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Social media isn’t just for sharing cat videos and pictures of puppies. According to a 2012 report from PwC’s Health Research Institute, one-third of consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sights to “seek medical information, discuss symptoms and express their opinions about doctors, drugs and health insurers….” …

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More Care and Convenience for More Washingtonians: Kaiser Permanente Announces 5 New Clinics Coming Soon

SEATTLEKaiser Permanente will expand its number of medical centers to 30 by adding 5 new medical centers over the next 18 months, further expanding patients’ access to their choice of world-class providers in state-of-the-art facilities. The organization announced today that individuals and families will soon be able to access Kaiser Permanente’s convenient care in Gig Harbor, Ballard, West Olympia, Smokey Point and Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

“We are proud to continue making strategic and customer-driven investments in great care and good jobs in our communities,” said Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington. “Now even more patients across our state will have convenient access to the care they want, where they want it.”

With its unique integrated care delivery model, all Kaiser Permanente’s providers are fully coordinated to improve patients’ experience, value and wellness. Members can find convenient care through clinicians ranked among Washington’s best, online access to appointments and care, and now even more medical centers designed with their needs in mind. The new medical centers will open between the end of 2018 and early 2020.

“As clinicians, we are thrilled to bring our excellent primary, specialty, and ambulatory care to more communities,” said Stephen Tarnoff, MD, Stephen Tarnoff, MD, president and executive medical director, Washington Permanente Medical Group. “Kaiser Permanente physicians are conveniently available to our patients, ready to provide exceptional care for everybody.”

Kaiser Permanente continues to make investments in our Washington members and communities. Concurrent with the new medical center openings, the organization is undertaking an extensive redesign and remodel of its flagship Capitol Hill campus. That process will continue through 2022, and includes future expansion of CareClinic sites throughout the region. Earlier this year, the organization also unveiled upgrades and innovations to its telehealth options to further expand consumer choice.

“We continue to grow and innovate so that each patient in Washington state can have even more choices for great care,” said Mullaney. “Our members expect everything, and that’s what we strive to provide — experience, affordability, technology and convenience.”


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente, including the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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McCain’s Complicated Health Care Legacy: He Hated the ACA. He Also Saved It.

There are many lawmakers who made their names in health care, seeking to usher through historic changes to a broken system.

John McCain was not one of them.

And yet, the six-term senator from Arizona and decorated military veteran leaves behind his own health care legacy, seemingly driven less by his interest in health care policy than his disdain for bullies trampling the “little guy.”

He was not always successful. While McCain was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, most of the health initiatives he undertook failed after running afoul of traditional Republican priorities. His prescriptions often involved more government regulation and increased taxes.

In 2008, as the Republican nominee for president, he ran on a health care platform that dumbfounded many in his party who worried it would raise taxes on top of overhauling the U.S. tradition of workplace insurance.

Many will remember McCain as the incidental savior of the Affordable Care Act, whose late-night thumbs-down vote halted his party’s most promising effort to overturn a major Democratic achievement — the signature achievement, in fact, of the Democrat who beat him to become president. It was a vote that earned him regular — and biting — admonishments from President Donald Trump.

McCain died Saturday, following a battle with brain cancer. He was 81. Coincidentally, his Senate colleague and good friend Ted Kennedy died on the same date, Aug. 25, nine years ago, succumbing to the same type of rare brain tumor.

Whether indulging in conspiracy theories or wishful thinking, some have attributed McCain’s vote on the ACA in July 2017 to a change of heart shortly after his terminal cancer diagnosis.

But McCain spent much of his 35 years in Congress fighting a never-ending supply of goliaths, among them health insurance companies, the tobacco industry and, in his estimation, the Affordable Care Act, a law that extended insurance coverage to millions of Americans but did not solve the system’s ballooning costs.

His prey were the sort of boogeymen that made for compelling campaign ads in a career stacked with campaigns. But McCain was “always for the little guy,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the chief domestic policy adviser on McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“John’s idea of empathy is saying to you, ‘I’ll punch the bully for you,’” he said in an interview before McCain’s death.

McCain’s distaste for President Barack Obama’s health care law was no secret. While he agreed that the health care system was broken, he did not think more government involvement would fix it. Like most Republicans, he campaigned in his last Senate race on a promise to repeal and replace the law with something better.

After Republicans spent months bickering amongst themselves about what was better, McCain was disappointed in the option presented to senators hours before their vote: hobble the ACA and trust that a handful of lawmakers would be able to craft an alternative behind closed doors, despite failing to accomplish that very thing after years of trying.

What bothered McCain more, though, was his party’s strategy to pass their so-called skinny repeal measure, skipping committee consideration and delivering it straight to the floor. They also rejected any input from the opposing party, a tactic for which he had slammed Democrats when the ACA passed in 2010 without a single GOP vote. He lamented that Republican leaders had cast aside compromise-nurturing Senate procedures in pursuit of political victory.

In his 2018 memoirs, “The Restless Wave,” McCain said even Obama called to express gratitude for McCain’s vote against the Republican repeal bill.

“I was thanked for my vote by Democratic friends more profusely than I should have been for helping save Obamacare,” McCain wrote. “That had not been my goal.”

Better known for his work on campaign finance reform and the military, McCain did have a hand in one landmark health bill — the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the country’s first comprehensive civil rights law that addressed the needs of those with disabilities. An early co-sponsor of the legislation, he championed the rights of the disabled, speaking of the service members and civilians he met in his travels who had become disabled during military conflict.

McCain himself had limited use of his arms due to injuries inflicted while he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, though he was quicker to talk about the troubles of others than his own when advocating policy.

Yet two of his biggest bills on health care ended in defeat.

In 1998, McCain introduced a sweeping bill that would regulate the tobacco industry and increase taxes on cigarettes, hoping to discourage teenagers from smoking and raise money for research and related health care costs. It faltered under opposition from his fellow Republicans.

McCain also joined an effort with two Democratic senators, Kennedy of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina, to pass a patients’ bill of rights in 2001. He resisted at first, concerned in particular about the right it gave patients to sue health care companies, said Sonya Elling, who served as a health care aide in McCain’s office for about a decade. But he came around.

“It was the human, the personal aspect of it, basically,” said Elling, now senior director of federal affairs at Eli Lilly. “It was providing him some of the real stories about how people were being hurt and some of the barriers that existed for people in the current system.”

The legislation would have granted patients with private insurance the right to emergency and specialist care in addition to the right to seek redress for being wrongly denied care. But President George W. Bush threatened to veto the measure, claiming it would fuel frivolous lawsuits. The bill failed.

McCain’s health care efforts bolstered his reputation as a lawmaker willing to work across the aisle. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, now the Senate’s Democratic leader, sought his help on legislation in 2001 to expand access to generic drugs. In 2015, McCain led a bipartisan coalition to pass a law that would strengthen mental health and suicide prevention programs for veterans, among other veterans’ care measures he undertook.

It was McCain’s relationship with Kennedy that stood out, inspiring eerie comparisons when McCain was diagnosed last year with glioblastoma — a form of brain cancer — shortly before his vote saved the Affordable Care Act.

