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The Hill

Medicaid advocates frustrated by red-state holdouts

Medicaid advocates frustrated by red-state holdouts

The politics of Medicaid expansion are changing as an increasing number of red states are dropping their opposition, but for expansion advocates there is also increasing frustration at the remaining holdouts. To date, 36 states and the District...

MedCity News

Sharecare strikes new partnership with large Arizona ...

Sharecare strikes new partnership with large Arizona ...

After raising $70 million from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, digital health startup Sharecare launched an exclusive partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona. Founded by former WebMD CEO Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, the app offers activity tracking and coaching for users.

NPR

Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs ...

Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs ...

Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.

Forbes
CNN

Benzos might be a 'hidden element' of ...

Benzos might be a 'hidden element' of ...

Doctors have been increasingly prescibing benzodiazepines, also known as "benzos," a new study finds.

The Hill

South Korea confirms first case of new ...

South Korea confirms first case of new ...

South Korea is reporting its first confirmed case of a new coronavirus that broke out in China and has infected more than 200 people there, according to Reuters.South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reportedly said in...

MedCity News

After decades of determined research, RNAi drugs ...

After decades of determined research, RNAi drugs ...

A panel at Biotech Showcase last week provided an outlook for a new class of drugs that only entered the market two years ago, but was decades in the making.

Forbes

Surprise! Your Beer And Tea Are Actually ...

Surprise! Your Beer And Tea Are Actually ...

A new study finds that dozens of common plants, including many foods and two of the world's most popular beverages, are "natural" GMOs that contain bacterial DNA, making them transgenic as well. Will this change the thinking of anti-GMO activists?

New York Times

What We Know About China’s New Coronavirus

What We Know About China’s New Coronavirus

A respiratory illness has killed at least three people in China and sickened more than 200. Cases have also been reported in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

New York Times
New York Times

When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ...

When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ...

For patients with life-altering illnesses or anyone just getting older, it helps to roll with the punches and make the best of the here and now.

New York Times

Rigorous Bilingual Training, Seen With a Tinge ...

Rigorous Bilingual Training, Seen With a Tinge ...

Observing how Chinese 2- and 3-year-olds navigated a second language, I wondered whether I could have done this for my children.

New York Times

Eating More Vegetables Did Not Affect Prostate ...

Eating More Vegetables Did Not Affect Prostate ...

Men with early stage prostate cancer did not show benefits from a vegetable-rich diet.

CNN

There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan.

CNN

Today's 'Blue Monday' depression peak isn't real, ...

Today's 'Blue Monday' depression peak isn't real, ...

Today is Blue Monday, which is rumored to be the most depressing day of the year. But is it? Research hasn't proved that there is any one day more depressing than all the others. It's a PR stunt that has cemented itself into modern culture.

Forbes

How This Vaccination Video Went Viral, But ...

How This Vaccination Video Went Viral, But ...

Nicole Baldwin, MD, a pediatrician, shared a 15 second video on Tik Tok. Here is what happened next.

The Hill

China increasing measures to contain coronavirus outbreak

China increasing measures to contain coronavirus outbreak

China is increasing measures meant to contain a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays that may increase the spread of the illness, Reuters reported. The National Health Commission in Beijing encouraged local...

Forbes

Leadership in the Age of Personalization is ...

Leadership in the Age of Personalization is ...

If your people are feeling stifled, not activated to their fullest potential, or bogged down by physical, emotional or financial health issues, none of that other stuff will make a difference.

The Hill

Seventeen new cases of mystery virus reported ...

Seventeen new cases of mystery virus reported ...

Seventeen more people in China have contracted a new coronavirus strain, officials said Sunday, according to Reuters.The city of Wuhan’s health commission reportedly added that three patients are in serious condition and two have died. Wuhan, where...

Forbes

Insurers Deal More Blows To Medicare For ...

Insurers Deal More Blows To Medicare For ...

Health insurance companies are already reporting unprecedented growth in signing up seniors to their Medicare plans for 2020, which is bad news for certain Democrats pushing single payer versions of “Medicare for All.”

