Health and Wellness (Page 2)

Alignment Healthcare (NASDAQ: ALHC), a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage company, today announced that its inpatient utilization in the fourth quarter of 2021 was about 5 percent lower than expected, even amid COVID-19. “This further validates that our AVA health platform and differentiated care delivery model are working,” said John Kao, founder …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 include fatal accidents in Long Beach, early release of violent criminals, and COVID-19 closures. Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Single-vehicle …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has activated the California National Guard to support local communities with additional testing facilities and capacity amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. “California has led the country’s fight against COVID-19, implementing first-in-the-nation public health measures that have …continue reading

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In case you missed it, The Washington Post reported on the staffing shortages in long term care facilities and the subsequent effect on overwhelmed hospitals across the country. Nursing homes without adequate staff are preventing hospitals from sending recovered patients to facilities to continue care. Nursing homes want to alleviate …continue reading

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With “exercising more” and “losing weight” among the top four New Year’s resolutions, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine where Americans have the best chance of remaining active, …continue reading

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CalOptima will now be able to serve the under-resourced residents of Orange County even better with the January 1, 2022, start of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) — California’s ambitious statewide effort to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for Medi-Cal members. A five-year initiative from the …continue reading