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They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff's Van.
New York Times
Sometime that evening, the van, carrying Ms. Green and Wendy Newton, another woman being transported to a mental health facility, was overtaken by the flooding waters of the Pee Dee River. The two sheriff's deputies in the van managed to get out, said ...

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Health Care Spending Under Employer-Sponsored Insurance: A 10-Year Retrospective
Health Affairs (blog)
Using a national sample of health care claims data from the Health Care Cost Institute, we found that total spending per capita (not including premiums) on health services for enrollees in employer-sponsored insurance plans increased by 44 percent from ...

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Nest tried to hide its identity as the buyer of a promising health startup
The Verge
More and more tech companies are blurring the line between gadgets and health devices. The new Apple Watch Series 4 will eventually do electrocardiograms. Fitbit just announced a fitness coaching program tailored to the health care industry that aims ...
Google's Nest reportedly went to great lengths to hide its health ambitions when it acquired a Seattle start-up last ...CNBC
Nest's digital health ambitions revealed in records from secretive purchase of Seattle startup SenosisGeekWire

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Wall Street Journal

Nestlé Sharpens Focus on Food and Beverages With Review of Skin-Health Unit
Wall Street Journal
“The board has come to the conclusion that the growth opportunities of Nestlé Skin Health lie increasingly outside the group's strategic scope,” the company said. After a summer lull, Nestlé is again shuffling its massive portfolio of products ranging ...
Nestle puts skin health unit up for sale to focus on food, nutritionReuters
Nestle Puts Skin-Health Unit Up for Possible $8 Billion SaleBloomberg
Nestle exploring options for skin-health unitMarketWatch
Financial Times
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3 health IT provisions in the Senate opioid bill
Becker's Hospital Review
The Opioid Crisis Response Act, which the Senate passed on a 99 to 1 vote Sept. 17, includes several health IT provisions, as laid out in the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter. Here are three health IT provisions included in the package: 1. EHRs. The ...

Better health outcomes linked to lower Medicare spending
Becker's Hospital Review
Medicare spending per fee-for-service beneficiary is likely to be lower in counties where people have the highest well-being — defined as physical, mental and social health — as well as access to basic needs, according to a study published in the ...

ABC News

Sheriff's deputies transporting 2 mental health patients who drowned in flood waters put on leave, authorities say
ABC News
Two South Carolina sheriff's deputies who were transporting a pair of mental patients in a van that was overcome by flood waters -- drowning the two women, who were chained in the back of the van -- have been placed on administrative leave, authorities ...
Two Mental Health Patients Stuck in Police Van Drown in South Carolina FloodsSlate Magazine
'We Want Answers,' Demands Family of Mental-Health Patient Who Drowned in Sheriff's Van After FlorenceDaily Beast
Mental health patients drown in SC floodwaters during transportWSAV-TV
Washington Post -WIS10 -PEOPLE.com -Greenville News
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Wall Street Journal

Health Care Is the Sleeper Issue of 2018
Wall Street Journal
The Democrats' most potent national policy issue in the 2018 midterms is health care, and it's showing up on TV. One Arizona ad says Martha McSally, the Republican congresswoman running for Senate, “voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing ...

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Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care
When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it's also shifting much of its focus toward healthcare. A month earlier, the company had acquired Twine, ...
Fitbit leans hard into healthcare with a new enterprise offeringEngadget
Fitbit launches coaching service for health systems, payersBecker's Hospital Review
Fitbit's focusing on the health care market with its new premium fitness coaching featureThe Verge
MarketWatch -Fast Company -Health Data Management -Kaiser Family Foundation
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Walmart wants to bring its 'everyday low prices' to health care
The retail behemoth, which markets itself as the leader in "Everyday Low Prices," is beefing up its presence in the health care sector. It inked a deal last month with Anthem, one of the nation's largest insurers, to entice more Medicare enrollees to ...
Walmart sales growth was the best in a decadeCNNMoney
Amazon is already trying to disrupt health careCNNMoney
Walmart in Early-Stage Acquisition Talks With HumanaWall Street Journal

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