|Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds
A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
POSTED MAY 20, 2017 9:02 AM
|Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills
Chances are someone you know is battling an addiction to prescription pain pills. The nationwide epidemic has led states, like Arkansas, to create new legislation to combat the problem.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 4:47 PM
|Healthy foods can help avoid lead in diet
It has been said that you are what you eat.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 11:31 PM
|Flood victims advised to take precaution against mold
A major health concern when cleaning up after a flood is mold growing, even if you cannot see it yet.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 5:38 PM
|New clinic facility coming to Trumann
A commercial real estate developer has announced plans for a new clinic coming to Trumann.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 12:47 PM
|SLIDESHOW: Most popular baby names in Arkansas
The Social Security Administration announced Thursday the most popular baby names in Arkansas for 2016.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 1:57 PM
|Stealthing: Men remove condom during sex
Across the United States, lawmakers and criminal justice experts say more needs to be done to protect the public from stealthing, the practice of men removing condoms during sex without consent.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 12:29 AM
|Antibiotic-resistant superbug abundant in Houston
Scientists don't know why so many cases were found in the nation's fourth-largest city, but they are studying it. The greater Houston area has a population of about 6 million.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 8:44 AM
|RECALL ALERT: Broken glass causes injuries leading to massive coffee press recall
Close to 85,000 coffee presses are included in a recall after users reported getting stitches due to injury.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 5:07 AM
|Doctor warns about health hazards during flood cleanup
As the cleanup continues in Region 8 after major flooding, volunteers are pouring into areas like Randolph County to help with the recovery.
POSTED MAY 15, 2017 4:50 PM
|RECALL: Company issues recall on baby wipes due to possible mold
The Honest Company has issued a voluntary recall on certain baby wipes due to the possible presence of mold.
POSTED MAY 15, 2017 5:55 AM
|Health inspectors: Sinks are for hand washing only, not food prep
Craighead County health inspectors say two restaurants need to stop using their hand washing sinks for reasons other than washing their hands.
POSTED MAY 12, 2017 11:25 AM
|Fitness trackers used to cheat in weight loss competitions
Before signing up for the next weight loss challenge competition at work, make sure you are competing on an even playing field.
POSTED MAY 12, 2017 8:46 AM
|Service dog brings new hope for family coping with son's autism
A Region 8 family added another mouth to feed to their household in hopes of helping their son with autism.
POSTED MAY 11, 2017 10:11 AM
|Health and wellness promoted at 2017 Paragould Ram Run
With the end of the school year wrapping up, Paragould School District students put their best feet forward for the 2017 Paragould Ram Run.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 11:48 AM
|Race for the Cure succeeds in Jonesboro
The color pink filled Jonesboro Saturday as runners participated in Northeast Arkansas’s first Race for the Cure on Saturday.?
POSTED MAY 06, 2017 10:12 PM
|Surgeon, cancer survivor encourages early detection
The first ever Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure takes place Saturday. As we gear up to run and walk for those who have fought and won, fought and lost, or are still battling breast cancer, we remember so many of those stories started with a mammogram.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 11:26 PM
|The women behind the NEA Race for the Cure
“More Than Pink” planners share their passion, motivation and hopes for inaugural event.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 8:44 PM
|Male breast cancer: Region 8 man shares battle with hopes to reach out to other men
When people think about those battling cancer, they typically think about women battling the disease. However, men can also become victims of breast cancer.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 11:10 AM
|Craighead County health inspections: May 5, 2017
Craighead County health inspections for the week ending Friday, May 5.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 11:00 AM
|Advances in mammogram technology help save lives
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 10:41 AM
|2,200 participate in dental clinic
It was a chance to get free dental care, no questions asked.
POSTED MARCH 01, 2017 10:01 PM
|Arkansas governor signs new Medicaid plan restrictions
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a plan to scale back the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion that would move 60,000 people off the program and impose a work requirement on some remaining participants.
POSTED MAY 04, 2017 12:47 PM
|Darth Vader: Saving lives by using The Force
The Sith Lord is alive and well. Okay, well he might not be a Sith, but he shares a name with one.
POSTED MAY 03, 2017 12:46 PM
|SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous bacterial disease causes major concern with pet owners
A dangerous bacterial disease has pet owners everywhere worried about the safety of their animals. Potentially deadly to both humans and canines, Leptospirosis is found across the country.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 11:28 AM
|Arkansas Board of Health approves marijuana-user rules
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Health has unanimously approved rules that govern the issuance of marijuana-user registration cards, and the labeling and testing of the drug. Robert Brech, the Department of Health's chief attorney, tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2ptmqy5 ) the department's staff made a few technical revisions since receiving board approval in January before submitting the final version of the rules Thursday. ...
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:33 PM
|Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path
One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 8:01 PM
|Arkansas seeks cuts to expanded Medicaid program
Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say a plan to move more than 60,000 residents off of Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program, Arkansas Works, will save the state at least $66 million over the next four years while increasing premiums in the state's market for individual insurance plans.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 3:12 PM
|54 confirmed reports of Southeast MO State students with mumps
Southeast Missouri State University now reports 54 confirmed cases of students with mumps.
POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2017 4:23 PM
|Technology helps people fight food allergies
New technology can save those with allergies from the fear of eating out.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 9:17 AM
|St. Bernards hosts annual Health and Fitness Expo
St. Bernards Medical Center kicked off its 10th annual Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday.?
