Taking Compassionate Care of Yourself During Difficult Times
The self-care rituals and rhythms you regularly rely on to boost your energy and focus and alleviate your anxiety and depression have basically evaporated. The trail you used to bike with your best friend is now closed—and your best friend, like you, is staying home for the foreseeable future. The yoga studio you attended most mornings has shut down, and so have your favorite coffee shop, pizza place, and bookstore. You no longer look forward to reading on your commute because you’re currently working from your spare bedroom. And you’re beyond disappointed and frustrated. You’re devastated. Thankful...
Source: World of Psychology - April 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress coronavirus COVID-19 Self Care stay at home order Source Type: blogs
10 Quarantine Activities That Don ’ t Involve Watching the News
Captain’s Log. Day eight of quarantine. Work has been busy; I’m grateful for the technology we have to collaborate and continue business during this time. I have walked around the block seven times today. I wonder how many days in a row I can eat frozen jalapeno poppers for lunch before it needs to be addressed. All four cats in my Feline Foreign Language school have refused to make any progress learning French. I refresh my Google search for coronavirus news for the 19th time today. Virginia K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the school year. Olympics postponed. Three week lockdown in South Africa. More...
Source: World of Psychology - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Mental Health America Publishers coronavirus COVID-19 News quarantine Source Type: blogs
More on the Challenges of Main Street Lending
George SelginA few days ago, in response to the Fed's March 23rd announcement that it planned to help smaller businesses through a new Main Street Lending Program, I postedan essay here about the Fed's 13(b) business-lending program —a New Deal arrangement that had the same aims. Among other things, I pointed out that, thanks in part to that program's painstaking, slow, and highly selective application approval process, it ultimately made little difference to the businesses it was supposed to help. Yet until World War II came along, it still managed to lose plenty of money, by yielding a net return ofminus3 percent.S...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 3, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs
Nurse Keith's 4-1-20 COVID-19 Roundup
In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like the world is upside down and inside out. We are all reeling from the overwhelming disruption of most every aspect of human life: economics, work, and career; education across the lifespan, from preschool to post-doctoral research; faith communities; migrant workers; the undocumented; the frail, elderly, and vulnerable; transportation; small business; and the actual details of survival, including food, clothing companionship, and shelter.Other than those still living who experienced World War II, the Holocaust, or even the 1918 so-called " Spanish Flu " , none ...
Source: Digital Doorway - April 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: coronavirus COVID-19 healthcare medicine public health Source Type: blogs
COVID-19 and Audiology: Closed Practices, Empty Campuses, Halted Research
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, most everyone has had to adapt in some way to accommodate this strange new normal—audiologists and hearing researchers included. With calls and procedures for self-quarantine and guidance for small businesses and universities varying from state to state, hearing care professionals may find themselves thrust into new situations. Some are being asked to adopt telepractice for the foreseeable future, and others are quickly switching to virtual-only learning for their audiology students. ASHA is constantly monitoring the situation as it evolves daily. For more inf...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 31, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Slider audiologist COVID-19 Telepractice Source Type: blogs
We ’re Going to Need Startups
Chris EdwardsThe economic damage from COVID-19 business shutdowns could be massive. We ’re starting to see the effects with initial unemployment claimsspiking to a record 3.3 million last week.In an effort to keep businesses in one piece, the $2.2 trillion federal relief package provides loans to large businesses, and essentially provides grants to small businesses that retain employees. We will nonetheless see many bankruptcies in coming months.Another part of the downturn will be less visible —the tens of thousands of businesses that won’t be started in coming months. In a normal year,abo...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 31, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs
Lessons from evolution of telemedicine in response to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened our physical and mental health and the very fabric of society. Social isolation has devastating consequences on small businesses, but it has also opened doors to remote business opportunities in the virtual world. Medicine has long been ready to launch telemedicine. However, bureaucratic red tape has prevented this from happening […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/talal-khan" rel="tag" > Talal Khan, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Primary Care Source Type: blogs
What ’ s in the $2 Trillion CARES Act for Healthcare?
