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From analytics to investing in healthcare. Big insights from GE, Mayo, Walgreens & UPMC

April 2, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

On April 22-23, more than 300 healthcare experts, prominent industry players, investors and entrepreneurs will gather in Chicago at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. MidAmerica Forum is the best place to learn about opportunities to invest in the thriving technology and innovation community that characterizes the Midwest and learn about up-and-coming trends and startups in healthcare.


Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

Sitting all day is bad for health, so Cubii made an elliptical trainer that fits under a desk

July 21, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Advances in technology promote a sedentary lifestyle. If you sit at a desk for more than six hours, you may want something like Cubii to keep your body active throughout the day. FitnessCube’s just-launched…


Illinois approves use of medical marijuana for epilepsy treatment

Illinois approves use of medical marijuana for epilepsy treatment

July 21, 2014 10:52 am by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn,…



$56M from Obamacare’s prevention fund seeds new public health programs in Illinois

$56M from Obamacare’s prevention fund seeds new public health programs in Illinois

July 8, 2014 11:20 am by | 0 Comments

Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health…


1.7 million Americans stuck in Medicaid limbo from backlogged applications

1.7 million Americans stuck in Medicaid limbo from backlogged applications

June 9, 2014 8:51 am by | 0 Comments

While an unprecedented 6 million people have gained Medicaid coverage since September, mostly as a result of the Affordable Care Act, more than 1.7 million more are still waiting for…


FDA OK’s new skin infection treatment by Durata

FDA OK’s new skin infection treatment by Durata

May 24, 2014 4:23 pm by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved a new drug to treat acute bacterial skin infections made by Durata Therapeutics Inc. Approval…


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to explore investment trends, digital health

April 10, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum takes place April 22-23 in Chicago. It’s the premier healthcare investing conference that connects active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based start-ups.


Illinois cancer center testing newest $3.9M technology to treat tumors

Illinois cancer center testing newest $3.9M technology to treat tumors

March 22, 2014 2:54 pm by | 0 Comments

NORMAL — The state-of-the-art for tracking and zapping tumors soon will be used on patients at the Community Cancer Center. A TrueBeam STx radiation treatment system is being tested by…



These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

March 19, 2014 5:01 am by | 1 Comments

Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans —hold the key to whether the Obama administration succeeds at signing up 6 million people by the deadline of March 31….


Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

Have your say in the best discussion yet of crowdfunding in healthcare

March 13, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

To say healthcare will soon figure out crowdfunding would suggest we’ve even pinpointed all the questions. We all know the big one: Can crowdfunding consistently deliver the money medical devices and drugs need to make it a key part of healthcare investing? (Answer: We’re trying to make it that way). So why not turn discussions of crowdfunding in healthcare over to the crowd?


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum speaker lineup features innovative healthcare leaders, investors and entrepreneurs

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum speaker lineup features innovative healthcare leaders, investors and entrepreneurs

February 27, 2014 8:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based startups. The event showcases emerging innovation and technology dealflow originating in the Midwest, and has earned the reputation as the premier healthcare investing conference.


Discover the most promising healthcare startups in the “Best of the Midwest” Showcase, April 22-23 in Chicago

Discover the most promising healthcare startups in the “Best of the Midwest” Showcase, April 22-23 in Chicago

February 11, 2014 8:01 am by | 0 Comments

Thirty Midwest-based early-stage startups will have the chance to pitch their product to active, eager investors at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum.


Illinois hospital expands ER, lab to benefit patients

Illinois hospital expands ER, lab to benefit patients

February 7, 2014 4:03 am by | 0 Comments

PONTIAC — A larger emergency department and new lab should assist staff efficiency and boost patient comfort at Illinois hospital OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center. “I think the…


TAVR offers a new option for high-risk patients needing aortic replacement

TAVR offers a new option for high-risk patients needing aortic replacement

February 2, 2014 7:48 am by | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ill.– The miracle man. That’s what doctors call Clifton Pogue. After a history of heart problems and three bypass surgeries, the 87 year old Decatur man struggled to breath…


AbbVie profit falls as it promotes potential of Hepatitis C treatment

AbbVie profit falls as it promotes potential of Hepatitis C treatment

February 1, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

AbbVie Inc. said its fourth-quarter results were in line with analysts expectations and released positive results on its final-phase clinical trials for a promising new drug to treat certain patients…


MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum highlights opportunities for healthcare startups and investors

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum highlights opportunities for healthcare startups and investors

January 31, 2014 7:05 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

The 11th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is shaping up to be the best ever, and will attract over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, business development execs and innovative thought leaders nationally.