That same aggressive brain cancer killed Kennedy in 2009, months before the passage of the law that helped realize his work to secure better access for Americans to health care.

“I had strenuously opposed it, but I was very sorry that Ted had not lived to see his long crusade come to a successful end,” McCain wrote in his 2018 book.

While some of his biggest health care measures failed, the experiences helped burnish McCain’s résumé for his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns.

In 2007, trailing other favored Republicans, such as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani in early polling and fundraising, McCain asked his advisers to craft a health care proposal, said Holtz-Eakin. It was an unusual move for a Republican presidential primary.

The result was a remarkable plan that would eliminate the tax break employers get for providing health benefits to workers, known as the employer exclusion, and replace it with refundable tax credits to help people — not just those working in firms that supplied coverage — buy insurance individually. He argued employer-provided plans were driving up costs, as well as keeping salaries lower.

The plan was controversial, triggering “a total freakout” when McCain gained more prominence and scrutiny, Holtz-Eakin said. But McCain stood by it.

“He might not have been a health guy, but he knew how important that was,” he said. “And he was relentless about getting it done.”

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Fermented skin care is having a moment, though the concept has been a staple in K-beauty routines for centuries. Our skin loves natural food sources. Fermented skin care, much like fermented foods, means that microorganisms (bacteria) have been added, which release enzymes that break down the ingredients, yielding products that our skin (and tummies) love. Just like wine, beer, kimchi, sauerkraut and yogurt are fermented into foods that promote healthy gut bacteria, ingredients like yeast, milk, fruit and plants are fermented into skin care products with so many added benefits.

Fermentation causes a substance to undergo three major changes — 1) it becomes easier for the skin to absorb, 2) it removes irritating substances and 3) it becomes more nutrient-dense. Basically, the bacteria breaks down the substance into smaller particles (for easier absorption), it neutralizes irritants (like pesticides) so the end product is gentle enough for sensitive skin and the process produces antioxidants, peptides and amino acids not found in the raw material, so it becomes a topical nutrient powerhouse. Typically, the fermentation of skin care ingredients is much shorter than that of foods because it will eventually cause the ingredients to break down and be less effective. Fermentation also helps to prolong a product’s shelf life — no need to add synthetic preservatives as it’s full of anti-microbial organisms.

If you’re looking to hydrate, plump and minimize lines and wrinkles, consider adding a fermented skin care product to your regimen. Popular fermented ingredients include: berries, seaweed, tea and yeast (to name a few). These natural wonders can strengthen your skin barrier and give you stunning results. Here are a few of our favorite fermented products to try now.

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 2 on Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People in Health Care

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2018. Tyson is ranked No. 2, along with 11 other leaders, as “disrupters” shaping the future of health care. This is the fifth consecutive year Tyson has been named to the prestigious list.

Tyson is an advocate for reimagining the health care system and its total health model to deliver more affordable, accessible, high-quality care. He also is leading Kaiser Permanente to improve health outcomes by expanding its role to proactively address the social determinants of health — focusing on areas such as gun violence research, mental health and wellness, thriving schools, food insecurity, and affordable housing and homelessness.

“This recognition is a tribute to the more than 216,000 employees and 22,000 physicians who work tirelessly every day to make lives better and improve health in the communities we serve,” Tyson said. “Our strategies are consistent with our legacy of continual innovation that ensures better care, better access and greater affordability. To make a significant difference, we must now go beyond what is traditionally expected of a health care organization, and I’m passionate about how we are extending our reach in new ways to make our members and communities even healthier.”

Two Kaiser Permanente leaders were named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list this year. In addition to Tyson, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, is ranked No. 100.

Now in its 17th year, Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list continues to honor individuals for their leadership and impact in the health care industry.

“Last year was unlike any other in the health care industry, and that is reflected in our unique take for the current list,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “The disrupters on our list aren’t waiting for cues on how to transform the industry. Their leadership is bold, visionary and ripples across the economy.”


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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12 Steps to Take Care of Your Money After Landing Your First Grown-up Job


You did it. You’re free! With a college diploma in your hand, you run out to take the world by storm. It’s time to show everyone just how awesome you can do the adulting thing.

Then the bills start rushing in like your college buddies at a happy hour taco bar.

Getting that first real job might not happen just as you hope. For 2017 Florida State graduate Hannah Bartholomew, the job market wasn’t quite what she had expected.

“They really blow salaries out of proportion in college,” she says. “They really exaggerate what you’ll be making out of college. I had to think, ‘What is the very minimum I can make?’”

So even when you do find a job in your field, you might not be cashing checks as big as you thought.

But you’re in the real world now, and it’s time to give yourself a reality check.

How to Manage Your Finances After You Get a Real Job

Here are a few ideas to start your financial life off on the right foot.

1. Get a Few Bucks for That Futon

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One of the first things you want to do when you get a good job is to upgrade your home, even if it’s still a one-bedroom rental. No more futons and framed Bob Marley posters. You’re ready for a sectional sofa and some real art.

But don’t just shove that stuff into your car and take it to the donation stop. It still has value to somebody. Sell it!

You can sell virtually anything on Letgo. This intuitive app lets you snap a photo and list your item in less than 30 seconds. It removes a lot of the hassle of selling things online, and it’s 100% free to use.

2. Start Budgeting — Without Giving up on Fun

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The dreaded B-word. Budget. It doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. Having a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut out any and all fun things in your life. It just means you are focusing your finances enough to meet your goals.

“When I graduated, honestly, my primary goal was to find a way to support myself and not have to move back in with my parents,” says Bartholomew.

Talk about life goals. We’ve all been there.

If you’re a bit nervous about setting a budget, consider the 50/20/30 budget. It’s easy, and it gives you plenty of wiggle room because, face it, you still want to hit that happy hour taco bar once in a while, right?

Here’s how it works. Every month you set aside:

  • 50% of your income for essentials, like rent or mortgage, groceries, utilities, car insurance and other important bills.
  • 20% for your financial goals, like retirement savings, paying down your college debt or even saving for a home.
  • 30% for your personal spending. These are your funds for dining out, drinks with friends, Netflix, travel, shopping, etc. That’s a pretty big chunk of money you get to play with each month.

The trick to this budget, like any, is to stick to it. You’ll make progress on your financial goals while still having a life.

3. Break up With Your High School Bank

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“The bank that I use is a local credit union that I’ve used my whole life,” says Bartholomew. “Quite honestly, it’s a hassle to switch banks.”

Quick… why do you bank where you bank? Like Hannah, it’s probably because that’s where your family has always done their banking business. But other options offer perks you might not have considered.

Take, for example, the option to get your shiny new paycheck a couple of days early. If that idea sounds good to you, you should check out Chime.

Unlike most banks, this online bank won’t wait until your pay date to get your money. As soon as it receives notification of a direct deposit from your employer, it immediately posts those funds to your account — up to two days before payday.

Who doesn’t want to get paid early?

Opening an account with Chime is free and only takes about five minutes.

4. Take Care of Your Student Loans

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Now that you have your diploma in hand and you’re gainfully employed, you’re going to have to start paying back those student loans.

Ugh.