The Hill

Conservative groups aim to sink bipartisan fix ...

Conservative groups aim to sink bipartisan fix ...

Conservative groups are gearing up for battle with GOP leaders over bipartisan health care legislation that lawmakers view as one of the few election-year bills that has a shot at making it to President Trump’s desk.A broad swath of free-market...

Forbes

Burnout Can Hurt Your Heart, Literally

Burnout Can Hurt Your Heart, Literally

We all know that burnout can suck the energy out of you, make you irritable, is tough on your mental well being and can even get in the way of your career, but it turns out that extreme burnout can hurt your heart as well, literally.

New York Times

China Reports Jump in Deadly Virus Cases, ...

China Reports Jump in Deadly Virus Cases, ...

The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.

The Hill

CDC removes advisory from website recommending to ...

CDC removes advisory from website recommending to ...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has rolled back its overarching recommendation that people refrain from vaping while the agency conducts its investigation into the outbreak of respiratory illnesses linked to...

Forbes
The Hill

Anti-abortion group reveals $52M budget to help ...

Anti-abortion group reveals $52M budget to help ...

A prominent anti-abortion group rolled out a $52 million budget to help boost President Trump's reelection efforts and support Senate Republicans in key battleground states later this year.Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner super...

Forbes

“Is It Hot In Here?” Human Body ...

“Is It Hot In Here?” Human Body ...

It has long been believed that 98.6 degrees fahrenheit is the normal human body temperature, but recent evidence coming out of the Stanford University School of Medicine (SUSM) challenges that assumption.

CNN

Did '13 Reasons Why' lead to a ...

Did '13 Reasons Why' lead to a ...

When Netflix debuted "13 Reasons Why" in 2017, some mental health experts argued the show was "dangerous" for its depiction of teen suicide.

CNN

Lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills ...

Lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills ...

At a time when almost everything is politicized, vaccination has planted itself squarely on the national stage, where a push and pull between science and skepticism is playing out in statehouses across the country.

New York Times

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception ...

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception ...

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.

Forbes

WalletHub’s Ranking Of The Most And Least ...

WalletHub’s Ranking Of The Most And Least ...

WalletHub's new ranking of the most and least educated states will offer some states bragging rights,but it's important to keep in mind the limits of the methodology.

Forbes

MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Speech And ...

MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Speech And ...

The “I Have a Dream” speech proscribes a powerful hope for righting injustices facing children today: creating a world where people are not color blind, but color kind. What does this mean for children 60 years later?

Forbes

Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor, Comes To Campus

Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor, Comes To Campus

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has shown that leading colleges seldom afford students basic rights in disciplinary proceedings.

Forbes

Women Don’t Consult Financial Advisors When They ...

Women Don’t Consult Financial Advisors When They ...

A new study finds that over 95% of women do not use a financial advisor when going through a divorce despite having a list of monetary goals they want to meet.

Forbes

Deloitte BrandVoice: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: At ...

Deloitte BrandVoice: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: At ...

As the transformation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – also known as Industry 4.0 –continues, more business leaders are starting to see a bigger picture—and a larger responsibility.

Fast Company

The most common days for people to ...

The most common days for people to ...

