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How Trump's Shift From Value Depletes Medicare's Trust Fund

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:21:00 -0400

The Trump administration is beginning to curtail value-based care initiatives for Medicare that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars starting with the end of certain bundled and episode payment initiatives.

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NarrativeDx: The AI Platform Aiming To Be The Yelp For Patient Hospital Reviews

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:12:00 -0400

I spoke with Founder and CEO Senem Guney about the vision behind his company, improving the patient experience, and how artificial intelligence is changing the way hospitals are held accountable.

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This Biotech Startup Is Using AI To Help Researchers Develop Cures Quicker

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:30:00 -0400

I spoke with Co-Founder Guarav Tripathi about the vision behind Innoplexus, disrupting the medical research industry, and how artificial intelligence is defining the future of modern medicine.

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Don't Let The Eclipse Overshadow Another Important Event Monday

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Don't let the fact that the moon is going to cover the sun Monday eclipse another important event. Find ways to support older people and recognize their achievements for National Senior Citizens Day. Use #SeniorCitizensDay on social media, organize community gatherings, simply spend time together.

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Walnuts May Control Your Mind To Help Lose Weight

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:57:00 -0400

More evidence that your food may be talking to you in good ways and bad ways that you don't realize.

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Cannabis Industry Weekly Update 8/18/2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Earnings from MedReleaf, Solis Tek and Canopy Growth were the highlights this week in the cannabis industry.

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Binge-Watching TV Is Linked To Poorer Sleep And Insomnia

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:00 -0400

Watching eight episodes of your favorite show back-to-back is a bad idea, psychologically speaking.

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5 Important Healthcare Predictions For 2018

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:13:00 -0400

As an industry, healthcare is exploding and is an increasingly interesting space for investors. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and investing in the space, there are some broader macro trends to be aware of. Here are 5 forces shaping the healthcare industry.

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Will SCOTUS Ruling Affect Philadelphia Court, Where 94% Of New Plaintiffs Are From Out Of State?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:51:00 -0400

Out-of-state plaintiffs flocked to Philadelphia this year to file lawsuits over prescription drugs, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision might deter that practice in the future.

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SAPVoice: After 700% Workforce Growth, Pharma Leader Finds Formula To Redefine Global Healthcare

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:39:00 -0400

Keeping generics affordable while researching and developing new specialty medicines is a responsibility that guides Teva Pharmaceuticals every day. After its workforce grew to 57,000, the Israel-headquartered company turned to SAP SuccessFactors to harmonize human resources across 80 countries.

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Discovery's 'First In Human' Calls Much-Needed Attention To Clinical Trials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:25:00 -0400

The new three-part documentary, which spotlights research at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Building 10, has the potential to reverse misconceptions about participating in clinical trials.

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Still Sick: Even Massive Subsidies Won't Help ObamaCare

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:03:00 -0400

One-in-five low-income adults would still be uninsured even with massive government subsidies, research shows.

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Pubic Hair Grooming: How Often People Hurt Themselves

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:03:00 -0400

A new study reveals the percentage of Americans who groom their pubic hair, what injuries they suffer, and who's more likely to get injured.

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Employers Accelerate Move To Value-Based Care In 2018

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:20:00 -0400

Nearly 40% of employers are incorporating some “type of value-based benefit design” into their workers health plans next year, the National Business Group on Health says.

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No, You Can't Use 3D Movie Glasses As Eclipse Glasses - Here's Why

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:39:00 -0400

No, you cannot use 3-D movie glasses to view the Great American Eclipse, and regular sunglasses will not work either. Here's why.

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Tiger Woods' Toxicology Report Provides Another 'Teachable Moment' About How Not To Combine Drugs

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:03:00 -0400

Tiger Woods might be a celebrity, but the problems he has encountered by trying to self-medicate his pain from back surgery are all too common.

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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Thinking More Expensive Wine Tastes Better

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:29:00 -0400

A new study shows why our brains are so susceptible to linking higher prices with higher quality, even if no such difference really exists.

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Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Doubled From 1999 to 2015 [Infographic]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:03:00 -0400

After a noticeable decline between 2007 and 2014, drug overdose deaths among U.S. adolescents have now inched up again.

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New CEO Named At UnitedHealth Group As Wichmann Succeeds Hemsley

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:12:00 -0400

UnitedHealth Group's CEO Stephen Hemsley is handing over the company's reigns of the nation's largest health insurer to company president Dave Wichmann effective Sept 1.

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CBO: If Trump Ends Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Jump 20%

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:02:00 -0400

If President Trump refuses to fund cost-sharing subsidies for Obamacare patients, "premiums for silver plans offered through the marketplaces would be 20 percent higher in 2018 and 25 percent higher by 2020."

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In Business Emails, A Smiley Face Is Not A Smile, Study Finds

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:16:00 -0400

A new study finds that while real-life smiles signal competence, smiley face emojis do not ― another example of how we can be way off in our assumptions about how real-world behavior translates to the virtual world.

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Use Emojis In Work Emails? You May Be Tainting Your Colleagues' Opinion Of You

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:44:00 -0400

Researchers find that including a smiley emoticon or emoji in a work email may make people think you are less competent and that responses to emails with a smiley face tend to contain less information.

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Reject This Incompetent Trump Nominee; He's Not A Scientist

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400

President Trump has appointed Sam Clovis, a former right-wing radio host with no scientific qualifications, to be the chief scientist of the Department of Agriculture. If the Senate has any backbone, it will reject this appointment as the insult that it is.

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Sex, Bodies And The Biology Of Understanding

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:39:00 -0400

Sexual equality means understanding one another; that, in turn, means understanding evolutionary biology and the complementary imperatives men and women serve.

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If You Took The Nicotine Out Of Cigarettes, Would Fewer People Want To Smoke?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:03:00 -0400

The FDA is considering mandating that cigarette nicotine levels drop to the point that they aren't addictive. The thinking is that low-nicotine cigarettes would drive smokers to non-combustible sources of nicotine, such as e-cigarettes, which are thought to be safer. But would that be the case?

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Why Merck's CEO Needn't Worry About Trump's Drug Pricing Tweet

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:12:00 -0400

Some read President Donald Trump's tweet to Merck CEO Ken Frazier as a threat to the pharmaceutical industry on drug prices. But his White House has done little to reduce prescription costs.

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A Key To Happiness May Be 'Feeling Your Feelings,' Even The Negative Ones

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:50:00 -0400

Experiencing your full range of emotions, rather than pushing them away, may be a key to well-being.

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Fleas Found To Be Carrying Plague In Arizona

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:35:00 -0400

The plague ― yes, as in the the Black Death ― does still pop up in the U.S., but things have changed since the Middle Ages. Here's what to do to avoid catching the disease.

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Five Reasons Biotech Entrepreneurs Absolutely, Positively Need Neil Young, Miles Davis And Liszt

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:12:00 -0400

After a difficult day, step away, put on a good pair of headphones and immerse yourself in Brahms or Coltrane, in Suite Judy Blue Eyes or Dark Side of the Moon. Read Jhumpa Lahiri or Paul Auster, or study Eakins or Manet. Put the cap table, the regulatory filing and the data away for a little while.

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