Do your loans have a good interest rate? Finding a lower rate can help you spend less on interest and pay off those loans faster.

Consider refinancing for a better rate.

An easy way to do this is with LendKey, a service that allows you to quickly browse low-interest loans from credit unions and community banks.

That’s LendKey’s secret sauce. Compared to the big national bank chains, smaller community banks often offer more borrower-friendly loan terms — namely, lower interest rates and more flexibility.

LendKey’s simple, straightforward online platform can help you find and apply for the right loan without visiting a dozen bank branches.

And if you’ve been turned down by other lenders, don’t fret. LendKey has more lenient credit score minimums and income requirements for applicants, so you have a better shot at getting a loan through the company.

Plus, when you’re approved for a loan you applied for through LendKey, you’ll get a $ 100 bonus after the loan is disbursed. That’s a hundred bucks you can put right toward paying down your new, lower-interest student loan. Boom!

5. Pay Attention to This Score (It’s Not a Game)

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Your credit score is important. You’ve heard that. But, now that you’re adulting, it’s time to take it seriously.

Did you know your credit score could be inaccurate? One out of five credit reports have an error, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission.

To keep a closer eye on your credit, get your credit score and a “credit report card” for free from Credit Sesame. It breaks down exactly what’s on your credit report in layman’s terms, how it affects your score and how to address it.

Because it simplifies everything, you should be able to spot any errors. For instance, if you find an “unpaid” credit card that you know you paid, or a bill in collections you know never existed, you can dispute the incorrect information and raise your credit score.

Now that you have a great job, get a handle on your credit score and start making it shine.

6. Pay Your Bills

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Adulting means paying bills. The good news is with your new job, you can afford to pay them. You just need to remember to do it.

How about getting rewards for paying your bills on time?

An app called MoneyLion offers rewards to help you develop healthy financial habits and will literally pay you for logging onto the app.

You can earn points in the rewards program by paying bills on time, connecting your bank account or downloading the mobile app.

You can redeem those points for gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Apple and Walmart.

7. Stop Calling Mom and Dad for Emergency Money

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There might have been a time when you could just pick up the phone and call Mom or Dad when your car went on the fritz or you had to pay for a quick trip to urgent care.

Welcome to the real world. You have a career now, so it’s up to you to prepare for those little life speed bumps with an emergency fund.

An emergency fund should be able to help you out with small emergencies, like a car repair, as well as tougher times, like finding yourself out of work for a bit. A savings account with three to six months of income is typically recommended.

Don’t worry. You don’t need to have it all set right away, but you should set up a plan to start building that fund. Consider it a buffer between you and living in your parents’ basement. Yeah, your old room is now Mom’s she-den. You didn’t know that? Sorry.

8. Start Thinking About Retirement (Yes, Already)

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If you’re just starting out with your 401(k) plan at your new job, do everything you can to put it into high gear. You can really make a difference in these early years.

It takes more than just taking that 3% out of your paycheck, though.

Chances are, your 401(k) could be doing a lot better. Take control with help from Blooom, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that can optimize and monitor your 401(k) for you and keep it speeding toward retirement.

It just takes a few minutes to get a free 401(k) analysis that will show you whether your investments are allocated properly and whether you’re losing money paying hidden investment fees.

It’ll even tell you just how much more money your account could earn by the time you want to retire. At your age, you might be able to make a significant difference.

After that, if you sign up, it’s just $ 10 per month to have Blooom monitor and maximize your 401(k). Bonus: Penny Hoarders get the first month free with the code PNNYHRD.

9. You’re Ready to Invest (No, Really)

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Investing? You’re used to just trying to pay the rent!

It’s OK, you can start small with Acorns. The app lets you stack up change over time with its “round-up” feature. That means if you spend $ 10.23 at the grocery store, 77 cents gets dropped into your Acorns account.

Then, the app does the whole investing thing for you.

The idea is you won’t miss the digital pocket change, and the automatic savings stack up faster than you’d think. For example, we reviewed how Penny Hoarder Dana Sitar was able to save at a rate of $ 420 a year!

At that rate, you could set aside $ 1,000 in about two and a half years — without trying.

The app is $ 1 a month for balances under $ 1 million, and you’ll get a $ 5 bonus when you sign up.

10. Don’t Pay Full Price… Ever

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These days, there is no reason to pay full price for anything… ever. OK, maybe you pay upfront, but you should at least get some money back, right?

One of our favorite ways to save is with Ebates, a cash-back site that rewards you nearly every time you buy something. For example, Ebates gives you 10% cash-back on online purchases at Walmart.

Plus, you’ll get a free $ 10 gift card to Walmart for giving the site a try.

To earn your gift card:

  1. Sign up for Ebates with your email or Facebook account.
  2. Use the Ebates portal the next time you need to buy something. It’s connected to thousands of stores, including Walmart, Amazon and Target. You’ll need to make your first purchase through the site within 90 days and spend at least $ 25.
  3. Your account will be credited with rewards points you can cash in for your $ 10 Walmart gift card.

Seriously, it’s too easy not to use. You’re buying that stuff online anyway so why not get some money back?

11. Deal With the College Credit You Didn’t Want

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A lot of us are being crushed by credit card interest rates north of 20%. It’s OK. It’s the same scoop for a lot of recent grads. If you’re in that boat, consolidation and refinancing might be worth a look.

A good resource is consumer financial technology platform Even Financial, which can help match you with the right personal loan to meet your needs.

Even searches the top online lenders to match you with a personalized loan offer in less than 60 seconds. Its platform can help you borrow up to $ 100,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 4.99% and terms from 24 to 84 months.

You want to keep you college memories forever, not the credit card bills you racked up. A better interest rate will make them disappear like your freshman-year roommate.

12. Figure out Where You Fall on the Adulting Curve

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As Bartholomew took stock of her new situation, she had to keep the big picture in mind.

“I make enough money to pay my bills and to save an acceptable amount of what I make,” she says. “But you think about the American dream of buying a home, owning property or being debt-free… that’s something that comes to mind the most.”

But do you know how your financial plan is stacking up your friends’? Admit it. You want to know. What if your friends or relatives your age a getting out of debt and saving way faster than you?

Status Money is an app that allows you to anonymously compare your financial situation with your peers’ without asking those awkward, prying questions. Tap into this database, and you’ll be able to compare your income, debt, interest rates, credit score, spending… you name it.

By seeing how others are doing, you can see what you need to work on — or where you can sit back a little and just breathe easy.

Now Relax. You’ve Done the Hard Part.

You’re at an exciting point in your life. Landing that first “real” job is fun, but it can also be a little intimidating. Life is going to expect a little more of you now.

By taking a good look at your finances now, you can set yourself up for a great financial future. The toughest part is making the decision to do it.

So now what? Did someone say “taco bar”?

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He wishes he could send this article back to his 22-year-old self and make him read it. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Danny DeVito on the Trump Administration: ‘They Probably Don’t Even Care About Their Own Grandchildren’

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BEVERLY HILLS, California — “I’ve always been self-centered and hedonistic,” says Danny DeVito, flashing a naughty smile.

