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Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500). Four follow-up surveys...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Campos, F., Frese, M., Goldstein, M., Iacovone, L., Johnson, H. C., McKenzie, D., Mensmann, M. Tags: Economics, Psychology reports Source Type: news

3 Ways the New Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Change Women ’s Access to Health Care
Republicans latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, includes several provisions that would dramatically affect women’s health care. Named for sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the Graham-Cassidy bill would make it harder for low-income women to access Planned Parenthood, reduce private insurance coverage for abortions and allow states to reduce maternity coverage. The bill needs to pass by the end of September to have a realistic chance of being enacted into law. It’s currently just a handful of votes away from reaching the majority needed. Here’s a closer lo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized Bill Cassidy Congress Health Care Lindsey Graham onetime Source Type: news

Businesses on the couch: the co-founders in couples' therapy
Boardroom bust-ups can put friendships on the line. Business partners reveal why they get professional help to resolve their issuesThere are plenty of good reasons to set up a business with a co-founder rather than go it alone. A co-founder is another committed financial partner and someone who is likely to bring a vitally different skillset and will be a source of support when the going gets tough. Research by the Kauffman Foundation in the US suggests that co-founder teams can attract 30% more investment and can increase their customer base more quickly, improving business survival rates.But there is still a lot to consi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Helen Lock Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Health Life and style Society Psychology Source Type: news

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers as slow, steady cost hikes have made it too expensive for many to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Kaiser Family Foundation Source Type: news

Broadband Analysis: Scrappy Wireless ISPs Get the Job Done
Discusses the utility of Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in bringing higher speed internet access to rural areas. Although WISPs typically provide slower internet than broadband, they tend to be quicker and cheaper to build and implement, and for most families and small businesses the speed is adequate for their needs. Also touches on hybrid fiber/wireless systems. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Unhappy at work? How to spread cheer in the office
Over half of employees in the UK are not happy in their jobs. Here ’s a guide for business owners who want to raise a smile from their staffThe average British workplace is not a cheery domain. Over 55% of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs, according to a recent survey by training course site Course Library.Related:Office too hot? Computer playing up? Go on, have a grumble, it ’s good for you | Phil DaoustContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tom Shopland Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Health & wellbeing careers Source Type: news

Proposed tax changes could drive doctors out of country, physician warns
A Sydney anesthesiologist says proposed federal tax changes would be "catastrophic" for many small business owners, including doctors. He's urging the Nova Scotia government to speak up. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

California Files Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration Over DACA Decision
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he was joined in his suit by the attorney generals for Maryland, Maine and Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and other laws when it rescinded th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Courts Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Novo Biosciences receives federal grant to advance potential heart drug
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that it has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research grant for the development of MSI-1436 as a potential regenerative medicine therapy for the treatment of acute heart attack patients. The grant will allow the company to move ahead with studies of MSI-1436 in pigs, the critical next step in moving the drug candidate into clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMA head calls small business tax change a 'heart-wrenching' prospect for female doctors
Female doctors are warning that the Liberal government's proposed changes to the small business tax regime could force physicians to leave the profession. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

SFC Fluids Awarded $1.4M Grant
SFC Fluidics Inc. of Fayetteville gets $1.4 million in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 30, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Most FDA user fees set to rise 33%
The latest user fee authorization enacted last week has most of the fees medical device makers pay the FDA to review its products rising by more than 33%, with the fee for one popular protocol jumping more than 125%. All but one of the user fees for fiscal 2018, which begins Oct. 1, are going up 32.5% compared with the fiscal 2017 fees for both small businesses making less that $100 million annually and for their larger brethren, according to the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health. But the fee for 510(k) clearance, the safety watchdog’s most common form of medical device review, jumped 125.3% to...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat User fees Source Type: news

