These Illustrations Totally Nail How Difficult The Grief Process Is
Grief is a profoundly difficult experience that most people will have to endure at some point. And while this doesn’t make dealing with grief any easier, it does help to know that you’re not alone in how you feel. Case in point? These accurate illustrations from artist Mari Andrew. After going through the grieving process when her father died, she focused some of her artwork on the subject to help her heal and connect with others. My dad died two years ago today. It's different for everyone, but my personal experience is that grief doesn't ever go away, but it does change shape and it becomes somethin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Obamacare repeal talk, D.C.'s health exchange finds a new revenue source
The District-run health exchange's online platform will soon find a new use beyond selling health insurance in the city. The Massachusetts Health Connector will begin using D.C. Health Link's platform to sell coverage to small businesses and their employees in Massachusetts. The partnership, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will reduce the local exchange's long-term operational costs while creating a mo re sustainable option for Massachusetts' exchange, according to the D.C. Health Benefit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Oregon small business group comes to defense of Obamacare
An Oregon small business group is adding its voice to those calling on Oregon ’s Congressional leaders to fight against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Main Street Alliance joined with Portland Jobs with Justice to release a report today called “A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care.” The report quantifies the impact of ACA repeal on Oregon as follows: 475,000 people at risk of losing health coverage, either through Medicaid or subsidized private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

5 Big Things We Have To Lose If Republicans Repeal Obamacare
As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma, who is slated to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Trump administration, noted at her confirmation hearing that coverage for maternity services should be optional in those health plans. Maternity coverage is a popular target and one often mentioned by health law critics, but other items also could be watered down or eli...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lord Martin Rees: We Are Living Through A Political And Scientific Transformation
Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He sat down with The WorldPost for a wide-ranging interview, which has been edited for clarity and brevity. Alexander Görlach: Out of all great transformations we are going through, from climate change to artificial intelligence to gene editing, what are the most consequential we are about to witness?  Martin Rees: It depends on what time scale we are thinking about. In the next 10 or 20 years, I would say it’s the rapid development in biotechnology. We are already seeing that it’s becoming easier to modify the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Martin Rees: We Are Living Through A Political And Scientific Transformation
Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He sat down with The WorldPost for a wide-ranging interview, which has been edited for clarity and brevity. Alexander Görlach: Out of all great transformations we are going through, from climate change to artificial intelligence to gene editing, what are the most consequential we are about to witness?  Martin Rees: It depends on what time scale we are thinking about. In the next 10 or 20 years, I would say it’s the rapid development in biotechnology. We are already seeing that it’s becoming easier to modify the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery. According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191049&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards
Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. The winners will be announced at a special banquet Feb. 16 at the Statehouse Convention Center inside the Wally Allen Ballroom. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Leslie Gordy at (501) 372-1443, ext. 336; clicking here for the online form or by contacting Events@ABPG.com. Click on the links below to read profiles of each of this...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nido Surgical raises $1m in Series A to support CardioPort dev
Development-stage med device firm Nido Surgical said this week it raised $1.3 million in a Series A round to support the development of its CardioPort platform designed to enable video-endoscopic trans-cardiac surgeries. Money raised in the round will support development and 1st-in-man studies of the platform, according to the Boston-based company. The $1.3 million Series A is joined by a $1.4 million Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health. The company’s CardioPort is designed to be inserted through small incisions in the chest and heart wall for intracardiac procedures, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Surgical Nido Surgical Source Type: news

