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Could nurse practitioner autonomy help curb California’s doctor shortage?

Could nurse practitioner autonomy help curb California’s doctor shortage?

Stuart Goldstein receives an influenza vaccination from nurse practitioner, Katherine Male, at the CVS Pharmacy store’s MinuteClinic on October 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® The California Future Health Workforce Commission released a report on Monday with several recommendations to address a looming doctor shortage in the state. The most controversial […]

Under Trump proposal, private carriers like FedEx and UPS could access your mailbox

Under Trump proposal, private carriers like FedEx and UPS could access your mailbox

A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier delivers the mail in Shelbyville, Ky. ; Credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump administration has been exploring a proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service. The president famously tweeted critically about the postal service’s business model about a year ago and has since taken steps […]

A deep dive into the charges against ‘birth tourism’ agency operators

A deep dive into the charges against ‘birth tourism’ agency operators

A pregnant woman stands in front of the entrance of Hong Kong Immigration Department on June 29, 2007 in Hong Kong, China.; Credit: MN Chan/Getty Images AirTalk® Twenty people have been charged in the largest-ever crackdown on businesses that help Chinese women travel to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically are […]

Virtue versus violence in human evolution: Is humanity inherently good or instinctively evil?

Virtue versus violence in human evolution: Is humanity inherently good or instinctively evil?

Author and professor of biological anthropology Richard Wrangham; Credit: Stewart Halperin Matt Bynum | AirTalk® It’s a question as old as time. Are we as a species naturally aggressive, violent and corruptible, or are we innately selfless, civilized and peaceful? If we’ve evolved to simply do good then why do we have such a propensity […]

How should employers talk to their older employees about cognitive decline?

How should employers talk to their older employees about cognitive decline?

Workers at an office in Russia; Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images AirTalk® As the workforce in the US grows older, employers are increasingly faced with delicate situations in which they might have to discuss an employee’s cognitive decline. For example, if someone is experiencing dementia, they might become slower at completing tasks or eventually be unable […]

How should employers talk to their older employees about cognitive decline?

How should employers talk to their older employees about cognitive decline?

Workers at an office in Russia; Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images AirTalk® As the workforce in the US grows older, employers are increasingly faced with delicate situations in which they might have to discuss an employee’s cognitive decline. For example, if someone is experiencing dementia, they might become slower at completing tasks or eventually be unable […]

The illicit market is eating the legal marijuana industry’s lunch. One proposed solution is to cut taxes

The illicit market is eating the legal marijuana industry’s lunch. One proposed solution is to cut taxes

Staarla Heaney hand rolls marijuana cigarettes at the San Francisco Patients Cooperative, a medical cannabis cooperative, July 25, 2002 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® California’s much-hyped, year-old marijuana industry fell woefully short of expectations in 2018 and industry leaders blame their inability to compete with the state’s robust black market, […]

Venezuela check-in: Guaido calls for protests, Maduro alleges that US backed coup

Venezuela check-in: Guaido calls for protests, Maduro alleges that US backed coup

Venezuela’s National Assembly head and self-proclaimed “acting president” Juan Guaido speaks to the press after attending a mass in honour to the fallen in the fight for freedom, political prisoners and the exiled, at the San Jose church in Caracas on January 27, 2019; Credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The struggle for control of Venezuela […]

Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Circa 1930: Milk bottles are cleaned by machine and then collected and packed into crates by workers. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s a green shopper’s dream to curb plastic waste: Häagen-Dazs in stainless steel pints, Tropicana in glass bottles, Pantene in aluminium containers and hundreds more products all refillable and delivered to your […]

Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Circa 1930: Milk bottles are cleaned by machine and then collected and packed into crates by workers. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s a green shopper’s dream to curb plastic waste: Häagen-Dazs in stainless steel pints, Tropicana in glass bottles, Pantene in aluminium containers and hundreds more products all refillable and delivered to your […]