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 9:41 PM
|Health inspectors find dirty kitchens during recent visits
Craighead County health inspectors found dirty kitchens and out-of-temperature food during the week ending April 21.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 11:28 AM
|USDA: Public health alert for chicken nugget meal, possible salmonella contamination
From the USDA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting consumers that the brownie mix dessert included in the breaded chicken nugget meal trays produced by Conagra Brands, Inc., a Marshall, Mo. establishment, may be contaminated with Salmonella. FSIS is issuing this alert, which affects 110,817 pounds of frozen meals, out of an abundance of caution after the company notified FSIS that the source material used in the brown...
POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 5:32 PM
|Special Report: Living on SNAP benefits
Across America, millions of people are suffering from what’s now called “food insecurity." In laymen’s terms it means they do not know where their next meal is coming from.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 1:13 PM
|A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo
The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.
POSTED APRIL 18, 2017 7:37 AM
|Student health fair focuses on courage and setting goals
A Wizard of Oz themed health fair encouraged students to follow the yellow brick road to health and happiness.
POSTED APRIL 13, 2017 12:17 PM
|Food recalls: What you should know
Timely reporting of problems helps the FDA to act quickly when food makes you sick.
POSTED APRIL 12, 2017 11:07 AM
|Promising Zika vaccine testing on humans; but there's a problem
Researchers in the U.S. and worldwide are seeking a vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus.
POSTED APRIL 07, 2017 11:56 AM
|ArkLaTex doctor from Syria reacts to U.S. airstrikes
Dr. Basel Kasabali says he was glued to the TV Thursday night watching the coverage of the U.S. airstrikes in Syria.
POSTED APRIL 07, 2017 10:04 PM
|Mom's warning for pregnant women: Don't ignore the itch, it could mean danger for baby
A new mother has a warning for pregnant women about a sign you might be ignoring that could be putting your baby's life in danger.
POSTED APRIL 07, 2017 12:37 PM
|Inspectors not warm to idea of thawing meat in sink
Among the violations reported in this week's health inspections: meat thawing in a sink.
POSTED APRIL 07, 2017 12:11 PM
|600,000 inhalers recalled for defects
The voluntary recall targets Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, distributed via prescription nationwide.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2017 8:40 AM
|Arkansas mother shares tragic story to promote safety in national campaign
The tragic story of how an Arkansas mother lost her young daughter is highlighted in a national campaign.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2017 9:22 AM
|Hunt's Chili Kits recalled over salmonella fears
Although there are no reported cases of illness or that salmonella has been found, Hunts is voluntarily recalling the kits.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2017 8:15 AM
|Bootheel hospital under audit
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Friday her office has initiated an audit of the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
POSTED MARCH 31, 2017 3:04 PM
|Health inspections: March 31, 2017
A Jonesboro restaurant had to call in pest control after health inspectors found insects in their kitchen.
POSTED MARCH 31, 2017 2:46 PM
|Special Delivery: KSP trooper helps teen cancer patient realize birthday wish
An Estill County teenager who's battling cancer got an early birthday gift just days before he turns 16: A large mailbox to accommodate his other wish -- as many birthday cards as will fit inside of it.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 9:18 AM
|St. Bernards to offer free diabetes classes
St. Bernards will offer free classes for people with diabetes.
POSTED MARCH 30, 2017 12:55 PM
|Winter safety tips for new parents
With winter months now upon us, many new parents are making sure their newborns are wrapped and warm for the winter season.
POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2016 1:04 AM
|Breast-feeding may not lead to smarter preschoolers
Breast-feeding may not make kids sharper or better behaved than their non-nursed peers over the long-term, a new study suggests.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 2:30 PM
|Study: Region 8 has a high risk of Zika transmission
Several Region 8 counties have a high risk of the Zika virus being transmitted, according to a study by St. Louis University.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 7:53 AM
|UAMS students campaign to fight suicide
Arkansas pharmacy students are backing a campaign in hopes of preventing suicides.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 9:02 AM
|Health inspections: March 24
A look at what Craighead County health inspectors discovered when they visited area restaurants during the week ending March 24.
POSTED MARCH 12, 2017 5:14 PM
|March 17 health inspections
Craighead County health inspection reports for the week ending Friday, March 17.
POSTED MARCH 17, 2017 11:50 AM
|Efforts to make health inspections available online
New efforts are underway to make health inspections from the Arkansas Department Health easily accessible to the public.
POSTED MARCH 14, 2017 12:19 PM
|Mumps case confirmed at GCT school
Another school district in Greene County has succumbed to a case of the mumps.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2017 2:55 PM
|Health inspections: March 10
Health inspectors investigating a complaint of roaches at a Jonesboro restaurant didn't find any bugs, but they did find several other violations.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2017 11:16 AM
|Experts identify six types of eaters
Whether you eat too much or too little, the type of eater you are can cause health concerns.
POSTED MARCH 08, 2017 9:38 AM
|GOP congressman: Low-income people must choose iPhone or healthcare
Rep. Jason Chaffetz spoke in a CNN interview Tuesday. He responded to a question on the difference between "access" and "coverage" for low-income Americans by saying they would need to decide between insurance and gadgets.
POSTED MARCH 07, 2017 11:25 AM
|Recalls target soynut butter, cheese, pet food
The FDA said the E. coli strain linked to the product sickened 12 people – 11 of them children younger than 18 - in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon.
POSTED MARCH 06, 2017 9:36 AM
|Health inspections for week ending March 3
Making plans to go out to eat this weekend? Better check this week's health inspections first.
POSTED MARCH 03, 2017 11:11 AM
|Programs available to help families navigate Alzheimer's and dementia
The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast and the Alzheimer’s Association will host 2 events to help Region 8 families tackle Alzheimer’s and dementia.
