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Venture Capital Firms Are Partnering With Healthcare Organizations To Improve Digital Health
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Venture Capital Firms Are Partnering With Healthcare Organizations To Improve Digital Health

Venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly playing a role in all aspects of healthcare. This is a growing trend globally, as healthcare organizations are eager for the resources, expertise, and capital these VC firms can offer. Earlier this month, The University of California at Davis Health system announced a partnership with one of the nation’s largest VC firms, General Catalyst, with a goal to transform the organization’s digital health strategy and offerings. The press release by the university explained: “As part of this partnership, UC Davis Health will utilize the General Catalyst ecosystem of companies to drive artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health innovations in several areas. These will include health care delivery, research, education, and public service, as wel...
one health heroine’s work to improve community health
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one health heroine’s work to improve community health

Please can you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your career as a doctor? Born and raised in Mali, Dr. Mariam has dedicated her life to caring for the health of her community, particularly regarding child mortality. When it came to university, Mariam initially hoped to study engineering. However, this changed when she repeatedly witnessed her family's inability to access timely care for her siblings, resulting in the loss of three sisters. She began her medical career by attending the University of Bamako's Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry and graduated in 2007. After graduation, she set out to improve the socio-health outcomes of Malians living in vulnerable communities, focusing on providing quality and timely maternal and child health servic...
B.C. to get second bivalent vaccine next week
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B.C. to get second bivalent vaccine next week

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 7, 2022 11:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Provincial officials say shipments of Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant are expected in British Columbia soon, after Health Canada approved the shot. A joint statement from B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix, says the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine will be available to people aged 12 and older from next week.They say B.C. is set to receive 1.7 million doses o...
Springfield-Greene County Health Department leaders plan to give out updated boosters to those who need it
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department leaders plan to give out updated boosters to those who need it

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Springfield-Greene County health leaders urge you to get the updated COVID-19 booster to protect your family.Vaccine417.com is where you can find COVID-19 and flu vaccines near you, whether Pfizer or Moderna. It includes the new COVID-19 boosters released to protect against the coronavirus strain virus.Steven Lambert says he will get the booster to help his family.“With my wife working in the healthcare field and losing another loved one to it, going to have to do it,” said Lambert.Sept. 12, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer the new boosters shots at its pop-up clinics.Whitney Mann, with Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said they are ready to help the community.“Coming in pretty stable as we have been receiving other vaccines...
Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox
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Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - As the number of monkeypox cases continues to grow around Virginia, the Richmond-Henrico Health District (RHHD) said in almost a week, its vaccine supply has gone down to just a little over 200.“As of this afternoon, we’ve vaccinated over 100 people here in the Richmond Henrico Health District (RHHD),” Dr. Elaine Perry, director of RHHD, said.According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 75 total cases of monkeypox in the Commonwealth, two of which are in Central Virginia.Dr. Perry says right now, they’re continuing to vaccinate those who are at the highest risk, like people immunocompromised, anyone who knows they have the virus, and anyone who meets other specific risk criteria.“If they are in an establishment where sex is taking place if they ...