Health & Fitness

Johnson & Johnson will appeal $4.7B powder award

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/16 2:57A Anne Stych
Johnson & Johnson says it will "pursue all available appellate remedies" to reverse a St. Louis court verdict that awarded $4.7 billion to women who alleged that using the company’s baby powder caused their ovarian cancer.  In a prepared...

Grain-free food linked to heart disease in dogs

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/16 2:03A Anne Stych
Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary...

5 things to do before putting your medical practice up for sale

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/13 7:53A Laura F. James
In today’s declining reimbursement and increasing regulatory environment, many physicians would like to transfer the responsibility of practice ownership to others. Medical practices are typically sold to other physicians, hospitals, group...

Rehabilitation provider opens $22M facility in Fort Worth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/11 1:47A Neetish Basnet
An Austin-based rehabilitation and health care services provider has opened its first North Texas location, a $22 million facility in Fort Worth. Rapid Recovery Center, which primarily offers post-hospital health care, has started accepting...

Vaping does little to help you stop smoking

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/10 2:27A Anne Stych
Using e-cigarettes does little to help adults stop smoking, a new Georgia State University study found. The research, which studied electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) users in 2015-2016, found no evidence that the products helped adult...

VITAS building third inpatient hospice unit in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/9 9:36A Bill Hethcock
VITAS Healthcare has started construction on a new inpatient hospice unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The 13,000-square-foot project is a $2.8 million renovation on the fifth floor of Schenkel Tower at Methodist Dallas. The IPU will have...

Alzheimer's drug trial results 'extremely encouraging'

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/9 2:31A Anne Stych
“Extremely encouraging” results from a trial of a new Alzheimer’s drug sent shares of pharmaceutical company Biogen up nearly 20 percent Friday, CNBC reported.  Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Tokyo-based drugmaker Eisai reported “statistically...

HPV test is more effective than Pap smear

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/5 2:55A Anne Stych
Pap smears are less effective at finding early abnormal precancerous cervical cells than a test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), Canadian researchers found, suggesting that doctors should routinely use both during women’s annual screening...

Few women meet minimum exercise guidelines

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 7/2 1:46A Anne Stych
Less than one-fourth of American adults are getting enough exercise but men are doing better than women, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention found.  The study also showed that where Americans choose to live and work can...

FDA gives one-dose flu drug priority review

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/27 3:32A Anne Stych
A one-dose flu drug that kills the virus in a day has been granted priority review by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturer Genentech said approval for the drug, baloxavir marboxil, also known as Xofluza, could come by the end of the...
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