We’re seated together on a couch off the lobby of the Beverly Hilton, where the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (minus Glenn Howerton) has assembled to entertain members of the Television Critics Association as part of its summer press tour. The 13th season of the FX series will premiere on Sept. 5, and it’s already been renewed for a 14th, which will tie it with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest running live-action sitcom in U.S. television history. 

DeVito plays Frank Reynolds, Dennis and Dee’s pistol-packing, prostitute-frequenting sorta-father—and arguably the most mischievous, thrill-seeking member of The Gang. Though the charming 73-year-old actor is quick to defend his iconic character: “Frank is not a bad guy—if you’re on his gift list. He does a lot of giving, takes care of them,” he says.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Jamie Dimon says health care initiative with Buffett and Bezos may start small like Amazon did with books before expanding

J.P. Morgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon said Monday that his partnership with Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett to improve health care for employees will likely start small, akin to Amazon's small-scale operation during its first few years.
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IDEAL Home Care, Inc. Receive Tribute & Healthcare Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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How Patients, Families Help Improve Their Care

Several years ago, a team of Kaiser Permanente caregivers from Northern California noticed that patients who were in for nuclear stress testing were showing signs of anxiety. Getting stressed about the test — a moderately invasive procedure that uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures showing blood flow to the heart — was understandable, but the medical staff knew there had to be a way to help their patients feel less anxious.

Using state-of-the-art performance improvement techniques and innovative human-centered design methodologies, Kaiser Permanente staff developed an improved process by using their greatest allies: their patients.

By listening to patients, the team quickly understood where and when they felt most anxious. Patients were nervous about the test and wanted more human connection; the medical staff wanted the power and the tools to make it happen.

The staff rolled up their sleeves side by side with patients and their families to redesign the process, asking what didn’t work and what bothered them most. New workflows were co-designed with patients: the average time it took to transport patients to the test went from 80 minutes to less than 14, and patients were given more information more often during the procedure.

The new approach was an immediate success: None of the 10 patients interviewed after implementing the improved workflow reported feeling anxiety or stress.

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Partnership with patients and families is at the heart of how human-centered design is practiced at Kaiser Permanente.

“Laser focus on people”

This integration of performance improvement techniques and human-centered design methodologies in large companies such as IBM is becoming commonplace. But in health care, it’s still relatively new. And according to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst (an online publication that specializes in practical innovations in health care delivery), Kaiser Permanente is at the forefront of this trend.

“Human-centered design brings laser focus on people, their experiences and their needs,” said Estee Neuwirth, a senior director at Kaiser Permanente and a co-author of the article. “By focusing on people’s needs and co-creating solutions with our patients and their families, we can create even better systems and get better outcomes.”

In the article, the authors from Kaiser Permanente and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement not only analyze the value that human-centered design brings to system improvement, but also provide a how-to guide that helps organizations bring greater joy, meaning and creative problem-solving approaches through partnership with patients and families.

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An Amazon Prime Day for health care? Here’s what experts say it could look like

Offering discounts on prescriptions would seem like a natural option, but a number of health-care professionals think Amazon could also make a big impact when it comes to health-care services.
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Spotlight on Dementia: How we can fix the care crisis

Earlier this year we launched our report, Dementia – the true cost: Fixing the care crisis. Published in May, the report is based on testimony and evidence from people affected by dementia, social care professionals and dementia lead nurses. The report highlights how people living with dementia are enduring inadequate care and crippling costs.
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Home Instead Senior Care Receive Tribute & Medication Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Home Health Care Professionals Receive Tribute & Health Care by ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Heather Locklear to Undergo Long-Term Care for Substance, Mental Health Issues

Heather Locklear will soon move from the psychiatric ward at an L.A.-area hospital to a long-term facility so doctors, psychiatrists and others can help her deal with serious substance abuse as well as mental health issues … TMZ has learned.…

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12 Mushroom Skin Care Products That Work Like Magic

Beauty has been going green in more ways than one. In addition to more vegan, cruelty-free products, we’re seeing ones that are packed with superfoods plus fruits and vegetables. Similar to food and wellness trends, there are certain buzzy ingredients that seem to be everywhere. Watermelon is one of the hottest ingredients for summer, with the juicy fruit showing up in everything from masks to serums. Pomegranate, avocado and almost every leafy green have enjoyed their time in the spotlight. Now it’s the divisive mushroom that’s popping up in skin care launches, making it a perfect candidate for the next It ingredient.

Whether you love eating them or fall into the camp of people who find mushrooms too earthy to eat, you’ll like them in beauty routines, promise. When it comes to skin care, mushrooms can be pretty magical — which is why they’ve been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. According to Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder and CEO of Shiffa, it’s the variety of mushrooms to choose from that makes them interesting. “There is no one hero mushroom,” she says. “Different varieties have different properties.” Hamdan suggests looking for a product that has a blend of at least three different mushrooms to get the most benefits.

In general, mushrooms are popular in skin care because they soothe, soften and provide mega moisture. Some, like reishi, are “super antioxidants,” Hamdan says. Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skin Care Collection, says that tremella fuciformis, aka snow fungus, has the ability to retain moisture in skin even more than hyaluronic acid. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been proven to accelerate wound healing.

In addition to knowing whether a product has oyster, enoki, chaga, portobello mushrooms or another variety, Hamdan says it’s helpful to know the extraction method of the mushroom as well as what part of the mushroom is used because products that typically use the whole mushroom are best. In terms of specific products, Vargas says mushrooms are mostly found in serums, masks and moisturizers.

There’s no need to go foraging beauty aisles on a hunt for fungi. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best mushroom skin care products so you can see for yourself just how good ‘shrooms are.

[ Next: Birch Sap Is the Korean Beauty Ingredient That Will Give You Glowy Skin ]

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Melania Trump Wears Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ During Child Detention Center Trip

First Lady Melania Trump visited a Texas detention center Thursday to check in on immigrant children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

After the White House announced its “zero-tolerance” policy in April, over 2,000 children have been separated from their parents. Trump decided to make the trip a day after the president signed an executive order to stop the separation of families, but it’s not her timing people are questioning–it’s her fashion choice.

When boarding the plane in Maryland, Trump was spotted wearing a khaki green jacket with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” scrawled in white graffiti-style writing on the back. Trump removed the jacket before deplaning, but the internet had already latched onto this paradoxical clothing choice, some finding it hard to believe.

Others compared the event to the 2014 incident when then-President Barack Obama was bashed for wearing a tan suit, or the time in 2009 when conservatives criticized Michelle Obama for wearing a dress than exposed her bare arms.

“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message,” said Melania Trump’s publicist, insisting reporters instead focus on the First Lady’s detention center visit.

Trump toured the facilities of the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen, Tex. and participated in a roundtable discussion with staff members. She inquired about the children’s physical and mental care. When she asked how often children are allowed to speak to their families, she was told children with verified families get a 10-minute phone conversation twice a week.

“We all know they are here without their families and I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion, and your kindness you are giving to them in these difficult times,” Trump told the staff members.

This visit was an attempt to lend support to those caring for the immigrant children, although Trump did not make a public statement about the plight of separated families until this past Sunday. While the visit shows Trump is making an effort to be involved with the care of the children, her jacket choice sent a confusing message.

