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Holding the funeral-home portrait of her son Curtis who died in 2011 from Ewing's sarcoma, Cindy Valent came to a hearing Monday night about the suspected cancer cluster in Washington County with a direct request: Find out why so many youth in southwestern Pennsylvania have contracted the rare and deadly form of cancer, and whether it has anything to do with the natural gas industry.

Valent, who now lives in Beaver County, used to live in Cecil less than a mile from two other youth with Ewing's.…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) — the largest insurance provider in the state — and Sanitas USA will soon open six new medical centers in the Houston region as part of a partnership.

Sanitas and BCBSTX announced plans to open 10 “advanced primary care clinics” in Texas in April — with six to be built in the Houston region and four in the Dallas region. The addresses of the Houston-area clinic locations are as follows, according to an Oct. 4 press release:

Katy: 2610 N. Mason…

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CorneaGen focuses on innovating technologies to cure corneal blindness by 2040 and provides donor tissues for cornea transplants.

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UAB Medicine was recently affected by a data breach that could have potentially exposed patient information for thousands of patients at the Birmingham-based health system.

UAB said it notified patients that hackers gained access to employee email accounts containing patient information.

“UAB Medicine takes the protection of our patients’ health information very seriously and sincerely regrets this potential intrusion on your privacy,” said a letter sent to affected patients by the health…

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The partnership with California-based Raintree, which offers management and electronic medical record software for physical therapy and other practices, makes the workers' compensation documentation process easier for providers.

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Scribe One is a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest in partnership with BBVA. For more information on the contest, click here.

Company description: Scribe One helps pre-medical students gain exposure to medicine through scribing to help determine their future career path. We support our team, which is dispersed throughout Arizona, by teaching them how to work with providers in different medical settings. We give them the medical background they need to succeed in the position…

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The competition for this year's TechCrunch Disrupt Cop had a distinctly Bay Area feel to it.

The winner, San Francisco-based Render Services Inc., was one four local companies that made it to Friday's final round out of the 20 who pitched judges over three days.

Another San Francisco company, OmniVis LLC, took the runner-up honors. The other local finalists were Mountain View-based Traptic Inc. and San Francisco-based Orbit Fab Inc.

Render promises its customers a cheaper cloud alternative than…

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“We are investing heavily in telemedicine in different ways,” HCA CEO Sam Hazen said.

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The Colorado Division of Insurance and the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing have released their draft report for the state’s plan for a public health-insurance option.

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