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HIMSS20: How partnerships with retail businesses and payers can increase member engagement

Commercial health plans, self-funded employer plans, and government agencies are fortifying their strategies for immunizations and other areas of preventive care. One opportunity to address these is to gauge the impact of an existing retail footprint as part of a patient-centric distribution approach. In some cases, employers and commercial health plans have leveraged the clinical… Read More »

The Type of Climate You Live in May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Although research has shown that increased exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays ups our risk of  developing skin cancer, new findings published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science report a link between wetter and chillier climates and an increased risk of several other cancers, reports Medical News Today. Scientists aimed to look for a relationship… Read More »

Higher iron levels may boost heart health — but also increase risk of stroke

Scientists have helped unravel the protective — and potentially harmful — effect of iron in the body. In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that iron plays in over 900 diseases. The results reveal not only… Read More »