5 Blues plans launch pharmacy solutions startup Evio

Five Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have joined forces to establish Evio, a new independent pharmacy solutions startup. The for-profit startup aims to rein in drug costs and improve clinical outcomes. The founding insurers, who invested the same undisclosed sum, are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Shield of California, Highmark Inc., and Independence Blue Cross, which together provide coverage to more than 20 million members across the country. Initially, Evio will offer services to each of the five investor health plans to…

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Breakfast BLT

Traditional breakfast waffles get a makeover just in time for brunch. What you need: Waffles Turkey bacon or regular bacon (nitrate free) Kale Tomato slices Egg, sunny side up (aka: dippy eggs if you are from the country like me) Freshly grated parmesan cheese Tabasco How to: Using your waffle as a base, layer one slice of turkey bacon, kale, tomatoes slices, egg, and cheese. Top with a few dashes of Tabasco. Enjoy!

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Study: Most health apps designed to capture personal data

Privacy concerns are nothing new to the world of mobile apps. Past research has highlighted a multitude of privacy concerns, including Covid-19 apps sharing data with advertising and analytics firms, or period-tracking apps sharing sensitive health data without users’ consent, though it’s been difficult to quantify the full scope of the problem. An analysis of more than 20,000 health apps looks to paint a clearer picture. The vast majority of health apps, about 88% of them, were built with the ability to collect or share user data, according to a…

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Beaumont, Spectrum Health Merger Could Have Big Implications for Patients, Providers – WDET

Two of Michigan’s largest healthcare systems – Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health —  announced on June 17 a plan to merge and form a new, mega-healthcare system that would be worth $12 billion and span 22 hospitals. “How is one going to come over and necessarily lower costs, especially if they’re talking about integrating in a way where they can basically get rid of buildings, get rid of lots of workforce…So I think you can actually expect costs to probably go up for patients, but healthcare may be improved.”  -Dustin Walsh,…

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5 Reasons to Have a Smoothie Right Now (Plus Recipes!)

You might assume that healthy food can’t also taste good.. and that treats that taste good can’t possibly be healthy. But with a smoothie, you can have it both ways.Health nuts rave about them, post pictures of them and offer interesting new ingredient ideas on the regular, so you probably know that smoothies are something of a dieter’s dream. But, do you really know the answer to “why are smoothies good for you?” Here are the five biggest reasons why sipping on a smoothie helps you get closer to your…

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Best Amazon Prime Day Home Fitness Deals – IGN – IGN

Prime Day 2021 is here, which means you can find deals on a wide array of items at Amazon between now and June 22. This is a particularly great time to pick up any big-ticket items you’ve had an eye on, because you can likely save quite a bit. Anyone in the market for home fitness gear will want to check out the deals below. You can save hundreds of dollars on stationary bikes, weight benches, rowing machines, and more. So if you’re ready to get fit this summer, now’s…

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Lotteries as public health incentives began before covid-19 – The Washington Post

In 1957, Glasgow, Scotland, held a five-week anti-tuberculosis X-ray campaign. The city aimed to screen 250,000 people. “Every kind of propaganda is used to bring in the laggards,” including signs, slogans, fliers — and entry into a drawing for a new car, a newsreel recounted at the time. More than 700,000 people signed up to be screened.

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What have we learned about accelerating drug development from Covid-19?

In response to Covid-19, the global drug development community has moved faster and further than ever before. But what have we learned from meeting this emergency? Players throughout the ecosystem, from drug developers to regulators, are considering how we can apply real-world lessons to benefit patients in the future. While drug developers succeeded in rapid development of safe, effective vaccines, a lot of time and resources were wasted on projects that duplicated effort or disregarded existing science. Acting on lessons learned, and repurposing tools effectively used during this pandemic, will…

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20 Healthy Father’s Day Dinner Recipes

Show Full Article Father’s Day brings families together to honor the men who support, care for and love their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other people in their lives. The celebration isn’t complete until the whole gang gathers for a hearty dinner that can satisfy man-size appetites. What can you serve that everyone will enjoy, is healthy and keeps you (and maybe dad, too) on track with your weight loss plan? Here are 20 healthy Father’s Day dinner recipes that feature real ingredients and plenty of protein to fill you…

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Exercising in Summer: 5 Moves for Easy Weight Loss

Summer exercising means it doesn’t have to feel like exercise: You’re enjoying the outdoors, walking on the beach, riding bikes with the kids, and moving because all that sunshine demands it. While many people try to lose weight “in time for” the hot months, being on a weight loss journey during the sunny season gets all that bonus calorie burn. Summer exercising can help you lose the weight so you feel great, reduce disease risks, and reach your goals by fall. Even if you usually hate to exercise, you’ll love…

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