Health Care Buzz Today

May 9, 2011
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Aetna To Encourage Health With Online Gaming. The giant insurer announced a collaboration with Seattle-based Mindbloom to offer an online personal wellness game to its enrollees.

Aetna To Encourage Health With Online Gaming. The giant insurer announced a collaboration with Seattle-based Mindbloom to offer an online personal wellness game to its enrollees.

android Health Care Buzz TodayAndroid Will Surpass Apple’s App Store In Size By August 2011. Provided that current growth rates for new app uploads are maintained, research2guidance expects Android Market to reach 425,000 apps and overtake the App Store by this August.

Blacks Suffering Strokes Often Call Friends First, Not 911. A small study showed that most African Americans call a friend or relative instead of 911 when they develop stroke-like symptoms, potentially delaying the onset of lifesaving treatment.

Guilty Pleas Entered in $200M Medicare Fraud Case. Two South Florida companies entered guilty pleas in a Miami federal court for what prosecutors called a “staggering in scope” fraud scheme that falsely billed Medicare for more than $200 million and collected $80 million of the bogus claims.

VA Launches National Genomics Program. Officials described the ‘Million Veteran Program’ as an effort to consolidate genetic, military exposure, health, and lifestyle information into a single database.