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The Hill

Federal appeals court blocks NYC teacher vaccine ...

Federal appeals court blocks NYC teacher vaccine ...

A federal appeals court blocked New York City’s coronavirus vaccine mandate late Friday evening, dealing a blow to the city days before the mandate goes into effect. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals granted an expedited injunction on Friday...

New York Times

Does My Mask Protect Me Against Covid-19 ...

Does My Mask Protect Me Against Covid-19 ...

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t.

The Hill

Federal judge upholds hospital system's COVID-19 vaccine ...

Federal judge upholds hospital system's COVID-19 vaccine ...

A Kentucky federal judge on Friday upheld a hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, ruling that the hospital had the authority to issue such a requirement. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David Bunning turned down a request from...

Forbes

What’s Going On In Florida? Are They ...

What’s Going On In Florida? Are They ...

Gov. Ron DeSantis, Joseph Ladapo, and GOP Senator Manny Diaz are undermining efforts to control COVID-19? What is their game plan?

New York Times

How Across America, Schools Cram for Their ...

How Across America, Schools Cram for Their ...

Some districts have established robust virus testing programs, but many others are struggling.

New York Times

‘I Need an Army’: Across America, Schools ...

‘I Need an Army’: Across America, Schools ...

Some districts have established robust virus testing programs, but many others are struggling.

The Hill

Israel says US booster decision vindicates its ...

Israel says US booster decision vindicates its ...

Israel says that the Biden administration's decision to move forward with coronavirus booster shots vindicates its vaccine strategy.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday for...

Kaiser Health

From the FDA’s Empty Seat to Chock-Full ...

From the FDA’s Empty Seat to Chock-Full ...

KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

The Atlantic

The Lab-Leak Debate Just Got Even Messier

The Lab-Leak Debate Just Got Even Messier

A new leaked document is stirring up another frenzy over the pandemic’s origins. What does it really tell us?

Forbes

It’s National Recovery Awareness Month. Meet Two ...

It’s National Recovery Awareness Month. Meet Two ...

The problem of addiction has overwhelmed America’s hospitals and crisis centers. It should then come as no surprise that addiction can be an overwhelming topic to discuss, much less to try to solve. Fortunately, recovery can help us collectively imagine a better future.

The Hill

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Indivior ...

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Indivior ...

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.It's starting to become clear just how large of an impact COVID-19 vaccine...

Forbes

Covid Test Maker Cue Health Goes Public ...

Covid Test Maker Cue Health Goes Public ...

Cue’s portable, rapid tests that upload results to a smartphone in around 20 minutes are used by the Department of Defense and the Mayo Clinic.

MedCity News

Cerner joins $135M funding round for Elligo ...

Cerner joins $135M funding round for Elligo ...

Elligo Health Research uses EHR data, technology and services to expand patient access to clinical trials. It will use the new funds to further invest in its technology platform and purchase research practice management company ClinEdge.

WebMD

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Top Questions Answered

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Top Questions Answered

Do I need to show proof of being high risk? Am I still fully vaccinated if I haven’t received a booster? We break down your most pressing questions surrounding FDA’s updated COVID-19 booster guidelines.

WebMD

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is ...

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is ...

A new study finds a DNA sensor that can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes.

Forbes

Covid-19 Continues To Propagate Dire Shortages Across ...

Covid-19 Continues To Propagate Dire Shortages Across ...

While significant problems existed prior to Covid-19, the pandemic has helped propagate many issues.

MedCity News

HHS rule bolsters health equity, Brooks-LaSure tells ...

HHS rule bolsters health equity, Brooks-LaSure tells ...

New healthcare marketplace policies seek to make the ACA more equitable by investing in low-income and underinsured communities, changing the rules in ways that upset some insurers but delight many state and consumer health advocates.

MedCity News

Retail pharmacies: The key to making clinical ...

Retail pharmacies: The key to making clinical ...

Covid-19, if nothing else, has forced the hands of the clinical research community and we have discovered the possibilities for taking giant leaps forward in healthcare by leveraging modern technologies, existing retail infrastructure, and one another.

MedCity News

Life sciences use of digital twins mirrors ...

Life sciences use of digital twins mirrors ...

Life sciences companies are using “digital twins” for everything from drug discovery to manufacturing. A panel of experts at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health conference discussed how this capability to run virtual simulations is changing practices now while also shaping the industry for the years to come.

MedCity News

Express Scripts takes a crack at vaccine ...

Express Scripts takes a crack at vaccine ...

The company is rolling out an app for users to show proof of vaccination using a QR code. It can automatically pull in vaccine records for people whose health plans use Express Scripts and who got vaccinated at a pharmacy.

New York Times

Schools With Mask Mandates Saw Fewer Outbreaks, ...

