On CBS This Morning I heard of a five-hour traffic jam at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Soon after was a segment on how woefully pathetic Washington, DC’s snow removal service has been compared to New York City’s. This was the fourth or fifth segment I had heard on different networks and provided another example of the pack mentality that permeates journalism today.Keep reading
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We all make new year’s resolutions -- lose weight, get healthy, organize the closet, etc. They’re good – they create a burst of self-improvement. My idea is to do something a bit different this year - to tap into our innate desire to do more and to resolve to care more. Apparently, I’m not alone, and if you’ve seen the new Kleenex ads, you’ll know what I mean.
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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that healthcare spending in the U.S. was $3 trillion last year – that’s trillion with a “t”. Are we getting our money’s worth? This question was discussed at a Washington, DC, breakfast conversation sponsored by PoliticoPro and CVSHealth, and it is a topic of discussion and consternation in the healthcare community.
- Views December 9, 2015
Those who know me, know that I am the biggest Apple fan boy in the history of fan boys. Which I realize, given the passion of some Apple fan boys, is really saying something.
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Two years ago, my research team was part of the TEDx University of Michigan gathering where we shared insights on a rare and deadly brain cancer called Glioblastoma Multiforme.Keep reading
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In reading Jason Linken and Adriana Useros’ Huffington Post article The Black Friday Backlash Has Only Just Begun, I’m reminded of my own experiences trying to get the best possible deals in this 4-5 day period. This required rising at 4 a.m. or 3 a.m. to be sure to get in line and secure my quarry -- the newest most popular toys for our three children.Keep reading
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Like all good PR people, I crave client love, preferring clients who are demonstrative, and shower praise for our strategic smarts, creativity, results, and every aspect of the service delivery model.
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Baby Boomers have evolved into the largest senior population our nation has ever seen. Now, with more of us living longer, children are taking on the role of caregivers. But, with living longer, comes a variety of trends that require us to re-examine and re-define how we take care of our seniors.Keep reading
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I’ve been attending the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions this week, and the discussions have me thinking about economics. Thinking about the drug-pricing debate? No. The Google-AHA $50 Million funding collaboration reminds me of 18th century theory applied toward a better, healthier future.
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The discipline of planning and executing a clear and controlled communications campaign for an IPO holds companies in great stead. They will not only build IPO credentials, they also build the necessary frameworks for other exits and liquidity events.Keep reading