Most of you have likely been watching as the government passed the $2 Trillion COVID-19 relief package known as the CARES Act. Much of the focus has been on the $1200 one-time cash payment to individuals ($2400 for married couples) and $500 per child that’s going to be made. Not to mention other small business […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations CARES Act Community Health Center Funding Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 COVID-19 Funding Healthcare Bailout Hospital Bailout Stra Source Type: blogs
In the midst of a pandemic, remember that physician practices are small businesses too
These days are getting harder. Today I heard about physicians getting intubated. I heard about physicians having to make the decision to separate from their children indefinitely. I heard about health care workers who officially ran out of PPE. I heard of hospitals that are nearing capacity and many young patients who are intubated. The […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/nisha-mehta" rel="tag" > Nisha Mehta, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Practice Management Source Type: blogs
Virus Crisis Economic FAQ
Arnold Kling1. Why are we so concerned about this virus, which so far (as of mid-March) has killed many fewer people than an ordinary flu?The key to the answer lies in the words “so far.” The virus seems to spread at a phenomenal rate, with cases doubling more than once a week. If the number of deaths were to double once a week, then starting from about 200 deaths on March 15, by the end of May the total would be 200,000 deaths, which is about ten times the number that we get from ordinary flu.The Imperial College papermade an extrapolation that warned of the possibility hundreds of thousands of deaths if socia...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Arnold Kling Source Type: blogs
Coronavirus and Market Resilience
Chris EdwardsThe spread of COVID-19 is starting to clobber the U.S. economy as businesses close and unemployment rises. Just about every country is feeling the pain, including China which was hit first by the virus.AWall Street Journal news article by Lingling Wei plays up the supposed advantage the communist Chinese have in handling the crisis. “To deal with the country’s economic ills, state firms pared electricity bills and lowered rents. State banks initiated hundreds of billions of dollars of low‐cost loans,” she notes. “State power saved China” one expert said, while another said th...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs
Coronavirus and Politicians vs. the Economy
Chris EdwardsThe American economy is closing down rapidly from both voluntary and mandatory business closings. It is not just restaurants, but also manufacturing, construction, recreation, travel, and many other industries that are shuttering operations.If this continues, there will be a massive plunge in incomes, and tens of millions of people will not be able to meet basic expenses such as rent and food. Policymakers are acting quickly to slow the virus spread, but I fear they are shuttering too much of the economy because we face a months‐long health crisis, not a weeks ‐long crisis. The g...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) reforms led to significant coverage gains, including in the small-business community. While there is clear value in offering health insurance to recruit and retain employees, small businesses have historically struggled to provide coverage to their workers. With this in mind, the ACA established the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), creating state and federal marketplaces for small employers to offer employees a range of qualified health plans. But the SHOP marketplaces have seen lackluster enrollment, and today most do not offer an online platform.  ...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rachel Schwab, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia Source Type: blogs
Iris Needle Guidance for Lumbar Punctures: Interview with Dev Mandavia, CEO of Ethos Medical
Ethos Medical, a startup founded by Georgia Tech alumni, has developed the Iris needle guidance system to assist clinicians in successfully performing lumbar punctures. The system allows a clinician to visualize the needle traveling through tissue in real time. Tracking the needle path in this way is intended to improve the success rate and reduce the chance of complications in such procedures. Lumbar punctures are used to diagnose several diseases, including multiple sclerosis and meningitis. However, they aren’t always straight-forward, with certain patients posing a unique challenge to clinicians because of...
Source: Medgadget - March 18, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Anesthesiology Exclusive Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs
Ironies (if that's the right word) . . .
I have some complicated thoughts about the problem that is convulsing the world. I have noticed that people who have shared similar thoughts have gotten some negative and even outraged reactions from people who don't grasp the subtleties. I'm going to directly confront some problems that people tend to avoid -- let's call them psychologically aversive.First the real emergency consists of the risk that the health care system will be overwhelmed. Here is the first complication that many people do not want to confront. The idea of " flattening the curve, " ceteris paribus, still means that the number of people who w...
