Award-winning Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

PMB, a leading healthcare real estate developer, officially recognized the opening of the new UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital, a 52-bed, 58,600-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) in Sacramento.

The new IRF is located at 4875 Broadway Ave. on the UC Davis Sacramento campus adjacent to Aggie Square, UC Davis' newly announced technology and innovation hub. PMB entered into a ground lease with UC Davis to construct the new rehabilitation hospital.

"We are very excited to have developed a new IRF for UC Davis Health that will serve residents in the Sacramento area for many years," says Mark Toothacre, PMB's Managing Partner and CEO. "The new UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital will provide area residents with greater accessibility to top-notch rehabilitation services."

The new facility was announced as part of a joint venture agreement between UC Davis Health and Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health. Lifepoint Rehabilitation will manage the day-to-day operations of the inpatient rehabilitation facility, bringing its evidence-driven framework for providing inpatient rehabilitation care to the Sacramento community.

"At Lifepoint Rehabilitation, we are committed to expanding access to safe, high-quality rehabilitation care in more communities across the country," said Cleve Haralson, Senior Vice President, Joint Ventures and Strategic Services for Lifepoint Health. "We're thrilled to welcome patients to UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital."

The UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital offers a wide range of rehabilitation services, including physiatry, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation nursing, internal medicine, and medical and surgical subspecialty consultation and nutritional services for patients suffering from neuro disorders, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation.

The UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital also includes private rooms, an acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym, large interdisciplinary gyms, a therapeutic courtyard with golf and varied surfaces, and a transitional living apartment to prepare patients for daily living tasks before they are discharged home.

Brad Simmons, Chief Administrator of UC Davis Medical Center and COO of UC Davis Health, notes, "The new rehabilitation hospital is the second hospital on the Sacramento campus, and it will help tremendously with our ongoing need for more beds for patients."

He adds, "The new hospital brings innovative and advanced physical rehabilitation treatments to the Sacramento region – treatments that weren't previously available. In addition to these new services, the hospital will provide more than 200 clinical and supporting services jobs to the community."

In addition, the UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital was named the winner in Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) magazine's annual, national awards program. Specifically, it won in the Hospitals and Other Inpatient Facilities Best New Ground-Up Development category.

The architect for the project is Taylor Design, which is headquartered in San Francisco, and the general contractor is St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Cos.

About PMB

PMB is a purpose-driven healthcare real estate developer with a mission to improve healthcare delivery, effect change, and positively impact communities. Our company is 100 percent focused on healthcare real estate across the continuum of care including behavioral health, life sciences, ambulatory care centers, medical office buildings, inpatient hospitals, post-acute hospitals, senior living facilities, and parking structures. PMB has developed over 130 facilities to date representing approximately 6 million square feet. The firm owns and manages 70 medical facilities comprising over 5.2 million square feet. For more information, please visit our website at

Florida Counties to Issue Mosquito Borne Illness Health Advisories

Florida's summer rainy season is falling in full force. More rain leads to more mosquitoes that only require a bottle cap of standing water to breed and spread.

In Florida, mosquito-borne disease activity has already prompted mosquito-control and state health officials in five counties - Orange, Polk, Sarasota, Manatee, and Miami-Dade - to issue mosquito borne-illness health warnings. Local mosquito control officials are strongly urging residents and visitors to take basic precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to help limit exposure.

With Florida recording a record 37.9 million tourists in the first three months of 2023, it is imperative that everyone follows simple tips to keep their loved ones and themselves safe.

"Like humans, mosquitoes live around the world but love to come to Florida," said Sandra Fisher-Grainger, President of the Florida Mosquito Control Association and Director of Hernando County Mosquito Control. "Our highly trained scientists and experts are always working to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness, and every resident and visitor can help to limit the risk."

Florida is fortunate to have the best mosquito-control professionals in the country, already deploying high-tech measures and 24/7 attention to combat the world's deadliest animal.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, "mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people each year around the world, and with global travel, pathogens such as the Zika virus are transported to the United States each year. As our population grows and people inhabit new locations, interactions between humans, animals, and mosquitoes increase the risk of exotic disease transmission."

Earlier this year, a mosquito species discovered in Florida in 2018 – the Culex lactator – was found to be spreading to other parts of the state, raising fears that it could spread disease after migrating from Central America.

Already this year, Miami-Dade County has had two cases of dengue infection transmitted by mosquitoes.

Late last month, Sarasota and Manatee counties issued a warning after local transmission of malaria was found.

Earlier this month, Orange County issued a mosquito advisory after half of the chickens in a coop designed to monitor mosquito-spread diseases tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and several horses have shown to be infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Polk County.

"While there are only a few cases that have been reported, we must respond as forcefully and quickly as possible," said Keira Lucas, Deputy Executive Director at Collier Mosquito Control District in southwest Florida. "Mosquitoes don't care if they are in a neighborhood, the beach or a business district so we all have to take precautions."

"Following simple steps, can help you protect your home and your family, especially during the summer months when we are spending more time outdoors," added Lucas.

Mosquitoes transmit a multitude of diseases that can cause great harm – including Zika, West Nile virus, chikungunya, and dengue fever.

Successful mosquito control requires cutting-edge scientific knowledge from many fields, including entomology, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, genetics, and geology.

Highly trained public servants control mosquitoes through several tools including airplanes, helicopters, traps, drones and more.

Every sector of the state's economy depends on the health of workers, residents, and visitors. The state's two largest business sectors, tourism, and agriculture could not grow without control of mosquitoes and their health risk.

Each Floridian can help control mosquitoes with just a few steps. The University of Florida and the Florida Department of Health have comprehensive guidance for residents and visitors.