Schools With Mask Mandates Saw Fewer Outbreaks, ...

Arizona schools that did not require masks had 3.5 times as many outbreaks as those that mandated them.

Forbes

Apple’s Latest iOS Has A New Feature ...

Apple’s Latest iOS Has A New Feature ...

Multiple large EHR systems are already working to integrate this feature into their platforms.

Forbes

Covid-19 Vaccines In Salad Dressing? Here’s What ...

Covid-19 Vaccines In Salad Dressing? Here’s What ...

Lettuce be clear about what Michael Flynn said on a video that’s been making the rounds on social media.

WebMD

What People With Psoriasis Can Learn From ...

What People With Psoriasis Can Learn From ...

The pandemic has taught us the value of looking after ourselves -- especially for those with psoriasis.

WebMD

The Best Tips We Have Learned About ...

The Best Tips We Have Learned About ...

With a stressful global pandemic meaning more time at home, people with migraine have unique needs when it comes to self-care.

WebMD

Self Care and Home Beauty Remedies to ...

Self Care and Home Beauty Remedies to ...

Try these easy beauty, wellness and exercise tips you can try that may help alleviate some of your breast cancer symptoms.

WebMD

How Breast Cancer Really Affects Your Sex ...

How Breast Cancer Really Affects Your Sex ...

Our sexual health experts go over some common ways that breast cancer may affect your sex life and what you can do about it.

WebMD

6 questions to ask your oncologist about ...

6 questions to ask your oncologist about ...

Every woman diagnosed with breast cancer should ask her oncologist these questions.

WebMD

The Wisdom of Lizzo: Lessons on Loving ...

The Wisdom of Lizzo: Lessons on Loving ...

Sustaining a sense of self-love might feel out of reach when you have migraines. Enter Lizzo, queen of all things body positivity.

WebMD

Loving Your Body with Breast Cancer

Loving Your Body with Breast Cancer

What Lizzo and medical oncologist, Dr. Miguel Pelayo, want you to know about loving your body with breast cancer.

Forbes

CAA Signs Jenkins The Valet: Is This ...

CAA Signs Jenkins The Valet: Is This ...

An NFT avatar has signed with global talent agency, CAA. The agency works with the likes of Beyonce, Justin Bieber, JJ Abrams, Zion Williamson, and now counts a non-fungible token as one of their clients. Will Jenkins the Valet take over Hollywood?

Forbes

When Monitoring Academic Progress Actually Prevents It

When Monitoring Academic Progress Actually Prevents It

Tests show that during the pandemic, students have lost significant ground—especially those already vulnerable. But only some tests can tell educators what to do about that.

Forbes

More Monitoring Of Remote Workers Raises Management ...

More Monitoring Of Remote Workers Raises Management ...

Big Brother appears to be getting bigger in the business world. The fictional character in George Orwell’s 1984, whose name is synonymous with surveillance, is enjoying increased popularity among many companies who think they need to monitor workers. Not everyone agrees with the practice.

Forbes

Ghosting Coasting, Mandatory Overtime, Less Competition In ...

Ghosting Coasting, Mandatory Overtime, Less Competition In ...

If you are interested in getting a new job, you need to act now. There’s not a lot of time left. A majority of potential job seekers pull themselves out of the running between now and the holiday season. They will say that they want to wait until they receive a bonus, promotion or potential raise.

Forbes

How To Harness The Power Of This ...

How To Harness The Power Of This ...

Whether in a board room or pitching to a client, your ability to defend your ideas and convince others that they matter can make or break your career.

Forbes

The Critical Importance Of Data At The ...

The Critical Importance Of Data At The ...

One of the key ways the USPTO is advancing this mission is to use automation and AI in a number of ways to improve operational efficiency for their patent examiners.

Forbes

The Secret To Being The Wildly Popular ...

The Secret To Being The Wildly Popular ...

Behind every great man is a great woman. Or in the case of Miami mayor Francis Suarez, 3 great Latina women. Meet his mom Rita, his wife Gloria and his communications director Soledad.

Forbes

How To Get A Decision When You ...

How To Get A Decision When You ...

Stallers typically suffer from indecisiveness. They may or may not be a toothless tiger or a political misfit, but the result to you is the same: Phone call after phone call, email after email, meeting after meeting, they can’t or won’t make a decision. Here are a number of ways to handle this.

Inc.

Elon Musk Made a Very Big Announcement. ...

Elon Musk Made a Very Big Announcement. ...

Let's start with the observation that Twitter isn't reality.

Fast Company

If you’ve got 15 minutes, here are ...

If you’ve got 15 minutes, here are ...

