This Week in Health News: 11 Stories You Need to See

Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:37 AM EST

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy health industry press releases from PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

PR Newswire Weekly Health Press Release Roundup, Dec. 05-Dec. 09, 2022. Photo provided by...
PR Newswire Weekly Health Press Release Roundup, Dec. 05-Dec. 09, 2022. Photo provided by apoQlar GmbH.

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  1. Medical Metaverse Company, apoQlar, Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Mixed Reality Surgical Planning Platform, VSI HoloMedicine®
    VSI HoloMedicine® gives surgeons an almost "x-ray vision" perspective in surgical planning processes using 3D holographic technology. Physicians across any medical field can now plan surgeries in 3D and visualize medical data inside or outside of the operating room.
  2. Serena Williams Introduces Will Perform, a Modern Approach to Recovery
    The line of clean, cruelty-free topical pain relief and daily muscle care solutions is intended for athletes and anyone leading an active lifestyle, The launch assortment will include five products.
  3. McGraw Hill Acquires Boards & Beyond, On-Demand Video Platform for Medical Students
    "Boards & Beyond's cutting edge online learning resources are an ideal complement to McGraw Hill's expansive suite of medical learning tools," said Scott Grillo, President of McGraw Hill's Global Professional group.
  4. CDC and Palantir Partner to Deliver "Common Operating Picture" to Advance Public Health Preparedness
    Using the Palantir platform, the agency will be able to employ scalable technology to plan, manage, and respond to future outbreaks and public health incidents.
  5. MAPay to Create First 100 Million NFTs for Digital Health Records on the Algorand Blockchain
    Built on Algorand, and in partnership with the Government of Maharashtra in India, NFT technology will be used for storing personal health data for the first time.
  6. Third Annual Survey Reveals Telehealth Popularity Growing Among Older Adults
    Over 93% of older adults said they would like to have a telehealth option, compared with 84% in 2021. Nearly 86% of older adults attended telehealth appointments in the last year, compared with 75% in the previous year.
  7. Flu Activity High in Several Parts of the Country; Lung Association Launches New Campaign to Urge Vaccination
    "Flu activity has been relatively low the last two flu seasons because of COVID-19 precautions, but this year we are already seeing more cases than previous years," said Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association.
  8. Centene Corporation Invests $7.9 Million in Uvalde Community Center
    Once complete, the new community center will house space for primary medical care, behavioral health services, youth development resources, college/job preparation training for students, retail space for local businesses, and a tranquility garden to honor victims of the tragedy that occurred on May 24, 2022.
  9. American Diabetes Association, CVS Health Announce Expansion of Free Lifestyle-Change Program to Help Address Racial Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
    Chuck Henderson, ADA's Chief Executive Officer, said, "ADA's health equity focus means empowering people of color who live with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to manage their health and live better, fuller lives."
  10. AbbVie Launches Strategic Collaboration with HotSpot Therapeutics to Further Expand Immunology Pipeline
    "This collaboration with HotSpot has the potential to deliver an entirely new target class of modulators to patients with serious autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, and will help to further strengthen our robust immunology pipeline," said Jonathon Sedgwick, Ph.D., vice president and global head of discovery research, AbbVie.
  11. Kia America Brings the Magic of the North Pole to Patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    The "Season of Giving Back" campaign gives children at St. Jude and their parents the gift of a virtual trip to the North Pole without ever having to leave the comfort and safety of the St. Jude campus.

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