Author Archives: andrew sam

In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting ‘bottom line’ over patients’ health

In a scathing decision, a federal judge blasted a subsidiary of the nation’s largest insurance company for focusing on the “bottom line as much or more” than patients’ health, saying the insurer illegally denied treatment to thousands of people. The judge also slammed the company’s medical directors for being “deceptive” under oath. US Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero issued his ...

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Inside Alex Trebek’s Health Battles Throughout His 35 Years on Jeopardy!

Throughout his 35-year career hosting Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek has successfully weathered several health issues. Now, Trebek is hoping to successfully battle his most recent diagnosis: cancer. On Wednesday, the longtime host shared the sad news that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In a video message, the 78-year-old TV star that he wanted to be “open and transparent” about his health to prevent “overblown ...

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The ROI Of Leadership Development At Temple Health

The healthcare industry is an unique laboratory for studying leadership and leadership development for two reasons. First, because of the sheer size. The top 25 largest health systems in the United States all employee over 25,000 employees. Second, because so much is at stake. The impact of a disengaged workforce literally means not just a reduction in patient satisfaction, but ...

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Health coverage loses its booster shot after funding runs out for this media critic

“The dreck is conflicted single-source stories that should not be called journalism but should be PR and advertising drivel, because it is simply taking spoon-feeding in an unquestioning way and fawning over it.” All of The Platforms™, whether search or social, face issues about surfacing vaccine mis- and disinformation (see: Pinterest’s efforts), and we’re supposed to be filling the data voids with ...

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Antisemitism debate exposes new fault lines in US politics

An Israeli prime minister who has embraced Donald Trump and taken rightwing populism from his playbook. And a group of fiery young Democrats unafraid to question their elders or challenge the status quo. Put together, the elements were bound to be explosive. Democrats were expected to offer a resolution condemning antisemitism on the floor of the US House of Representatives on Thursday following ...

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Homeless man charged in $400,000 GoFundMe scam pleads guilty

A homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme that turned out to be a scam has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court. Johnny Bobbitt entered the plea on Wednesday in US district court in Camden, New Jersey. Bobbitt and co-defendants Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure face charges in Burlington county, New Jersey. According to NBC News, ...

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Oxford Street terror plotter Lewis Ludlow jailed

An Islamic State (IS) supporter who planned to kill 100 people in a “spectacular” terror attack in London has been jailed. Lewis Ludlow, 27, from Rochester, Kent, was going to target Oxford Street with a bomb-laden truck after being refused permission to leave the UK. The Old Bailey heard he planned the attack after being told to make the British ...

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Democrats bar Fox News from 2020 debates over ‘inappropriate’ Trump ties

The Democratic party’s governing body has announced it will not ask Fox News to host any of its televised primary debates during the 2020 US presidential race, citing a recent report detailing the conservative network’s close rapport with Donald Trump. Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said a New Yorker exposé on the depth of the Trump administration’s ties to Fox ...

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Chipotle funnels spend into TV and e-commerce in quest for lifestyle brand status

Chipotle is looking to take ownership of the spotlight it found itself in during the E coli outbreaks of 2015, channeling ad spend into primetime TV and e-commerce in a bid to enter the zeitgeist as a ‘lifestyle brand’. By financial standards at least, Chipotle appears to have weathered its E coli storm – the scandal that wounded the brand’s reputation as a ...

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Accor Doubles Down on Lifestyle Sector

Accor is expanding its presence in the lifestyle sector twofold. The France-based hotel giant is launching a new midscale brand in the segment, called TRIBE, and is partnering with sbe Entertainment on a lifestyle venture, the company announced this week. “The lifestyle market continues to grow rapidly and has one of the fastest growth rates in the industry,” said Gaurav ...

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