POSTED MARCH 01, 2017 11:49 AM
|Are e-cigs a safer option? Smokers, doctor weigh-in
The popularity of e-cigarette use among teens is growing across the country. But, are they really a safer option?
POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2017 10:45 AM
|Health inspections for the week ending Feb. 24
Health inspections submitted during the week ending Friday, Feb. 24.
POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2017 2:01 PM
|Health inspections for week ending Feb. 16
A look at the latest Craighead County health inspections.
POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 2:36 PM
|Deadly Symptoms: Family stunned by boy's sudden death
A Louisiana family is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy as they grieve the loss of their teenage son. For months, they didn't know why as the Centers for Disease Control investigated.
POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2017 7:12 PM
|Are your congested sinuses putting you at risk of a deadly infection?
A remedy to flush out clogged nasal passages could be putting your family at risk of a deadly infection.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017 7:39 AM
|Flu forces another school to close
A growing number of ill students is forcing yet another Region 8 school to cancel classes.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 5:04 PM
|Flu causing schools to close
Sickness is closing another Region 8 school Friday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2017 2:46 PM
|'Little miracles': Kids coping with cancer
Childhood cancer has become the "new normal” for many kids in Northeast Arkansas.
POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2017 1:34 AM
|BRTC-Paragould confirms mumps case
Black River Technical College in Paragould notified students Monday of a confirmed case of mumps on campus.
POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2017 4:28 PM
|School district to hold mumps vaccination clinic
With five confirmed cases of the mumps in the Paragould School District with four of those cases being from the Oak Grove Middle School, the Arkansas Department of Health is recommending an optional MMR vaccination clinic be held at the school.
POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2017 11:59 PM
|Doctors reach out to patients directly
The 6th annual Heart and Vascular luncheon took place on Thursday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2017 8:19 PM
|Mumps on Greene Co. school's radar
The mumps virus is on the Marmaduke Elementary nurses’ radar.
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2017 7:54 PM
|St. Bernards to offer free diabetes education classes
St. Bernards will offer a series of free classes for people with diabetes.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2017 4:46 PM
|Visit doctor first if you suspect mumps, authorities say
The waiting room at a hospital may be an inopportune place to be if you suspect you have the mumps, an official with an area hospital said Monday.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2017 10:34 PM
|A Better Region 8: St. Jude S'travaganza fundraiser
Because of events like this, St. Jude can treat children all over the country and even around the world.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2017 4:46 PM
|Pediatric infectious disease doctor weighs in on mumps outbreak
With even more cases of the mumps confirmed in Region 8 Friday, one infectious disease doctor is keeping an eye on the outbreak.
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2017 10:29 PM
|Arkansas House restricts 2nd trimester abortion procedure
The Arkansas House has voted to make the state the third to ban a commonly used abortion procedure.
POSTED JANUARY 23, 2017 5:27 PM
|Stark pink stump removed after last round of chemotherapy
After months of chemotherapy, Karla Stark and her family removed the pink stump that symbolized her cancer from their yard.
POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2016 5:16 PM
|Doctor warns of health hazards from field burning
Around fall, farmers in Region 8 begin to burn their fields for next year but a local doctor is working to let people know just how dangerous this could be to the public’s health.
POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2016 5:26 PM
|Region 8 hospital to take part in pilot study for stroke patient
The Five Rivers Medical Center will take place in a pilot study going on in Arkansas, which will look at how to better treat stroke patients.
POSTED JULY 28, 2016 10:28 PM
|Scientists: Don't use cough medicine for a cold
The American Chemical Society says we should rethink how we view cough syrup.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017 8:32 AM
|Paragould School District responds after confirmed mumps case
Region 8 News has confirmed there are now two cases of confirmed mumps in the Paragould School District.
POSTED JANUARY 13, 2017 5:32 PM
|New Year's resolution sparks MO woman's body transformation
When a new year rolls around, some people go into it saying “new year, new me.” A Region 8 woman did just that and is on the path to continuing her weight loss journey.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017 5:02 AM
|ADH confirms mumps cases in Randolph Co.
More cases of the mumps reported in northeast Arkansas.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2017 11:41 AM
|Breaded okra under recall, may contain glass
Check your okra!
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2017 8:35 AM
|Spinathon set to raise money for women's prenatal care
A sip and spin event hopes to raise money for women’s health across Region 8.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2017 12:46 PM
|Local doctor gives advice on avoiding mumps
Many parents hope their children do not come in contact with the mumps virus as two confirmed cases have been reported in the Paragould School District.?
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2017 10:28 PM
|Harding University to open new clinic
Harding University will soon hold a grand opening for a Compassion Clinic dedicated to professional counseling.
POSTED JANUARY 11, 2017 8:25 PM
|Previously conjoined twins discharged from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Two twins, appropriately named Miracle and Testimony, were discharged from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Tuesday.
POSTED JANUARY 11, 2017 9:41 AM
|Heroin hits close to home in Memphis
Amid discarded beer bottles, chip bags, and empty cigarette packs uncovered today was a small wrapper that’s become a reality check for this reporter. Evidence of America’s heroin epidemic was blowing in the litter right in front of our home.
POSTED JANUARY 10, 2017 10:42 PM
|A Better Region 8: 'Give the Gift of Life' this weekend
One of the things that make Region 8 such a great place to live is the fact that when it’s time to give, people always step up.
POSTED JANUARY 09, 2017 5:54 PM
|Common cold symptoms affect many during winter months
Many people tend to dodge influenza during the flu season or winter months which is why it's a shock to most when they fall ill to symptoms of a common cold.
POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2016 11:09 PM
|Arkansas doctor highlights heart disease after recent celebrity deaths
In light of recent celebrity deaths, an Arkansas doctor urges others to monitor their own heart health to avoid heart disease.
POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2016 1:26 PM
|Child deaths highlight choking dangers posed by grapes
Young children can choke to death on whole grapes, warn the authors of a new report.
POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2016 2:44 PM
|A Better Region 8: Proposed bill to set food stamp limits
A bill was recently proposed in the Arkansas legislature to limit what foods people could buy using money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2016 4:45 PM
|University of Missouri mumps outbreak passes 200-cases mark
The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the University of Missouri has grown to 228.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2016 11:26 AM
|Some AR undocumented immigrants could get healthcare
Undocumented immigrants in Arkansas could soon be provided with healthcare under federal regulations.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2016 5:45 AM
|How much is too much caffeine?
What happens when you consume too much caffeine?
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2016 7:42 PM
|Health inspections for the week ending Dec. 9
"Organic buildup" in floor drains, dirty soda fountain nozzles, and food stored in grocery bags are just some of the violations Craighead County health inspectors found during their latest rounds.
POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2016 4:42 PM
|Jonesboro school receives state recognition for garden education
A Jonesboro school's garden of fresh produce received high honors in Little Rock.
POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2016 10:47 AM
|District holds vaccine clinic as hundreds of students were behind
Students in the Osceola School District had an in-house vaccine clinic on Wednesday after administrators noticed hundreds of students not up-to-date on vaccines.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2016 6:50 PM
|New grief support group set to begin in Paragould
St. Bernards Hospice is offering a new resource to those coping with the loss of a loved one.
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2016 12:00 PM
|Red Cross urges blood donation as 'perfect gift'
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the American Red Cross says the perfect gift this holiday season could save lives.
POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2016 3:12 PM
|Health inspections: Dec. 2
Health inspections submitted during the week ending Friday, Dec. 2.
POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2016 2:55 PM
|Nov. 23 health inspections
Health inspections submitted during the week of Nov. 23.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2016 1:22 PM
|Funding approved for launch of medical marijuana
Funding was assigned to cover the cost of implementing the Medical Marijuana Amendment in Arkansas, but it may take longer than expected.
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2016 8:55 AM
|Parents of NICU babies surprised with student delivered care packages
In an effort to lift the spirits of parents in St.Bernards Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, Corning High School students surprised parents with care packages.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2016 12:03 PM
|New footprint technology for babies at AR hospital
Babies experience a number of firsts, and a hospital in Arkansas has new technology to make sure that continues.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2016 8:40 AM
|Diabetes Awareness Month helps with education, officials say
The condition has an impact on millions of Americans but National Diabetes Awareness Month gives the public an opportunity to learn more about the issue, officials said this week.
POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2016 7:09 PM
|Geriatrician joins St. Bernards Senior Health Clinic staff
St. Bernards Senior Health Clinic announced Tuesday the addition of Dr. Kshitij Gupta to the geriatricians serving its patients.
POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2016 2:07 PM
|Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason
Some people carry a genetically driven "salt tooth" that could affect how heavily they season their food, potentially endangering their heart, a new study suggests.
POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2016 2:40 PM
|Bug spray, broken glass among health inspection violations
Craighead County health inspection reports for the week ending Friday, Nov. 11.
POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2016 12:36 PM
|Mother fights for suicide awareness training in schools
A mother wants something that is already available in Arkansas to become a national priority.
POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2016 9:19 AM
|Drug-free medical breakthrough helps treat depression
A powerful new drug-free treatment may be able to provide relief to those suffering from depression.
POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2016 5:30 PM
|ADH lists new responsibilities after passage of Issue 6
The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a news release on the passage of Issue 6 concerning medical marijuana.
POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2016 9:49 AM
|To vaccinate or not? A doctor tells all
It is one of the most controversial topics of our time: whether to vaccinate your children or not.?
POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2016 8:21 AM
|RECALLED: Infant bath tubs could cause injury, drowning
A company is recalling about 86,000 infant bath tubs due to risk of injuring and drowning.
POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2016 12:27 PM
|Inspectors: Restaurant prep should not include smoking cigarettes
During the week ending Nov. 4, Craighead County health inspectors cited a Jonesboro restaurant for smoking butts, except it doesn't serve bar-be-cue.
POSTED NOVEMBER 04, 2016 11:27 AM
|Affordable Care Act marketplace premiums rise
As open enrollment kicked off this week for the Affordable Care Act, those looking to enroll have experienced sticker shock as 2017 premiums of popular plans sold on HealthCare.gov rose an average of 25% over the last year
POSTED NOVEMBER 03, 2016 6:45 PM
|St. Bernards celebrates new cancer center
St. Bernard’s Healthcare plans to host multiple events to honor the opening of the new Ben E. Owens Cancer Center.
POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2016 6:37 PM
|Toddler on road to recovery with new heart
A one-year-old girl is recovering after a life-threatening discovery by a team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2016 2:51 PM
|Mass flu shot clinic happening Tuesday
If you've been waiting to get the flu shot, Tuesday is your day.
POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2016 10:20 AM
|New rural health clinic is coming to Randolph County
After Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas completed a study, they decided to renovate a building in an effort to bring a new rural health clinic to the area.
POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2016 11:49 PM
|Region 8 organization offers free dyslexia screening and therapy
City Youth Ministry is hoping to help children with dyslexia.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2016 6:07 PM
|Restaurants cleaning up following health inspections
Several popular restaurants are busy cleaning up following recent health inspections.
POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2016 2:48 PM
|UAMS developing app to help women, reduce infant death rates
The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences is aiming to reduce the infant mortality rate in Arkansas.
POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2016 7:00 AM
|Cushman under boil order after electric outage
The City of Cushman is again under a boil order. It was issued Monday, Oct. 10.
POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2016 9:52 PM
|Inspectors: 'Pink slime-like substance' found in ice machine
Craighead County health inspectors report making a colorful discovery inside a restaurant's ice machine: a "pink slime-like substance."
POSTED OCTOBER 07, 2016 1:52 PM
|Breast cancer patients and survivors needed for study
If you have taken Tamoxifen, Letrozole, Anastrozole, Exemestane or Fulvestrant, Dr. Landry K. Kamdem and his students want to hear from you.?
POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2016 5:27 PM
|Arkansas Methodist Medical Center strives for women's health
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center held its annual Women’s Health Fair on Thursday.
POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2016 7:53 PM
|NEA Baptist celebrates women
The third annual Women’s Day at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro took place on Thursday.
POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2016 7:57 PM
|GCT students start the day with a little competition
Greene County Tech students started their day outside of the classroom with a little competition Thursday morning.
POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2016 1:21 PM
|FDA warns parents about teething tablets
The FDA has a warning for parents who have bought homeopathic teething tablets or gels for their babies.
POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2016 4:47 PM
|91-year-old woman who chose road trip adventure over cancer treatment dies
The Michigan woman made headlines when she set out on the ultimate road trip. She was diagnosed with cancer just days after her husband died, and rather than face a long fight against the disease, she decided to take full advantage of the life she had.
POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2016 7:44 PM
|Here's what you can do to fuel a healthy heart
Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. The good news is many risk factors are preventable.
POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2016 7:52 PM
|Health Inspections: Week of Sept. 19-23
During the week of Sept. 23, Craighead County health inspectors went to the fair, but not to ride the Tilt-a-Whirl.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 2:46 PM
|Doctor stresses the importance of flu vaccinations
Flu season is about to start but according to some local hospitals, some cases of the flu have already been reported. Now, doctors are stressing the importance of getting the flu vaccination.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 7:55 PM
|Canadian Ag Company Scores Landmark Food Security Deal with Uruguay
TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Canadian based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. signed a new partnership with the country of Uruguay introducing a new, renewable, low carbon cash-crop for farmers.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:11 PM
|Oncolytics Biotech® Announces Proposed Public Offering
CALGARY, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (Oncolytics or the Company) (TSX:ONC) (OTCQX:ONCYF) today announced that it will undertake a public offering (the "Offering") of securities of the Company...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:31 PM
|First Patient Enrolled in Mallinckrodt Phase 4 Trial of H.P. Acthar® Gel (Repository Corticotropin Injection) for Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today confirmed enrollment of the first patient in the company's Phase 4 pilot study assessing the efficacy of H.P. Acthar® Gel...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:26 PM
|An Increase in the Ebola Gene Polymerase Replikin Count From 2014-2015 Preceded the Current Ebola Outbreak
As Ebola resurfaces in the Democratic Republic of Congo with four deaths and 20 suspected cases now reported, a new analysis of the Ebola gene polymerase Replikin Count, via the PubMed database, showed a correlation...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:26 PM
|Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Top Leadership Transition
Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that Michael Mulroy has been appointed President & CEO effective June 26, 2017. ...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:31 PM
|Sophiris Bio Provides Update on Phase 2b Study of Topsalysin in Localized Prostate Cancer
Sophiris Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) (the "Company" or "Sophiris"), a late stage clinical biopharmaceutical company developing topsalysin (PRX302) for the treatment of patients with urological diseases, today reported that it...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:31 PM
|Veracyte Announces Clinical Validation Data Demonstrating Envisia™ Genomic Classifier's Performance in Improving Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis Presented at ATS 2017
Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), a genomic diagnostics company focused on reducing unnecessary surgeries and healthcare costs by resolving diagnostic uncertainty, announced today that pivotal clinical validation data...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:36 PM
|Agreement reached between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Montreal and new collaborations with IRIC
Quebec's economic mission to Israel and the West Bank
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:41 PM
|Aldevron Names Biomanufacturing Veteran Henry Hebel as New Chief Operating Officer
Henry Hebel has been named Chief Operating Officer of Aldevron, a leading global provider of contract plasmid DNA manufacturing, protein production and antibody discovery services.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:51 PM
|MedNet Appoints Richard Murg As Chief Revenue Officer
MedNet Solutions (MedNet), an innovative cloud-based eClinical technology company that supports the entire spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to announce that Richard Murg, a proven life sciences and eClinical...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:56 AM
|ThromboGenics to present THR-317 Pre-clinical Research Findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Eye Complications Study Group (EASDec) Meeting in Budapest, Hungary
ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company developing novel treatments for diabetic eye disease, announced today that it will give a presentation at the European Association for the Study of...
