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3 Health Care Issues Debated by Presidential Candidates

As the 2016 presidential election unfolds, Americans are becoming more interested in the candidates’ positions on key issues. A primary concern is national security, especially with increased incidents of global terrorism and conflicts between countries. A close second is the future of America’s health care system, such as these three issues: Reform or repeal – … Read Full Article

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5 Ways To Impress Millennial Employees

Millennials make up at least one-third of today’s workforce. Born between 1980 and 2000, working millennials ages 18 to 34. Growing up in the shadows of 9/11 and the Great Recession of 2007-2009, millennials have a can-do attitude. With an abundance of self-confidence, they don’t worry about failure and seek leadership roles at work. Millennials … Read Full Article

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3 Employee Benefits Trends

Employees want to be involved in their benefits choices. The trend is called consumerism, and it’s evidenced by the increased number of Americans embracing the opportunity to get involved in making decisions regarding their health care. With a focus on becoming educated consumers, employees are asking questions of medical providers to understand procedures and services, … Read Full Article

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5 Ways Digital Books Are Changing Reading

Since the first eBook was introduced in 1998, literary experts have debated the pros and cons of books in paper vs. electronic format. Some people like to read a book they can feel and hold in their hands while others enjoy having access to hundreds of book titles at the touch of their finger. Some … Read Full Article

5 Ways Technology is Changing Medical Care

Technology continually is changing the world as we know it. Over the years, new technology has made our daily activities easier. It’s also been incorporated into diagnostic tools to help identify medical issues quickly. For example, consider five ways technology is improving medical care:

Small Businesses Thrive by Focusing on Employee Wellbeing

Small businesses operate as a close family of associates who rely on each other to serve customers and be successful. They know each other’s problems, talents, friends and family members. Owners realize employee productivity is affected when employees experience health and personal problems, but owners may be unsure how to help.

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Relevance: “The ability to retrieve material that satisfies the needs of the user.” Merriam Webster’s Broker relevance is a term that is discussed in many industry and community circles. But what does it take to be relevant? Let’s explore three characteristics. Customer expertise – In order to satisfy employers and employee needs with the right … Read Full Article

New Technology Eases Fears of Falling for Elderly

Fear of falling is a primary worry for people as they age. The concern is real reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with 1 in 3 people ages 65 and older falling each year. Thankfully, researchers are exploring ways to ease these fears by designing systems to prevent the elderly from falling … Read Full Article

New Possible Solution for Type 2 Diabetes

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes produce excess insulin, which can create a variety of health problems. However, recent research may provide insights into a new treatment solution. New compound discovered Scientists at Harvard University discovered a new chemical compound, called the insulin degrading enzyme, that, when tested on obese mice, improved glucose tolerance (which … Read Full Article