5 things to know for October 6: Mar-a-Lago, Ukraine, Gas prices, Covid-19, Thailand mass shooting

CNN — Hundreds of companies are testing out a four-day work week to determine if employees can maintain the same level of productivity despite the reduction in working hours. So far, the experience has been positive, and some experts say the results could shift the perspective of remote work in the near future. Here’s what … Read more

News release: Public hearing on Avera Granite Falls Health Center's relocation of labor, delivery services set for Oct. 13 – Minnesota Department of Health

News Release Oct. 5, 2022 Contact information Public hearing on Avera Granite Falls Health Center’s relocation of labor, delivery services set for Oct. 13 A public hearing for the relocation of labor and delivery services from Avera Granite Falls Health Center in Granite Falls to Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall is scheduled for … Read more

Direct oral anticoagulants show lower risk fo

image: Among patients with non-valvular AF treated in routine clinical practice, compared with VKA, DOAC use was associated with a lower risk of CKD progression, AKI, and major bleeding, but a similar risk of the composite of stroke/systemic embolism and death. (Trevisan et al, AJKD 2022) view amuse Credit: Visual Abstract for “Cardiorenal Outcomes Among … Read more

Rise in Mental Health Prescriptions Does Not Equate to Rise in Costs According to a New Report by EmpiRx Health

Analysis finds that although drug utilization for mental health needs increased, drug spend was well controlled due to a value-based approach to pharmacy benefits MONTVALE, NJ, October 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EmpiRx Health, the industry’s only value-based pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), released a new report today confirming its industry-differentiated healthcare model can manage payer costs … Read more

Do You ‘Matter’ to Others? The Answer Could Predict Your Mental Health – Scientific American

Unlimited Knowledge Awaits.The psychological construct of mattering gauges the risk of depression, suicide and other disordersIn South Carolina a grieving mother whose son died by suicide hands out stickers to young people. The sticker bears the words “Jackson Matters and So Do You.” To be important to others—to matter—has become more than just a truism. “You … Read more

Some doctors are reluctant to care for patients with disabilities, study finds

“[Physicians] don’t necessarily know about making accommodations,” said Iezzoni, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a long-time disability researcher, who has multiple sclerosis. “For almost 25 years now people have been asking me, ‘Why is health care so far behind every other industry?’ You go to see a Celtics game or Fenway and they … Read more