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 1:41 AM
|Yum China Launches CNS-Yum China Dietary Health Foundation
Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Yum China") (NYSE: YUMC) announced that it has partnered with the Chinese Nutrition Society ("CNS"), China's top professional organization dedicated to the research and...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:51 PM
|Bone Metastasis Therapeutic Pipeline Review H1 2017 Research Report Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com
RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Bone Metastasis - Pipeline Review, H1 2017" therapeutic market research report of 100 pages with latest updates, data and information to its online business intelligence library. The report...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:01 PM
|FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Pancreatic Cancers with Mismatch Repair Deficiency
In an unprecedented, fast-tracked review, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of pembrolizumab (anti-PDI) immunotherapy for patients with advanced pancreatic cancers who have a defect in their capacity...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:11 PM
|Telemedicine Market to Reach $113 Billion by 2025 - Analysis By Product, Region & Segment - Research and Markets
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Telemedicine Market Size & Trend Analysis By Product (Hardware, Connectivity & Network), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 7:16 PM
|Research and Markets - Global Membrane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 9% by 2021 - Key Vendors are Dow Chemical Company, GEA Filtration, General Electric, OSMO Membrane Systems & Siemens
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Membrane Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global membrane market to grow at a CAGR of 9.05% during the period 2017-2021. The report, Global...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 7:16 PM
|GeneInsight To Present Session On Molecular And Genetics Labs At Precision Medicine World Conference
GeneInsight, a Sunquest Company, is presenting an educational session at the Precision Medicine World Conference at Duke University, May 24-25, 2017, in Durham, NC. The Precision Medicine World Conference is one of the...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:21 PM
|Medical Marijuana Dispensing Case Decided
Following a lengthy hearing in August that included 26 witnesses and resulted in 26 volumes of material, Administrative Law Judge John G. Van Laningham issued his final order today which recommended that the Florida...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:21 PM
|Kristin Chenoweth Kicks Off 'Less Red, More You' Campaign To Launch RHOFADE™ (Oxymetazoline HCL) Cream, 1%
Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, announced that Emmy® and Tony® award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth will kick off the "Less Red, More You" campaign today at an exclusive...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:21 PM
|United States Retail Clinics Market 2017-2020 - Research and Markets
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Retail Clinics 2017: The Game-Changer in Healthcare" report to their offering. In 2016, total U.S. retail clinic sales are estimated at more than $1.4 billion, an...
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:21 PM
|City life tough on teens' mental health
City life seems to take a toll on the adolescent mind, new research suggests.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:21 AM
|1 in 4 Americans knows someone hooked on opioids: poll
More than a quarter of Americans -- and 1 in 3 millennials -- say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 7:21 PM
|First-try antibiotics now fail in 1 in 4 adult pneumonia cases
The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds.
POSTED MAY 21, 2017 7:21 PM
|Fewer U.S. teens are boozing it up
American teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25 years ago, new research reveals.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 9:21 AM
|The water's not fine: U.S. pool-linked infection doubles in 2 years
Families seeking to cool off don't expect to pick up a nasty infection. Yet, outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing parasitic infection have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 2:20 PM
|Are you addicted to your smartphone?
As great as smartphones are, you can get too attached to the gadgets.
POSTED MAY 19, 2017 9:20 AM
|Century-old technique may help infertile couples conceive without IVF
A 100-year-old medical treatment could help infertile women get pregnant without undergoing pricey in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 7:20 PM
|Suicide by insulin?
Insulin typically saves the lives of those with diabetes, but it can also be a way for some people to kill themselves, a new review warns.
POSTED MAY 19, 2017 12:20 AM
|Nuts! Good medicine for colon cancer survivors?
Colon cancer patients might improve their chances of survival if they eat nuts along with an overall healthy diet and regular exercise, two new studies report.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 7:20 PM
|Could a weight-loss surgery lead to alcohol abuse?
After a popular type of weight-loss surgery, nearly 21 percent of patients develop a drinking problem, sometimes years later, researchers report.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 7:20 PM
|3 key lifestyle factors can lower breast cancer odds
Things that keep you healthy overall, also appear to help lower a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new review says.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:21 AM
|U.S. transgender surgeries up 20 percent in 2 years
Until Gearah Goldstein fully transitioned her gender, being female housed in a male body felt like a hunger she couldn't satisfy.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 9:21 AM
|HPV vaccine may also prevent cancers affecting men
The same vaccine that cuts the risk of cervical cancer in women might also lower the chances of head and neck cancers in men, new research suggests.
POSTED MAY 18, 2017 7:20 PM
|Gene therapy might someday mend badly broken bones
An experimental method that combines gene therapy, stem cells and ultrasound has healed large bone breaks in lab animals, researchers have found.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 7:20 PM
|Is your child's day care center ready for pandemic flu?
The vast majority of U.S. child care centers are not fully prepared to handle the risks posed by a possible influenza pandemic, a new investigation warns.
POSTED MAY 16, 2017 12:20 AM
|Many U.S. travelers skip measles shots, despite infection risk
More than half of eligible Americans traveling abroad don't get a measles vaccine, and a key reason is lack of concern about the disease, a new study finds.
POSTED MAY 15, 2017 7:20 PM
|'Groundbreaking strides' made in Zika vaccine research
Development of a Zika vaccine is proceeding rapidly, but it still will be years before such a vaccine is available to the public, says the author of a new report on research efforts.
POSTED MAY 10, 2017 7:20 PM
|Zika risk may be lower than thought for some pregnant women
U.S. women traveling to areas where the Zika virus is circulating might be less likely to be infected than expected, but risk remains, a new study suggests.
POSTED MAY 09, 2017 7:20 PM
|Pot a factor in more ER admissions for Colorado teens after legalization
A Colorado children's hospital saw four times as many marijuana-intoxicated teenagers land in its ER or urgent care centers following legalization of recreational pot in that state, a new study reports.
POSTED MAY 05, 2017 2:19 PM
|Teen suicide thoughts, self-harm cases double in a decade
A controversial new Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why," has renewed public focus on the tragedy of teen suicide -- and a new study suggests its release is timely.
POSTED MAY 04, 2017 9:19 AM
|Guns send about 16 U.S. kids to the hospital every day
About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says.