Science Marchers -- Let's Support Some Science!
A few weeks ago when the internets exploded with news of a March for Science in DC, I wrote that I would not be joining. My feeling is that such things are important, but not for me. I’m using other channels on a daily basis to help broaden the understanding of science issues and improve trust in scientists. I’ve been doing that for years.This sentiment brought me angry emails and hostile tweets. Not many, but a enough to realize that my inflammatory statements like, “Not the most effective use of my time in supporting science” are not always well received with a group poised to descend on the natio...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Spotlight on Small Business Health Coverage at House Hearing
(MedPage Today) -- Witnesses, lawmakers debate extent of problems and possible solutions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Local biotech gets $3M NIH grant for HIV drug resistance test
A Cambridge biotech that graduated from the MassChallenge startup accelerator program has received a $3 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop its HIV diagnostic technology. Aldatu Biosciences said Tuesday that it had received the grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, or NIAID. The grant program is designed for small businesses engaged in innovative research. Aldatu has five full-time employees and is located at the Pagliuca… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)
The sale of a 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle weighed in at $7.15 million. CHG Senior Living RE Stonehaven LLC, an affiliate of Cornerstone Healthcare Group of Dallas, purchased Stonehaven Assisted Living at 101 Olympia Drive. The seller is Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy. The 7.59-acre development previously was tied to a July 2005 mortgage of $4.3 million held by Farmers Bank & Trust of Camden. Stonehaven Assisted Living acquired the site for $500,000 more than 11 years ago from Osborne Development Ltd., ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas
Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas. Even people who don’t have the technical expertise to create this type of malware can buy it online. In addition, lucrative targets, especially hospitals and other health care facilities that are subject to hefty fines for being breached, are ample targets, and hackers don’t need to invest much effort or money to reap huge dividends, local experts say. “It’s a whole industry. It’s a targeted way to...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded project leads to FDA-approved newborn screening device
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) A newborn screening device, developed with early-stage National Institutes of Health funding, has received de novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the detection of lysosomal storage disorders, which injure the brain and nervous system. The device, called SEEKER ™ , was created with funding from the Small Business Innovation Research program in NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Opinion: 'Strange' law forces tech company to charge customers for apps
It ’s not often that you see the government forcing tech companies to charge consumers, but that’s exactly what’s happening here in Washington state. Fortunately, this week, key committees in the state Capitol began work on legislation that would prevent this government overreach and reverse a D ecember ruling by the state insurance commissioner. The decision was a strange one. It required Zenefits to start charging small business customers for software and apps that had been free. With the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Massey Source Type: news

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced. "This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control," Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners. Trump's latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations, a senior official told reporte...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Gov. Baker may be wrong to penalize small businesses for Medicaid growth
Gov. Charlie Baker wants to penalize companies that don ’t offer the bulk of their employees health care coverage, pointedly targeting small businesses. But some brokers say that plan targets the wrong groups. The proposal, released within the governor’s budget on Jan. 25, would call for businesses with over 10 employees to pay a $2,000 fine for eve ry full-time employee not offered adequate health insurance. The goal is to address the ballooning Medicaid budget, which has doubled in the last… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Neural Analytics wins CE Mark for next-gen Lucid transcranial ultrasound
Neural Analytics said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system. The Los Angeles-based company’s Lucid M1 is a portable all-in-one ultrasound system designed for rapid triaging and monitoring of patients with brain disorders. “The development of accurate and portable brain monitoring technology like the Lucid System is critical to expanding brain care in the 21st century. Healthcare professionals will be able to utilize this diagnostic tool in a variety of clinical settings to accurately measure the brain’s blood flow to expedite m...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Thermedical raises $3m for tissue ablation device
Thermedical raised $3 million in a new round of funding, according to regulatory filings. The private company is developing a treatment for ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that can result in sudden cardiac arrest, and a treatment for soft tissue conditions, including liver, kidney, lung and uterine tumors. The company’s ablation system uses saline-enhanced radio frequency, according to Thermedical, to overcome the challenges of traditional ablation tools and to create large, controlled, symmetrical lesions.  The new round, which had its 1st sale on Jan. 13, will bring $700,000 to the company for ...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Thermedical Source Type: news

New Democrats on Research Funding Panels
The Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over funding for several science agencies will have new ranking members in the 115th Congress. The top Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science will be Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Her House counterpart will be Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY). The subcommittee oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Shaheen is serving her second term in the Senate and has been on the Appropriations Committee since 2012. She was previously...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 24, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Viewpoint: ACA repeal could wreck Colorado ’s health care and economy
Health care spending accounts for 18 percent of the U.S. economy. The actions of Congress to de-fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a way to finance a replacement will have significant negative consequences for Colorado businesses, individuals, government and the economy. Colorado hospitals will be hard hit as the number of uninsured seeking emergency room care skyrockets. An Urban Institute analysis of a 2016 repeal bill shows insurance marketplaces for individuals and small businesses would … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peggy Gonder Source Type: news

What a Clearwater insurance executive sees ahead if the Affordable Care Act is repealed
The health insurance market for individuals under 65, including hundreds of thousands of small business owners, will shift under a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. “We could see increased competition. You will see more health plans and health insurers enter the marketplace,” said Scott Perry, CEO of insurance marketing and distribution firm AmeriLife in Clearwater. That could be a positive development for self-employed individuals and small business own ers, and for insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

