New System Lessens Need for Amputation

by Mike Hunter

More than 200 million people worldwide, including 8.5 million Americans, suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease, leading causes of which include smoking, diabetes and obesity . In the U.S. and Europe alone, PAD is responsible for approximately 240,000 amputations every year — and nearly one-quarter of these patients die within 30 days and almost half within… [More]

Predictability and Affordability in Healthcare Coverage

by Mike Hunter

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently launched an administrative services solution with the potential of delivering more predictability and affordability for businesses that prefer a self-funded model for their health benefits.  This new Balanced Funding solution allows qualifying businesses with 15 or more enrolled employees to pay a fixed monthly amount — which includes… [More]

Is an Association Plan the Answer?

by Jeff Kirke

Competition and choice were two promises of the Affordable Care Act that have largely been unfulfilled. Will Association Health Plans be the flavor of the month and quickly vanish like the healthcare co-ops, or will they create a viable pathway to lower cost, more administratively efficient health insurance?  Health Plan Associations have the opportunity to… [More]

Glucose-Monitoring Leader Expands in Mesa

by RaeAnne Marsh

With demand for Dexcom’s newest product soaring and the company’s stock price at an all-time high, the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes has begun hiring to fill more than 100 competitive-wage jobs at its manufacturing facility in Mesa, which currently employs over 400 people, and will continue to hire throughout 2018… [More]

Valley Acupuncture Franchise Expands

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based Modern Acupuncture™, a franchise concept transforming the alternative medicine market and acupuncture industry, has opened a clinic in Mesa — the fourth location to open in the Valley and the 19th to open across the nation; at least 15 locations are slated for the Phoenix metro area. Modern Acupuncture Dana Park’s 1,200-square-foot clinic features… [More]

Strengthening Lung Health Institute’s Advisory Board 

by Mike Hunter

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., neuroscientist and tenured associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, is the newest member of the Lung Health Institute’s advisory board. Responsible for shedding light on scientific findings in academic literature and how those findings could potentially evolve research and clinical practices at Lung Health Institute, Dr.… [More]

Can Teletherapy Help Your People and Your Bottom Line? 

by Glenn Dean

Mental health has been propelled into the national spotlight. As we overcome national tragedies and household names share their mental and emotional struggles, the sobering truth is that people from all walks of life and backgrounds are affected — and that access to the right care is critical. Employers are in a unique position to… [More]

Rent Your Genetic Code

by Mike Hunter

Seeking to incentivize individuals to share their genetic code information, Nebula Genomics and Longenesis have joined in an exclusive collaboration. Nebula Genomics is a San Francisco-based company co-founded by genomics pioneer George Church, Ph.D., that is using blockchain to build a marketplace for genomic and clinical data, and Longenesis is a Hong Kong-based partnership between… [More]

Caregiving Service Benefits Employees, Employers

by Lindsay Jurist-Rosner

There’s a silent crisis affecting one of every five working adults across all genders, races and classes: the challenge of caring for an aging or sick loved one, such as a parent with dementia or child with autism. As employers provide programs to support employees bringing their best selves to work, the caregiving struggle is… [More]

Boost Employee Well-Being Programs 

by David Allazetta

An increasing number of companies are implementing well-being programs to help their employees live healthier lives, reduce healthcare costs, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. A recent employer survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 72 percent of U.S. companies “aim to improve their health and well-being strategies and programs over the next three years… [More]