POSTED MAY 04, 2017 7:19 PM
|Trump administration rolls back Obama-era school lunch rules
The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will ease the requirements for healthy school lunch programs spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
POSTED MAY 02, 2017 12:19 AM
|U.S. toddlers eat more french fries than vegetables
American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children's eating habits.
POSTED MAY 01, 2017 9:19 AM
|Your doctor's age might affect your care
Contrary to popular wisdom, an older, more experienced doctor may not always be the best choice.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017 12:20 AM
|Your sex life may work wonders for your work life
What makes for a happy, productive worker?
POSTED MARCH 06, 2017 7:31 PM
|Some partners need extra loving this valentine's day
The best gift you can give a stressed or depressed partner this Valentine's Day is extra love and support, researchers say.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 2:20 PM
|The best place to find your valentine
If you're still searching for your perfect Valentine, maybe you've been looking for love in all the wrong places.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 2:20 PM
|Do older guys always prefer younger women? Maybe not
The stereotype that older men are usually attracted to much younger women may not fully reflect reality, a new study suggests.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2017 12:20 AM
|Could night shifts, heavy lifting impair a woman's fertility?
Women who work night shifts or do heavy physical labor may be somewhat less fertile than other women, new research suggests.
POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2017 2:20 PM
|A plug instead of a snip for male birth control?
A new gel-based vasectomy has proven effective in a group of monkeys, raising hopes it could one day provide a permanent but easily reversible male contraceptive option in humans.
POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2017 7:20 PM
|Unlocking the secrets of the love hormone kisspeptin
There may be a way to boost the activity of a hormone linked to love and sex, British researchers report.
POSTED JANUARY 24, 2017 9:45 AM
|A valentine's kiss is just a kiss -- or is it?
This Valentine's Day, when people lean in for a kiss, the way they tilt their head may reveal a lot.
POSTED JANUARY 05, 2017 3:43 PM
|1 in 7 young teens is a stalking victim
About one out of seven children in 6th and 9th grades has been a victim of stalking, potentially boosting their risk of substance abuse, dating violence and other dangers, a new U.S. survey finds.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2016 2:41 PM
|Online calculator may help couples predict fertility Rx success
Researchers say they've developed free online calculators that predict how likely a woman is to have a baby after a handful of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2016 9:40 AM
|Red wine antioxidant might help diabetics' arteries
The antioxidant resveratrol -- found in red wine, peanuts and berries -- might improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes, a small study suggests.
POSTED MAY 04, 2017 7:19 PM
|Type 2 diabetes may be bad for brain health
Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:19 AM
|When is it safe to drive with type 1 diabetes?
Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 12:18 AM
|Is annual eye exam a must for people with type 1 diabetes?
People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called for annual eye exams.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2017 7:18 PM
|Diabetes continues its relentless rise
Two new studies on diabetes deliver good and bad news, but the overall message is that the blood sugar disease remains a formidable public health burden.
POSTED APRIL 12, 2017 7:17 PM
|There’s No ‘Typical’ Day in the Work Cycle for Whirlpool’s Risk Manager
How does a company incorporate a sustainable and cohesive risk management system for an enterprise with nearly 100,000 employees, 70 manufacturing and technology research centers located in 170 countries around the world, and $21 billion in annual sales? It’s a …
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 5:00 AM
|Florida CFO: $8M Recovered in Q1 Through Insurance Consumer Helpline
Insurance specialists working to assist Floridians through Florida’s insurance consumer helpline recovered nearly $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to a statement from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Recoveries included insurance claim payments and premium refunds …
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:44 AM
|4-Foot Sinkhole Opens Outside Trump’s Florida Resort
A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reports that the 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s …
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:30 AM
|Driver of Tanker Truck Killed in Fiery North Carolina Crash
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a tanker truck overturned and caught fire, killing the driver. The patrol told local media outlets that the truck apparently veered off the road in the town of Clayton and hit two culverts, causing …
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:00 AM
|Indiana Couple Awarded $744K for Son’s Unnecessary Shoulder Surgery
A northern Indiana jury has awarded $744,000 to a couple who claimed a now-deceased doctor performed unnecessary surgery on their teenage son. Dean and Tracy Dixon’s medical malpractice suit alleged that Dr. Willard G. Yergler performed unneeded shoulder surgery in …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:54 PM
|State Auto’s Clark Named CEO of GuideOne Insurance
West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has named Jessica E. Clark as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Bringing nearly 20 years of leadership experience in property and casualty insurance, Clark assumes her new role on June 12. She succeeds …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:52 PM
|Colorado Hailstorm on Pace to be Most Expensive in State History
More than 150,000 auto insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners claims are estimated to be filed in the wake of a monster hailstorm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range on May 8, putting it on pace to be the state’s most expensive …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 7:03 PM
|California’s Enforcement against W.R. Berkley Ends in $12M Settlement
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced that the enforcement action taken against W.R. Berkley Corp. entities and operating units has resulted in a $12 million settlement. Admiral Insurance Co., Admiral Risk Insurance Services Inc. nka BXM Insurance Services Inc., …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:52 PM
|Toyota, MIT Lab Eye Using Blockchain in Insurance Rating of Driverless and Shared Vehicles
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of driverless cars. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab and other industry partners on ways that both businesses and consumers may share driving …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:00 PM
|Vanessa Kinney, Hylant VP in Columbus, Ohio, Among ’40 Under 40′
Insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, announced that Vanessa Kinney, vice president, employee benefits team leader, is a Columbus Business First “40 Under 40” recipient. Now in its 25th year, the 40 Under 40 award program honors the best and brightest leaders in Central …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:58 PM