One of my greatest challenges when I switched to freelancing was managing my time. Taking too many breaks; not taking any breaks. Worse—taking a “break” to do other work-related tasks, like cleaning out my inbox or catch-up reading marketing newsletter subscriptions. When I would take a proper break, too often I found myself doomscrolling through news or social media on my phone. Hardly the most energizing or invigorating experience. We don’t need to hide our phones during a break. We just need mobile break options that improve our state of mind—not bring us down. With a lot of personal trial and error, I’ve found six different ways to use my phone on a break, each one that refreshes me, clears my head, and re-energizes me. 1. Listen to a short podcast Get a couple podcasts in your subscription list with episodes under 15 minutes. That way, you make it through the whole thing and don’t get sucked into a longer-than-intended break. (Pro tip: go with something episodic so you don’t risk a cliffhanger.) ListenNotes is a great podcast search engine, and you can filter for podcast length on its free version. It may take some time to find the one or two short podcasts that work for you. I originally tried a couple “poem of the day” podcasts. Turns out that contemporary poets are a fairly gloomy lot, and that wasn’t the vibe I wanted on a break.  My go-to short podcasts are Accessible Art History and Cabinet of Curiosities. 2. Get in some foreign language study I don’t care what the books say: nobody is learning a foreign language in just 15 minutes a day. But that 15 minutes can be a useful time to get some supplemental learning done. Most foreign language learning apps have short review lessons, vocabulary tests, or games you can do on your phone. Duolingo is a great, free option for learning vocab. You could also find a short easy language podcast. Since I want to restart learning Italian, I did a ListenNotes search to find one. Try a few different phrases in your search: for example, the phrase “easy Italian,” rather than “beginning Italian” or “beginner Italian” returned the longest list for me. Then you can narrow it down by category so you’re learning through something you care about. 3. Try walking meditation Mindfulness, guided meditation, and breathing exercises are great for a 15-minute break (or even a one-minute break). But if you want to get out of your chair, you might try walking meditation. We know walking is good for the brain, so why not give it a shot? Calm and Headspace, two popular meditation apps, both have a bunch of walking meditation sessions. It sounded odd and a bit dangerous to me at first, like I’d zombie walk into oncoming traffic or a pond as I focused inward. But as it turns out, walking mediation is about noticing your surroundings and being aware of your body’s movements. I find it refreshing and relaxing. 4. Create and listen to 15-minute playlists You already have playlists for everything else. Create a few short ones to play during a break, depending on what you need that break to do—there’s a wide body of research on the positive impact music has on our brains, so if you can match the music to the mood, you’re good to go. Do a search on “energize,” “relax,” or “destress” in whatever music app you use. The snowstorm sounds initially made my list because I’d heard that nature sounds were the way to go. I’ve since learned I do not find snowstorm noises relaxing. Remove from playlist. Now I stick to music. Songs with a heavy baseline relax me, like Peggy Lee’s “Fever” or Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day.” A slow tempo sarabande works for me too, especially something by Handel or Bach. If I want to get energized, glam rock and classic rock make me smile. Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz” never fails, nor does pretty much anything by AC/DC. 5. Enjoy a long read of personal interest We’re all pro scanners now, especially of headlines for think pieces we don’t have time to read. Instead of just skimming headlines and pull quotes, use a read-it-later app to clip those longer reads and saved them for your 15-minute breaks. While the read-it-later app is also useful to clip and manage all the work- and industry-related articles you want to read, that’s not what you want during your break. Instead, find some sources or authors that regularly publish long reads with a strictly personal appeal. I’m a big fan of Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings, or you can stick to something more classic like The New Yorker. You might also try writer aggregation sites like Medium and Substack, where you’ll find content on every topic imaginable. One more suggestion: Blinkist. It condenses nonfiction books and podcasts into 15 minutes, and the synopses are available as text to read or as an audiobook. Here’s a look at the categories; I’ve made some editorial suggestions on categories good for breaks and those that aren’t quite break material. 6. If you just can’t resist the social media . . . This option requires discipline: you don’t want to fall into Twitter toxicity or weirdly inauthentic lifestyle Instagram feeds. Instead, pre-select specific hashtags or accounts that bring you joy or relax you. The Dodo (@dodo) and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (@SheldrickTrust) have happy animal videos. Highly recommend. Again: this option is only for the highly disciplined. To be honest, I’m not there yet. A break worthy of the name takes some planning You’re most likely to take a positive break if you’ve already sourced a working list of good options that work for you. If you have to search for things to do every time, that’s the opposite of the point. So make sure to have a series of mobile break content clipped, created, or saved so you can mentally roll through your options quickly and get on to the break. Bonus option #7: It’s a phone. Call someone close and have a chat. This article originally appeared on Zapier’s blog and is reprinted with permission.

