Health & Fitness

As the virus spreads, face mask makers go into overdrive

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/7 1:49A Liz Alderman
As the coronavirus spreads, with thousands of confirmed cases and hundreds of deaths, experts fear that supplies of face masks and other sanitary protection items will run low in other countries — even for routine medical use.

His mission? Help the uninsured afford colonoscopies, radiology

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/5 2:13P Rob Schneider
Ali Poonawala is director of Farmers Branch-based Assist Health Group, which operates two medical programs – ColonoscopyAssist and RadiologyAssist – with more on the way. The offerings help uninsured patients receive procedures at an affordable...

She loves her IT niche at this Frisco health care firm

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/5 1:59P Rob Schneider
After college, a role at Frisco-based Careington International Corporation aligned with Rashmi Jain's interests and education and gave her a foot in the door of a growing company. Twenty years later, she is Chief Information Officer for one of...

He’s guiding strategy at his family’s fast-growing vision practice

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/5 10:01A Rob Schneider
Dr. Robert Chu, managing director and doctor of Optometry for Eyeworks Group, spent the summers of his youth in his mother’s optometrist office caring for patients. Today, the practice consists of eight doctors that include him, his mother, wife...

How chaos at chain pharmacies is putting patients at risk

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 2/2 5:48A By Ellen Gabler
Pharmacists across the country warn that the push to do more with less has made medication errors more likely. "I am a danger to the public," one wrote to a regulator.

She’s living her passion for health care as CEO of this Lewisville hospital

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/31 2:45A Rob Schneider
Witnessing the care and interactions of the doctors and nurses with her mother gave Sharn Barbarin the love for health care she has today. As CEO of Medical City Lewisville, Barbarin is able to exhibit it every day for the 186-bed Level III...

China’s coronavirus has revived global economic fears

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/27 11:16P Peter S. Goodman
An outbreak originating in China and reaching beyond its borders has summoned fresh economic fears, sending markets into a wealth-destroying tailspin.

Global stocks fall as dangerous coronavirus spreads

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/27 7:47A Matt Phillips and Katie Robertso
The sudden appearance of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 80 people in China and infected others around the globe, pierced a calm that had settled over financial markets in recent months.

How China’s virus outbreak could threaten the global economy

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 1/24 8:01A Alexandra Stevenson
The outbreak of a deadly disease in China has cast a pall over growth prospects for the world’s second largest economy, raising fears about the global outlook if the mysterious coronavirus spreads or worsens.
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