Feeling sick? Maybe just a bit hungover or want to eke out a little bit more of the weekend? Shoot, maybe you just had a whole day off for a holiday and now need time to recover from your family. Well, you’re not alone. Or unique. It turns out across the country when you’re “sick,” so is everyone else. We analyzed our website traffic to find the days when the most people are playing hooky. The results? Well, there’s a reason your boss is so suspicious. Monday is by far the most popular day, with 20% of sick day searches occurring on the first day of the workday. Garfield was right, I guess, Mondays suck. Friday is shockingly the least popular weekday according to our data. Holidays heavily impact sick days. Seven of the 10 sickest days in 2019 were holiday-related. The day after Christmas was the most popular day to skip work in 2019. Super Sick Monday (the Monday after the Super Bowl) is notorious for work call-outs, but for 2019 didn’t quite make the top 10. Daylight savings’ time and Martin Luther King Day also just missed the cut, but are prime contenders to make the 2020 list. For this data, we turned to our own website traffic. We analyzed traffic patterns and visitors to our article on Tips for calling in sick even when you’re not. We looked at all website visits for 2019. Since traffic fluctuations can make daily visitors alone an unreliable method for comparison, we measured traffic changes day over day to identify days where interest in calling in sick surged. The higher the day over day traffic increases, the more people calling in sick. The 10 “sickest” days of 2019 12/26/2019 – Day after Christmas 4/22/2019 – Day after Easter 1/2/2019 – Day after New Year’s 5/13/2019 – Day after Mother’s Day 7/8/2019 – Monday after July 4th 8/12/2019 – Monday 3/18/2019 – Day after St. Patrick’s Day 10/21/2019 – Monday 6/24/2019 – Monday 1/7/2019 – Monday after New Year’s Holidays are contagious apparently. People are significantly more likely to call in sick near a holiday. The day after Christmas had the highest surge rate, with an almost 400% increase. To put that into perspective, a “normal” surge is closer to 100%. In general, the closer the holiday is to a weekend, the greater the chance of people calling in sick. Interestingly, July 4th was on Thursday in 2019. However, the holiday had a surge of call-outs the following Monday, not the immediate Friday following. That makes sense because next to holidays, the favorite day to call in sick is Monday. It is also likely that many holiday festivities for the fourth took place over the weekend, leading to a lot of fake coughing on phone calls to bosses all across America. We couldn’t identify any event prior to August 12, June 24, or October 21 leading to everyone wanting to skip work, forcing us to conclude they were simply the Mondayest Mondays ever, scientifically of course. While the biggest motivating factor for calling in sick is proximity to a holiday, the day of the week matters, too. The most popular day by far is Monday, with Friday being in last place for weekdays. One thing is clear: Workers across America have a heightened interest in calling in sick on the same days. The days everyone wants to stay in bed the most? Any weekday near a national holiday and Mondays. It is impossible to tell how many of these sick days are genuine sickness or exhaustion from dealing with the stresses of the holidays, and which are from a simple desire to be anywhere other than work. After all, a great deal of these holidays come with copious amounts of food, drink, and close proximity to a lot of people. Maybe holidays are contagious. So, if you want to play hooky from work with your boss being none the wiser, stay away from Monday. Be an original, and do a Tuesday. Barely anyone calls out on Tuesday. Better yet, find a job that doesn’t make you want to call in sick all the time. This article originally appeared on Zippia and is reprinted with permission.

Forbes

Putting The C In CMO

Putting The C In CMO

Headlining content included the CMO Insights content track, C-Space sessions, and other panel discussions on relevant subject matter including privacy, AI, 5G, product innovations, and more.

Forbes

To Honor Martin Luther King Day, End ...

To Honor Martin Luther King Day, End ...

Legacy admissions have no place in the modern world and they aggravate hostility to race-based affirmative action. It is time to end them.

Forbes

A Million Ways JetBlue Leverages Employee Engagement ...

A Million Ways JetBlue Leverages Employee Engagement ...

It's MLK Day, a national day of service. JetBlue is a company that encourages volunteerism year-round and some of the ways they effectively engage consumers and employees along the way.

Inc.

Why You Need More Silence in Your ...

Why You Need More Silence in Your ...

Meeting expertsrely on moments of silence to bring out the best in a group.

Forbes

Why The Murdoch Family Spat Shows That ...

Why The Murdoch Family Spat Shows That ...

In a scene that could have come directly from a hit TV series, James Murdoch publicly distanced himself from the media business owned by his family. What does this reveal about the complexities around aligning with the next generation?

Forbes

3 Ways to Build Coaching into Your ...

3 Ways to Build Coaching into Your ...

We have a look at why it’s worth building coaching others into your career – particularly if you lead others, or aspire to – and three practical ways to go about it.

