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Five Core Principles to Help Strategic Leaders Ask Good Questions

Leaders succeed or fail based on their ability to scan the horizon from a 50,000-foot viewpoint as well as their strength to execute on the ground level. Strategic leaders know that to achieve these potentially conflicting goals, the right questions must be asked of the right people at the right time. The specific questions, which will differ according to circumstances, …

Can Amazon Disrupt Pharmacy as We Know It?

Amazon sells everything from dishrags to diamonds, and they do substantial business in OTC medicines. Will the ever-growing online retailer be able to fold pharmaceuticals into their robot-run warehouses? Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of online pharmacy PillPack in June scared investors, with shares of CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreen’s falling. Here’s what you need to know: PBMs Control the Market …

Sound Apps for Peacefulness and Productivity

What can babies, tinnitus sufferers, and insomniacs all benefit from? The soothing power of nature sounds and ambient noise. Research has shown that listening to natural sounds, such as birdsong, a burbling brook, or wind in the trees, generates a calming effect on brain connectivity and nervous system activity. These changes result in reduced mental stress and improved ability to …

How Patients Can Make the Most of Telemedicine

Telemedicine provides a dose of around-the-clock healthcare convenience for people who are too far away, too busy, or too sick to travel to see a doctor in person. The concept of using telecommunications technology (such as phone and video) to conduct medical consultations was originally developed as a way to connect practitioners with patients who lived in remote, rural areas. …

Harnessing the Power of Home Health Tests

The first home health test was the now-iconic, stick-based pregnancy test, which first hit drugstore shelves in 1976. Despite several changes over the years (such as substitution of +/- results with smiley faces), the simple DIY assessment has remained popular. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of more sophisticated at-home tests, including genetic sampling that maps your DNA and can …

Find a Time-Management App You’ll Love

One of the biggest downsides of today’s ubiquitous technology is the ability for our phones, computers, watches, and other smart devices to highjack our most precious commodity – time. Time-management apps are designed to take the powerful draw of personal technology and use it for good by monitoring, tracking, and managing how we spend our hours. Which time-management app you …

Protecting Personal Wellness During Business Travel

These days, if you travel for work, you may find yourself in a region wracked by forest-fire-related “smokestorm” or suffering a wild heat wave – even in December. As a business traveler, however, you must persevere wherever you are. Luckily, there are easy and effective ways to make the trip less stressful on your body and your mind. Bring Your …

Breaking Free of the Fear of Flying

Aviophobia – fear of flying – is one of the most common forms of anxiety. According to a study in the Journal of Travel Research, 1 in 6 adult Americans are afraid to fly. Potentially combining a fear of heights, a perceived loss of control, and maybe even claustrophobia, fear of flying can be tough to overcome and stressful to …