HEALTH

Private-equity firm Warburg Pincus to acquire CityMD
Private-equity firm Warburg Pincus to acquire CityMD

CityMD sold a majority stake in its urgent-care chain to private-equity firm Warburg Pincus as it seeks to accelerate its expansion "through new site openings and strategic acquisitions and partnerships," the companies said Tuesday in a joint statement....

Can pickleball help someone who has Parkinson’s? You bet
Can pickleball help someone who has Parkinson’s? You bet

Ever since Louis Ma was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nine months ago, his body has shown signs of betrayal.The Indian Trail resident has started to shuffle a bit when he walks. His mind isn’t as sharp, he says. His sense of smell has disappeared....

YMCA, Carolinas HealthCare expand partnership to improve health in Greater Charlotte
YMCA, Carolinas HealthCare expand partnership to improve health in Greater Charlotte
Single? no children? no will? big mistake
Single? no children? no will? big mistake
Republican plans to end Medicaid expansion could cost New York billions
Republican plans to end Medicaid expansion could cost New York billions
Charlotte wins bronze medal in first CityHealth rating
Charlotte wins bronze medal in first CityHealth rating

Charlotte scored a bronze medal – with “room to improve” – in the first CityHealth assessment of policies that affect population health in the 40 largest U.S. cities.Cities of comparable size, such as Jacksonville, Memphis, Nashville and Austin, didn’t...

How to make your money last as long as you do
How to make your money last as long as you do

How long should you plan to live?No one can really know, of course. But the answer to that question may be the most critical factor in making a successful financial plan for retirement.Fewer baby boomer retirees – Americans born between 1946 and 1964 –...

Christie's 'historic' addiction legislation: Will it help?
Christie's 'historic' addiction legislation: Will it help?
We lost a great doctor when this man died | Letter
We lost a great doctor when this man died | Letter
School's gym floor will be replaced after mercury found, report says
School's gym floor will be replaced after mercury found, report says
One airline de Blasio doesn't have to pressure over sick leave? Virgin America
One airline de Blasio doesn't have to pressure over sick leave? Virgin America

If you fly on Virgin America, your odds of getting sneezed on by a flight attendant have gone down. For that, thank the mayor. The de Blasio administration has been leaning on airlines to honor the city's Earned Sick Time Act, which requires employers to...

Sheet-pan salmon a quick and easy way to eat healthfully
Sheet-pan salmon a quick and easy way to eat healthfully

New year new you. Right? 3 Months Ago7 Months Ago7 Months AgoSo let's get right down to it: If healthy eating is complicated and time-consuming, we will lose interest before the end of February. That's why sheet-pan salmon suppers are so terrific — they...

Groups work to ease the path to recovery for those with eating disorders
Groups work to ease the path to recovery for those with eating disorders
GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain
GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain
676K baby strollers recalled after 26 reported injuries
676K baby strollers recalled after 26 reported injuries
How effective is the flu vaccine as cases continue to rise?
How effective is the flu vaccine as cases continue to rise?

This winter's flu vaccine is effective against the most common strain of the virus less than half the time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. It is largely ineffective for people ages 18 to 49, preventing serious...

Bold moves, like this one, will reduce healthcare costs | Editorial
Bold moves, like this one, will reduce healthcare costs | Editorial

When Vermont introduced the nation's initial patient-first program for its public workers a decade ago, the plan helped slash inpatient hospital stays by 21 percent. Trips to the state's emergency rooms fell by 31 percent, officials said, and health-care...

Snack bar CEO pledges $25 million to take on food industry
Snack bar CEO pledges $25 million to take on food industry
Trump administration rule aims to tighten enrollment in ACA
Trump administration rule aims to tighten enrollment in ACA
Poisoning threat from imported food on the rise
Poisoning threat from imported food on the rise
Following Trump order, IRS shifts on health care mandate
Following Trump order, IRS shifts on health care mandate

WASHINGTON — The IRS says it's following President Donald Trump's executive order on health care by easing enforcement of the unpopular Obama-era requirement for people to have coverage or risk fines. 4 Months Ago6 Months Ago3 Months AgoTrump directed...

Pick for Medicare post faces questions on Indiana contracts
Pick for Medicare post faces questions on Indiana contracts

CaptionCloseINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid advised Vice President Mike Pence on health care issues while he was Indiana's governor, a post she maintained amid a web of business arrangements —...

Texas anti-abortion efforts renew after Supreme Court defeat
Texas anti-abortion efforts renew after Supreme Court defeat
2 big insurance breakups on Valentine's Day
2 big insurance breakups on Valentine's Day
Aetna, Humana abandon $37 billion merger
Aetna, Humana abandon $37 billion merger