GE Healthcare Strategic Sourcing was acquired from GE Healthcare by The Gores Group. The newly purchased unit, which offers providers EMR and electronic billing platforms, will be known as Meridian Medical Management.
Dairy products such as milk and yogurt provide high-quality proteins that help with heart health, weight and glucose control, and digestion, nutrition experts said. Registered dietitian Nancy Rodriguez said the best way to get these proteins is through food rather than supplements, and it is important that intake be spread throughout the day by including protein in each meal.
About 85% of Americans say eating with family is a favorite time of the day, and 71% said they eat family meals as often or more than they did when they were children, a survey by Welch's indicates. "Parents are making mealtimes a priority in order to share a moment with their children," said Sarah-Jane Bedwell, a registered dietitian and a member of Welch's Health and Nutrition Advisory Panel.
Canadian researchers have developed an online salt calculator to help people reduce dietary sodium. The calculator estimates sodium intake using a survey about eating habits, and researcher and dietitian JoAnne Arcand says people often are surprised by how much salt they consume.
Minnesota's Senate bill to create a health insurance exchange was approved on Thursday. A conference committee will work to resolve differences between measures that cleared the House and Senate. State lawmakers are under a March 31 deadline to pass the legislation.