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Nurse Leader Weekly 2/25/19

In Case You Missed It …

Urgent Care Centers Hit 8,700 As Big Players Walgreens, CVS Emerge

Monday, February 25

The number of U.S. urgent care centers rose 8% to 8,774 last year from 8,125 in 2017. Big, well-capitalized companies like CVS Health and Walgreens are helping to add services across the country.


People are pumping young blood into their bodies to reverse aging, but the FDA says don’t do it

Tuesday, February 19

“Young Blood” infusions is a procedure where older people are infused with blood plasma from young people. Clinics say the treatment can reverse aging and memory loss and these claims are unproven and patients are at a high-risk for infections, allergies, respiratory and cardiovascular reactions.


UnitedHealth Loses Case to the Health Venture Begun by Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase

Friday, February 22

UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurance company, lost its case to prevent a former executive from working at the new healthcare venture formed by three powerful corporations, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.


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