ASU spinout gets national funding for tissue chip
BioSyntagma LLC has received a $213,904 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation. The money will help the Phoenix company continue to develop its Light Stream FloCell, which allows researchers to understand how disease-causing cells interact. The technology may help answer why cancers metastasize, which drugs are most effective for a patient at a given time and what mechanisms are active in certain diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes and dementia, said David… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

ASU spinout gets national funding for tissue chip
BioSyntagma LLC has received a $213,904 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation. The money will help the Phoenix company continue to develop its Light Stream FloCell, which allows researchers to understand how disease-causing cells interact. The technology may help answer why cancers metastasize, which drugs are most effective for a patient at a given time and what mechanisms are active in certain diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes and dementia, said David… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Latest funding from biotech center totals $1.4 million
The latest round of grants and loans from the North Carolina Biotech Center totaled $1.4 million in the second quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Dec. 31. Research Triangle Park-based Clinical Sensors received a $250,000 small business research loan, as did Raleigh-based MAA Laboratories and Winston-Salem-based Biorg. Morrisville’s Lucerno Dynamics received a strategic growth loan of $300,000. Also in its second fiscal quarter, NCBiotech said tha t follow-on funding raised by previous recipients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Attagene Receives Tibbetts Award at White House Ceremony
Attagene, a Research Triangle Park-based life science company, receives the prestigious Tibbetts award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award recognizes company’s achievements in...(PRWeb January 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13981488.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: 'I'd Be Dead' Without Obamacare
A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare.  “Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans, who identified himself as a longtime Republican who had worked on campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, used to oppose the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment.  As a small business owner, Jeans explained, he doesn’t get health insurance thro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Business Ideas and Entrepreneurship - AARP
Starting your own business, in small business management, or want to open a franchise? Use AARP tips to manage your business ideas to achieve success. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uncle Sam Wants You ... To Make Bullets That Turn Into Seeds
The government is looking for fertile minds to create a new breed of biodegradable military bullets that hold seeds along with gunpowder. The Department of Defense in November put out a call for proposals from businesses that might be able to manufacture biodegradable bullets that also contain seeds, according to Motherboard.Vice.com. Currently, shell casings and other waste from ammunition used by the military ends up on the ground ― or underground, where it risks polluting soil and water. Replacing traditional bullets with those containing biodegradable materials is a better alternative, according to a bid documen...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Innovator: NeuroEM, ASU share $225K grant
Phoenix-based NeuroEM Therapeutics Inc. and Arizona State University have received a $255,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to determine the best treatments for NeuroEM’s head device, which uses electromagnetic waves designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The money also will be used to investigate whether the technology can treat other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder. Gary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Innovator: NeuroEM, ASU share $225K grant
Phoenix-based NeuroEM Therapeutics Inc. and Arizona State University have received a $255,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to determine the best treatments for NeuroEM’s head device, which uses electromagnetic waves designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The money also will be used to investigate whether the technology can treat other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder. Gary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Stay Informed about Small Business
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hawaii gets waiver from Affordable Care Act for small business health plans
The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced on Friday that Hawaii has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the the Small Business Health Options Program. The action puts local small businesses back under the state's 1974, Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act, which required employers to offer healthcare insurance to employees working more than 20 hours per week and to pay the majority of the premium. These provisions offer Hawaii residents… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Last Place One Would Expect to Find Design & Innovation: The Dentist's Office
How a new, entrepreneurial dental practice redefines the dentist visit experience through attention to design and customer experience. It's an inspiration to all small business in tired industries how they can differentiate themselves vs. competitors by rethinking everything that's expected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Greenwald, Contributor Source Type: news

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A
Dear Readers,Last week Arkansas Business subscribers received the Book of Lists, in which we compile most of the business lists that we published throughout 2016. Lists like that — the biggest law firms or the highest-paid executives or the most profitable banks — appeal to the part of the human brain that likes to see data organized (especially the kind of data that can translate directly into business contacts and sales leads).This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016’s Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Ark...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2016 New York Small Business Owner Survey - AARP
Survey findings show that New York small business owners and decision makers (those with 9-100 additional employees) are concerned about retirement  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 21, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NSF-funded startups demo tech at CES 2017 Eureka Park
More than 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2017 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies. The companies will be featured at the Eureka Park Marketplace, an area dedicated to pre-market technologies born from fundamental science and engineering ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190639&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two Firms With A Dodgy Business. One Went To Market. The Other, To Congress
Zane Benefits openly defied the I.R.S. when it tried to sell its health reimbursement arrangements to small business. WEX Health tried a different tack. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robb Mandelbaum, Contributor Source Type: news