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Hiland Child Care Center Receive Tribute & Medication Help By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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5 Things Millennials Care About When Renting

Millennials have saturated the rental market, making up roughly 40% of it—becoming the largest group of renters in any other generation in the United States.

Millennials are vastly different from the previous generations, and, as a landlord, not considering these differences when trying to fill your property can hurt your chances of renting to them.

In this post, we’ll help you land more millennial tenants by exploring five ways you can cater to their needs and wants as a landlord.

1. Apartments that Allow Pets

It’s no secret that millennials are having kids later than the generations before. But what you may not have known is that 44% of millennials consider caring for a pet as practice for caring for their future children.

In fact, a whopping 35% of pets are owned by millennials, surpassing the percentage of pets owned by individuals in other generations.

By extension, catering to this trend and making your property pet-friendly could increase your chances of renting to a millennial—yet many landlords don’t because of the potential risk of damage. In reality, many pet owners have a hard time finding apartments that allow pets.

You can lower your risk by including a pet deposit or fee in your Residential Rental Lease. This deposit or fee can then be used if any damages occur as a result of the tenant’s pet.

With a deposit or fee and a pet-friendly property, you can feel protected while still being accommodating to the needs of tenants with pets.

2. Residential Complexes that Consider Environmental Friendliness

Millennials care about sustainability and are even willing to pay more for items that consider environmentalism, such as corporations that use less or environmentally-friendly packaging.

A millennial’s desire to only support corporations that match their sustainability beliefs is so strong that 45% of millennials are willing to switch the brand they normally buy to a brand that is committed to environmentalism.

For landlords, going green is a great way to stand out from your competitors, and there are plenty of ways you can do so, such as:

  • Being mindful of the ingredients in the cleaners or pesticides you use: there are many biodegradable or chemical-free cleaners you can choose from to maintain your property.
  • Using different lightbulbs: eco-friendly lightbulbs are often more efficient and last longer than traditional incandescent ones.
  • Investing in solar energy: though costly to install, if you can add solar panels to your property, your long-term return on investment is worth it. In the interim, adding solar panels could earn you some money through the Federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit.

Other ways you can make your property more sustainable includes replacing traditional showerheads, toilets, and faucets with water-efficient alternatives, going paperless, and/or adding more recycling bins.

You’ll likely find that by making your building more environmentally friendly, you are not only enticing new tenants with your responsible sustainability practices but you are saving money and the environment.

3. Communicating with Their Landlord Online or Through Text

Convenience is key, and most tenants do not want to play phone tag with their landlord just to inform them of something like a minor repair. This trend is becoming popular, and lots of rentals are moving basic services (like where tenants make maintenance requests or complaints) online.

Keep in mind, though using email or text is better for you or your tenant for simple conversations, you still have to consider the legal regulations in place when it comes to communicating with your tenant.

For instance, it may be okay to text your tenant and tell them that maintenance is done making a repair in their apartment or for your tenant to text you permission to enter their property, but it is typically not okay for you to text your Notice to Enter (the document you need to provide in order to legally enter your tenant’s unit) in order to make the repair.

4. Accessible Payment Options

While a handful of renters may not think twice about the form of payment your rental property accepts, to some, accessible payment options are a must-have.

For example, how many times have you seen a millennial write a check? Probably not often since over one-fifth of millennials have never done so. What’s more, 6 in 10 millennials don’t own a credit card.

So, before you set your payment options as check or credit only, which some landlords do, look at the popularity of other forms of payments, namely mobile and electronic payments.

Adding payment options can come at a cost to you, so do your research and make a decision that works for your situation—preferably one that doesn’t inflate your overhead budget.

5. Proximity to Important Places Like Banks, Grocery Stores, and Bus Stops

Many of us care about being close to important places and like to have the option of busing to work or walking to the grocery store instead of getting in our car. Millennials, however, buy fewer cars than other generations, which makes proximity integral to choosing a rental home for this generation.

One downfall is that the neighborhood surrounding your rental is sometimes not under your control as a landlord. However, if your property is close to a bank or a grocery store, it may be worthwhile to see how long it takes to walk there and include that information in your advertisement.

Advertising Your Rental

With the vast majority of renters being millennials, it’s a good idea to make your property more desirable to individuals in this group.

Allowing pets, considering your environmental impact, and making communication and payments more accessible are just some of the ways you can market your property to millennials.

Be sure to do your own research about your property and the surrounding area to make sure marketing to millennials works for you.

Do you know of other ways you can advertise your rental property to millennials? Let us know in the comments!

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ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

HEALTHCARE UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

Heritage Care of Conover Receive Tribute & Medicine Discount Cards by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Trump administration tells court it won’t defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration won’t defend central provisions of the Affordable Care Act, saying in a legal filing Thursday night that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act should be invalidated and that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.


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American companies in China don’t care about the trade deficit — they want equal market access

Among G20 countries, China remains the most restrictive in terms of openness to direct investment.
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Why your health insurer doesn’t care about your big bills

Saving patients money is often not the top priority of health insurers, ProPublica reports.
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Next time you buy a TV at Best Buy, you may be offered health care, too

Executives told Wall Street this week that they're interested in making money in the health space.
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Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system
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Help For Medicine Donated To Shannon Clinic Urgent Care North By Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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The US is stingier with child care and maternity leave than the rest of the world

The US is the only developed country that does not mandate maternity leave and that's a problem for many reasons, says this U Mass professor.
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Health care is new front for transgender rights under Trump

A health care anti-discrimination rule is the new front for rollback of transgender protections under President Donald Trump
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Lean On Pete shows us there is love and care in the world — if we go looking for it

THIS is not Seabiscuit. Fundamentally yes, there is a boy and a horse, but that’s where the similarity ends.

Brit filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s road movie about Charley, a boy who seemingly can’t catch a break.

Except for the boy and the horse, Lean On Pete is nothing like Seabiscuit
Lean On Pete is a film about Charley, a boy who seemingly cannot catch a break

Starting off in a new town with his dad, earning a few dollars here and there helping a belligerent horse owner (Buscemi), the pair of them scrape by until forces intervene and send the 15 year old on the road with his favourite horse (Lean on Pete) on the hunt for a long-lost Aunt.

It’s a slightly meandering journey (figuratively and literally) about searching for our place in the world and trying to eke some hope out of desperation.

On his travels Charley learns that while life is as tough as old boots, there is love and care out there if you go looking for it.

Deliciously slow and beautifully made, it’s Charlie Plummer in the lead role that really hits a home run and one to really watch out for (If it wasn’t for #spaceygate he’d have been the talking point of 2017’s ‘All the money in the world’).

Steve Buscemi plays a belligerent horse owner

 

Lean On Pete is a meandering journey, both figuratively and literally
On his travels, Charley learns that although life is as tough as boots, there is love if you search for it


Haigh relishes in just letting him share this touching adventure.

Lean On Pete

(12) 122mins

★★★½

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Licorice Is the Soothing Skin Care Ingredient to Know

When it comes to skin care products, it’s all about the ingredients. The right ones can transform skin but the wrong ones can cause dryness, redness and a smattering of breakouts. Those with sensitive skin know this too well, which is why people with reactive skin are very careful about what they put on their faces. If you’re looking for a soothing ingredient that won’t irritate skin, licorice is an important one to know.

