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The Hill

Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private ...

Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private ...

The majority of voters in a new poll supports a health care plan that would expand a public option but maintain the private insurance industry. Sixty-seven percent of registered voters support allowing people under 65 to have an option to buy...

The Hill

Tens of thousands call for ban on ...

Tens of thousands call for ban on ...

Tens of thousands of protesters reportedly took the streets of Slovakia's capital on Sunday to call for a complete ban on abortions.Protesters gathered in the streets of Bratislava ahead of parliamentary debate on abortion restriction scheduled...

MedCity News

Emmaus withdraws European application for sickle cell ...

Emmaus withdraws European application for sickle cell ...

The company said it would withdraw the application for Xyndari after the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use followed a negative opinion from May. The FDA approved the drug under the brand name Endari in 2017.

The Hill

Trump family planning rule faces crucial court ...

Trump family planning rule faces crucial court ...

Planned Parenthood, state governments and other health groups will be back in court Monday challenging the Trump administration’s changes to a federal family planning program. They’re asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to block a rule...

Forbes

This Week’s Scary Bug—Is EEE Really Coming ...

This Week’s Scary Bug—Is EEE Really Coming ...

Reality: These stories of specific threats like EEE may alert about a (usually rare) infection, but distract from the important picture.

The Hill

Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical ...

Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical ...

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday released a plan that seeks to cancel $81 billion in past-due medical bills for Americans.“The very concept of medical debt should not exist,” Sanders said in a statement. “...

New York Times

Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go ...

Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go ...

I had run through grief before, but I was alone. This time, I would be doing it with my mother.

MedCity News

Your guide to networking events at HLTH

Your guide to networking events at HLTH

Here’s a roundup of networking opportunities at the healthcare innovation conference in Las Vegas October 27-30 at the MGM Grand.

New York Times

Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes ...

Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes ...

The reality-show star says he’s living with H.I.V., and speaks about being an addict and a sexual abuse survivor.

Forbes

Can Synthetic Biology Make Insulin Faster, Better ...

Can Synthetic Biology Make Insulin Faster, Better ...

Rising insulin prices have become a dangerous norm for diabetics. With the help of synthetic biology, the insulin crisis could become a lesson from the past — a demonstration of how cutting-edge science and equitable healthcare access can work in tandem to build a better tomorrow.

Forbes

Pretzels Are The Google Doodle, How Healthy ...

Pretzels Are The Google Doodle, How Healthy ...

The Google Doodle today commemorates the start of Oktoberfest.

Forbes

More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To ...

More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To ...

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has expanded its recall of blood pressure medications.

Forbes

7 Now Dead From EEE, What Is ...

7 Now Dead From EEE, What Is ...

From 2009 to 2018, there were only 30 deaths from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This year there have already been at least 27 cases and seven deaths.

MedCity News

Comprehensive managed vision care is more than ...

Comprehensive managed vision care is more than ...

As U.S. healthcare continues to evolve, understanding true utilization management is critical now more than ever and managed vision care serves as an opportunity for an integrated, cost-effective, non-invasive look at overall health that drives better utilization.

New York Times

Nurses in Four States Strike to Push ...

Nurses in Four States Strike to Push ...

Registered nurses with National Nurses United say current nurse-to-patient ratios do not allow for the best possible care.

The Hill

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership ...

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership ...

Welcome to Friday's Overnight Health Care.More vaping fallout: Walmart is taking a stance and will not longer sell e-cigarettes. And on Capitol Hill, senators want FDA to enact a near total ban immediately. Also on drug pricing, at least one House...

WebMD

10 Questions for Marie Osmond

10 Questions for Marie Osmond

Singer, actor, author, and philanthropist Marie Osmond talks about joining The Talk (It's a dream job!), being a mother to eight children, her weight loss, and her legacy.

MedCity News

A look at the different ways in ...

A look at the different ways in ...

Although historically they have been infrequent, the pace of settlements from attorneys general has picked up over recent years.

The Hill

Bipartisan group of senators urges FDA to ...

Bipartisan group of senators urges FDA to ...

A bipartisan group of senators on Friday called for the acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove most e-cigarettes from the market immediately until they can be proven safe.Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska...

WebMD

FDA OKs New Pill for Type 2 ...

FDA OKs New Pill for Type 2 ...

The drug, Rybelsus (semaglutide) is the first pill in a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) approved for use in the United States. Before Rybelsus, the drug had to be injected.

WebMD

Scary Diagnosis:' Two Stories of Vaping Illness

Scary Diagnosis:' Two Stories of Vaping Illness

Lincoln Rennie and Nathan Fagundez , who both landed in the hospital with vaping-related illness, talk about their experiences and ongoing recovery.

