Healthcare Brief

Anthem to build medical centers in Texas, CourMed is delivering monoclonal antibodies, and explaining the "obesity paradox."

CareMax, Inc., a provider of value-based care to seniors, will be collaborating with national health benefits company Anthem to build medical centers in Texas and several other states. The partnership will open 50 medical centers with a focus on Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, Virginia, and more.

CourMed, a Dallas-based healthcare solutions company has partnered with Oak Street Health to deliver monoclonal antibodies directly to customers’ homes. CourMed’s delivery services also include pharmaceuticals, COVID-19 vaccines, IV vitamin therapy, and more. Monoclonal antibodies cut the risk of hospitalization or death by about 70% in high-risk patients.

Researchers at UT Southwestern have found that a stress signal received by the heart from fat could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity. The finding could help explain the “obesity paradox,” where obese patients have better short and medium-term cardiovascular disease prognoses  than those who are thinner, even though they have worse long-term outcomes.



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