Optimism Growing for an Improving Job MarketRead the rest of this entry »
Optimism is growing that the worst of the pandemic business retrenchment is over and that job growth may be just around the corner.
The Conference Board last week said its Employment Trends Index increased in January for the ninth consecutive month.
At the same time, Chief Executive released its latest poll of chief executive officers showing their confidence in future business conditions continues to grow. It is now where it …
CIOs Want You to Stop Saying 'Digital Transformation'Read the rest of this entry »
Is your change management sufficiently agile to facilitate the digital transformation that the disruptive technologies of 5G and artificial intelligence bring?
That’s just the kind of talk CIOs and other IT leaders wish to banish from all our conversations.
“Buzzwords start out as powerful ideas,” says Matt Seaman, Lockheed Martin’s director and chief data and analytics officer of enterprise. “It’s not until they’re misused and watered down that they become …
You Can Help Fight CancerRead the rest of this entry »
About 1670 Americans die from cancer every day. This year, an estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer, not including non-melanoma skin cancers, will be diagnosed; 609,000 will die.
These grim statistics are all the more sobering when you consider that 42% of the new cancers are avoidable. The American Cancer Society tells us that 19% of the cancers are caused by smoking and 18% are caused by a combination …
Aspirin Use Can Improve Some Cancer Survival RatesRead the rest of this entry »
Aspirin appears to boost the survival rate for older people with bladder and breast cancer.
“[Increased survival] was primarily strongest amongst those who took aspirin 3 or more times a week,” said Holli Loomans-Kropp, PhD, MPH, study author and NCI DCP Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her comments appear in Oncology Nursing News.
Researchers used data collected over an 8-year period from 139,896 participants in the …
Boston to Become a Major Amazon Tech HubRead the rest of this entry »
Bucking a tech trend to going remote, Amazon announced last week it was expanding its already sizable presence in Boston.
The company said it would be adding 3,000 more in the next few years in a new office tower to be built adjacent to its existing site.
In a statement, Amazon said the new jobs include technology roles in software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with non-tech …
Americans Give Nurses High Marks for EthicsRead the rest of this entry »
Americans give nurses their highest approval for honesty and ethics, rating them above every other profession in a recent Gallup survey that included doctors, school teachers, judges and clergy.
Conducted in December, Gallup found more Americans than ever say nurses have high or very high standards of honesty and ethics.
While nurses have been at the top of the ratings for 20 of the last 21 years, the COVID pandemic …
In-Home Colon Screening Is Rising As a COVID AlternativeRead the rest of this entry »
The sharp decline in cancer screenings due to the suspension of elective medical procedures has prompted doctors to turn to alternatives, and none have seen a greater increase than in-home colon screening tests.
Screening for colorectal cancer has typically meant a trip to an outpatient surgical center for a colonoscopy or for a somewhat less invasive sigmoidoscopy. During the initial months of the pandemic when COVID disrupted medical care, there …
Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. With a ‘Day On’Read the rest of this entry »
Today we honor the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools, financial markets, banks, government and many businesses will be closed. But, unlike in years past, because of COVID the nation will celebrate quietly. Parades and gatherings have been canceled with observances moved online.
What hasn’t changed is the spirit of the day. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. …
New Dietary Guidelines Leave Sugar, Alcohol Limits IntactRead the rest of this entry »
For good health eat more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Get your protein from poultry, beans, nuts and lean meat. Limit your sugar to less than 10% of your daily calories and don’t have more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day – 1 if you’re a woman.
Sound familiar? It should. It’s what we’ve been told for years, and now will hear for 5 more years.
Just before New Year’s, …
What It Will Take A Marketer to Be Successful This YearRead the rest of this entry »
What will it take to be a successful chief marketing officer in 2021? Nothing less than having all or at least most of 26 traits, insists a post on the blog of the digital Australian agency, Core dna.
It’s an ambitious list that begins with traits most of us will agree are not just desirable in any leader, but are fundamental. These include being a team player, having a curious …