New York Times

David Jones, Health Care Entrepreneur Behind Humana, ...

David Jones, Health Care Entrepreneur Behind Humana, ...

Mr. Jones and a partner built large chains of nursing homes and hospitals. He later turned Humana into a major force in health insurance.

WebMD

Mandy Moore Reclaims Her Power

Mandy Moore Reclaims Her Power

After drifting awhile, This Is Us actor Mandy Moore turns to hiking to reclaim her health and happiness. "I find it so meditative and grounding. It's sort of the perfect cure-all," she says.

New York Times

Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes as ...

Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes as ...

Vaping-related lung illnesses have been on the rise, and federal and state health departments are investigating the risks.

WebMD

Low Vitamin D Levels, Shorter Life?

Low Vitamin D Levels, Shorter Life?

When it came to the cause of death, vitamin D levels were most clearly linked to deaths from diabetes complications.

WebMD

Don't Let Fear of Cancer Keep You ...

Don't Let Fear of Cancer Keep You ...

Those most likely to skip appointments are men under 30 or over 85, people living in poor areas, and those with gastrointestinal symptoms, the study found.

The Hill

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart announced Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as federal and state governments crack down on the vaping industry. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-...

MedCity News

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s oral Type 2 ...

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s oral Type 2 ...

The drug, Rybelsus, is the first oral medication in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class. The approval was based on data from 10 trials that enrolled more than 9,500 patients.

The Hill

Thousands of nurses walk off the job ...

Thousands of nurses walk off the job ...

An estimated 2,200 nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) walked off the job on Friday morning in what was the first strike in history at one of city’s largest hospitals.The hospital said the nurses union called a one-day strike...

Forbes

Masters Winner Willett Wins The BMW PGA ...

Masters Winner Willett Wins The BMW PGA ...

It is tempting but misguided to portray Danny Willett’s victory in the 2019 BMW PGA Championship as the completion of the Englishman’s journey from zero to hero.

Forbes

The Caribbean Has A Big Seaweed Problem ...

The Caribbean Has A Big Seaweed Problem ...

As part of a natural biological cycle, seaweed has grown in small amounts in the Atlantic before being carried by currents into the Gulf of Mexico for thousands of years. However, since 2011, inhabitants of the region have noticed an increase in the amount of macro-algae washing up on their beaches.

Quartz

Disney’s Bob Iger walked away from a ...

Disney’s Bob Iger walked away from a ...

The Disney CEO says his second thoughts quashed a Twitter acquisition at the last minute.

Forbes

7 Books to Inspire Your Bucket List

7 Books to Inspire Your Bucket List

From changing your location to changing your mindset, these books provide the encouragement you need to make at least one crazy (or not so crazy) bucket list item come true sooner rather than later.

Forbes

6 Ways To Attract Celebrity Supporters For ...

6 Ways To Attract Celebrity Supporters For ...

The Caden sisters were inspired to found a fashion company to make women feel more comfortable during and after pregnancy. They launched Belly Bandit with great success, thanks in no small part to their impressive celebrity following. Here, Lori Caden shares her tips.

Forbes

Black Dommes, Live Cams, Stormy's Puppy: Sex ...

Black Dommes, Live Cams, Stormy's Puppy: Sex ...

The annual expo drew diverse crowds to Brooklyn for the latest in adult toys and accessories, cyber-sexuality, and free bunny ears.

Forbes

How The Company You Keep Can Accelerate ...

How The Company You Keep Can Accelerate ...

No organization — regardless of its size, legacy or tenure — is fully equipped to navigate the transformation of today’s business landscape on its own.

Quartz

A US central bank official adds to ...

A US central bank official adds to ...

A Federal Reserve official points to risks from co-working in the next economic downturn.

Forbes

Leveraged Loans and Collateralized Loan Obligations Are ...

Leveraged Loans and Collateralized Loan Obligations Are ...

The leveraged loan market has grown 100% in a decade; a significant amount are covenant-lite. About 50% of the loans are held in collateralized loan obligations, which do have some similarities to collateralized debt obligations. In a downturn, leveraged loans and CLOs could amplify a crisis.

Forbes

Is Wieden & Kennedy's McDonald's Win A ...

Is Wieden & Kennedy's McDonald's Win A ...

McDonald's U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Morgan Flatley told Ad Age “At this point, [the conflict with KFC] doesn’t concern us. We wanted to make the decision around getting the best work that this business deserves.”

Forbes

Marketing Flirts With New Structures For Storytelling

Marketing Flirts With New Structures For Storytelling

As brands try to shape the conversations their customers are having, new approaches to content marketing are being tried on for size.

