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Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images Digital health is one of the few sectors of the economy that’s growing during the coronavirus pandemic.  Omada Health, a company that sells virtual and in-person tools for managing chronic disease, is capitalizing on the sudden interest from investors. The company just pulled in $57 million from investment fund
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The results of more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests ordered by a Florida-based health care system and performed by a third-party lab are unreliable, with the majority of the questionable tests having been conducted in Florida, the company said Saturday. According to AdventHealth, a faith-based health care system, the situation has created “unacceptable delays.” In a
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Getty Images Twenty million children attend camps in the U.S. every summer, fueling the $18 billion camp industry. With summer just a little more than a month away, camp directors are still deciding if it’s safe for camps to operate amid the coronavirus pandemic. And parents are equally concerned. On Thursday the Centers for Disease
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 4.5 million Global deaths: At least 307,159 Most cases reported: United States (More than 1.4 million), Russia (262,843), United Kingdom (238,004), Spain (230,183), Italy (223,885). The data above was
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The American Medical Association is warning doctors against using tests designed to identify people already exposed to the coronavirus to make healthcare decisions for individual patients. Antibody tests ’ also known as serological testing ’ are emerging for the novel coronavirus. The tests, which are being developed by private lab companies and regulated by the
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo (D) speaking at a press conference on corona virus at the State Capitol. Michael Brochstein | Barcroft Media | Getty Images New York state will reopen its beaches, including local beaches and lakeshores, for Memorial Day weekend in coordination with New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. 
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UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft partnered to launch a tool that allows employers to screen workers for COVID-19 symptoms. The smartphone app, called ProtectWell, asks users a series of questions to screen for symptoms or exposure to the coronavirus. Employers can then direct employees who may have been infected to get tested; results will be reported
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Call it the big disconnect. Thousands of healthcare provider groups face financial ruin. Tens of millions of Americans are losing insurance coverage. Yet private health insurers are doing just fine, thank you. So far, Congress has responded only to the provider crisis. Social distancing has cut hospital revenue by an estimated 30% to 40%. Local
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