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The Hill

Delta variant's UK dominance sparks concerns in ...

Delta variant's UK dominance sparks concerns in ...

The Delta variant’s quick dominance over other COVID-19 strains in the United Kingdom (U.K.) is sparking concerns that the U.S. could be hit with a similar wave of new cases in the coming months.Public health experts are projecting that the highly...

The Hill

Woman fails to prove the COVID-19 vaccine ...

Woman fails to prove the COVID-19 vaccine ...

A nurse during an Ohio House hearing on Thursday tried to prove a debunked theory that taking the COVID-19 vaccine makes a person "magnetic."Joanna Overholt tried to place a key and bobby pin against her body in an...

The Hill

Five states have yet to administer one ...

Five states have yet to administer one ...

Five states have yet to administer one dose of the coronavirus vaccine to half their populations as vaccinations in the U.S. have slowed in recent months.Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Wyoming are all struggling to get their...

The Hill

Most Biden-won states to meet July 4 ...

Most Biden-won states to meet July 4 ...

Almost all of the states won by President Biden in the 2020 election are on track to meet his goal of a minimum of 70 percent of adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, according to an analysis published Saturday by CNN.&...

New York Times

F.D.A. Still Lacks a Permanent Commissioner

F.D.A. Still Lacks a Permanent Commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.

Kaiser Health

Journalists Discuss New Alzheimer’s Drug, Women’s Alcohol ...

Journalists Discuss New Alzheimer’s Drug, Women’s Alcohol ...

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.

New York Times

Covid-Sniffing Dogs Are Accurate, But Wide Use ...

Covid-Sniffing Dogs Are Accurate, But Wide Use ...

Logistics, cost and official standards are needed for the dogs to fulfill their potential in medical fields.

New York Times

What to Know About Testing and Vaccine ...

What to Know About Testing and Vaccine ...

Do you need to be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test for your next trip? Check this guide before traveling domestically or abroad.

The Hill

Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of ...

Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of ...

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Health Care. First, New Yorkers could get vaccinated under a blue whale at the Natural History Museum. Now, this weekend only, a new site has opened at the Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory. If you...

MedCity News

For startups, benefits of non-dilutive funding extend ...

For startups, benefits of non-dilutive funding extend ...

Panelists at MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine said startups can gain valuable expertise and experience through the process of seeking out non-dilutive funding.

WebMD

Havana Syndrome Attacks Leave Baffling Symptoms

Havana Syndrome Attacks Leave Baffling Symptoms

The incidents in Cuba are under investigation as public servants and some members of their families undergo medical care.

Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
Becker's Hospital Review - Healthcare News
MedCity News

Precision medicine is growing fast. Can hospitals ...

Precision medicine is growing fast. Can hospitals ...

New technologies that enable precision medicine approaches to treating disease are reaching more patients. But panelists speaking at MedCity News’ INVEST Precision Medicine Conference added that advances in technology are happening faster than the ability of hospitals and health systems to keep pace.

New York Times

Where the Grass is Greener, Except When ...

Where the Grass is Greener, Except When ...

Plus, mammoths in Vegas, watermelon snow, Miami’s looming sea wall and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

WebMD

COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe

COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe

It's easy to get lost among the constantly shifting recommendations for summer travel, but consider your vaccine status, how you plan to get where you're going, and what COVID-19 numbers look like at your destination.

MedCity News

Report: Medicare Advantage startup AllyAlign Health nabs ...

Report: Medicare Advantage startup AllyAlign Health nabs ...

AllyAlign Health, which offers health plans for seniors like Medicare Advantage and institutional special needs plans, has raised $300 million in funding. It will use the funds to scale its business.

MedCity News

Communities of color don’t trust our healthcare ...

Communities of color don’t trust our healthcare ...

General distrust in healthcare and research is understandable, but we have the power to address this problem.

Forbes

Insight On The Executive Leadership Team From ...

Insight On The Executive Leadership Team From ...

Who and what is the Top Management Team (TMT)? This is a question I posed to over 30 Board and C-level (CEO, CMO, CFO, etc.) executives. In a prior article, I listed all of the responses I received to a simple question: “Define the TMT”. In this article, I share five takeaways from the respondents.

Forbes

Gender Equality Is On The Agenda Of ...

Gender Equality Is On The Agenda Of ...

A $600 million pledge to funding education, particularly girls, was made in the G7 summit but many other areas proposed by the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council have yet to be adopted.

Inc.

4 Ways to Channel Your Background into ...

4 Ways to Channel Your Background into ...

Everyone has something unique to bring to the table.

Forbes
Forbes

New Research Identifies Essential Leadership Skills For ...

New Research Identifies Essential Leadership Skills For ...

According to new research, leadership skills can make or break an organization. Researchers have identified the management styles that build employee resilience and effectiveness and the company's bottom line.

Forbes

Leverage The One Unexpected (And Underused) Thing ...

