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  • Advice for New Accountants Just Starting Out

    November 12th, 2020

    Starting your first job is stressful enough. Now add in the challenge of beginning your accounting career remotely, meeting colleagues and maybe your boss virtually, in an economic environment roiled by a pandemic and wild market gyrations.

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    In the understated words of Wes Bricker, PwC vice chair and assurance leader for the U.S. and Mexico, “an already milestone-level experience becomes inherently more complicated.”

    While no accountant – or, for that …

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  • Thank You for Your Service

    November 11th, 2020

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    Today we honor America’s living military veterans.

    It’s a holiday first observed a century ago to mark the end of the First World War, which concluded at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918.

    First known as Armistice Day, in 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to recognize all military veterans, those who served in time of peace as well as war. …

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  • Recognizing the Work of Radiologic Technologists

    November 10th, 2020

    125 years ago this week, William Roentgen made one of the most momentous discoveries in both physics and medicine.

    On November 8, 1895, Roentgen discovered x-rays and took the world’s first x-ray pictures, one of which was of his wife’s hand showing the bones and her wedding ring.

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    This week, National Radiologic Technology Week, we celebrate that discovery and the work of today’s radiology technologists.

    R.Ts., sometimes called rad techs, …

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  • In Recognition of Perioperative Nurses

    November 9th, 2020

    You may never have heard of a perioperative nurse, but if you’ve had surgery, that’s who cared for you before, during and after the procedure.

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    These healthcare professionals are warriors and advocates for patients and their families, declares the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, reason enough to join with them this week in celebrating Perioperative Nurses Week.

    In medical dramas, the nurses you see in the operating rooms selecting and …

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  • In Honor of Home Care and Hospice Workers

    November 6th, 2020

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    Every day, all across the country millions of home care aides, therapists, nurses and social workers make life better for people with chronic illnesses, the disabled and healthy, but frail elderly by assisting them with daily living activities.

    Home health aides care for patients who are still living at home, helping to lift the burden from family caregivers. Nurses and therapists make regular visits to their housebound patients to check …

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  • COVID Caused IT Spending to Surge to $15 Billion a Week

    November 5th, 2020

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    When COVID-19 began closing businesses and shops, companies worldwide upped their spending on technology so much that within the first three months of the pandemic they’d already spent all of their 2020 budget increase. This extra $15 billion a week is among the biggest increase in tech spending in history.

    Most of those billions was spent updating systems to accommodate remote working and improving network security. A wise decision as …

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  • Bank Branches, Threatened But Surviving

    November 4th, 2020

    Thought to be endangered by the twin threats of mobile banking and the COVID-19 pandemic, bank branches it turns out, still have plenty of life left.

    The Financial Brand reports that an FDIC report released at the end of September showed a net decline of 1,463 bank branches between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. That’s about 12% higher than last year, but not the tsunami some analysts were …

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  • It’s Election Day!

    November 3rd, 2020

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    At the risk of being Captain Obvious, it’s Election Day. Have you voted?

    Unlike any other, this election has seen a record number of Americans casting their ballot days, even weeks before today's official voting day. COVID-19 made many of us wary of being exposed to the virus, so states took steps to make voting more convenient and to limit the need to visit a polling place.

    That doesn’t mean …

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  • Wearables That Print On Your Body

    November 2nd, 2020

    Biomedical sensors long ago moved out of the hospital and into an assortment of recreational exercise devices monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and other vital signs.

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    Whether medical or recreational activity trackers, these sensors require some sort of carrier -- think wristbands or EKG electrode patches -- which limits their effectiveness and can make them uncomfortable when worn for extended periods. They can also be hard to place and …

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  • Lies and Deceit Plague Clinical Trials

    October 30th, 2020

    The publicity around the current COVID vaccine clinical trials has done much to make the public aware of the difficulties researchers face to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the therapy being tested.

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    Besides the now well-known need to recruit participants representing all age groups, races, and other demographics, clinical trial managers also have to be on the lookout to avoid what the pharma community has come to call “professional …

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