Startup Oscar Health Finds Big Partners in Ohio ’s Cleveland Clinic and Nashville’s Humana Inc.
Two different deals aim to bring a new style of healthcare insurance to individuals and small businesses Designed to be a new model for health insurance, the much-watched Oscar Health (Oscar), founded in 2012, has just inked deals with both the Cleveland Clinic and Humana, Inc. What makes Oscar worth watching by pathologists and clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 28, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACA Affordable Care Act Alan Warren PhD anatomic pa Source Type: news

10 Tips for Starting a Home Business
9 hours ago ... AARP's small business center also includes articles and advice. 2. Update your insurance. It's a good idea to add an insurance rider to your  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

IotaMotion raises $2m for robotic cochlear implant system
Medical robotics start-up IotaMotion said today it raised $2 million in a seed financing round to support the development of its Iota-Soft novel robotic cochlear implantation platform. The Iowa City-based company, spun out from the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, is developing a robotic-assisted insertion device designed to aid surgeons in advancing cochlear implant electrodes. “We’ve completed our seed round, raising over $2 million within a few months from friends and family in the Midwest and around the world. The reception and excitement from both the cochlear implant communi...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robotics iotamotion Source Type: news

Aradigm secures SBIR grant to investigate use of Linhaliq and Lipoquin for PNTM treatment
Aradigm has secured a small business initiative research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Google acquires smartphone health dx startup Senosis Health
Google has acquired Seattle-based digital health startup Senosis Health for an undisclosed amount, according to a report from Geekwire. Senosis Health was founded by University of Washington computer scientist Shwetak Patel, aiming to use smartphones as patient monitoring devices, collecting health metrics and providing services such as diagnosing pulmonary function, hemoglobin counts and other critical health information, according to the report. Patel has sold previous startup ventures to major companies including Belkin International and Sears, GeekWire reported. The company produces a number of smartphone applica...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions mHealth (Mobile Health) Alphabet google Source Type: news

Conservative groups jump on medical device tax repeal bandwagon
A coalition of conservative action groups yesterday jumped on the bandwagon for repealing the medical device tax, urging Congressional leaders to scrap the 2.3% levy on U.S. medtech sales. In a letter to House speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the group also advocated for repealing a tax on certain insurance programs. Both levies, enacted as part of Obamacare, are on hiatus until next year. The group, which includes Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the political arm of the American Legislative Exchange Council, warned that both taxes will lead to &l...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

NIH Multi-Institute (NIAID/NCI/NIBIB/ NIGMS/NIEHS/NCATS) Small Business Workshop 2017
September 7-8, 2017 New Orleans, LA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Entrepreneurs are perceived to be creative, impulsive and risk-takers. But do you need a certain personality to succeed?Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that millions of people share. But what type of person do you have to be? Moreover, if you ’re an investor, are some people better risks than others?Related:How to be resilient: 'self-awareness is fundamental'Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Mark Parkinson Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Last insurer will bow out of MNsure small-business program
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the last provider selling small-business coverage on MNsure, said Monday it would stop selling the policies next year. The Star Tribune reports on the decision by the Eagan-based insurer, which said there wasn't enough demand to stay on the market for small-business coverage. The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), launched as part of the Affordable Care Act, was intended to provide coverage for business es between two and 50 employees. RELATED:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Business, labor groups pick sides in Parrish's ballot fight
Some small businesses, though not all, are decrying the health care provider taxes targeted by Referendum 301. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