Source: Stayin' Alive - March 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Florida Avoids E ‑Verify Mandate — for Now
Alex NowrastehGovernor DeSantis has been pushing Florida ’s legislature to enact an E‑Verify mandate for all new hires as a way to “turn the spigot off the incentive that drives illegal immigration, ” as state Senator Joe Gruters said.So far, state legislators have resisted his efforts and watered down any potential bill that could pass —exempting some small businesses and agriculture. There was then a fierce debateover the exemptions and whether they should stand as the legislature has decided to pause briefly. The compromise bills are better than a mandate, but E ‑Verify s...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs
How to Stop Being a People Pleaser: 7 Powerful Habits
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt “When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.” Paulo Coehlo When you get stuck in the habit of being a people pleaser then that can have a sneaky and negative effect. Not only on you but also on the people around you. Because as you try to please the other people in your life: You put on a mask and try to guess what to do while getting anxious and stressed. You sometimes feel taken advantage off by others who use your pe...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Happiness Health People Skills Personal Development Relaxation Success Source Type: blogs
January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong
You're reading January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 2020 is not only the start of a new year—it also marks a new decade full of opportunities for growth, improvement and forward momentum. One specific area in which many people could stand to improve is financial management. January is Financial Wellness Month, making it an ideal time to work toward this goal. Almost 60% of Americans consider debt to be a ma...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured money and finance productivity tips self education self-improvement success Uncategorized financial wellness savings self improvement Source Type: blogs
3 Ways a Medical Device Consultant Can Help You Save Time and Money
A medical device consultant can provide research, regulatory, communication and product development services, so that you can launch your product in the market with confidence. Recent advances in technology and research has accelerated the growth of the medical device industry, which is growing at an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that the medical device market will achieve a compound annual growth rate of 4.9% over the coming years, leading to its value to top $200 billion in 2023, according to Fitch Solutions. Medical devices are heavily regulated. It’s a long and painstaking process to convert a pote...
Source: Medgadget - January 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kolabtree Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: blogs
Yes, Colorado, the Excessive Fines Clause Protects Small Businesses against Your Regulatory Death Penalty
Ilya ShapiroMrs. Soon Pak manages Dami Hospitality, LLC, a company that runs hotels and motels in Colorado. Pak is a Korean immigrant with minimal proficiency in English. She relies on third-party professionals to assist her in maintaining compliance with the myriad regulations that even native English speakers struggle to understand. Between 2006 and 2014, Dami ’s insurance agent failed to renew the company’s worker’s compensation insurance, despite assuring Pak that Dami maintained full coverage.In 2014, the state division of workers' compensation gave notice that Dami ’s policy had lapsed, and Pa...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 30, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - December 23, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Joseph Malloy Tags: Health Care Online business loans syndicated Source Type: blogs
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Issues Emergency Order Banning the Sale of All Pets for Four Months
In response to anoutbreak of multi-drug resistant Campylobacter infections associated with the purchase of puppies from pet stores, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a temporary, four-month ban on the sale of all animals by pet stores throughout the Commonwealth.The CDC concluded that the outbreak is being caused by puppies sold by pet stores based on the finding that 88% of the case patients reported contact with a puppy and 71% of these reported contact with a puppy from a pet store.The CDC conclusion is as follows: " Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with puppies, es...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - December 19, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Massachusetts DPH Destroys Its Own Justification for the Emergency E-Cigarette Ban
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), via a vote by the Public Health Council, has rescinded its emergency ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes which was issued on September 25. When the ban was implemented in September, the Department's rationale was that since we don't know what is causing the outbreak, there may be e-cigarettes that could be involved. Therefore, to protect the public's health, we need to ban the sale of e-cigarettes.In rescinding the emergency order, DPH stated that the cause of the outbreak remains unknown. So by its own rationale which it invoked on September 25, there could still b...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Evaluating the New USMCA
Inu Manak andSimon LesterYesterday's biggest trade news was that the House Democratic leadership reached a deal with the Trump administration on changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States last year. The agreement was an effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Reception of the new deal was mixed, and after taking leadership of the House in January of this year, Democrats wanted to leave their own imprint on the new trade agreement.In light of yesterday ’s announcement and today’s release of theProtocol of Amendment ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Inu Manak, Simon Lester Source Type: blogs
Outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning from Contaminated Vegetables in Massachusetts But DPH Refuses to Release Data on Which Products are Involved and Where They Were Purchased
Despite an outbreak of vegetable-associated Salmonella poisoning linked to products sold at Massachusetts restaurants that has affected 90 Massachusetts residents and resulted in three deaths, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is refusing to release any information on the restaurants at which the patients ate or the exact products they consumed. The Department has revealed only that the outbreak is associated with " vegetable products " and that some of the patients reported having eaten vegetables at restaurants in the Commonwealth.The Department of Public Health is not even telling the restaurant ow...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - December 9, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
HUBZones: Republican Central Planning
Chris EdwardsOne of the more ill-advised federal activities is trying to micromanage local economies with tax and spending programs. Democrats tend to favor subsidies on things such as public housing and community development, while Republicans often support both spending programs and narrow tax breaks.The Republican Opportunity Zone program enacted in 2017 used capital gains tax rules to expand federal control over local economies. The program divided the nation between winner and loser investment zones, as I discusshere.Another GOP micromanagement scheme is HUBZones, which are the subject of anewWashington Post investiga...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs
Wanted: Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences Director
BBCB Search Committee Members: Enrique De La Cruz, Yale University Daniel Gallahan, National Cancer Institute Jill Heemskerk, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Ming Lei, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Chair Cathy Wu, University of Delaware The search is now open for an outstanding candidate to serve as director of our Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB). The division supports the development of biophysical and computational methods and tools for understanding basic biological questions; physical and theoretical methodologies...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - November 18, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Matt Mills Tags: Job Announcements Source Type: blogs
Getting to universal health care (wonky)
Much sturm und drang has attached to Elizabeth Warren's reticence about the financing of a so-called Medicare for All program. So I'll tell you up front that the reason is the optical problem of raising taxes. She has said that total expenditures on health care for middle class people will be less, which is likely true or certainly can be. But some of what people are paying now they aren't even aware that they are paying. This takes the form of employer-provided health care, and that portion of state and federal tax revenues that goes to Medicaid and various subsidies for the health care system. The latter wouldn't really ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - October 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Improving the Affordable Care Act Markets (Part 2)
By JONATHAN HALVORSON In a previous post, I described how some features of the Affordable Care Act, despite the best intentions, have made it harder or even impossible for many plans to compete against dominant players in the individual and small employer markets. This has undermined aspects of the ACA designed to improve competition, like the insurance exchanges, and exacerbated a long term trend toward consolidation and reduced choice, and there is evidence it is resulting in higher costs. I focused on the ACA’s risk adjustment program and its impact on the small group market where the damage has been greatest. ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Obamacare ACA Marketplace Affordable Care Act Health insurance Jonathan Halvorson Risk adjustment Source Type: blogs
Don ’t wait for your career. Consider having kids now.
No one tells you to put your veterinary career on hold to have kids, right? After all, we’re supposed to forge ahead and get through veterinary school, go on to our internship and residency, or go build ourselves up in private practice (or academia), right? We’re supposed to buy that small business to help pay […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/justine-lee" rel="tag" > Justine Lee, DVM < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs
Has Wealth Inequality Eroded U.S. Democracy?
Ryan Bourne“Billionaires have seized our government,” Senator Elizabeth Warrenclaimed earlier this year. This idea, that the rise in wealth inequality has led to the capture of politics by super wealthy elites, is fast becoming conventional wisdom on the left of politics and used as justification for wealth taxes.Paul Krugmanhas asked, for example, “Can anyone seriously deny that our political system is being warped by the influence of big money, and that the warping is getting worse as the wealth of a few grows ever larger?”Former lead economist at the World Bank, Branko Milanovi ć,has claimed&ldq...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs
Small-business owners say the cost of prescription drugs is the biggest challenge they face to providing their employees with health benefits. When asked about policies to control drug costs, small employers support a diverse set of solutions from across the political spectrum. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Paxton, Lovisa Gustafsson Source Type: blogs
The Power of Art Therapy for Diabetes
A Minnesota woman with type 1 diabetes has launched a new small business, Blue Circle Art Therapy, to help people cope through creativity. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - October 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs
CDC's Failure to Demand Urine THC Testing of All Outbreak Patients is Inexcusable and is Putting the Entire Nation at Risk