The Florida Mosquito Control Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary of protecting the state's residents, businesses, and visitors.

Being Overweight Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for general health, but growing evidence reveals obesity’s role in the development of chronic illnesses and even deadly cancers.

Obesity is one of the most frequent chronic illnesses in the United States, with one out of every three adults in the nation being overweight. Excess weight has been linked to several health risks including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and more recently, colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is very common, with an estimated 150,000 new instances of colon and rectal cancer (CRC) per year, but the number of cases in young adults have been increasing rapidly over the last 20 years and excess weight may be to blame.

According to a new study published in JAMA Network OpenTrusted Source, being overweight or obese during early and middle adulthood increases the risk of developing this common and potentially deadly cancer.

The study comprised 135,161 people ranging in age from 55 to 74 and the findings suggest a strong relationship between high body fat, even in young adulthood, and the development of colon cancer later in life.

According to renowned physician and scientist Dr. William Li, excess body fat, particularly visceral fat around the organs can cause chronic inflammation, which is a known trigger for cancer development.

The findings from the study highlight the importance of prevention and also signal the need for colon cancer screening.

The US Preventive Services Task Force advises screening with stool DNA tests once every three years starting at age 45, however some individuals might want to consider testing earlier.

In the US, 16.6 million colonoscopies are carried out annually but around one-third of Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 have ever undergone a colon cancer screening.

Fortunately, molecular genetics cancer diagnostic company Mainz Biomed (NASDAQ:MYNZ) is working to commercialize its highly effective and simple-to-use at-home colorectal cancer (CRC) detection test ColoAlert in the US.

ColoAlert, which is already available in select European markets, is moving swiftly towards FDA approval following the company’s successful completion of the pre-submission process for its PMA pivotal clinical trial.

ColoAlert will be tested in the FDA-registered trial "ReconAAsense" to gain commercial approval in the United States. Once approved through a cooperative partner program with regional and national laboratory service providers, the company's business goal is to achieve scalable distribution across the country.

Expanding the Reach of Its Early Detection Tests Across Europe

Mainz Biomed has also been working to expand the presence of its flagship cancer screening test across European markets by partnering with third-party laboratories for test kit processing instead of the traditional method of operating a single facility.

On May 31, the company announced that it has expanded its commercial footprint into Poland through a partnership with TESTDNA, a leading independent laboratory in Poland.

According to Digestive Cancers Europe, Poland has a particularly high need for dependable non-invasive screening methods, as only around 20% of patients opt for colonoscopy.

With 19,000 new cases annually and approximately 12,000 colorectal cancer-related deaths, the necessity for effective at-home screening tests with early-stage detection is evident. The addressable market in Poland alone accounts for an estimated 21 million patients.

In the coming weeks, the two companies will work together to prepare and launch co-marketing activities to ensure successful commercialization in the Polish market.

Mainz Biomed has also expanded its reach within corporations following the launch of its corporate health program in Germany through a merger with BGM, a well-established corporate health program that serves employees at 48 of Germany's 50 largest enterprises.

On May 24, Mainz Biomed reported preliminary results from its colorectal cancer screening campaign with Zöller-Kipper GmbH via its BGM cooperation. Zöller-Kipper chose ColoAlert for their corporate health program, which comprises approximately 2,500 employees, in April 2023.

Employees found the online patient portal to be straightforward to use and comfortable, and they were able to easily access the portal, obtain a kit, and securely receive findings within five days, according to the results.

Indonesia’s Top Vitamin Gummy Brand Youvit Enters Malaysia Market

Youvit, formulated in the United States, has become Indonesia’s number-one vitamin gummy brand since 2017 and is now expanding its business to Malaysia. Youvit product range is a complete “one-a-day vitamin gummy" for immunity, hair fall, glowing skin, and active kids that contains natural ingredients without artificial sweetener, coloring, and flavoring. Not only it offers delightful ways to take our daily nutrient needs, Youvit is also easy to consume.

With its beauty supplements, Youvit aims to make more people aware that healthy skin and hair start from the inside and help them fulfill their beauty goals from within, whether it's hair fall or wishing to obtain brighter skin. Instead of offering a quick fix, Youvit’s two beauty product lines are helping people maintain their wellness over time: Biotin, which contains 7 vitamins and 2 minerals such as Biotin, Inositol & Zinc + Ginseng for stronger hair roots and anti-hair fall; Collagen, which contains 1000mg Collagen and Vitamin C for anti-aging and glowing skin.

Continuously innovating and knowing that according to study, up to 90% of kids do not get enough in their regular diet, Youvit has multivitamin for kids and DHA products which has fast become “The Kids' Favourite Vitamin & DHA Gummy”. The multivitamin for kids contains 10 vitamins and 3 minerals with 12 vegetables, fruits, and Curcuma for children's growth and development, while the DHA Kids gummy contains DHA, EPA, ALA for brain development and eye health.

In Malaysia, Youvit is already available in more than 1,500 retailers, such as Guardian, Watson, MyNews, AEON Wellness, AEON Supermarket, Jaya Grocer, and online at its official store in Shopee. Youvit beauty products can be found exclusively in Watsons and Youvit Kids DHA products are exclusively sold in Guardian. Head to for further details about the products.

YOU aims to lead in health and lifestyle functional food in Emerging Asia, focusing on millennials. We build consumer health ventures for densely populated economies, offering affordable premium products with sustainability and consumer focus. Through retail, direct sales, and subscription offerings, we ensure consistent intake and repeat purchases. YOU’s first product, multivitamin gummy, quickly became the best-selling vitamin product selling over 1,400,000 sachets in the first 18 months across 15,000 retail locations.