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Does ICER respond to industry comments? Surgery-specific comorbidity score. What makes a non-profit hospital? NHS staffing shortages lead to delayed cancer diagnoses. The end of the individual mandate. * This article was originally published here

Women are pancakes, men are waffles? Now there’s an unintentional insult to men

News broke in late October that a 2018 leadership training at accounting giant Ernst & Young featured a long list of sexist advice for and ideas about women, from advice about how to be attractive but not, you know, sexy, to how to avoid threatening fragile male egos by not looking them directly in the face and not …

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Social Media Made America Tired of Rich People

Earlier this week, photos began circulating of a recent subterranean fundraising dinner starring the presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Held in a glittering, ambiently lit wine cave in California’s Napa Valley, the party might have been a rich wedding reception or a set piece from HBO’s plutocrat drama Succession, except for a man wearing shorts sitting …

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What Makes a Digital Health Startup a Winner? | John Sharp, Personal Connected Health Alliance

BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH What separates successful digital health startups from the pack? John Sharp, Director of Thought Advisory for the Personal Connected Health Alliance (a HIMSS organization) has watched digital health ‘grow up’ over the years as an industry analyst focused on health IT, consumer health, and health tech. Want to know what …

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This Video Game App is Really Remote Monitoring for Eye Diseases | Stephanie Campbell, OKKO Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Keep your eyes peeled for OKKO Health, the startup that has created an AI-driven app game to make sure that your eyes are healthy. Founder-and-optometrist Stephanie Campbell explains how the game works to help clinicians to remotely monitor patients with eye diseases that would otherwise require frequent hospital visits to …

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All the cool kids are on TikTok. Here’s a plan for you and your business!

TikTok seems to be everywhere in the social media conversation … and with good reason. Today, let’s take a rational view of this fascinating platform and its role in building a personal brand and a digital foothold for your business. TikTok is significant because it seems to be emerging as a “homeroom” for a generation. …

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Meet Fat Fred, A Cat Who Is Going Viral After Someone Posted Photos Of A Vet Clinic’s Hilarious Sign

The bigger the cat, the better because there’s more of it to snuggle, wouldn’t you agree? As long as the feline’s healthy and happy, of course. Well, get ready to see an adorably large cat. Meet Fat Fred. He’s an adorable chonky catto who went viral on the internet after someone posted photos of a …

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Dopamine fasting is a tech fad that sounds silly – but might just work | Oliver Burkeman

Depriving your brain of stimulation can rewire your frazzled neural circuits – but the problem runs deeper than that The problem with ridiculous Silicon Valley lifestyle trends used to be the risk that people might take them seriously: that it might seem sensible to eat an all-carrot diet, while bathing in liquid nitrogen and administering …

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The 30-day eating challenge that can blow your mind—and transform your body.

Diet challenges are usually all about what you can’t eat. But what if you could see huge results from a self-experiment that doesn’t make any foods off-limits? Instead of focusing on what you eat, our 30-day eating challenge emphasizes how you eat. And the results? They could be transformational. ++++ “You want the next level …

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10 Fun Games for Team Building

No manager wants to see rolling eyes when pitching fun games for team building. It’s tricky to figure out fresh and exciting ways to bring your team together without being invasive or treating them like children. Any activity you set up has to respect people’s privacy and allow shy employees to participate equally. Done right, interrupting the daily routine …

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6 ‘hand portion’ body transformations you have to see to believe

You already have the key to transforming your body. Seriously. It’s actually on your person. We’re talking about your hand. In case you don’t know… here at Precision Nutrition, we developed a system for food tracking called hand portions. The basics: Your hand acts as a personalized, portable portioning tool to help you eat appropriately-sized …

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Scaling Health Insurance Disruption | Ali Diab, Collective Health

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Ali Diab, CEO & Co-Founder of Collective Health, wants to talk about healthcare affordability and the fact that consumerism doesn’t really exist when it comes to healthcare because we don’t really have a functioning market. The “Real” buyers — from the federal government to large employers — have no idea …

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True stories: How these 6 people overcame huge health and fitness barriers (and you can too).

Wouldn’t it be nice if embarking on a health and fitness journey meant a straight line to success? For better or worse, that’s not real life—but there is hope. Here are six true stories from Precision Nutrition Coaching clients who faced major obstacles on the road to weight loss, overcame them, and used what they …

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Quality Measurement in Oncology: Is the Race Worth Running?

This is the title of my recent commentary in the Journal of Clinical Pathways. The article discusses a number of challenges of measuring quality of care in oncology: The challenges mentioned included: the long time-lag to develop new guidelines and then incorporate these into validated quality measures, the potential narrow populations to which guidelines would …

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