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The US Should Take a 'Leadership' Role on Blockchain, IBM Report Argues

The US Should Take a 'Leadership' Role on Blockchain, IBM Report Argues | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A new report by IBM claims that U.S.-based blockchain developers are looking to the government for leadership on building and deploying the tech.
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The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commuter Train Is Now in Service

The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commuter Train Is Now in Service | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
There is fierce competition between hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries as the best mechanism for storing renewably-generated energy.
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U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential - The

U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential - The | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Portugal, Italy, Slovenia and 20 other nations rank higher than the United States on a new economic indicator from the World Bank.
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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Avoiding the most serious damage requires transforming the world economy within just a few years, said the authors, who estimate that the damage would come at a cost of $54 trillion. But while they conclude that it is technically possible to achieve the rapid changes required to avoid 2.7 degrees of warming, they concede that it may be politically unlikely.

For instance, the report says that heavy taxes or prices on carbon dioxide emissions — perhaps as high as $27,000 per ton by 2100 — would be required. But such a move would be almost politically impossible in the United States, the world’s largest economy and second-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China. Lawmakers around the world, including in China, the European Union and California, have enacted carbon pricing programs.
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Innovation Frontlines: Q&A with UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern shares how their new simulation center where medical students interview virtual patients is transforming healthcare.
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Good-Health Attitude | Kaiser Permanente

Good-Health Attitude | Kaiser Permanente | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude—a good-health mind-set—doesn't just happen. It takes work, every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilitie
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Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court: sparks or harmony? | Reuters

Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court: sparks or harmony? | Reuters | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country.
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Prime Healthcare CEO to Pay Part of $65M False Claims Settlement Personally | HealthLeaders Media

Not the biggest: This high-dollar settlement is nowhere near the largest paid by a hospital operator. In 2016, for example, Tenet Healthcare Corp. agreed to pay $368 million to the federal government, Georgia, and South Carolina to settle False Claims Act allegations. The whistleblower's share in that case was more than $84.4 million.
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How Successful People Manage to do More and be Less Stressed | Thrive Global

How Successful People Manage to do More and be Less Stressed | Thrive Global | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Stop negative self-talk that’s haunting your mind
Let me bring on the age-old question : Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Your answer to this greatly reflects your outlook on life. Your little voice can actually be responsible for finding your attitude towards yourself. The more you delve into the negative thoughts, the more power you give it to rule you. It brings in more anxiety.

Our negative talks are just our thoughts. For example, some of the things we say to ourselves that steer us off the road to success: "I totally suck at this." "I am always in trouble." "They don’t appreciate anything I do." The unpleasant names you give to silly people also shows the how harsh your thoughts are in your mind. As these words get in our head, positive things will never happen.

Apple CEO Tim Cook gives the students advice to tune out a lot of the noise that they come across in their life. When you are listening to everyone all the time, their words become cancer in your mind and for you, your life turns out to be negative.

Literally, go ahead to tune out the negative noise that is finding its way into your thoughts. Once you’ve slowed down your negative thoughts, you’ll be more clear-headed to do more for yourself.
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Not-for-profit hospitals' cost-cutting isn't keeping up with revenue decline

Not-for-profit hospitals' cost-cutting isn't keeping up with revenue decline | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Not-for-profit hospitals have begun to rein in labor and supply expenses, but revenue is declining at a quicker pace and has created a widening, unsustainable chasm, according to Moody's Investors Service.
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Is Digital Health the Future of Healthcare? | Healthcare Analytics News

Is Digital Health the Future of Healthcare? | Healthcare Analytics News | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
How tech can help patients and clinicians reap the benefits of an improved, sustainable and proactive healthcare system.
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The $25 trillion healthcare problem and how to address it

The $25 trillion healthcare problem and how to address it | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A broken system of incentives means that healthcare often fails to put the patient first. Here's what needs to change.
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Earthquake early warning milestone: ShakeAlert rolled out to entire Bay Area

Earthquake early warning milestone: ShakeAlert rolled out to entire Bay Area | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Local, state and national political leaders join Berkeley scientists and BART officials to roll out the latest version of an earthquake early warning system, ShakeAlert 2.0...
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Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases - The New York Times

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.
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Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It’s putting us all at risk. - The

Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It’s putting us all at risk. - The | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The companies that provide tests work hard to promote their products. Doctors often think that ordering more tests will protect against lawsuits. Moreover, medical schools offer limited instruction on how to understand test results, which means many doctors are not equipped to do this well. Even when medical students have short classroom instruction in test interpretation, it is rarely taught in a clinic with actual patients.
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Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners - The New York Times

Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
With its stock at its lowest point since 2009, the company plans to trim its salaried work force and is exploring an alliance with Volkswagen.
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A Marriage Made in Heaven...Or At Least in the Cloud

We believe the future of healthcare tech will be one that runs on open platform-based solutions, is committed to interoperability, and offers consumers and medical professionals alike a useful, reliable experience that is accessible from any mobile device.
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Why Texas Hospitals' Urge to Merge Takes Precedence

Why Texas Hospitals' Urge to Merge Takes Precedence | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Health system M&As may be necessary as insurers with greater access to capital are expanding low-cost outpatient centers into Texas to capture patients.
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We Can Have a World Without Work, Or We Can Have Predatory Capitalism — But We Can’t Have Both

Of all the myths we’re told these days, there’s none quite so funny and strange as this one: soon enough, we’ll have a work-free world — all we need is technology! And then people will be free to do…
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Hospital CEOs Urge Congress to Protect 340B | HealthLeaders Media

Hospital CEOs Urge Congress to Protect 340B | HealthLeaders Media | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The hospital CEOs in their letter to Congress called the 340B program "a tremendous success story."They note that 340B hospitals represent 38% of all acute-care hospitals but account for 60% of all uncompensated care. In addition, they note that the program discounts represent less than 2% of drugmakers' revenues, and supports safety-net care at no cost to taxpayers."Because of the savings from 340B, we are able to offer vital but often money-losing services including obstetrics, trauma care, opioid addiction treatment and HIV/AIDS care," the letter said. "In many rural communities, 340B savings are the difference between hospitals staying open and closing."
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Tips to Make Vitamins Work Better

Tips to Make Vitamins Work Better | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The vitamin industry is a big one in the US, but many American’s take them the wrong way. Find out the steps you should take to get the most out of your supplements.
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How AI Is Changing The Future Of Medicine

How AI Is Changing The Future Of Medicine | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Roy Smythe, Chief Medical Officer, Strategy and Partnerships at Philips talks about how the use of artificial intelligence can be effectively applied to healthcare.
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Technology Is Extending Into Our Health Care System

Technology Is Extending Into Our Health Care System | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
“I haven’t seen many examples of that in practice, although I realize there’s a lot of hype around AI. My theory is that it will be most useful on the operational side of health care, rather than clinical.” While it’s exciting to think about AI diagnosing disease and delivering targeted treatment, Farr believes we’re still a long way from having the tools and procedures to do that effectively. “I think we’ll see technology used more in helping hospitals run more smoothly, or in helping insurance companies figure out who’s most likely to get sick.” 
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IoT is driving a home healthcare industry

IoT is driving a home healthcare industry | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
According to a new report, the Internet of Medical Things is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations, clustered around wearables and e-skin devices.
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