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It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019.Adam Grant, a psychologist from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, said: "I think we have some good experiments showing that if you reduce work hours, people are able to focus their attention more effectively, they end up producing just as much, often with higher quality and creativity, and they are also more loyal to the...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Happiness, Economy, Creativity, Pennsylvania, Work-life balance, Innovation, New Zealand, OECD, Henry Ford, Wharton School, Adam Grant, Cubicle, Rutger Bregman


Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’” – Michelle Hammer   H...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Relationships, Alabama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Valentine, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Johnny, Gabe


"Zombie Deer" disease scare

Chronic wasting disease of the deer or CWD has been nicknamed “Zombie deer disease”. It has been affecting deer across Pennsylvania and has also been noted in Lancaster County.
Tags: Health, Pennsylvania


Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Just because your living with mental illness, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in all the weird superstitious customs our society loves so much. In this episode our hosts discuss their hopes for the new year, the resolutions they made, and how to have a good 2019 in spite of living with bipolar or schizophrenia. Listen in now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you’re not going to keep your resolutions, don’t beat yourself up by making them!” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Bip...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Seltzer, New York City, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Steve Buscemi, Casio, Times Square, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Diet Coke


Pennsylvania nurses inspired by teachers’ strikes to ‘fight the same fight’

After about 370 nurses protested drastic changes from hospital management, union officials expect more across the US in 2019Deep in the heart of Trump country, Indiana, Pennsylvania, the hometown of Jimmy Stewart served as the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the hit holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. However, this year nurses say that one of the town’s largest employers, the Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), is turning Stewart’s hometown into a Pottersville, the dystopian alternative ...
Tags: Health, Activism, Protest, US, Society, US news, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nursing, US unions, Trump, Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Bedford Falls, Pottersville, MeToo Movement


One implant, two prices. It depends on who’s paying.

Kim Daniels didn't have to pay a penny for her double mastectomy or the reconstructive surgery she had after treatment for breast cancer in June 2018. Her health insurance, PennCare, administered through Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, fully covered both procedures.
Tags: Health, Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross, Kim Daniels


U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at growing migrant teen detention camp

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA TORNILLO, Texas — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded faci...
Tags: Health, New York, Hollywood, Texas, News, Justice, Mexico, Stanford, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States


Record numbers of West Nile virus cases reported in parts of US

Warming temperatures and flooding driven by climate change is heightening the risk of contracting the disease, experts warnParts of the US have reported record numbers of West Nile virus infections, with experts warning that warming temperatures and flooding driven by climate change is heightening the risk of Americans contracting the debilitating disease.Cases of West Nile virus have been reported in every US state except Hawaii so far this year, leading to deaths in , surging numbers of patie...
Tags: Health, Massachusetts, US, US news, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Connecticut, West Nile


Attendee registration for 70th annual Pittcon is now open

Registration for the 70th annual Pittcon is now open. The leading conference and exposition for laboratory science will be held in Philadelphia, Pa. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from March 17-21, 2019. A discounted registration fee of $190 is available through February 25, 2019.
Tags: Health, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, Pittcon


A physician’s immigrant patients

In the living room of the house where I grew up hangs a framed copy of a 17th-century map of Pennsylvania. The land is divided into tiny plots, each painstakingly labeled with a family name. When I was little, I’d stand in front of the map and search for the little squares labeled “Sharples” — the original version of my last name. I’d imagine my distant ancestors, John and Jane Sharples and their seven children, dressed in bonnets and breeches as they sailed across the Atlantic in 1682. As Quake...
Tags: Health, England, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, John, Sharples, William Penn, Primary Care, Physician, Jane Sharples


Therapeutic Ethics: A Sacred Bond of Trust

As a licensed Social Worker (MSW, LSW), I am required to take an ethics class every two years as part of my continuing education. These guidelines were established by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), for the purpose of framing behavior that is both beneficial to our clients and does no harm to them. Each time I sit in the classroom and go over scenarios and structure, the take home message is, if it breaks confidentiality, don’t do it. If it puts the client in a lesser pos...
Tags: Psychology, Trust, Personal, Treatment, Therapy, Trauma, Pennsylvania, Ethics, Spirituality, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Alliance, Therapeutic Relationship, Ethics & Morality, Confidentiality, National Association of Social Workers NASW


Young people's attitudes toward marijuana have become more positive in recent years, report shows