The CDC has irresponsibly botched its entire investigation of vaping-associated respiratory illness (VARI) by failing to recommend or demand that clinicians perform a urine THC drug test on every case patient, and this is putting the entire nation at risk while leading to terrible public policies that are causing immediate harm to thousands of people.The CDC continues to insist that we have no idea what is causing this " mystery illness " and that " no single product " has been identified that explains all of the cases. This statement, which violates basic principles of epidemiological outbreak investig...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Using Its Emergency Powers, Rest of the Story Issues Four-Month Temporary Ban on Further E-Cigarette Bans
Today, I am bypassing the usual rulemaking process and using my emergency powers to declare a public health emergency and accordingly, I am issuing a four-month, temporary ban on politicians enacting further electronic cigarette bans.The purpose of this public health emergency is to temporarily pause all knee-jerk reaction e-cigarette bans so that we can work with our vaping and cannabis market experts to identify what is actually making people sick and how to better regulate these products to protect the health of our residents without putting thousands of small business owners out of work, forcing thousands of ex-smokers...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Politicians Continue to Destroy Hundreds of Small Businesses as More Drug Busts Reveal Thousands More Illicit THC Vape Carts
Yesterday, the governor of yet another state - Rhode Island - announced that he would be directing the Department of Health toban the sale of all flavored e-liquids. This now makes four states which either have banned or will imminently ban the sale of either all nicotine-containing e-cigarettes or all flavored, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes. This, along with theresignation of the CEO of JUUL, gained widespread media attention yesterday, dominated on the air waves only by a presidential impeachment inquiry.What flew off the radar screen and is being completely ignored by those very same politicians who are banning nicot...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 26, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Top 6 Team Collaboration Apps for Mac
You're reading Top 6 Team Collaboration Apps for Mac, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The only way to achieve great teamwork and productivity across organizations is by adopting the best team collaboration tools. Though the number is ever increasing and there are many out there available in the market, the business owners need to choose the right one for their teams to extend uninterrupted work conversations. However, this post will guide in choosing the appropriate apps for MAC that are according to y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vyshnavi Basuthkar Tags: communication office collaboration productivity tools team chat app team collaboration apps team communication apps Source Type: blogs
Massachusetts Governor's Emergency Order Protects Drug Dealers at the Expense of Hundreds of Life-Saving Small Businesses
In a move that is a huge victory for the state's drug dealers, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has instituted a4-month ban on the sale of all vaping products in the state, including both nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes sold at retail stores and vape shops and cannabis vaping products sold at legal cannabis dispensaries. The ban, which was approved by the state Public Health Council on Tuesday, goes into effect immediately and was motivated by the recent emergence of an outbreak of vaping-associated respiratory illness (VARI) that has affected more than530 people across the United States and has resulted in n...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 25, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Protecting business Information
You're reading Protecting business Information, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Introduction With the rapid growing of technology and information, protecting customer and business has become increasing important because hackers today target a lot of business from small to large size hoping to gain information about either the customer or the business so that they can sell the information and make a profit, this can, in turn, hurt the business and its reputation because the customer will no longer hav...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Michigan Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes is a Terrible Policy with Devastating Public Health Consequences
Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmersigned into law an executive order that bans the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes in the state. The ban includes both retail sales and online sales of all e-cigarettes, with the sole exception of tobacco-flavored products. In doing so, Michigan becomes the first state in the nation to promulgate a complete ban on the sale of the overwhelming majority of vaping products.In defending the ban, state health officials " pointed to studies indicating that young people who vape are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes. "The Rest of the StoryI cannot overemphasize ...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Sonavex Secures NIH Grant to Pursue New Vascular Surgery Applications
Last week, Sonavex, a Baltimore-based medical device company, announced receipt of a $3M Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for prospective clinical studies and ongoing research and development of its EchoMark and EchoSure devices. This grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will specifically allow Sonavex to validate its technology’s application to arteriovenous (AV) fistula maturation and viability for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Earlier this year, Sonavex received FDA clearance for its EchoSure 3D ultrasound system. EchoSure, in combination with ...
