Boy Scouts of America annual report
In 1939—deep in the Great Depression—the Boy Scouts of America opened what would become Philmont Scout Ranch. Fewer than 200 Scouts visited Philmont that first summer, but optimistic ranch employees launched a building program that fall, knowing better...
How to help a loved one make sense of Medicare Advantage plans
Whether you’re a full-time caregiver for a parent or just lending a hand now and then, you know how important it is that they have great health care. And for people age 65 and older, that usually starts with a Medicare plan. But if you’re new to this part...
European clinical trials and the GDPR
Privacy is paramount in the EU and the UK. And that means you as a trial sponsor must focus on safeguarding the personal data you collect on trial participants as well as vendors and even your own EU- and UK-based employees and on-site staff. Failure to do so...
Alyssa Weinberg *22 wrote an opera about climate change
Climate change is raising temperatures and sea levels around the world, but it’s also threatening the memories held by society and by nature itself. That’s the premise behind Drift, a forthcoming opera that composer Alyssa Weinberg *22 is developing with...
Prescription drug coverage: What it’s all about
Do you take any prescription medications? Most Americans do. Nearly half of Americans take at least 1 prescription drug per month, and about 1 in 8 take 5 or more. And all those prescriptions can add up. In 2021, prescription drug spending hit $378...
Boy Scout Handbook, 13th edition
Imagine standing at a trailhead with a small group of friends. It’s early morning, and the air is filled with the scent of pine and honeysuckle. In a nearby tree, a squirrel is chittering away. An eagle circles high overhead, soaring gracefully on unseen...
Why you need a flu shot every year
You might have gotten a flu shot last year. Nearly half of American adults did. But guess what: You have to start all over again this year. Last year’s vaccine is about as timely as last week’s...
3 estate planning mistakes to avoid
With apologies to poet Robert Burns, the best-laid estate plans of women and men sometimes go awry. Consider the friend of estate attorney Roz Carothers' client. The woman, a single parent, left behind a detailed estate plan, but also left behind a problem:...
True colors
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Vashti who didn’t think she could draw. Frustrated, she jabbed a dot onto a piece of paper and handed it to her art teacher, who insisted she sign it. When Vashti returned to class the next week, she was...
The ABCs (and D’s and E’s) of viral hepatitis
If you watch television, you’ve probably seen ads about treatments for hepatitis C. The liver disease is on the rise in the U.S. But it’s just 1 form of hepatitis caused by a virus. By learning more, you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Here’s...
How the Great American Songbook unites generations
Whether it's April in Paris or autumn in New York, someone right now is probably listening to a selection from The Great American Songbook. Maybe they're taking the A train to Harlem with Ella Fitzgerald or getting their kicks on Route 66 with Nat King Cole....
American Cancer Society annual report
When the American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, a cancer diagnosis meant almost certain death—preceded only by a protracted period of pain and suffering. In those days, the Society could offer comfort and perhaps the loan of a hospital bed, but it...
Could a smarter home help you age in place?
In the heart of Louisville’s Innovation District sits the Thrive Center, a 7,500-square-foot space dedicated to showing how technology can enhance the lives of older adults. And in the center of the center is the prototype of a smart home — including...
How reducing workplace stress could help prevent heart attacks
When the leader of a major organisation suffers a heart attack, it tends to make the headlines. That was the case in 2017, when the American Heart Association’s volunteer president, cardiologist John Warner, M.D., went into cardiac arrest. That was the case...
Work at play
If you've seen the movie "Big," you may remember this scene: A group of toy executives is listening to a product pitch that focuses more on demographics, market share and revenue projections than on the actual toy in question — a skyscraper that turns into...
Grains of truth
The first thing you should know about Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is that there really is a Bob. He’s 88-year-old Bob Moore, he started the company with his wife, Charlee, four decades ago, and he still oversees daily operations at the Milwaukie, Oregon,...
Practicing for her people
Robeson County, North Carolina, ranks dead last among the Tar Heel State’s 100 counties for health outcomes and health factors like smoking and obesity. Diabetes, cancer, poverty and a lack of local medical specialists make it hard for the rural county’s...
Make your HME the one-stop shop for patient referrals
As HME reimbursement rates drop, you can help boost revenue by focusing on patients, not just reimbursement codes. Here’s how to make your HME the one-stop-shop for patients needing continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and continuous glucose...
The ticking time bomb: Ageing population
When Emma Morano died in Italy April 2017, she was the world’s oldest person. She was also the last link to the 19th century, having been born in November 1899. According to a BBC report, the 117-year-old woman’s life “not only spanned three centuries...
We are those guys: four decades on the Pacific Crest Trail
In the summer of 1981, Rees Hughes and Howard Shapiro, along with mutual friend Jim Peacock, set out to hike the section of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs through Washington state. It was their first encounter with the 2,650-mile PCT, which stretches from...