There are clear links between race, ethnicity, geography and drivers of health outcomes in the U.S., a special report from U.S. News & World Report finds.

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharma marketing used to be simple: Run a TV spot on news or late-night talk shows and wait for consumers to contact their doctors.

As health and wellness becomes one of the greatest concerns for nearly all segments of the population, MedicosTV has launched a multifaceted delivery platform for a new channel providing relevant health-related programming aimed at Spanish-speaking Hispanic audiences everywhere.

The US health industry is in a period of unprecedented dealmaking. New business models are emerging from unexpected sources. These models, a mix of new entrants and traditional players, are coming together to offer new capabilities and models of care. Their arrival in the industry should prompt players new and old to reconsider their business models and their strategies or risk being left behind.

Cigna released results from a national survey exploring the impact of loneliness in the United States. The survey, conducted in partnership with market research firm, Ipsos, revealed that most American adults are considered lonely.

Recent studies have highlighted a growing opportunity to increase DTC activity and potentially save many more lives among U.S. Hispanics.

The brand team for Genentech’s Nutropininjectable human growth hormone was mystified. One-third of all prescriptions was for Hispanic children but non-Hispanic children had better, more consistent outcomes.  by Beatriz Mallory

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, we continue our conversation about digital health initiatives, looking at some of the innovative services and devices that tech companies are working on to improve healthcare.

Republica partnered with non-profit organization, Amigos For Kids, to create a powerful PSA aimed at raising awareness about the subtle signs of child abuse that, tragically, often go unnoticed. Inspired by the insight that abused children often hide subconscious clues of their situations in classroom drawings, Amigos for Kids created a gallery with a dark, hidden twist during Miami Art Week.

The Healthy Americas Institute of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) released a survey of attitudes toward health care in the Hispanic community. In addition to providing insight on the Hispanic community, the survey was sufficiently powered to allow meaningful comparisons with the perceptions of non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks.

Whenever there is an outbreak of the measles, mumps or some other vaccine preventable infectious disease we hear a lot about herd immunity. The notion that if 90%-95% of a population is vaccinated infectious diseases cannot get a toehold in a population. This idea, however, may be providing us a false sense of security because for herd immunity to work, vaccinated individuals need to be distributed evenly among a population to act as buffers against transmission and it turns out they’re not.

Pfizer, Eli Lilly and the other companies engaged in creating and selling pharmaceutical drugs or treatments are expected to spend $4.4 billion on television commercials this year.  That's a seven percent increase from 2016, according to Kantar Media research.  With $5 billion a likely TV ad sales outcome next year, Univision Communications Vice President of Business Development, Dennis O'Leary, wants to see more of this spending directed at the nearly 60 million Latinos living across the United States.  By Simon Applebaum

Covered California is sending videos like "Guadalupe's Story" to potential customers, to encourage them to sign up for health insurance.  The way human brains are wired, it just doesn’t make sense to us to buy something now that we may not need for years in the future.

For young Americans in the dating scene, a new epidemic has emerged – digital dating abuse.

Daddy Yankee is helping Komen Puerto Rico and has offered 50% of the revenues generated by his new video.  

 

 

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