So everyone’s on the same page, we’re not talking about licorice candy, we’re talking about the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra, a plant native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. In terms of skin care, licorice is beneficial for brightening, lightening dark spots and improving skin tone, saysDr. Toral Patel, leading board-certified dermatologist in Chicago. Patel notes that licorice also contains an anti-inflammatory compound known as glycyrrhizin, which can soothe red, irritated skin.

Unlike divisive licorice candy, licorice skin care is generally well tolerated by the majority, says Patel. The exception is those with a licorice allergy or intolerance, in which case, steer clear. Those who are curious about trying the soothing ingredient can find licorice most commonly in serums and creams. Here are some of the best calming licorice beauty products to try now.

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Kaiser Permanente Provides Total Health Care to Special Olympics Southern California as the ‘Official Health Partner’

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California has signed a three-year agreement as the “Official Health Partner” for Special Olympics Southern California. In yesterday’s contract signing, the two entities acknowledged their shared vision and commitment to diversity, inclusion and total health for individuals and communities.

“There are many reasons why this partnership works,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “Special Olympics Southern California has led the charge in transforming lives through the joy of sport for people with intellectual disabilities and in doing so they have reached, touched and taught the public about the importance of inclusion and acceptance of each other’s differences. We believe that by actively supporting and participating in SOSC events, we can strengthen and spread further a message of understanding and respect for children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the communities we serve.”

“Improving the health and wellness of individuals with intellectual disabilities is one of Special Olympics Southern California’s goals,” said Bill Shumard, president and CEO of Special Olympics Southern California. “With Kaiser Permanente as a teammate, we’ll be able to transform even more lives through health education, health promotion and health care. We look forward to partnering with them over the years.”

As part of the commitment, Kaiser Permanente has appointed Southern California Permanente Medical Group Family and Sports Medicine physician, Aaron Rubin, MD, to serve as the official chief medical officer for SOSC.

“Providing exceptional care to the communities we serve is part of what drives our physicians at Kaiser Permanente. The inspiring Special Olympics athletes will receive the highest standard of medical expertise and sideline care from our Permanente physicians, led by Dr. Aaron Rubin. SOSC can rest assured that their athletes are in good hands with him at the helm,” said Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Rubin, who previously served as medical director of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles, will oversee approximately 40 Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians and medical support staff at the games, providing sideline medical care and ongoing medical care to the athletes and SOSC over the next three years. The medical team will also assist SOSC’s Healthy Athletes, a program that provides free health screening to all SOSC athletes.

Kaiser Permanente staff and physicians will volunteer at SOSC competitions throughout the year, including the 2018 Summer Games on June 9 and 10 at California State University, Long Beach. More than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons. The Games feature four sports: track and field, basketball, bocce and swimming, and will introduce a new sport, flag football. The Games are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.sosc.org/summergames.


About Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 34,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, leadership and health programs. Founded in 1969 by Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson, Special Olympics Southern California provides free year-round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation develops improved physical fitness and motor skills and greater self-confidence. Special Olympics has become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Special Olympics Southern California has earned a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for exceeding industry standards. This ranking is the highest Charity Navigator offers to an organization and is given because Special Olympics has demonstrated strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Learn how you can get involved at www.sosc.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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Johnson & Johnson is betting on vision care and expanding beyond contacts

J&J has added surgical products and a contact subscription service to its lineup of Acuvue contact lenses.
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Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, had been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary…

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Kaiser Permanente Wins Recognition from 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge

Fifty-two facilities host 25 megawatts of onsite solar generation (with more under construction) in many communities Kaiser Permanente serves and more than 300 electric vehicle charging stations are available at medical and office sites. These are just a couple of ways in which Kaiser Permanente has committed to addressing climate change.

Kaiser Permanente has earned two gold recognitions from the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge for its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. It is one of seven health care organizations in North America recognized for its sustainability work in 2017. Since 2008, Kaiser Permanente has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent while increasing its membership by 24 percent.

“This award underscores the progress Kaiser Permanente is making toward a clean energy future and the example we wish to set, not only in health care but for large organizations across all industries,” said Ramé Hemstreet, vice president of Operations and chief sustainable resources officer for Kaiser Permanente. “Installing clean and cost-effective solar generation at Kaiser Permanente facilities reduces our contribution to climate change and improves the health of our communities.”

The 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge encourages participants to lead the transformation to climate-smart health care by implementing strategies to reduce their climate footprint, developing low-carbon models of care, adapting to a changing climate and advocating for policies to protect the future health of the planet.

Many of the initial participants set mitigation targets to reduce carbon reduction by 30 percent or more by 2020. Currently, the 2020 Challenge has 160 participants that represent the interests of more than 14,000 hospitals and health centers in 24 countries. The 2020 Challenge reviews and assesses data submitted by participants as it relates to the three pillars of the challenge, which are climate mitigation, resiliency and leadership.

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Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

Family medicine doctors and pediatricians are less confident than psychiatrists in their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues in children and adolescents, according to researchers. Primary care providers and pediatricians were also more likely to prescribe medications when they thought there was a problem, while psychiatrists were more likely to start with behavioral therapy.
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CVS Health eyes kidney patients for next expansion into care

CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care.
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Taking care of kids when you’re sick is a special kind of hell

by

Laura Falin

posted in Life

“Mom! Can you move the fridge? I lost a ball behind there!”

It’s not actually that hard to move our fridge. It rolls pretty easily. It’s just that I was sitting at the kitchen table with a low-grade fever and a miserable case of strep, and it would have been nice if someone asked me why I cried when I swallowed rather than demanding I move appliances.

This is how it is when you’re a mom. Everyone expects you to continue life as usual, even when you feel like you’re swallowing razors.

I asked my friends and every one of them has stories of being sick and having to rally because someone has to keep making sure the kids are safe and healthy and somewhat fed. I once let my 2-year-old sit in the middle of the living room floor, happily ripping all the pages out of his books, while I lay on the couch with a stomach bug. I figured he was safe. He was occupied. I could eventually replace the books. But I couldn’t summon the energy to make him stop and find something else to do at that point.

Crysti did something similar when her babies were young.

“I get migraines and when Andrew was a pre-walker I would get them (and I struggled hard with some depression) but of course couldn’t just stay in bed all day. There were a couple of days that I put him in his circle play bouncer thing with snacks and toys on it, a baby Einstein on the tv and I’d sleep on the floor next to him. My sweet mom reminded me that as long as he was safe and I was near, I was doing a good enough job as a mom. Good enough was a much better mantra than perfect!”

Kristin said that when she was pregnant with her second baby, she caught a stomach bug. “I remember running around trying to take care of my toddler with emergency trips to the bathroom every so often 😭😂 it was hectic!”

I’ve been there — taking kids to school or to the park to get them out of the house and all the while scoping out the nearest place to toss my cookies, just in case.

There is also the rare moment when the kids do realize you’re sick. And they come up next to you, lying prone and miserable on the couch, and pat your cheek with those tiny, chubby hands and ask, “You okay, Mommy?” I won’t say it makes everything better, but it does really really help.

Have you ever been sick and had to rally for the kids?

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Health care is Democrats’ secret weapon in the 2018 midterm elections

In order for a Democratic candidate to be popular in this year's midterm election, all they have to do is support universal health care, Vox reports.
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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Taps Yvette Torres to be Director of Environmental Services, Dan Tyler as Director of Continuing Care

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii made two management announcements, naming Yvette Torres director of environmental services and Dan Tyler director of continuing care. Torres will oversee the Environmental Services Department, helping to ensure safe and healthy conditions at Kaiser Permanente facilities on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, and the efficient transport of patients, supplies and materials. In his new role in continuing care, Tyler will be responsible for long-term care and outside case management for the Hawaii Region.

Dan Tyler

Dan Tyler

Yvette Torres

Yvette Torres

Torres comes to Kaiser Permanente Hawaii from Sodexo and the Straub Medical Center, where she held environmental services and patient transport positions for nearly six years. She also held similar positions at The Queen’s Medical Center for five years. She attended the University of Hawaii Leeward Community College, and Michigan State University. She is certified in hospital-based decontamination, and is a member of the American Hospital Association.

Tyler joined Kaiser Permanente in July 2016 through the Health Care Operations/Junior Military Officer Program. He spent his first six months working in the Brand, Communications and Public Relations Division and transitioned to Moanalua Medical Center as a special assistant to the hospital’s executive team in January 2017. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Tyler served as a naval officer. He holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and philosophy from Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis, and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

“Having experienced, outstanding professionals like Yvette and Dan join our management team in these critical roles is a big win for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and all our members,” said Ray Hahn, senior vice president and area manager Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “I look forward to working closely with them to ensure our members receive the best possible care and superior experiences at all our Hawaii facilities.”

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Health Help Donated to The Care Place in Douglasville, GA by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Great Care the Easy Way: Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare Website Honored

For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare health plan website, kp.org/medicare, is rated one of the top Medicare websites in the nation for providing consumers with an easy, positive and high-value experience, according to HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent research firm.

HealthMetrix evaluated 160 Medicare Advantage websites for Medicare WebWatch national certification in 2018, and Kaiser Permanente’s is one of nine given “top benchmark” status, the highest rating. To achieve this status, 50 website features were analyzed including: plan-specific content, external content resources, member connectivity, design and navigation, and transparency and privacy disclosure.

“Making it easy for consumers to learn about their Medicare coverage options is crucial when one considers that approximately 10,000 baby boomers across the nation become eligible for Medicare each day,” said Agnes Strandberg, senior vice president, Kaiser Permanente Medicare program.

Growing numbers of older adults benefit from Kaiser Permanente’s not-for-profit status and from being the nation’s largest integrated health system. They prefer to shop online and those who are eligible can enroll in a Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan directly on the website.

“We continue to enhance our online capabilities and navigation features to ensure the best possible experience for consumers,” said Strandberg. “Every year we see an increase in visits and enrollments through our Medicare website.”

In addition to providing eligibility requirements, cost and coverage options, and easy online enrollment, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare website offers:

  • A Medicare Learning Center with easy access to useful information including downloadable checklists, frequently asked questions and answers, and helpful videos for consumers to learn more about Medicare, when to sign up, and how to make an informed plan choice
  • A search tool to help consumers find and register for a Kaiser Permanente Medicare seminar in their area
  • An online enrollment form for Kaiser Permanente Medicare members to enroll in optional supplemental benefits such as dental, hearing, vision and fitness
  • A section that provides a streamlined Medicare educational and enrollment experience to Kaiser Permanente members turning 65
  • Consumer surveys to gather information and apply learnings to optimize the website
  • New capabilities that include a link to health and wellness articles specifically curated for older adults, and look-up tools to find a sales representative in the consumer’s area and to find employer groups that offer online enrollment for their retirees

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Justin Theroux doesn’t care what people think of him

OHMYGOSSIP — Justin Theroux has “stopped caring” what people think of him.
The 46-year-old actor – who recently announced he and his estranged wife Jennifer Aniston had split at the end of last year – has admitted he is no longer worried about what the public think of him, as he believes the person he is when he’s in the spotlight is a different “avatar” to who he is when he’s away from the cameras.
He said: “Well, that avatar is not me. So, in that sense, I don’t lose any sleep over it. I’ve stopped caring about what other people think of me. It’s also minimised over the years.”
The ‘Leftovers’ star also doesn’t believe he owes anyone any answers about his private life, and says the key to dodging invasive questions is to just “keep working”.
Speaking to French magazine Mastermind, Justin added: “I just keep working, which is the only thing you can do. So, when someone I’ve never met in my life comes up to me and asks me a personal question, I say ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ And you know, I’m sorry, but I really don’t.”
His comments come as he has found himself thrust into the spotlight following the news that he has split from 49-year-old ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston, after two-and-a-half-years of marriage.
The couple announced the news earlier this month in a joint statement which read: “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.
“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

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Ne-Yo’s Wife Launching Mixed Kids Hair Care Line Amid Backlash

After being dragged by fans on social media last week for saying her son wasn’t “blessed” with her good hair, Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay has announced plans to launch a new hair care line for mixed kids.

“Thank you guys for the negativity, because once again I’m going to channel it into something positive and I am now in the process of creating a hair care line for mixed children…so thank you once again,” she said in an Instagram post. (Watch in the video above.)

As previously reported, Crystal took to Instagram earlier this month with a request for help because her son wasn’t “blessed” with “Mommy’s ‘Hawaiian Silky’” hair texture.

Her comment section lit up with folks criticizing her for even making the distinction, which draws on the age old good hair/bad hair issue that has divided the African American community for decades.

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Community Service Award Winners Bring Needed Medical Care to Impoverished Areas

For more than a decade, the David Lawrence Community Service Award has recognized Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians throughout our regions who champion outstanding volunteer activities and initiatives to improve the health of our communities. The annual award is named in honor of David M. Lawrence, MD, former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals and a lifelong advocate for improving community health.

Two awardees are selected annually in each region for their significant contributions to improving the overall health of a community or population. Their commitments are focused on health and social issues, including increasing access to health care for the underserved, eliminating disparities in health outcomes of racial and ethnic minorities, and addressing the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age that can impact their health.

The 2017 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region winners are Maxwell Cheng, OD, and the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside Volunteer Subgroup of InterFACE. They will each receive a $ 10,000 charitable contribution from Kaiser Permanente to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

Maxwell Cheng, OD

While many of us take for granted the ability to go to the doctor when we are ill or need treatment, about 90 percent of the world’s population lacks access to seeing an eye doctor.

Maxwell Cheng, OD, an optometrist at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, is working hard to change that.

For more than seven years, Dr. Cheng has helped develop and led more than 25 medical missions to Peru, the Philippines, Nepal, Mexico and Jamaica. He has also collaborated with the Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians to coordinate health fairs that provide medical and eye care services to the diverse homeless population on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

“Knowing that I have the ability as a doctor to help such large numbers of people in a profound way, I feel a responsibility to share my skills and experience,” said Dr. Cheng, who uses five weeks of his personal vacation time a year to complete the humanitarian trips.

