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Ballad Health is working to reduce the social determinants that drive the cost of healthcare

“Twenty-five to 30% of healthcare is considered wasteful, and personal health is driven largely by social determinants and social needs,” said Tony Keck, chief population health officer for Ballad Health. “The best way to reduce the long-term costs of healthcare and improve the health of our communities is to diminish the disparities that continue to undermine these communities.

“Reducing unnecessary and costly waste and redirecting those resources toward closing the disparity gaps is the most sustainable way to reduce the cost of our expensive national healthcare system.”

Ballad Health has taken several steps to address inequity and social determinants:

Ballad Health has established an Accountable Health Community program in Southwest Virginia, earning a five-year, multi-million grant from CMS. Ballad Health has offered almost 178,000 screenings for social risk in Medicare and Medicaid patients and identified

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Washtenaw County schools, health officials advocate for COVID-19 safety in joint letter to community

WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. – School administrators and individuals from the health department in Washtenaw County signed a joint letter to the community to follow COVID-19 protocol.

They hope to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and get things in classrooms back to normal.

READ: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools

“We really want to support the 50,000 students in Washtenaw County the 15,000 staff members, and making sure that we’re all safe and healthy,” said Washtenaw Intermediate School District Interim Superintendent, Naomi Norman.

Norman, along with other school administrators throughout the county signed the letter as a call for action in the community.

“We worked with our Washtenaw County Health Department and our local public private and charter schools to craft a communication to our community — to let them know how important it is to take care during COVID-19,” Norman said.

The letter also goes over the actions

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Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, Leading Hospitals Partner to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

Organizations maintained over 60% drop even amidst COVID-19 pandemic

A collaborative project to address hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) has resulted in more than a 60% reduction in a common but preventable issue that claims over 60,000 U.S. lives each year. Led by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, the improvement initiative — including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital — saw these significant reductions sustained even as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in the United States.

The project launched to identify solutions to prevent and reduce the rate of pressure injuries, also known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores, in health care facilities after seeing that HAPI were rising nationally. Experts estimate more than 2.5 million patients in U.S. acute-care centers experience pressure ulcers and injuries each year. Because pressure injuries are a significant risk for immobile patients, the country is experiencing a

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Pennant and Scripps Health Close Joint Venture

EAGLE, Idaho, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG), the parent company of the Pennant group of affiliated home health, hospice and senior living companies, announced today that it has closed on its previously announced home health joint venture with Scripps Health, a leading nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, California. The closing of the joint venture occurred effective October 1, 2020.

The joint venture, which combines Scripps’s home health business and a local Pennant-affiliated home health agency, will be majority-owned and managed by a Pennant subsidiary and provide home health services to patients throughout San Diego County under the name Seaport Scripps Home Health. As of the closing, Pennant will also provide operational and administrative support services for the venture.

“We are thrilled to officially close and begin operating this joint venture together with Scripps Health. We have long admired their

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Greene Concepts’ Subsidiary, Water Club, Signs Joint Venture Deal with New World Health and Wellness to Market New Hemp Line Pr

Marion, North Carolina--(Newsfile Corp. - September 29, 2020) - Greene
Concepts Inc. (OTC Pink: INKW) is pleased to announce it has finalized and
signed a joint venture agreement between its' wholly owned subsidiary the
Water Club and New World Health and Wellness whereby New World Health and
Wellness will produce a new line of hemp-based products for the Water Club.
These new products are aptly named "Be Hemp" and Greene Concepts will sell
these to the 300 Million Amazon Customers  through its Water Club subsidiary.

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As announced in the May 22, 2020 press release, the Water Club is Greene
Concepts' wholly owned subsidiary and is a subscription service for multiple
products so consumers may directly order and receive these goods at their
chosen location. The manufacturer New World Health and Wellness, 
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LUCA Science Announces Joint Research with the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, on the Development of Novel Therapeutics to Improve Bioenergetics for Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LUCA Science (Tokyo, Japan), a biotechnology company pioneering a novel class of mitochondrial therapeutics, announced today that it will collaborate with the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, in joint research utilising LUCA Science’s proprietary drug delivery platform technology for the treatment of IUGR.

This collaboration was instigated by Dr Yosuke Matsumiya, the UK project director for LUCA Science, who will be coordinating the research with the University of Oxford.

About the Joint Research

The placenta is a unique organ across which nutrients are transferred from mother to baby. Abnormal placental function causes significant problems in pregnancy, including IUGR.

IUGR affects over 10 million babies worldwide/year with 200,000 deaths related to IUGR and survivors (often delivered prematurely) face not only the sequelae of preterm birth but also increased long-term risks of disease (metabolic & cardiac). The largest global causes of IUGR are malnutrition

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Doing Keto And Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Erase My Joint Pain

My name is Chineye Emeche (@neyslosingit), and I am a 35-year-old biomedical scientist. I wanted to become my healthiest self, so I started the keto diet and intermittent fasting and got hooked on group exercise classes. I lost 90 pounds in nine months.

Since the age of 6, my weight was a daily struggle. From the self-esteem issues it caused to how I got teased in school and at home, my weight had an impact on every aspect of my life. I remember being in grade school and not being able to participate in physical activities because of how movement would hurt or leave me out of breath. I tried to hide the pain, and eventually found comfort in food, especially sweets.

I got to a point where I was so embarrassed of my weight. I hadn’t weighed myself or visited the doctor in years. My joints hurt. It hurt

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Bone and Joint Health Ingredients Market Analysis, Comprehensive Research Study, Competitive Landscape and Potential of Industry from 2020-2026

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Sep 25, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The global bone and joint health ingredients market will grow at a fast pace owing to a rise in the geriatric population. This information is published in an upcoming report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Bone and Joint Health Ingredients MarketSize, Share and Industry Analysis, By Ingredient Type (Vitamins and Minerals, Amino Acids, Botanical Supplements, Others), By Application (Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods and Beverages, Others), By Distribution Channel (Health and Beauty Stores, Pharmaceuticals, Specialty Stores) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026.” The report further mentions that weakening of joints and bones is further increasing the global market growth during the forecast period.

Fortune Business Insights profiles few of the prominent key players operating in the global bone and joint health ingredients market. They are:

  • Synutra, Inc.
  • Rousselot
  • Waitaki Biosciences International Ltd.
  • Koninklijke DSM
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Increasing Incidence of Joint Replacements Burdens Healthcare System

With the number of joint replacement procedures growing at extraordinary rates, putting extreme pressure on already rising healthcare costs, the healthcare community must ensure that it is adequately equipped to meet the demand by preparing for the rising costs and making sure that there are enough orthopedic surgeons to handle new cases. For their part, medical device companies need to design and manufacture implants with longer life spans to avoid revision surgeries that add to healthcare costs, while exploring alternatives to traditional joint replacement procedures.

Record growth in joint replacement surgeries represents a lucrative opportunity for implant makers, but with opportunity comes the responsibility to help hold down increases in healthcare costs before they overwhelm our collective ability to pay. Medical device companies are developing new materials and procedures and working with healthcare providers on preventive measures. Even so, more needs to happen to prevent joint replacement surgeries from overburdening … Read More