Forbes

How Bias, Not Complacency Can Lead To ...

How Bias, Not Complacency Can Lead To ...

The typical story of disruption is that it happens because successful companies and leaders become complacent. But leaders are no longer complacent. They are paying attention and trying to innovate. Disruption may now be happening for different reasons.

Quartz

Wim Crouwel, the Dutch graphic-design legend who ...

Wim Crouwel, the Dutch graphic-design legend who ...

He proved that a rational approach to design doesn't have to be boring or sterile.

Forbes

Why These Two Critical Job Searching Tasks ...

Why These Two Critical Job Searching Tasks ...

If you’re not careful, you can spend too much time on the basics of a job search, while equally critical, and often overlooked, tasks are done in a hurry or pushed aside entirely.

Quartz

How to have great meetings, according to ...

How to have great meetings, according to ...

Too many meetings are poorly run—what research says about getting it right.

Forbes

How Business Leaders Can Lead On Climate ...

How Business Leaders Can Lead On Climate ...

If nations are frozen by political gridlock, management and directors aren’t aligned and investors are poised to punish you, isn’t it wiser for business leaders to spend finite time, attention and capital on other, more actionable matters?

Forbes

Trump’s Childhood Home In Queens Hits The ...

Trump’s Childhood Home In Queens Hits The ...

The childhood home of President Donald Trump in Queens, New York, is on the auction block after it failed to sell at $2.9 million earlier this year, triple the asking price of a similar home now for sale across the street.

Forbes

EU’s New Commission Chief May Have Turned ...

EU’s New Commission Chief May Have Turned ...

Von der Leyen hasn't even started the job, but has already raised eyebrows by granting increasing powers to the East, which has continuosly clashed with the bloc

Forbes

There Is A Growing Skills Gap Between ...

There Is A Growing Skills Gap Between ...

A survey of 600 human resource leaders shows that nearly two-thirds see a skills gap in their companies. Whether you are employed, unemployed or self-employed, there are ways to make the skills gap work in your favor.

Forbes

Student Loans Are Even More Complicated For ...

Student Loans Are Even More Complicated For ...

Think transitioning and then changing your name legally is the end of it? Nope. Prepare to deal with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education, loan servicing companies, your own college and maybe the Selective Service, too.

FloridaPolitics.com

Ready for his close up: Chris Sprowls ...

Ready for his close up: Chris Sprowls ...

Here are five questions for Chris Sprowls from his discussion with reporters. The post Ready for his close up: Chris Sprowls on being named ‘Speaker-D’ appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Takeaways from Tallahassee — ‘Hey, you, get ...

Takeaways from Tallahassee — ‘Hey, you, get ...

“I go through the security check like everyone else; I don’t believe I pose a threat to anybody.” The post Takeaways from Tallahassee — ‘Hey, you, get off of my dais …’ appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

State clears backlog of thousands of ‘rape ...

State clears backlog of thousands of ‘rape ...

“Victims no longer have to fear that their rape kit will sit on a shelf while their attacker walks the street." The post State clears backlog of thousands of ‘rape kits’ appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Blake Dowling: We only have one planet, ...

Blake Dowling: We only have one planet, ...

“We treat this planet like we have another one to go to.” The post Blake Dowling: We only have one planet, let’s treat it right appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Personnel note: Vern Buchanan taps Chloe Conboy ...

Personnel note: Vern Buchanan taps Chloe Conboy ...

She replaces Anthony Cruz, who moves to the White House. The post Personnel note: Vern Buchanan taps Chloe Conboy as press secretary appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Could Hurricane Maria sink Donald Trump’s reelection ...

Could Hurricane Maria sink Donald Trump’s reelection ...

It is a situation both the White House and the campaign “must address immediately.” The post Could Hurricane Maria sink Donald Trump’s reelection bid? appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Tampa lands federal grant to launch police ...

Tampa lands federal grant to launch police ...

The cameras will have bluetooth technology to automatically turn them on. The post Tampa lands federal grant to launch police body camera program appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Ron DeSantis joins Donald Trump, Australian Prime ...

Ron DeSantis joins Donald Trump, Australian Prime ...

DeSantis will be in Washington, D.C. Friday night. The post Ron DeSantis joins Donald Trump, Australian Prime Minister for state dinner appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Turnpike seeks replacement for Conduent on SunPass

Turnpike seeks replacement for Conduent on SunPass

FDOT, Conduent struggled with bevy of computer, customer service issues. The post Turnpike seeks replacement for Conduent on SunPass appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell to retire

Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell to retire

"I will be forever grateful to have served you and the people of Florida.” The post Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell to retire appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..