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Business growth requires effective change management
Business

Business growth requires effective change management

Change is all around us. From technological innovations to cultural shifts in the ways we live, play, and travel, our world is in a constant state of motion. Business is moving faster than ever, too, putting more emphasis on change management, which is now viewed as a necessity to guide companies through major adjustments. But how often is exciting and rapid growth considered a major adjustment? Rarely. And that’s a problem. Change management techniques are vital to bringing companies through adjustments in how we do business, how we must adapt to shifting business needs, or changes that have the potential to create discord among employees. Yet, all too often the need for change management in positive growth situations is overlooked. People assume that companies can absorb this kind o...
Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
Health

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
Fitness

What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?

Sept. 19, 2022 – We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.Some may blame a lack of time, energy, or motivation. Others may have physical limits due to age or chronic conditions.But what if you could achieve the benefits of exercise without breaking a sweat – by simply popping a pill or injecting medicine into your body?That may sound too good to be true, but in fact, scientists are working toward that goal. Step one is figuring out how, on a molecular level, exercise produces health benefits. Two recent studies have advanced that field.In Australia, a team of researchers zeroed in o...
Newly Buoyant Biden Aims High With Cancer Moonshot | Politics
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Newly Buoyant Biden Aims High With Cancer Moonshot | Politics

Just a few months ago, a down-in-the-dumps, way-down-in-the-polls President Joe Biden was struggling to pass major legislative items and appease Democratic Party voters who worried the unpopular leader would drag down vulnerable House and Senate candidates, perhaps enabling a massive red wave this fall.Now, a newly buoyant and aggressive president is looking and sounding more confident on the stump and on the trail, touting his hard-won legislative wins and reveling in polls showing things looking up for his party.That was evident Monday afternoon, when Biden went big on his policy goal-setting: curing cancer.President John F. Kennedy, 60 years ago to the day, made his famous "moonshot" speech to launch American exploration of space, Biden said in remarks at the JFK Library in Boston. T...
Jane Fonda diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Entertainment

Jane Fonda diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Jane Fonda diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - CBS News Watch CBS News Jane Fonda has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has started chemotherapy, the 84-year-old actor announced Friday. She shared the news in an Instagram post, explaining that she is hopeful despite the diagnosis. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Jane Fonda, actor and climate activist, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
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Jane Fonda, actor and climate activist, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Jane Fonda has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has started chemotherapy, the 84-year-old actor announced Friday. She shared the news in an Instagram post, explaining that she is hopeful despite the diagnosis."This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky," she wrote. She said she has been managing well with chemotherapy so far and intends on carrying on with her responsibilities. "I'm doing chemo for 6 months and am handling the treatments quite well and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism," Fonda said.She also used the announcement as an opportunity to advocate for more equal and accessible healthcare in the U.S. "I realize, and it's painful, that I am...
Exercise Improves Brain Health in Overweight, Obese Youth – Consumer Health News
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Exercise Improves Brain Health in Overweight, Obese Youth – Consumer Health News

FRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise positively affects intelligence and cognitive flexibility among school-aged children with overweight or obesity, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in JAMA Network Open.Francisco B. Ortega, Ph.D., from University of Granada in Spain, and colleagues assessed whether an exercise intervention of aerobic plus resistance training improved cognitive and brain health outcomes for children with overweight or obesity. The analysis included 109 children (aged 8 to 11 years) randomly assigned to a 20-week trial of intervention or usual routines.The researchers found that the exercise intervention improved crystallized intelligence as well as total intelligence versus the control group. There was also a positive effect observed for exerc...
Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates
Global News

Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates

Abigail Andie Helena Brown was born June 24, 2022. But the newborn never got the chance to meet her father, Andrew Brown. Abigail’s mother Tanya conceived her years after Andrew passed away from terminal cancer. “Andrew was just the most amazing human. We met later in life and fell in love quickly, and we both loved life. I knew he was going to be an amazing father,” Tanya said.The couple had many conversations about a family after his cancer diagnosis. Read more: Calgary obstetrician says Canadians must stay vigilant when it comes to reproductive rights “When we found out he was sick, we knew chemotherapy would affect his virility and so we went to freeze his sperm. And when we realized he wouldn’t survive, we didn’t have much time left,” Tanya said. ...
Special guests from Kids with Cancer Society become Global Edmonton reporters at the Fringe – Edmonton
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Special guests from Kids with Cancer Society become Global Edmonton reporters at the Fringe – Edmonton

Global Edmonton has extra staff on hand for a very special assignment at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival on Wednesday. Four young people from the Kids with Cancer Society will spend the day with Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney and Jesse Beyer down at the Fringe Festival, learning what it’s like to be a news reporter. It’s all part of the Kids with Cancer Society “Dream to be a Global News Reporter” experience. Read more: In Photos: Kids receive Dream Experience as Global Edmonton reporters The reporters taking on the assignment for the day are Mariana, Gaberielle, Ellie and Kaylin.Mariana, 9, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2020. Her treatment will not end until 2023. Mariana loves the colours pink and purp...
Failure of veterans health care bill in Senate angers supporters
Health

Failure of veterans health care bill in Senate angers supporters

(CNN) - In a surprise move, a bill that would have expanded health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans was blocked.The “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022,” also known as the “PACT Act,” was expected to pass the Senate Wednesday night, but in an 11th hour change, a procedural vote on the bill failed.The bill needed 60 votes to advance, but the vote was 55-42 on Wednesday night.It’s now an uphill battle to expand health care and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits at and near U.S. military bases overseas.“There are going to be veterans who die between now and when this bill is passed,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D- Montana.Activist Jon Stewart called opponents of the bill “cowards.”“This is an embarrassment to the Senate,...