With Pennsylvania now among the majority of states in legalizing medical marijuana, a new report shows that young people's attitudes toward pot have become more positive in recent years.
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Justice Kennedy, abortion and the legacy of a third choice

Sherry F. Colb is Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell Law School. When I clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun in 1992, his practice was to have breakfast with his law clerks every morning. One day, after we sat down to eat, the justice handed me a letter and asked me to read it aloud. I read the first paragraph and looked up uncertainly. The writer had said Blackmun was in the third trimester of his life, ready to enter the abortuary in the sky. I asked whether we should h...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Planned Parenthood, Senate, Reagan, Pennsylvania, Ronald Reagan, Nebraska, Liberal, Kennedy, State, Roe


Justice Kennedy: A justice who changed his mind

Daniel Hemel is an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in the online-sales-tax case South Dakota v. Wayfair was his final — and most significant — decision involving the dormant commerce clause doctrine, which prohibits state and local governments from passing laws that discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce unless Congress consents. Wayfair also was a sharp break from Kennedy’s dormant commerce clause ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Maryland, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Newegg, Walmart, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South Dakota, Davis, North Carolina, Kennedy, Thomas


Study: 70,000 opioid-related deaths not reported owing to incomplete death certificates

Several states are likely dramatically underestimating the effect of opioid-related deaths because of incomplete death certificate reporting, with Pennsylvania leading the pack, according to a new analysis by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
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Suicide and the Workplace – Shining a Light on a Unspoken Issue

It was the last semester of my senior year in college – right after Spring Break – when I heard the news that would forever shape my views on mental illness. A friend and fellow editor of the college newspaper I worked for, Steven Ochs jumped to his death from one of the many bridges near his hometown in Pittsburgh, PA. A group of us ended up driving out there across the fields of Pennsylvania to mourn his passing. It was the first time I was a pallbearer at a funeral and I knew then that was so...
Tags: Workplace, Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania, Violence, Kate Spade, Health Care, Mental Illness, Employment law, Prevention, Wall Street Journal, Steve, Pittsburgh, Steven


How Iowa anti-abortion bill activists eye Roe v Wade – and the supreme court

Activists helped legislators pass a law banning abortion after fetal heartbeat is detected – and hope to challenge a landmark rulingInside the Family Leader’s office near Des Moines, Iowa, photographs of Republican presidential contenders past grace the walls. Housing secretary Ben Carson, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, Texas senator Ted Cruz all stand frozen onstage, informing visitors of the Family Leader’s influence. Alongside them is the group’s president, Bob Vander Plaats, a me...
Tags: Health, Texas, Housing, Women, US news, Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Abortion, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, DES MOINES Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats, Vander Plaats


Without context or cushion, do online medical results make sense?

By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News As she herded her two young sons into bed one evening late last December, Laura Devitt flipped through her phone to check on the routine blood tests that had been performed as part of her annual physical. She logged onto the patient portal link on her electronic medical record, scanned the results and felt her stomach clench with fear. Devitt’s white blood cell count and several other tests were flagged as abnormal. Beyond the raw numbers, there was no ex...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, California, Washington, Stanford, Boston, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, New Orleans, Houston, Local News


A kiss changed this doctor’s life

As a boy growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, I never gave much thought to the concept of a kiss. My family gave and received kisses without hesitation. I continue to give and receive kisses from my wife and kids in the same nonchalant manner. Until one night — on shift. I work in the ER of a medium-sized town in southern Oregon. It was late into my shift. The call came in: “Helicopter en route, 32-year-old male, gunshot wound to the head, self-inflicted, airway is a nightmare, ETA 3 minu...
Tags: Health, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Eta, Emergency Medicine, Physician


Death in the family: An overdose death forces Medicaid official to change directions

By Emmarie Huetteman, California Healthline Andrey Ostrovsky’s family did not discuss what killed his uncle. He was young, not quite two weeks past his 45th birthday, when he died, and he had lost touch with loved ones in his final months. Ostrovsky speculated he had committed suicide. Almost two years later, Ostrovsky was Medicaid’s chief medical officer, grappling with an opioid crisis that kills about 115 Americans each day, when he learned the truth: His uncle died of a drug overdose. His fa...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, Politics, News, Drugs, White House, California News, America, Sport, Cms, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Healthcare, Azerbaijan