Source: Medgadget - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Cardiology Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs
How a Footnote in the USMCA Undermines Economic Liberty
House Democrats are holding up ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) until U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer agrees to make some changes. While a number of the big concerns about the new NAFTA, such asenforcement,biologic drugs, and the implementation of Mexico ’slabor laws have received a lot of attention, there is another issue that has flown under the radar, perhaps in part because it ’s buried in a footnote.Chapter 7 of the USMCA, “Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation,” includes a section on “Express Shipments.” These are goods of low...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 30, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Inu Manak Source Type: blogs
Latest Trends to Enhance Productivity in the Work Environment
You're reading Latest Trends to Enhance Productivity in the Work Environment, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our workplace is evolving all the time. By virtue of being connected, we have more flexibility than ever before, for instance, we can work from home, airports and bus stops, etc. However, be that as it may, how we work and what devices and applications we use at the workplace is integral to us communicating and collaborating as a team. Whether you’re a big organization or a small busines...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: robertjami Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Seeking Two Branch Chiefs for the Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Division at NIGMS
We’re recruiting for two accomplished individuals with interest and experience in the scientific areas that comprise the Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry (BBC) and the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branches of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. Successful applicants will be responsible for scientific and administrative planning, evaluation, and management of one of the branches, along with supervision of program directors with portfolios of funded research and small business grants. Each Chief will additionally handle a portfolio of research grants consis...
Source: NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - August 19, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Matt Mills Tags: Job Announcements Source Type: blogs
Learning to Let Go: Accepting a Helping Hand to Avoid Burnout
You're reading Learning to Let Go: Accepting a Helping Hand to Avoid Burnout, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The World Health Organization has finally recognized burnout as a legit medical condition, thus distinguishing it from simply being tired or overworked. Burnout is much more than being temporarily exhausted due to an increased workload or responsibilities – it’s characterized by overwhelming stress, emotional fatigue, lack of motivation, feelings of detachment and cynicism towa...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RebeccaBrown Tags: featured happiness health and fitness burnout career advice mental health stress time management Source Type: blogs
6 Top Productivity Apps of 2019 to Keep You Focused
Conclusion Staying focused is no easy task in the modern era. But these top productivity apps will surely help improve your productivity in record time! What are your favorite productivity tools? Hailey teaches entrepreneurs how to 10X their business using the power of social media and organic search to generate and close more leads while creating a community of raving fans at haileylucas.com. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn. You've read 6 Top Productivity Apps of 2019 to Keep You Focused, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hailey Lucas Tags: featured productivity tips apps self improvement Source Type: blogs
Progress Is Slow But It Does Seem To Be Gradually Happening.
This appeared last week:Therapeutic Goods Admin issues security guidance for medical devicesBy Simon Sharwood on Jul 19, 2019 11:24AM 'Please do security right and see your doctor if pain persists' is the gist of it. Australia ’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has published new guidelines for the security of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment.Revealed on 18 July here, the new guidance comes in one version for Guidance for consumers, health professionals, small business operators and large scale service providers (pdf) and another for industry (pdf).Neither go too far beyond g...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
I Am Wondering Just How Worried I Should Be With This Ruling? Are Comments Too Dangerous To Me?
This appeared last week:Any Facebook account ‘open to defamation’Deborah CornwallZoe Samios12:00AM July 6, 2019Anyone who has a social media account with a comments section — be it a blog, Facebook or YouTube channel — should regard themselves as fair game for a defamation action in Australia, a media law expert has warned.The warning follows a world-first judgment by the NSW Supreme Court that media companies were liable for any defamatory comments made by third parties on their Facebook pages, even if they didn’t know the offending comments were there.Peter Barnett, a partner ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Supreme Court Toasts Economic Liberty in Tennessee Wine Case - Cheers!
This morning, in a win for wine-drinkers and freedom-lovers alike (but I repeat myself), the Supreme Courtstruck down a heavily restrictive Tennessee law that prevented anyone but longtime state residents from getting liquor licenses. The provisions required applicants for an initial license to have lived in the state for two years and for a renewal of that to reside for 10 years, and prevented corporations from getting licenses unless all stockholders were residents. This hurt both would-be small business owners and large distributors like Total Wine& More (one of the parties; full disclosure: I have reserve status in...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs
San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote Tuesday on Banning the Retail Sale of Cigarettes and Marijuana
This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale of cigarettes and marijuana products in the city until the FDA conducts a safety review of these products.The impetus for the proposed ordinance was new data showing that a large proportion of San Francisco youths are still smoking and that the use of marijuana may even be increasing, especially with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use. The city attorney explained that: " The epidemic is real. It needed attention. We felt it was necessary to step in and make sure we were protectin...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - June 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs