Trxade Group Subsidiary Bonum Health Announces Prescription Savings Partnership with SingleCare

TAMPA, FL, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS), an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform, today announced that its Bonum Health subsidiary has partnered with SingleCare, the prescription savings service, to enhance Bonum’s enterprise telehealth solutions with prescription discounts powered by SingleCare. The enterprise service will be offered to national, regional and local pharmacies to promote the benefit to uninsured patients and underserved communities.

The increasing cost of healthcare has been exacerbated by the economic pressures of COVID-19, especially for the millions of recently unemployed across America. Bonum Health enables convenient access to affordable care with its clinical technology platform and telehealth solutions that offer virtual medical and provider services at deeply discounted rates. Through these telehealth solutions, an entire household can receive a virtual consultation by board-certified medical doctors, anywhere, at any time.

SingleCare is a free prescription savings service that is providing

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Pediatricians’ Group Tackles Racism in Health Care | Health News

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the struggle against racism continues to simmer across the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics took a hard look at racial gaps in health care for children during its recent annual meeting.

“We know racism is a social determinant of health, and it’s a public health issue, so we spent a great deal of time focusing on that,” Dr. Elizabeth Murray, a pediatrician with the University of Rochester Medical Center, said during a recent HD Live! interview.

Pediatricians need to become more aware of how racism affects both the physical and mental health of children, said Murray, a spokesperson for the academy.

“We need to talk about racism and learn how to be anti-racist, and that we all have work to do,” Murray said. “We also need to identify the traumas that are experienced by

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Boston research team says it has enrolled a diverse group in Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine study

The hospital is among 90 sites testing to see whether the prospective vaccine made by Moderna is safe and protects people against the coronavirus. The Cambridge biotech’s vaccine is among 11 candidates worldwide that have entered late-stage clinical trials.

“We want our study and enrollment to be representative of the epidemic and the communities disproportionately impacted,” said Baden, who is also one of three leaders of the national study.

Since the study began in the first week of August, Brigham and Women’s has recruited “many hundreds” of participants, he said, adding that he was not free to say exactly how many. Recruitment is continuing and is likely to be completed in “weeks, if not sooner,” Baden said.

Half the participants enrolled nationwide will receive the vaccine candidate, and half will get a placebo, in two injections 28 days apart. Then researchers will watch to see if those who received the

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Doctors must be aware of effects of racism on kids’ health, pediatrician’s group says

As the struggle against racism continues to simmer across the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics took a hard look at racial gaps in health care for children during its recent annual meeting.

“We know racism is a social determinant of health, and it’s a public health issue, so we spent a great deal of time focusing on that,” Dr. Elizabeth Murray, a pediatrician with the University of Rochester Medical Center, said during a recent HD Live! interview.

Pediatricians need to become more aware of how racism affects both the physical and mental health of children, said Murray, a spokesperson for the academy.

“We need to talk about racism and learn how to be anti-racist, and that we all have work to do,” Murray said. “We also need to identify the traumas that are experienced by children and people of color as happening on a regular basis throughout this

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Business Group On Health Honors Bon Secours Mercy Health

Press release from Mercy Health – Great Lakes Group:

Oct. 7, 2020

Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 440 large employers, today honored Bon Secours Mercy Health, parent company of Mercy Health – Lorain, for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation.

Bon Secours Mercy Health is among 39 U.S. employers that received 2020 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards presented at the Business Group’s virtual Workforce Strategy 2020 Conference. Bon Secours Mercy Health received a Silver Award for its Be Well employee well-being program.

“Bon Secours Mercy Health’s vision to be where associates want to work, clinicians want to practice, people seek wellness and communities thrive starts with associates being their best self,” said Bon Secours Mercy Health Chief Human Resources Officer Joe Gage. “The well-being program, Be Well, helps guide associates on their personal and

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Business Group on Health Recognizes Cerner Corporation with 2020 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Business Group on Health today honored Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, with its prestigious Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation. The annual award recognizes an employer for innovative and cost-effective use of health care resources while prioritizing the employee health care experience and creating sustainable, high-value programs.