Please change the culture of surgery

It is December 2017. I have been on the road for the last five months, completing my five months of elective rotations. I am a fourth-year medical student aspiring to specialize in family medicine. I also want to learn procedures, so I did two months of surgery, three months of family practice electives. At the beginning of this process, I had wanted to be a general surgeon, but I ended up choosing family medicine. Back in third year, I had very auspicious rotations in rural Appalachia where I w...
Tags: Health, Education, Pennsylvania, Surgery, APPALACHIA


Independent practice: Both nurse practitioners and physicians should be outraged

The United States is facing a looming physician shortage, and some groups see this as an opportunity to promote an agenda of replacing physicians with nurses. The nurse-as-doctor concept appeared in the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing 2011 report, which called for a radical change to the nursing structure in the United States, including a goal of “full” partnership with physicians. Nursing organizations responded with a plan to double the number of nurses with a doctorate degree by 2020...
Tags: Health, Policy, Pennsylvania, United States, Primary Care, Public Health & Policy, Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners AANP


Drug overdose deaths plateau in California — while they soar nationally

By Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline Even as the opioid crisis fueled overdose deaths across the nation, the number of Californians who succumbed to these and other drugs has remained stable, new federal data show. Deaths from opiates, cocaine and methamphetamines shot up by 35 percent in the United States between the year ending in May 2015 and that ending in May 2017, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in Cal...
Tags: Health, Utah, Business, Florida, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Healthcare, Prince


Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

By Anna Gorman, California Healthline Gale Dunham, a pharmacist in Calistoga, knows the devastation the opioid epidemic has wrought, and she is glad the anti-overdose drug naloxone is becoming more accessible. But Dunham said that so far, she has not taken advantage of a California law that allows pharmacists to dispense the medication to patients without a doctor’s prescription. She said she plans to take the training required at some point, but has not yet seen much demand for the drug.“I don’...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, San Diego, Wisconsin, Starbucks, Calistoga, Redding


Urine empire, lax oversight expose flaws in California rehab laws

Part of our ongoing investigation into the Southern California rehab industry. Philip Ganong, his wife and their 34-year-old son built a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar empire on urine. They collected it from drug addicts at their chain of Southern California sober living homes. They created labs to test it. And they charged insurance companies to analyze it. But the success story was a scam, according to prosecutors, who have accused the Ganongs of fraud. They say the family used a network o...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, California, Drugs, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, San Diego, Starbucks, William, Orange County


Safety tips to help create better hunting experience for everyone

With rifle deer season around the corner in Pennsylvania, thousands of hunters – of all ages – are preparing to head into the woods.
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Legionnaires’ cases at Disneyland being investigated by OC Health Care Agency; officials say there’s no current health threat

An Orange County Health Care Agency official says Disneyland – for now – is the only place the agency is investigating in Anaheim as a source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has sickened a dozen people who either live in, work in or have visited the city. There is no ongoing risk to people visiting Disneyland, county health care officials said Saturday, adding that they are trying to find a common exposure source for all of the cases. Disneyland officials are testing water from a pair o...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Philadelphia, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Local News, Orange County


Enriched by the poor: California health insurers make billions through Medicaid

By Chad Terhune and Anna Gorman, California Healthline Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry. But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds their patient care is subpar. A unit of Centene Corp., the largest Medicaid insurer nationwide, raked in $1.1 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, according to state data obtained an...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Modesto, Anthem, Jerry Brown, Johnson, Kent, Local News, Donald Trump, Medicaid


Seven deaths attributed to EpiPen failures this year, FDA files show

Paulette saw it happen at the playground from several feet away, the panic-inducing moment in 2014 when her 3-year-old son Charlie, who has a life-threatening allergy to milk, grabbed a playmate’s sippy cup and took a gulp. Thankfully, Paulette had the anaphylaxis-stopping EpiPen and was able to quickly use the auto-injector on her son. But when she pulled the needle from his thigh, it was sticking out of the device at an angle instead of being under an orange cover, leaving her unsure whether t...
Tags: Health, Business, Congress, Bloomberg, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Paris, Netherlands, Fda, Pfizer, Local News, Meridian, Bloomberg News


A 1-Year-Old Girl Died From an Elephant Tranquilizer Overdose

Police have yet to charge anyone in Au'Driana Cohen's death
Tags: Health, Crime, News, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Onetime, APH, Healthytime, Driana Cohen



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