Two Firms Stymied By The I.R.S. One Went To Market. The Other, To Congress
Zane Benefits openly defied the I.R.S. when it tried to sell its health reimbursement arrangements to small business. WEX Health tried a different tack. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robb Mandelbaum, Contributor Source Type: news

Two Firms Stymied By The IRS: One Went To Market, The Other Went To Congress
Zane Benefits openly defied the I.R.S. when it tried to sell its health reimbursement arrangements to small business. WEX Health tried a different tack. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robb Mandelbaum, Contributor Source Type: news

New Law Eases Small Business Health Care Burden (But May Make Repealing ObamaCare Harder)
The new law allows small businesses to reimburse employees tax-free for insurance they buy on their own — and that's good news for the Affordable Care Act and its backers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robb Mandelbaum, Contributor Source Type: news

Study finds small business group health plans more affordable than individual plans
A study scheduled to be published Tuesday indicates that group plans for employees of small businesses in California are generally more affordable than individual plans. The study, by private health insurance exchange eHealth, looked at small businesses with 20 or fewer employees. In California, their average group monthly premium in 2016 was $1,570, with an average monthly premium of $305 per covered life and deductible of $2,300. That compares to individual pla ns in California, where the average… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Study finds small business group health plans more affordable than individual plans
A study scheduled to be published Tuesday indicates that group plans for employees of small businesses in California are generally more affordable than individual plans. The study, by private health insurance exchange eHealth, looked at small businesses with 20 or fewer employees. In California, their average group monthly premium in 2016 was $1,570, with an average monthly premium of $305 per covered life and deductible of $2,300. That compares to individual pla ns in California, where the average… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Changes Coming For Stores That Accept Food Stamps
WASHINGTON ― Stores that accept food stamps will have to sell fresh produce and whole grains under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule designed to urge recipients toward healthier choices. The new rule, which scaled back a stricter proposal that members of Congress said could jeopardize poor people’s ability to use their benefits, is considered a victory for mom-and-pop retailers and corner stores that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments. The changes announced last week require more than 250,000 SNAP-authorized stores to carry at least 84 staple foods, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pentagon Case May Mean Billions for Women, Minorities, and Veterans
Benefits of winning ASBL case against Pentagon would be prodigious for women, minority, and service disabled veteran owned small businesses as they are currently only receiving fraction of contracts they are legally entitled to (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 12, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: USA Disability News Source Type: news

Air Force technology poised to dramatically improve civilian emergency management operations
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Behind the scenes at a training exercise several years ago, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked air combat commanders to outline their biggest challenges. By far, commanders expressed the most concern over confusion caused by large amounts of radio traffic. During intense operations, many voice transmissions prompted a request to repeat and much of what was said simply got lost. Envisioning an opportunity, researchers went back to the 711th Human Performance Wing at AFRL to take a closer look at how the human mind processes information and why ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Cogliano, AFRL Small Business Directorate, and Mindy Cooper, Air Force Technology Transfer Program Tags: Communications & Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

Air Force technology poised to dramatically improve civilian emergency management operations
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Behind the scenes at a training exercise several years ago, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked air combat commanders to outline their biggest challenges. By far, commanders expressed the most concern over confusion caused by large amounts of radio traffic. During intense operations, many voice transmissions prompted a request to repeat and much of what was said simply got lost. Envisioning an opportunity, researchers went back to the 711th Human Performance Wing at AFRL to take a closer look at how the human mind processes information and why ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Cogliano, AFRL Small Business Directorate, and Mindy Cooper, Air Force Technology Transfer Program Tags: Communications & Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

GOP Vows Obamacare Repeal To Start 2017. Dems Dare Them.
WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans on Tuesday announced they plan to act quickly to strip away Obamacare’s funding while leaving elements of the program in place for two or three years. The move would put them in lockstep with House Republicans, and would enable President-elect Donald Trump to sign a bill effectively repealing the program on his first day in office. Democrats promptly warned that the move would destabilize insurance markets in the short term and deprive millions of people of coverage in the long term, causing a “huge calamity” for America as well as for the Republican Party. At a Capi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2016 South Carolina Small Business Owners Survey on Retirement Planning
Survey findings show that South Carolina small business owners and decision makers agree that saving for retirement through work is important. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - December 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news