Partners, Harvard Pilgrim Suspend Healthcare Merger Talks

By Jacqueline LaPointe November 20, 2018 – Partners HealthCare, the largest hospital system in Massachusetts, recently halted healthcare merger talks with local insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care over concerns the deal would not earn regulatory approval. “Now isn’t the right time to try to push something like that ahead,” Partners President and CEO, David Torchiana, MD,… Read More »

Firefighting Foam Chemicals Pollute Millions of Gallons of Water

Firefighting foam liberally used by the South Dakota Air National Guard and Sioux Falls Fire Department decades ago is the source of significant pollution to the drinking water of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, residents. Nineteen municipal wells representing 28 percent of the city’s water coming from the Big Sioux aquifer have been shut down.1 Fifteen… Read More »

L'Oréal launches wearable sun exposure monitor through Apple

Last week, L’Oréal announced that its La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV—the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure is available for sale through apple.com and select U.S. Apple Store locations. La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV measures both UVA and UVB rays, and provides instant status updates while storing up to three months… Read More »