Quartz

✦ Weekend Brief: The Evergrande correction 

✦ Weekend Brief: The Evergrande correction 

Evergrande is the story of a tough economic choice for China: Pain now or pain later?

Inc.

If You Want to Be Happy and ...

If You Want to Be Happy and ...

It's why Oliver Burkeman, author of bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, is a lousy cook.

Inc.

Delta Just Made a Request That Could ...

Delta Just Made a Request That Could ...

It would make a big difference to flight attendants.

Forbes

How Michelle MiJung Kim’s New Book Is ...

How Michelle MiJung Kim’s New Book Is ...

This article features an interview with Michelle MiJung Kim about her forthcoming book The Wake Up. The book will guide readers on how to move past good diversity and inclusion intentions to create meaningful and lasting change.

Forbes

In ‘Arms Race’ For Mass Adoption, Crypto ...

In ‘Arms Race’ For Mass Adoption, Crypto ...

Flush with money from eager investors, a growing number of cryptocurrency platforms including Crypto.com and FTX are spending big to reach a mainstream audiences through deals with teams and players such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Tom Brady.

Forbes

Why Retailers Should Utilize TikTok To Grow ...

Why Retailers Should Utilize TikTok To Grow ...

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social platforms in the world. The video-based app had 689 million monthly active users worldwide as of January 2021. Clearly a hub for retailers to find, connect, and engage with consumers.

Inc.

Need Help Finding Customers? There's an A.I. ...

Need Help Finding Customers? There's an A.I. ...

B2B software company Oracle announced a new AI-powered Fusion Marketing platform that will help SMBs automate lead generation and marketing campaigns.

Forbes

You’re Not A Bad Person If You ...

You’re Not A Bad Person If You ...

Saying no to a hybrid meeting and only going with an online or in-person meeting will make your life easier—and may be the best option for your group as well!

Forbes

Dignity At Work

Dignity At Work

As employers create hybrid workplaces, keeping the notion of dignity front and center creates a workplace where people want to be. It makes a value system where people feel they can contribute and want to contribute significantly.

Quartz

NASA’s moon mission is waiting on a ...

NASA’s moon mission is waiting on a ...

The dispute is holding up the space agency's plans to return astronauts to the moon.

FloridaPolitics.com

Joe Biden risks losing support from Democrats ...

Joe Biden risks losing support from Democrats ...

With the midterms more than a year away, Biden and party leaders have time to course-correct. The post Joe Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for ...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for ...

Wall Street is taking notice. The post COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

USDA: Ferret tests positive for COVID-19 in ...

USDA: Ferret tests positive for COVID-19 in ...

This is the first ferret to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. The post USDA: Ferret tests positive for COVID-19 in Florida appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Robert Blackmon debuts ‘Together’ ad promoting bipartisanship

Robert Blackmon debuts ‘Together’ ad promoting bipartisanship

This is Blackmon's first ad for his General Election campaign. The post Robert Blackmon debuts ‘Together’ ad promoting bipartisanship appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Charlie Crist announces $425K for Largo nonprofit

Charlie Crist announces $425K for Largo nonprofit

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $424,821 to a Pinellas County non-profit, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced this week. The grant is will be given to Life-Skills, Empowerment and Development Services (LEADS), a nonprofit based in Largo. The award will fund the organization’s Health Education and Relationship Training Services (HEARTS) Camps […] The post Charlie Crist announces $425K for Largo nonprofit appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

No stalking order for rival in GOP ...

No stalking order for rival in GOP ...

A judge on Friday denied a Florida Republican congressional candidate’s petition for a permanent restraining order against a former rival she accused of stalking and plotting to have her murdered by a purported foreign hit squad. Pinellas County Circuit Judge Doneene Loar said incidents involving GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna did not meet the legal […] The post No stalking order for rival in GOP candidate murder plot appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Florida retailers expect a treat for Halloween ...

Florida retailers expect a treat for Halloween ...

This year’s Halloween season is expected to be a treat for Florida retailers, according to data from the National Retail Federation. Halloween is the second biggest retail event of the year, and data anticipates this year will be a comeback from the slow-down from the pandemic. “You can already feel the energy and excitement among […] The post Florida retailers expect a treat for Halloween season with national sales surpassing $10B appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Ten years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ ...

Ten years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ ...

Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay people from serving openly. […] The post Ten years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Takeaways from Tallahassee — On second thought ...

Takeaways from Tallahassee — On second thought ...

After making waves, Manny Diaz does the backstroke. The post Takeaways from Tallahassee — On second thought … appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Blake Dowling: Extra, extra — the news

Blake Dowling: Extra, extra — the news

It was a simpler time, for sure — until it wasn’t. The post Blake Dowling: Extra, extra — the news appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..