“We are honored to accept this prestigious award, which demonstrates Cerner’s commitment to the health and well-being of our associates across the world,” said Tracy Platt, chief human resources officer, Cerner. “At Cerner, we aim to provide a complete set of benefits to address the physical, social, mental and financial health of our associates and their families as well as resources to help them take charge of their health. We’ve provided countless resources to support them during the pandemic and help them

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South Korea nurse group protests Blackpink music video

Oct. 6 (UPI) — Popular K-pop band Blackpink is under fire in their native South Korea for their depiction of nurses in a recent music video.

The Korean Nurses Association, South Korea’s oldest professional organization for nurses, said Tuesday in statement they condemn the sexualized image of a nurse in Blackpink’s music video Lovesick Girls, South Korean media service XSportsNews reported.

“One scene in the music video, where band member Jennie wears a nurse’s cap, a short skirt and high heels, turns nurses into sexual objects,” the group said, adding they sent a “letter of protest” to YG Entertainment, Blackpink’s agency.

On Tuesday, YG expressed “concern” and issued an apology. But the agency also defended creativity.

“The scene in which a nurse and patient appear reflect the lyrics,” the agency said, quoting the song’s lyrics, “No doctor could help when I’m lovesick.”

“There was no specific intention,” the agency said.

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Catholic health system growth threatens patient access, advocacy group argues

Catholic health system has significantly grown in the U.S. since 2001, a trend that could hamper patients’ ability to access some healthcare services that are prohibited by the church, according to a report released Tuesday.

The consumer advocacy group Community Catalyst found the 10 largest Catholic health systems control 394 short-term, acute-care hospitals, a 50% increase since 2001. In a growing number of communities, researchers found residents’ only acute-care options are hospitals that operate under Catholic restrictions. And the report—the fourth in a series under the group’s Women’s Health Program—emphasized the difficulty of learning what services are and are not offered at such facilities.

Like the rest of healthcare, Catholic providers have gravitated toward offering services outside of hospitals. The 10 largest Catholic health systems—including giants like Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health and St. Louis-based Ascension Health—operate 864 urgent care clinics, 385 ambulatory surgery centers and 274 physician groups, according to the

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Hub International Acquires Alberta-Based Clearpoint Advisory Group Inc., Clearpoint Retirement Solutions Inc. And Canwest Group Benefits Inc.

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2020 /CNW/ — Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired Clearpoint Advisory Group Inc., Clearpoint Retirement Solutions Inc. and Canwest Group Benefits Inc. (Clearpoint). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with additional locations in Grande Prairie and Fairview, Clearpoint is a benefits and retirement consulting firm that provides strategic group benefit advisory services and retirement solutions to employers.

“Clearpoint is a great addition to our employee benefits and retirement team,” said David Moon, President and CEO of Hub International Canada West (Hub Canada West). “Their experience and depth of expertise will complement our existing capabilities, expand our services and drive continued growth.”

The principals of Clearpoint, Darren Smith, Sid Swick and Jim Yih, will join Hub Canada West and report to Kevin Rome, President of Employee

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Behavioral Health Group Enters Rhode Island with Acquisition of Addiction Treatment Center in Pawtucket

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the continued public health crisis of opioid addiction in the US, Behavioral Health Group (BHG), the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient opioid treatment and recovery centers in the US, today announced their expansion into Rhode Island with the acquisition of the Center for Treatment & Recovery (CTR), LLC in Pawtucket, RI. The business, currently employing 23 clinicians, mental health professionals, and staff, will become known as BHG Pawtucket Treatment Center.

“Opioid addiction continues to ravage communities across the United States, exacerbated by the current coronavirus pandemic,” said Jay Higham, Chief Executive Officer of BHG. “Our Company’s mission is to expand access to evidence-based treatment in underserved markets across the United States. The joining of BHG Pawtucket Treatment Center into the BHG family is a significant value-add to our company and to the Pawtucket community.” With this

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