Forbes

Muhammad Ali—World Champion In Self-Marketing and PR

Muhammad Ali—World Champion In Self-Marketing and PR

Ali became the most famous athlete in the world, not only because of his legendary fights, but especially because of his brilliant PR strategy.

Forbes

Gender Differences Are Pulling Industries Apart

Gender Differences Are Pulling Industries Apart

The rhythms and pattern of conversation, the means by which ideas becomes action in every company – were historically set by men.

Fortune

‘May the best woman win:’ New York ...

‘May the best woman win:’ New York ...

The Times acknowledged former VP Joe Biden's years of experience, but also noted his age, 77, desire, and occasional gaffes: “It is time for him to pass the torch to a new generation of political leaders."

Quartz

What we know so far about China’s ...

What we know so far about China’s ...

Three people have died so far from the mysterious new illness in Wuhan.

Inc.

How To Create a Mission Statement That ...

How To Create a Mission Statement That ...

Every business needs a corporate mission statement in order to garner business success. Here are three avenues to consider when creating your mission statement and business plan.

Inc.

Elon Musk Announced a New Product Celebrating ...

Elon Musk Announced a New Product Celebrating ...

With a new tongue-in-cheek t-shirt, Musk takes ownership of a viral moment--and makes emotions work for him, instead of against him.

Fortune

Huawei CFO extradition trial begins as China ...

Huawei CFO extradition trial begins as China ...

Canada's arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's legendary founder, in late 2018 at America's request shocked Beijing.

Forbes

Why Being Adaptable Is An Underrated Superpower ...

Why Being Adaptable Is An Underrated Superpower ...

Define your eternal, unchanging truths and principles—but experiment wildly with tactics, execute fast, and constantly seek to improve. Those who embrace change win in the long run.

FloridaPolitics.com

Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments

Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments

Key legal disagreement is whether impeachment requires crimes The post Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

For Cord Byrd, E-Verify push is about ...

For Cord Byrd, E-Verify push is about ...

No committee hearing yet for bill. The post For Cord Byrd, E-Verify push is about rule of law appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Two Democrats file ‘long shot’ legislation to ...

Two Democrats file ‘long shot’ legislation to ...

Right now, funds can only be used to train school staff to carry guns on campus. The post Two Democrats file ‘long shot’ legislation to broaden use for school guardian funding appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

What House Speaker Jose Oliva could learn ...

What House Speaker Jose Oliva could learn ...

Does Oliva have to be so holier-than-thou about it all?  The post What House Speaker Jose Oliva could learn from Meghan Markle appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Matt Gaetz: The time is now for ...

Matt Gaetz: The time is now for ...

Any issue with 79% public support is worth serious consideration. The post Matt Gaetz: The time is now for E-Verify across Florida appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to ...

No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to ...

NASA officials say they'll get used changes working with private vendors. The post No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to rockets in Teslas appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Bill Galvano defends 2018 Mike Bloomberg contributions ...

Bill Galvano defends 2018 Mike Bloomberg contributions ...

Matt Gaetz and Andrew Pollack joined the chorus bashing the Senate President. The post Bill Galvano defends 2018 Mike Bloomberg contributions from Don Jr. attack appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Iguanas, nude beaches on lawmakers’ agenda next ...

Iguanas, nude beaches on lawmakers’ agenda next ...

A look ahead at Week 2. The post Iguanas, nude beaches on lawmakers’ agenda next week appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Congressional candidate Ford O’Connell goes snake hunting ...

Congressional candidate Ford O’Connell goes snake hunting ...

He's one of more than 500 hunting invasive snakes in the Everglades. The post Congressional candidate Ford O’Connell goes snake hunting as part of Python Bowl appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Florida supporters of Donald Trump train statewide ...

Florida supporters of Donald Trump train statewide ...

A host of Trump Victory events took place across Florida Saturday, tied to a National Day of Action. It’s part of an effort by President Donald Trump’s campaign to start its ground game early in a critical battleground. Dozens of Trump Victory Leadership Initiative sessions trained supporters for better volunteer growth and campaign messaging. Most […] The post Florida supporters of Donald Trump train statewide on National Day Of Action appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..