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The Latest: Sydney to remain in lockdown as cluster grows

LANSING, Mich. — Two of Michigan’s largest health systems are requiring all employees, volunteers and medical providers at their hospitals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Spectrum Health, a 14-hospital network in western Michigan, and eight-hospital Beaumont Health on the other side of the state announced the mandates Wednesday. At least four hospital systems in the… Read More »

The Latest: S Korea virus cases spreading outside Seoul area

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,600 more coronavirus cases, with infections spreading beyond the hard-hit capital area where officials have enforced the country’s toughest social distancing restrictions. The number of cases reported Thursday nearly match the one-day record of 1,615 set only a day earlier and marks the ninth straight day with… Read More »

Dollar General, the Latest Retail Health Destination?

“What if…healthcare happened where we live, work, play, pray and shop, delivering the highest levels of retail experience?” I asked and answered in my book HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. The chapter called “The new retail health” began with that “what if,” and much of the book responded with the explanation of patients… Read More »

Novartis touts latest Zolgensma data as SMA competition against Biogen, Roche heats up

As Roche’s new spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug, Evresdi, gains steam, Novartis is hoping some new trial data can help its gene therapy Zolgensma stand out in the increasingly competitive field. In phase 3 data from the SPR1NT study presented at the European Academy for Neurology virtual congress, Zolgensma met its primary and secondary goals… Read More »

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock. For older people who are digital immigrants, they will remember their initial Zoom get-together’s with much-missed family, ordering groceries online in the first ecommerce purchase, and using telemedicine for the first time… Read More »