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Serious Headwinds as Dow Jones Passes 22,000 Mark

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World Governments Make Citizens Pay Billions to Destroy Their Own Health

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched the report Hidden Price Tags: How ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit our health providing the first-ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air pollution from fossil fuels.

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Integrated Rehab Consultants Grows Revenue to $21 Million by Filling Critical Need in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Chicago-based Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) has grown its gross revenue from $63,000 since its inception in 2010 to more than $21 million in just six years by providing physicians for rehab oversight to improve patient care and significantly reduce cost for patients and insurers. IRC achieved profitability in its first year and each subsequent year while self-funding its own growth at an exponential pace.

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When Should the Police Use Confrontational Tactics?

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In a newly published article, Northwestern University economist Charles F. Manski and his co-author, Carnegie Mellon University criminologist Daniel S. Nagin, outline a “formal model of optimal policing” that can be used to resolve tensions between public safety and community trust -- and that also can help a public that is prone to privileging one over the other, depending on the circumstances, to keep both in mind.

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Past P3 Impact Award Winner, Microsoft, to Bring Internet Access to Two Million Rural Americans

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When Microsoft was presented with the P3 Impact Award in 2015 by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Concordia and U.S. State Department, the public-private effort to bring broadband internet to remote areas around the world was just beginning to make an impact.

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Pharmacist Group Strongly Opposes Proposed Changes to Medicare Reimbursement

ASHP Opposes CMS Cuts to 340B Reimbursement

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The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance Announce Awardees of Pay for Success Structuring Grant

The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance have selected three organizations across the United States as winners of a nationwide Pay For Success competition.

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Offer of $100 Boosts Rates of Colon Cancer Screenings

Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Smart Debt: Financial Planner Says Debt Can Be Helpful if Used Carefully

Household debt has reached an all-time high in the U.S. according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a financial planner at Kansas State University said debt isn't always bad.

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Cash for Carbon: A Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Deforestation

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A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change.







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