Leverage The One Unexpected (And Underused) Thing ...

If you’re asked the same questions about your expertise, products, or services, again and again, you’re sitting on a career gold mine.

Forbes

How Capitol One Develops Marketing Insights

How Capitol One Develops Marketing Insights

Many marketers struggle to gather quality data. Not so at Capitol One, where there is an abundance to analyze.

Forbes

The Most Brazen $400 Billion Unemployment Funds ...

The Most Brazen $400 Billion Unemployment Funds ...

During the chaotic days of the pandemic, it's alleged that an international ring of nefarious fraudsters stole over $400 billion from the U. S government.

Quartz

The US is slipping as a tourist ...

The US is slipping as a tourist ...

It's not just the pandemic keeping international travelers from the US as a range of issues—from a perceived hostility to foreigners at the border to Trump's rhetoric—has discouraged visitors.

Forbes

The White Gold Of Mali, Africa - ...

The White Gold Of Mali, Africa - ...

Rather than reducing one’s price until one’s product is bought, there is understanding that a little extra money will not materially change one’s life, that relationships will, and so best to have integrity with one’s craft, people and the world around them, and that brings ultimate satisfaction.

Forbes

How To Protect Your Career When Your ...

How To Protect Your Career When Your ...

My boss has cut me off from other senior leaders -- dominating, stripping me of powers, micromanaging my direct reports, treating me alongside my subordinates, taking over my responsibilities. Any thoughts? – Fund Manager

Quartz

A neuroscientist explains what happens inside your ...

A neuroscientist explains what happens inside your ...

Working out regularly really does change the brain biology, and it is not just “go walk and you will just feel better.” Regular exercise, especially cardio, does change the brain.

Quartz

There’s only one body standing in the ...

There’s only one body standing in the ...

UK antitrust regulators will soon have the power to pause Google's efforts to end cookie-based tracking in Chrome globally.

Inc.

Marques Brownlee Just Brilliantly Explained Why Apple's ...

Marques Brownlee Just Brilliantly Explained Why Apple's ...

Apple's teams simply have a different focus than that of companies like Google. So far it's working.

Forbes

Vaccinating The World Against A Virus: What ...

Vaccinating The World Against A Virus: What ...

We have been here before: Lessons learned in the fight against polio are informing the global COVID-19 response.

Forbes

The Hard Truth - Why We Push ...

The Hard Truth - Why We Push ...

The processes around recruitment are continuously scrutinized as organizations consciously implement interventions to minimize biases; for example, blind CVs and unconscious bias training for individuals on interview panels are two of the most common examples.

Forbes

Congress Rolls Out Some Tough Regulatory Proposals ...

Congress Rolls Out Some Tough Regulatory Proposals ...

A group of House Democrats, supported by a few Republicans — unusual in a deeply divided Congress — is introducing five bills that would impose tough regulation of big tech.

Quartz

Companies look beyond free popcorn to butter ...

Companies look beyond free popcorn to butter ...

As retail shareholdings have risen, companies are offering perks—like AMC's free popcorn—to individual investors, to get them to buy and hold shares and to vote with management.

Fast Company

The one extraordinarily simple hack you need ...

The one extraordinarily simple hack you need ...

