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Walgreens: Happy, healthy— and huge

Walgreens has been on something of a growth spurt lately, and the latest proposed acquisition of the nearly 4,600 Rite Aid stores suggests their appetite isn't slowing down. If the deal goes through, the result will be a more than 50 percent increase in the number of Walgreens...

source: By Jason Poquette
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With recent news reports of measles outbreaks in schools and child flu deaths, it could appear as though a large percentage of the population is forgoing vaccinations. Yet, reports from state and national organizations reveal vaccination coverage remains high among children.

source: Atlantic Health Partners

A superbug that’s spreading nationwide has not yet become a serious threat in Maryland, though several cases have been seen in the state during the last three years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

source: The Baltimore Sun

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S. are due to heart disease or stroke. Elevated blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for CVD, and statin therapy has been strongly associated...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler

Most of us know that exercising and eating right are good for us. However, putting in the effort to do so can often require more willpower than we have. What if there was a way to reap all the benefits of a workout without having to lift...

source: Medical News Today

The FDA recently announced several new requirements meant "to drive more judicious prescribing" of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products used for the management of breakthrough cancer pain in patients tolerant to these products. "An estimated 35% to 55% of patients...

source: Healio

Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data. Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified healthcare organizations...

source: The Business Journals


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