3 Tips for Starting a Business in Mid-Life - AARP
Midlife can be a great time to start a small business, once you assess the risks and advantages. Get tips from those who did it successfully at 50+. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What do Trump's tweets say about his personality?
(Springer) The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic tendencies. An analysis of Trump's tweets and what implications his personality traits have for political leadership are the focus of a study published in Springer's journal Small Business Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oscar, Humana team up and more digital health deals
Oscar Health is working with Humana to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in a nine-county Nashville, Tenn. area. Tech-saavy insurance startup Oscar is teaming up with incumbent Humana at a time when it ’s just begun to expand from the individual market into working with employers through its Oscar for Business unit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Talking SHOP: Revisiting the Small-Business Marketplaces in California and Colorado
Issue brief evaluates the impact of changes to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) since 2014, focusing on California and Colorado - two states that run their own marketplaces and have full-featured SHOPs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Humana And Oscar Partner To Sell Health Plans To Small Businesses
Oscar Health and Humana partner to sell health insurance to small businesses in the Nashville area. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in a Small Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in Small Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in Small-Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Calm under pressure? Run your business the mindful way
Mindfulness could help make you more resilient, regulate stress and increase emotional intelligence. Here are some practical tips for introducing it in the workplaceIf recent events in politics have confirmed anything, it is that we live in unpredictable times where old assumptions no longer hold true.Creative thinking is crucial for business success through a period of uncertainty. Upheaval presents a chance to embrace uncertainty and remain level-headed, focused and compassionate under pressure. That ’s where mindfulness comes in.Research in contemplative neuroscience suggests that mindfulness - the practice of foc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Palma Michel Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

FDA user-fee financial impact
I ran across an article in a recent edition of Medtech Insight that focused on the 10 key details from US FDA agreements that will impact medical device and diagnostics companies. The article indicates that the US FDA user-fee reauthorization legislation is proceeding through Congress, most recently with a May 11 markup in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  Lawmakers would like to see a bill passed in July.   The core details of the user-fee reauthorization agreements will have a signification impact on companies’ day-to-day regulatory operations in the fiscal 2018-2022 period. &nb...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Massage, spa business looks to grow as owners leverage nursing, physical therapy backgrounds
Neil and Beverly Kirsch didn ’t start out in the massage and spa business. Neil was a physical therapist and Beverly a nurse. Now the Canadian natives own and operates two SpaMassage for You locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. Beverly Kirsh said they are looking to open a third location in Scottsdale at Via Linda and 90th St reet. They also look to bring their previous professional backgrounds to their small business model. “We consider ourselves the gold standards of massage,” Neil said. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

With $1.7M NIDA grant, emocha will evaluate its app for treating opioid addiction
Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health has been awarded a $1.7 million Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The company will use the grant for a feasibility study of its digital direct observation therapy tech. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Two Supreme Court decisions take a whack at patent holders
Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions signal an effort to shoot down patent trolls, but one expert says small business could get caught in the crosshairs. U.S. Supreme Court Building [Image by Daderot – Own work, Public Domain]Recent Supreme Court decisions dealing with patents have some experts concerned that, rather than clarifying the rules and combating patent trolls, the rulings will instead weaken the rights of patent holders. 1. Powdered drinks case rewrites the patent venue rules In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a venue case, the Supremes limited the ability of patent holders to sue in other state...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Patent Infringement davismalmdagostine patent trolls patents U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

Emerging biotech with potential to improve US health care on display at 2017 International BIO Convention
Small businesses and startups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will display emerging biotechnology at the 2017 BIO International Convention Innovation Zone June 19-22 in San Diego. More than 20 NSF-funded projects will exhibit in a space dedicated to early stage companies with new biomedical technologies and products, including (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Entreprenuers Over 50 Better Candidates for Loans - AARP
11 hours ago ... A new study has found that while younger small-business owners are the most likely to apply for funding, entrepreneurs 50 and older are the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

As Caregiver And Provider, Dad Faces An Uphill Battle
Whether you look at their historic role as breadwinner or their emerging one as hands-on parent, fathers deserve more support. We tend to read more about how the pressures of career and caregiving weigh on women – and that’s a problem that certainly cannot be overstated. But our society isn’t just badly designed for mothering. It is badly designed for parenting. This isn’t good for families, employers or the economy. The best Father’s Day gift we can give Dad is recognition of what he needs to succeed in the most important job he’ll ever do. Today’s dads are far more likely to chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news