A wise woman once said: “Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?” When Avril Lavigne belted those words in her 2002 breakout hit “Complicated,” she was probably thinking about an annoying boyfriend—not the way our minds tend to block us from getting stuff done. But consider it an ode to your complicated brain, too. As humans, we have something called a “complexity bias.” It’s our tendency to make things that are simple seem way more complicated. It makes us more likely to ignore or overlook simple solutions and instead sink our teeth into the more complicated option. Our complexity bias loves to steal the mic right before we start something big. It’s that voice in your head that tells you the presentation won’t have a cohesive argument, it’d take hours to find all the right ingredients for that recipe, or mailing that greeting card would be a full-day affair of finding the card, getting the stamps, thinking of what to say—you get the gist. It’s that alarm that goes off in your head, blaring, “Warning: Difficult and complicated task ahead. Bail while you can.” For me: My complexity bias always strikes when I’m about to dive into a new long-term project at work. Before I can even get started, I spend at least a few days weaving a complicated web, imagining all the different ways I could tackle the assignment, ways it could go wrong, how I’d adjust my plans, and more. Needless to say: My stress skyrockets, as does my procrastination. Turns out, that’s why our brains like the complexity bias so much. It gives us an “out,” so to speak, to avoid doing something. “Of the fight-or-flight responses, complexity bias is the flight response,” Shane Parrish explains on his self-improvement blog Farnam Street. “It is a means of turning away from a problem or concept and labeling it as too confusing. If you think something is harder than it is, you surrender your responsibility to understand it.” The good news: There’s a hack to help you override the complexity bias and start seeing the simpler path forward. It comes from Tim Ferriss, entrepreneur, author, and productivity guru. What would this look like if it were easy? In his book Tribe of Mentors, Ferriss drops a gem of a question that he likes to ask himself before diving into his work: What would this look like if it were easy? “‘What would this look like if it were easy?’ is such a lovely and deceptively leveraged question,” he writes. “It’s easy to convince yourself that things need to be hard . . . This leads us to look for paths of most resistance, creating unnecessary hardship in the process.” The “easy” question, Ferris explains, challenges us to frame a task in terms of “elegance instead of strain.” “In doing so, we sometimes find incredible results with ease instead of stress,” he writes. “Sometimes, we ‘solve’ the problem by simply rewording it.” “Easy” helps you find step 1 It’s important to remember that a task can be simplified and still require work to get it done. The “easy” question isn’t about finding the lazy way out—it’s about creating a more straightforward process that we have an easier time wrapping our brains around and starting. Complexity, after all, means having “many parts” while simplicity is something that’s “easy to understand.” Asking yourself the “easy” question before you start a task helps you cut through the complexity bias and get a sense of direction—making it easier to start at all. I used this question recently while planning a get-together with friends. Before I even sent out the invite, I started stressing out about coordinating everyone’s schedules, trying to pick a restaurant, making sure we’d have a table, a clear way to split the check, etc. Quickly, I found myself thinking: “This feels hard—maybe I just . . . shouldn’t?” But then I stopped and asked myself: What would this look like if it were easy? Well, it’d look like us all being free on the same night and going to a restaurant that was accommodating to split checks, reservations, and offered tasty drinks. So I asked everyone to list three nights they’re free in the next week, found a restaurant that checked all the boxes, and made the reservation to ensure we’d get a table. Honestly, these are the same steps I’d always have to take to plan the dinner, but asking myself the “easy” question forced me to get out of my head (and all the complicated routes I could go down) and see the most straightforward path to pulling things together. And that’s truly what taking the “easy” route is all about—it means still putting in the work, but feeling clear and confident about what that work actually entails. Next time you find yourself falling into Avril Lavigne-level complicated territory, try asking yourself “What would this look like if it were easy?” and simplifying the situation. Some other questions you can ask yourself, too: What would this look like if it were fun? What would this look like if it were quick? What would this look like if it were meaningful? What would this look like if I asked for help? When a situation feels too big, too scary, too complicated—that’s your cue to reframe it. Don’t be afraid to take the “easy” way out. This article originally appeared on Shine and is reprinted with permission. You can download the Shine app here for daily self-care support, personalized to you. Explore meditations, articles, and more to help you calm your anxiety and feel more confident at work. More From Shine: 5 Lessons Startup Co-Founders Learn in Their First 5 Years 4 Science-Backed Reasons to Say Your Self-Talk Out Loud 2020 Made It OK to Talk About Our Mental Health. We Can’t Stop Now.

FloridaPolitics.com

Florida weekly COVID-19 report shows 12K+ new ...

Florida weekly COVID-19 report shows 12K+ new ...

Florida is now the only state in the nation to report data weekly. The post Florida weekly COVID-19 report shows 12K+ new cases as limited reporting takes effect appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

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Jake Bergmann, Nikki Fried’s fiancé, finalizes Georgia ...

Jake Bergmann, Nikki Fried’s fiancé, finalizes Georgia ...

The development comes as further scrutiny falls on the potential First Gentleman. The post Jake Bergmann, Nikki Fried’s fiancé, finalizes Georgia divorce from previous wife appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

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Seized House records show just how far ...

Seized House records show just how far ...

A move carried echoes of President Richard Nixon during Watergate. The post Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

Timothy J. Wall, 55, had been making the threats for some time. The post Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Healthy minds

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Healthy minds

Ron and Casey DeSantis are touting a historic budget for mental health. The post Takeaways from Tallahassee — Healthy minds appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

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Blake Dowling: A strategy to win the ...

Blake Dowling: A strategy to win the ...

The solution is to stop paying the ransoms, now. The post Blake Dowling: A strategy to win the ransomware war appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Nikki Fried’s political committee raises just $215K ...

Nikki Fried’s political committee raises just $215K ...

DeSantis raised $7.5M and Crist raised $1.2M. The post Nikki Fried’s political committee raises just $215K in May appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Appeals court targets mask requirement

Appeals court targets mask requirement

The majority stopped short of declaring the requirement unconstitutional. The post Appeals court targets mask requirement appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

FloridaPolitics.com

Gov. DeSantis announces two judicial appointments

Gov. DeSantis announces two judicial appointments

They appointees will serve in the Fifth Circuit Court and the Duval County Court. The post Gov. DeSantis announces two judicial appointments appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..

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Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half-staff for ...

Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half-staff for ...

The proclamation comes amid increasing tension between DeSantis and the LGBTQ community. The post Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half-staff for Pulse Remembrance Day appeared first on Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government..