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How Walmart plans to take over health care

How Walmart plans to take over health care

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, wants to be your doctor, too. In September 2019 the company known for its “Everyday Low Prices” launched Walmart Health, a primary care clinic, at a store in Dallas, Georgia. The doctor-run clinic, the first of its kind for the big box retailer, offers services …

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CVS Health, Walgreens start inoculations at nursing homes

CVS Health, Walgreens start inoculations at nursing homes

A healthcare worker at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center receives COVID-19 a vaccination on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The first rounds of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered in Oregon on Wednesday. Nathan Howard | Getty Images For nursing homes across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has been especially …

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Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Getty Images Tony Hsieh seemed to have it all. Hsieh launched the Las Vegas-based shoe ecommerce platform Zappos and sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009 — the largest acquisition in Amazon’s history at the time. He was an entrepreneur darling for his …

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The potentially crushing toll of rationing health care

Revised CDC data shows higher relative Black, Hispanic Covid death rate

The chief medical officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Dr. Jason Mitchell, told CNBC that doctors are doing “everything we can do” to prevent rationing care as his state’s governor signed an executive order that moved New Mexico a step closer to rationing care at any place where patients are being …

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JD Health Hong Kong IPO raises $3.5 billion

JD Health Hong Kong IPO raises $3.5 billion

Several boxes of goods, bought from JD.com, are stacked on the floor. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — JD Health, the health-care unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has raised $3.5 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO), CNBC has confirmed. The company issued …

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Health expert says vaccine race akin to law of the jungle

Health expert says vaccine race akin to law of the jungle

Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — High-income countries have adopted an approach akin to the “rule of the jungle” when it comes to securing supplies of prospective coronavirus …

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One bullish way to play cross-section of health care and tech

One bullish way to play cross-section of health care and tech

Doctor’s orders are going virtual. With Covid-19 case counts on the rise again, Teladoc, a stock at the crossroads of health care and technology, could be an ideal bet for investors looking for ways to brace for possible volatility, Todd Gordon, the founder of TradingAnalysis.com, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on …

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Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Mike Wells, the chief executive of insurance company Prudential, said Apple and Google have the platforms to be competitors in the health arena, but it would mean facing even more regulatory scrutiny than they do already. The Silicon Valley giants, which reach billions of people with their iOS and Android …

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People with depression, anxiety want to reveal pain, to a robot

People with depression, anxiety want to reveal pain, to a robot

Hundreds of millions of people around the world were suffering from common mental health issues including anxiety and depression before Covid-19, and the scale of the health-care crisis has escalated as a result of the pandemic. But demand for mental health services is far outstripping the available supply of trained …

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No shows, no health care — shutdown crushes actors

No shows, no health care — shutdown crushes actors

Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen, and the cast of “The Prom” perform during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Theo Wargo | Getty Images Just over a year ago, Caitlin Kinnunen was sitting in Radio City Music Hall shoulder-to-shoulder with …

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