Health & Fitness

Texas Health Resources announces layoffs of 720 workers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/28 5:24A Staff report
Texas Health Resources, one of DFW’s biggest hospital systems, is laying off 720 employees throughout North Texas, according to a release. “While we regret having to take these actions, we want to be clear that only a small number of employees...

New CEO set to take on oversupply in senior housing sector

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/25 1:04A Bill Hethcock
With more than 25 years in the health care industry, Kimberly Lody has been named president and CEO of Capital Senior Living Corp., the Dallas-based operator of senior housing communities announced Jan. 8. We ask her about her goals for the company.

These jobs will be the most in-demand in Texas through 2023

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/23 11:27P Paul Thompson
If you're about to start your career or switch to a new one, it pays to be in health care. That was one of the takeaways from a new study by CareerBuilder LLC, which reviewed more than 13 million Texas jobs at a variety of wage levels to...

Big pharma raises bet on biotech as frontier for growth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/11 12:38A Sarah Neville
In the past month alone, several household names have splashed out almost $100bn on businesses scarcely known outside the rarefied circles of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Silicon Valley.

Physical activity helps heart attack survivors live longer

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/9 2:34A Caitlin Mullen
If you’ve survived a heart attack, exercising is likely to extend your life.  That’s according to a new Swedish study. In looking at activity levels of patients who’d had a heart attack, researchers found those who engaged in physical activity in...

Cancer death rates have dropped for 25 years

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/9 1:29A Anne Stych
The cancer death rate in the United States has been falling steadily for 25 years thanks to less smoking and better diagnosis and treatment, a new report from the American Cancer Society shows.   The cancer death rate for men and women combined...

Nearly half of those with food allergies developed them as adults

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/7 1:28A Anne Stych
Many Americans who think they have food allergies don’t. Ten percent of U.S. adults think they have a food allergy, but only about one in five actually does, according to research conducted by Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Northwestern University's Feinberg...

Does your city support an active lifestyle?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/7 12:40A Anne Stych
If there was a line for the elliptical at your gym last week or re-dedicated fitness fans crowded elbow-to-elbow in your Zumba class, be patient: many of them will likely disappear by February. In 2017, about 60.87 million people were members of...
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