectives to help guide the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign, … More Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for Childhood Cancer Campaign

Catholic Medical Association Calls Confirmation of HHS Secretary a Major Victory

Calling Alex Azar’s appointment a critical step in ensuring the protection of life and conscience rights the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), declared it another pro-life victory by the Trump administration. Azar, a graduate of Yale Law School clerked for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The former pharmaceutical executive, was a deputy secretary for Health and Human … More Catholic Medical Association Calls Confirmation of HHS Secretary a Major Victory

5 Real Facts About Medicaid In Plain English

Medicaid now covers 73 million people, making it the nation’s largest insurer. It is the centerpiece of the U.S. health care safety net, providing benefits to adults and children who would otherwise have difficulty getting and paying for care. Yet the program is not well understood by the public. Here are five facts about Medicaid: … More 5 Real Facts About Medicaid In Plain English

Samaritan Ministries Encourages Americans to Consider Direct Primary Care Practices

Health care has been one of the most hotly debated issues of both the historic 2016 election and the first several days of Donald Trump’s presidency. In an ever-changing health care landscape, one with very polarized opinions within, many who are researching other health care options discover that Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), one of the … More Samaritan Ministries Encourages Americans to Consider Direct Primary Care Practices

Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled

The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, urging huge efforts to change eating habits and increase physical activity. “Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980,” the UN health … More Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled

New Evidence Shows Affordable Care Act Working In Texas

The percentage of Texans without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, cutting the state’s uninsured rate below 1999 levels. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). The … More New Evidence Shows Affordable Care Act Working In Texas