Tag Archives: Growth

Higher Medicare enrollment underpins profit growth at UnitedHealth

A bustling Medicare business, coupled with smaller improvements in its employer and individual insurance units, helped drive double-digit profit growth at UnitedHealth Group. Revenue at the Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer — which controls the United Healthcare and Optum brands — grew 12 percent to $ 226.2 billion in 2018. Net income at the largest U.S. coverage… Read More »

Relationship between IGF-1 and Growth Hormone

There exists a unique relationship between IGF-1 and growth hormone with both a stimulatory and mediating effect. The growth hormone/IGF-1 axis involves the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and liver. Insulin growth factor 1 is a primary mediator of many GH functions. Take, for example, cell regeneration, a crucial job of the growth hormone feedback loop. IGF-1… Read More »

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health… Read More »