How race factors into decisions about who should get priority for COVID-19 vaccines

At the height of a pandemic that has torn through America’s communities of color with particular ferocity, health officials are engaged in a fraught exercise in fairness: how to nudge communities of color toward the front of the line for scarce vaccines while pretending that race and ethnicity have no influence on vaccine priority.The country…Continue Reading

Three Key Factors Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in BPD

Three specific symptoms may help clinicians identify patients with borderline personality disorders (BPD) at highest risk for suicide. Results of a large longitudinal study show patients with BPD are at considerably higher risk of suicide attempts compared to patients with other personality disorders including schizotypal, avoidant, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Furthermore, among DSM-5…Continue Reading

3 Factors Predict Cardiac Events in Overdose Patients

A predictive rule that can help triage drug overdose patients for the risk for cardiac arrest, shock, ventricular dysrhythmias, or myocardial injury has been validated in a large research cohort. “Cardiac events can complicate up to 16% of hospitalizations for acute drug overdose in the emergency department population,” Alex Manini, MD, Mount Sinai, New York…Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s risk factors may be measurable in adolescents and young adults

Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia may be apparent as early as our teens and 20s, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2020. These risk factors, many of which are disproportionately apparent in African Americans, include heart health factors — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes –…Continue Reading

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Kristen George, PhD The presence of hypertension or diabetes in African American adolescents as young as 12 years old is associated with a higher risk for late-life cognitive decline, new research suggests. The new analyses were based on data from the Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans (STAR), which included more than 700 participants.…Continue Reading

4 Factors Separating the Top Marketers From the Rest of the Pack

By Bruce Buchanan, CEO, Rokt  As our world becomes more digital, measuring marketing effectively online is increasingly imperative to success. However, any discussion of marketing “measurement” can quickly become contentious, bringing to mind the oft-referenced words of John Wanamaker: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which…Continue Reading

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Tied to Midlife Cognitive Decline

Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), including hypertension, diabetes, and smoking, are linked to a significantly increased risk for cognitive decline in midlife in a dose-dependent manner, new research shows. The findings suggest that the relationship between CVRFs and cognition becomes evident much earlier than previously realized. Investigators found that individuals who smoked were 65% more likely to…Continue Reading

key factors in achieving a compliant efficient month end and eofy

Fri 19 June 2020 – 6:17 am FinanceBy Guest Author The end of financial year (EOFY) is a time that many small and medium businesses (SMBs) dread. In addition to the complexities of JobKeeper, knowing every financial obligation and entitlement can become overwhelming, particularly if businesses are not overly confident in their books. Lost receipts,…Continue Reading