Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

By Staff
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:04 AM There’s no longer a blanket statement that everybody who’s at increased risk for heart disease, even though they never had a heart attack, should be on aspirin. We need to be smarter at matching primary prevention to the people who will benefit the most and have the least risk of harms.

The New Jobs Numbers Are Pretty Good, Actually

By Staff
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:04 AM [The drop in the unemployment rate] represents a remarkably speedy recovery in the labor market—attaining sub-5 percent unemployment a mere 17 months after the end of the deepest recession in modern times. By contrast, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the jobless rate did not reach 4.8 percent until January 2016, six and a half years after the technical end of that recession.

3 Reasons There's a Labor Shortage, According to Biden's Labor Secretary

By Staff
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:04 AM I've talked to a lot of businesses that have said some people have just decided to walk away from the industry they're working in, and they're thinking about what's next for them. So I think that the work-life balance has played a big role in this.

Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: September 2021

By Staff
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:04 AM The public appears resigned to a future in which COVID-19 remains present in the U.S. and is managed much like the seasonal flu rather than one in which the disease is completely eliminated. Eight in ten (79%) believe COVID-19 is something the U.S. will learn to live with.

12 Questions About Hybrid Work, Answered

By Staff
Monday, October 11, 2021 12:04 AM Remote work has allowed people to eliminate stressful commutes, reduce daily expenses, and increase quality time with family and friends. At the same time, many workers miss their colleagues, the camaraderie of the office, and the learning opportunities that come from serendipitous interactions. 

Christmas at Risk as Supply Chain ‘Disaster’ Only Gets Worse

By Staff
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:04 AM Consumers might see news about port backups, but that won’t hit home until they try to buy the toy of the year and can't get it. That’s when they’ll hit crisis mode.

CVS Health Is About to Turn Hundreds of its Drugstores Into Health Care Super-Clinics

By Staff
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:04 AM We’ll be far more than the corner drugstore. We’re pivoting to become more central to America’s health care.

Signs of Encouragement as US Sees Drop in Covid Cases and Hospitalizations

By Staff
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:04 AM Will the next surges be as big as this current one? It’s not likely, but it’s possible. When you have 70 million people left who have not been vaccinated, many of whom have not yet been infected, that’s a lot of human wood for this coronavirus human forest fire to burn.

Only 'Wimps' Phone it in: Why Wall Street Bankers Are Hitting the Road Again

By Staff
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:04 AM Even during the pandemic, if your clients were in Texas, if you didn't go down and see them, they knew you were a wimp. And they didn't want wimps working for them.

Wall Street’s Buying Up U.S. Health Care—Including in North Carolina

By Staff
Monday, October 4, 2021 12:04 AM There was this movie, ‘Wall Street’ with Michael Douglas, right? And he would buy these companies—these airlines—and chop them apart and make money that way. That’s not what private equity is about nowadays.

Walmart Health Teams With Epic on Patient Records Portal

By Staff
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:04 AM Our vision to provide best in class health care, anywhere, anytime includes a seamless experience for our customers, health care professional partners and associates. Leveraging best-in-class partners like Epic and their technology platform will assist us in providing a unified health record across care settings, geographies and multiple sources of health data.

Retail Jobs Are Treated as a Temporary Bridge to Something Better. But Why?

By Staff
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:04 AM Nobody is in retail because they really want to be; it's a bridge to another place. … [However] it would be really nice if we could make that environment so that that's not necessarily the case, because some people don't have that choice.

COVID Spurs ‘Innovation Scramble’—But Many Orgs Fail to Execute

By Staff
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:04 AM Most companies find it difficult to have the deliberate, long-term strategies that allow them to confront a lot of these bigger trends that are coming. How they fund innovation and how they manage it is all over the map. They do everything on a case-by-case basis, and there’s no corporate-wide sense. That shows up in company performance.

The CDC Director Warns That US Hospitals Are 'Filled With Unvaccinated People,' and Some Are Running Out of Both Ventilators and Beds

By Staff
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:04 AM That meanAbstracts that we are talking about who is going to get a ventilator, who is going to get an ICU bed. … Those are not easy discussions to have, and that is not a place we want our health care system to ever be.

As COVID Resurges, Vaccinated Americans Rage Against Holdouts

By Staff
Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:04 AM In the interest of public safety, I believe the government and private businesses need to [make] life difficult for the unvaccinated. They should not be allowed to dine at restaurants, ride public transportation, attend concerts, or broadly be in spaces with large concentrations of people without passing a COVID test at the door.