|Storm Triggered Sensor Halts Texas Roller Coaster, Strands Riders
Six Flags Over Texas says stormy weather including high winds triggered a safety sensor that halted a new roller coaster and left eight riders stranded for hours in its Arlington, Texas, theme park. The 120-foot-tall (36-meter-tall) Joker ride shut down …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:52 PM
|Texas Workers’ Comp Research Group Lays Out 2017 Agenda
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda, a blueprint for its efforts to provide critical data for decision-makers in the Texas workers’ compensation system, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. The research group requests suggestions …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:50 PM
|BenefitMall in Dallas Names Gomes Executive VP, Benefits Sales
Dallas-based BenefitMall, a provider of employee benefits, human resources and payroll products and services, has reappointed Michael Gomes as executive vice president, Benefits Sales Division. Gomes will be responsible for all benefits sales and services, including group, self-funded, senior and individual in …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:45 PM
|Top Iowa Court Upholds $85K Award in Workplace Discrimination Case
The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld an $85,000 discrimination judgment against a company whose owner repeatedly called a black worker “chocolate” and other racial epithets. Justices upheld the Dubuque Human Rights Commission’s order that Simon Seeding pay Jermaine Stapleton $49,500 …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:42 PM
|Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner: Phone Scams Targeting Storm Victims
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is urging storm victims to be on the lookout for scam artists. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Anti-Fraud Division has received complaints about suspicious phone calls to storm victims in Elk City and Perkins. The …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:38 PM
|O’Brien Promoted to Controller at Wisconsin’s SECURA Insurance
Appleton, Wisconsin-based SECURA Insurance recently promoted Tim O’Brien to controller from assistant controller. O’Brien has been with the company for 15 years. He joined SECURA in 2002 as the accounting manager. He has held various roles within the Finance Division including …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:35 PM
|University of Iowa to Settle Sports Bias Lawsuits for $6.5M
The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle high-profile discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements released on May 19. Iowa will pay …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:30 PM
|Florida Woman Caught Faking Workers’ Comp Injury Gets Probation
A South Florida woman was convicted of fraud May 3 and must serve 18 months of probation after she was caught hitting herself in the head with a ceiling sprinkler at work. The incident happened in October 2015 at CinqueáTerre …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:22 PM
|AXA to Add 550 Positions to North Carolina Location
Insurance company AXA plans to add 550 jobs in Charlotte, N.C., over the next five years, nearly doubling its local workforce. North Carolina officials announced the move May 9 after approving state tax breaks that could be worth nearly $12 …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:08 PM
|Labor Chief Will Let Fiduciary Rule Go Into Effect in June While Seeking Further Review
The U.S. Labor Department will implement its fiduciary rule on June 9 with no further delays, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said on Tuesday. The department’s rule, which requires brokers offering retirement investment advice to act in the best interest of their …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:52 PM
|Swiss Re Places $925M Cat Bond for California Earthquake Authority
Swiss Re Capital Markets Corp. has successfully structured and placed the issuance of $925 million of insurance-linked securities for the California Earthquake Authority. Swiss Re Capital Markets underwrote the transaction through two classes of principal-at-risk variable rate notes issued by …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:33 PM
|EPB&B in Oregon Partners with ISU Insurance Network
Portland, Ore.-based Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker has partnered with ISU Insurance Agency Network. EPB&B offers business and personal insurance. San Francisco, Calif.-based ISU Network is a organization with 180 mid-sized agencies in 30 states. Member agencies maintain local ownership.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:13 PM
|Zurich’s Bauman Joins XL Catlin to Head Global Programs, Captives
XL Catlin said it is expanding its global insurance programs and captive business with the appointment of Steven Bauman as head of its global programs and captive practice in North America. Bauman will provide technical support across business lines in structuring global captive programs, ensure …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:32 PM
|Cyber Security Firms in Spotlight Following WannaCry Attack
For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry “ransomware” attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain’s National Health Service, forcing them to turn away …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:27 PM
|Deadly Times Square Attack Highlights NYC Pedestrian Safety
Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:25 PM
|IIABNY Installs HF&C’s MacDonald as Chairman of the Board
The Independent Insurance Agent & Broker Association of New York (IIABNY) installed Richard MacDonald as chairman of the board on May 11, 2017. IIABNY exists to fulfill the educational, political, and business interests of more than 1,750 independent agencies and …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:24 PM
|MGA Globe Underwriting Launches Marine Division with UK, Int’l Focus
Globe Underwriting, the UK-based managing general agent, has announced the launch of its marine division. The five-strong team is led by Peter Rogers, head of marine, and David Dymond, head of underwriting. They will report to Gary Corke, CEO, Globe …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:19 AM
|A.M. Best Places Ratings of Sompo Japan Canopius Re Under Review
A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Zurich-based Sompo Japan Canopius Reinsurance AG. The credit rating action follows the successful completion the …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:03 AM
|Insured Losses for Europe’s Windstorm Thomas Rise to $279.2M: PERILS
The latest property insured loss estimate for Windstorm Thomas, which on Feb. 23-24 hit the British Isles, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is €249 million (US$279.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:31 AM
|Pennsylvania’s Lacher & Associates Acquires Brunner Insurance
Lacher & Associates of Souderton, Penn., has acquired Brunner Insurance of Richlandtown, Penn. Founded by Gus Brunner in 1960, Brunner Insurance specializes in providing for the insurance needs of families and businesses. In 1995, Brunner transitioned the agency to Don …
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:14 AM