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Lessons in Business Continuity

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:31:00 -0400

Lessons mined from today's news on business continuity with lessons for supply chain leaders.

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Playing Tackle Football Before Age 12 Linked To Neurologic Problems Later In Life, Study Finds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:36:00 -0400

According to the results of a new study released earlier this week, children who played football before the age of 12 had significantly greater cognitive and behavioral issues as adults, compared with those who began playing the game after the age of 12.

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How Repealing Obamacare Would Hurt Veterans

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:10:00 -0400

The Graham-Cassidy bill, or any effort to scale back the Affordable Care Act, will likely put pressure on the already-strained VA health system, a new report suggests.

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Investors Venture Boldly Into Neuroscience

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:55:00 -0400

Neuroscience startups have seen an uptick in funding in recent years. There are several reasons why.

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CVS Health Increases Restrictions On Opioids

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:39:00 -0400

Pharmacy giant CVS Health will ratchet up scrutiny of opioid prescriptions in an effort to reduce misuse and abuse of the overprescribed painkillers.

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Using Virtual And Augmented Reality In Medical Diagnosis, Treatment And Therapy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:26:00 -0400

See how healthcare providers are using virtual reality and augmented reality to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or vision impairment.

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Beyond Bobbleheads: One NFL Team Wants To Offer Fans Free Genetic Testing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:19:00 -0400

The Baltimore Ravens came up with an unusual game-day promotion: free genetic testing. But experts in medical ethics and health policy, not to mention state and federal agencies, question its wisdom.

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Innovation And Digital Health

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:51:00 -0400

The technological advances of digital health may be plagued by something all too human.

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Insurance Industry Comes Out Against Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:34:00 -0400

The nation's Blue Cross Blue Shield plans voiced opposition to the Senate legislation that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act and leave millions without insurance.

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One In Seven Americans Has Had A Threesome And One In Five Finds Them Appealing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:13:00 -0400

Despite a rise in public discussion of kink, group sex or polyamory, we've never had reliable data about what percentage of Americans have done these things or how many would do them, given the chance. A new study sheds some revealing light.

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After 20 Years, A Drug That Silences Genes Succeeds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:37:00 -0400

A 1998 laboratory breakthrough that upended scientists’ understanding of how genes work finally looks set to yield a new treatment for a rare hereditary disorder – and maybe a whole new type of drug.

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Anthem To Buy Medicare Advantage Plan In Lucrative Florida Market

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:00 -0400

Tapping into Florida’s booming population of seniors, Anthem will buy a fast-growing Medicare Advantage plan and its network of primary care centers for an undisclosed sum.

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Nerf Gun Darts May Inflict Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:53:00 -0400

A recent report published earlier this week details 3 patients with serious eye injuries after being struck with nerf darts which, in one patient, led to bleeding in the eye, along with blurred vision and chronic pain.

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In Denver, Marijuana Users Aren't Hard-Core Partiers -- They Really Just Want To Sleep

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Contrary to the popular image of stoners as party animals, many cannabis users may just want to go to sleep, if a Denver-area survey is a reliable indicator. The survey, conducted by Consumer Research Around Cannabis, found that only pain relief rivals sleep as a reason for using marijuana.

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DC Lawmaker Wants To Let People Get Medical Marijuana Without Doctor Approval

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:32:00 -0400

A D.C. Councilman wants to let people access medical marijuana without having to first get approval from doctors.

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AMA Says Latest Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Pledge

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:10:00 -0400

The American Medical Association and AARP joined patient advocates, healthcare and consumer groups opposing the Republican-led Senate’s Graham-Cassidy effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, saying it would hurt patients with preexisting conditions and cause millions to lose coverage.

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Walgreens Wins FTC's OK To Buy 1,932 Rite Aids For $4.3 Billion

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:56:00 -0400

Walgreens Boots Alliance said it has “secured regulatory clearance” for an amended agreement to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.375 billion, ending a two-year battle to buy stores from the nation's No. 3 pharmacy.

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Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:16:00 -0400

Dr. Oz says that medical marijuana may be the opposite of a 'gateway drug' in that it may be a safe alternative that reduces the use of addictive prescription drugs.

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How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Built A $5 Billion Healthcare Company

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Learn how this immigrant entrepreneur built a $5 billion company from scratch. This is her story.

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Insurers Launch New Obamacare Ads After Trump Roils Sign-Up Effort

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Health insurance companies led by Oscar Health are launching new Obamacare advertisements several weeks earlier than in past years to counter cuts by the Trump administration in the marketing budget under the Affordable Care Act.

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To Keep Kids Safer In Cars, Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:07:00 -0400

Several awareness campaigns are reminding parents that children are safest in rear-facing car seats until at least 2 years old.

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Judge Rules For Asbestos Lawyers And Trusts Facing Investigation From State AGs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:54:00 -0400

A Utah judge has dismissed a complaint from a number of states that the four biggest asbestos trusts and the trial lawyers who run them failed to answer claims they were mismanaging the funds, Legal Newsline has found.

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10 Foods That Science Suggests Really Do Contribute To Long-Term Health

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:19:00 -0400

Here are some of the foods that research has shown to be linked to health over the long term.

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If We Cut Surgical Pay, Will Surgeons Cut Into More People?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:19:00 -0400

If health-care providers make less money on each knee replacement they perform, they might start replacing more people’s knees than they should.

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How Much Brain Damage Is Acceptable? None, Says The Smartest Player In The NFL

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:30:00 -0400

Baltimore Ravens lineman John Urschel was the only NFL player working on a Ph.D. in mathematics — at MIT, no less. This summer he quit, realizing that the risk of traumatic brain injury and permanent brain damage was just too great.

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The Graham-Cassidy Bill: A Last-Ditch GOP Effort To Deprive Millions Of Health Care

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The latest GOP health proposal will decimate care for millions of people. Here's how. Call your senators.

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New Skin Patch Helps Reduce 'Love Handles' In Mice

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:29:00 -0400

The patch delivered browning agents that aim to convert white fat to brown fat. What is brown fat?

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How The Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill Threatens K-12 Education

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:59:00 -0400

Spending cuts in the Obamacare replacement bill from the GOP Senate could "affect K-12 and higher education the most,” Fitch Ratings said in a new report.

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Will You Lose Weight? Take A Look At Your Poop

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:34:00 -0400

A study from Denmark suggests that measuring the bacteria in your poop may help show how you'll respond to a diet.

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