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Forbes: Is next evolution of retail clinic in urgent care?

Is urgent care the next evolution of today's rapidly expanding retail clinics? On Wednesday Forbes speculated that the fast-growing urgent care market may be ripe for an entry from CVS Health or Walgreens Boots Alliance. "CVS or Walgreens will attempt to enter the standalone urgent care and primary care spaces in the next 12 to 24 months," suggested Gordon Maner, managing partner Allen Mooney Barnes in a recent report, Forbes noted. "Walmart, Target and other consumer-driven businesses will attempt to increase touch points with customers via immediate and scheduled healthcare services, although they will struggle to find profitability." (Forbes)

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CDC warning: Prepare for a strong flu season

CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported. 

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RediClinic partners with large Philadelphia health provider

RediClinic and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced Tuesday that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

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Omron Healthcare unveils next generation of blood pressure monitoring

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.