Dr. Maxwell Cheng examing a young Jamican boy's eye with mother looking on

Dr. Maxwell Cheng provides a young boy in Jamaica his first eye exam and pair of glasses.

Whether Dr. Cheng is performing free eye exams or organizing cataract surgeries to restore sight, assisting victims of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, or teaching seminars on eye care locally and internationally, his efforts are making a tremendous difference.

He has provided life-changing eye care to thousands of patients living in poverty around the world. For many impoverished families who must choose between eating and buying glasses and medications, the medical mission may be the only place where they can obtain treatment.

Dr. Cheng is building the capacity of other optometrists and individuals in the countries he visits to continue his work well into the future. He offers educational support, serves as a consultant, and shares best practices to support optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic assistants, students and other volunteers on how to improve treatment and conduct effective medical missions.

In areas with few eye doctors, Dr. Cheng often spends many hours educating politicians, physicians and communities about the importance of expert eye care. In Jamaica, for example, many residents are unaware of the extremely high incidence of glaucoma, a disease that will lead to blindness if not diagnosed early and treated.

Dr. Cheng’s work has been well recognized. In addition to media attention in the countries he visits, other recent accolades include:

  • Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians Honoree of the Year 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California Optometrist of the Year 2016
  • Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Community Star 2017

“If people can see, they can be independent and have more options in life, no matter their ethnic group, socioeconomic class, education level, or where they live or work,” said Dr. Cheng. “Through my humanitarian work, I feel fortunate to be able to help many people lead healthier and more productive, fulfilling lives and to inspire others to get involved.”

Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group

Congenital and acquired deformities, ranging from facial disfigurements and extra fingers to burn scars, can be debilitating. Those affected often suffer physical pain or disability, as well as endless teasing and stares from strangers.

For nearly three decades, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group has traveled three times a year to Mexico to help give impoverished children with complex deformities the best life possible. The group is a subgroup of InterFACE, an international nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California, whose volunteer surgical team offers no-cost, reconstructive surgery for children in need.

“In the United States, if a child has a deformity, there are many more resources to help him or her receive the appropriate medical treatment, regardless if their family can afford it,” said Valerie Sedor, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Fontana Medical Center who has participated in the group for the past 17 years. “In Mexico, children living in poverty will likely never receive care for their deformity, and may needlessly suffer.”

Belinda Shalhoub, a certified registered nurse anesthetist who takes part in the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer

Belinda Shalhoub, a certified registered nurse anesthetist who takes part in the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer, attends to a young girl in Mexicali.

The group of up to 90 medical team members commits to these journeys. The team consists of:  surgeons, anesthetists, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, speech pathologists, translators and other Kaiser Permanente staff who spend three days performing 50 to 75 surgeries in either hospital or mobile operating rooms. The group partners with medical professionals from the U.S. Navy, University of California, San Diego and the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. Team members also collaborate with the Mexican Red Cross and local physicians and nurses, and share their new techniques and best practices.

Each year, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group travels twice to the border city of Mexicali and once to the city of La Piedad in the state of Michoacán. Since retired Kaiser Permanente anesthesiologist, Douglas Flores, MD, launched the collaboration 27 years ago, the group has performed more than 4,500 life-changing surgeries.

Whether the team repairs a patient’s cleft lip and palate or malformed ear, or removes a hemangioma (noncancerous tumor), “We are dedicated to changing the dire circumstances for every child in need that we encounter,” said Sedor.

The group also provides postoperative care, and if time and resources permit, surgically treats adults with deformities.

The team’s goal is to increase its number of volunteers and surgeries performed in Mexico. Team members help coordinate volunteers, gather the necessary materials and supplies, and partner with other organizations to enhance the group’s capacity. The team is working to expand its much-needed surgeries to a third city in Mexico.

The volunteer group has already received the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Everyday Hero Award for its impressive work. The Mexican media has also recognized the group’s efforts and promotes the program to the residents of Mexico.

“Helping to transform these children’s lives and seeing them and their families so happy is the best reward,” said Sedor.

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Amazon wants to disrupt health care in America. In China, tech giants already have

Amazon wants to shake up health care by experimenting with coverage, but Chinese tech giants have already done so.
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Cramer says Centene is the way to play the Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan health care move

Jim Cramer advises investors after Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan made a joint foray into health care.
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Eagles know there’s a huge gap in experience and they don’t care

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Patriots have it. The Eagles do not. The Patriots always seem to be in the Super Bowl this time of year. The Eagles? Not so much. This would seem to be an advantage for the Patriots this week and on Sunday for Super Bowl LII, right? “No,’’ Eagles safety Malcolm…
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Health Help Donated to Care and Comfort in Waterville,ME by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Health Help Donated to Bergen Passaic Respiratory Care, Inc. by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Johnson & Johnson trying to sell its diabetes care business to Chinese buyers for up to $4 billion

Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson.
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Health Care Professionals Fear Medicaid Changes

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

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Compassionate Cancer Care When It’s Needed Most

When one of our members receives a cancer diagnosis, they can rest assured knowing that our integrated, specialized approach to care that focuses on the needs of each patient will be there to support them and those who care for them. It’s at the core of what we do. Every day, we make a commitment — to beating cancer and saving lives with earlier detection, research and superior personal care, delivered with compassion.

In 2017, additional nurse navigators joined our the Kaiser Permanente Northwest staff, we continued our work with our Worksite Wellness team to close care gaps, we further developed our multidisciplinary clinics, and we worked to streamline patient care and refine protocols that give our patients a clear pathway to their treatment.

As we look forward, our team of highly skilled professionals will all be working to continue to provide collaborative care that includes highly specialized treatment for each individual.

View the complete 2017 Cancer Care Annual Report. >

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

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Hamilton Family Eyecare Receive Tribute & Health Care by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Men don’t care about improving themselves quite like women do

Women want to live their best lives in 2018. Women are more intent on bettering themselves in 2018 than men are, according to a new survey from YouGov, which found that self-improvement-related resolution are more popular with women than men. Indeed, when it comes to saving money (or saving more of it this year than…
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These developments in diabetes care will continue to shape the industry next year

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19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy

19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy


19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas frenzy

Whether you’re traveling or staying local this holiday, it can be a stressful season. As we all know, stress wreaks havoc on your skin. Coupled with the dry weather and heaters blasting 24/7, now is the time to treat your skin to a little extra pampering.

Whether you prefer nourishing masks to rehydrate or are looking for active ingredients to resurface and revitalize your skin, we’ve got them all here for you. Take a little time for yourself after the hustle and bustle of the holiday to indulge in some *me time*. Your skin will be eternally grateful, we promise.

We all know that if we want our makeup to look rocking on New Year’s Eve, it’s all about starting with a great canvas. In this case, that means skin that is hydrated, glowing, exfoliated, and healthy. Let’s take a look at some products that will make you feel like a million bucks after the holiday madness, shall we?

Here are 19 skin care products to treat yourself to after the Christmas craziness.

1. Kora Organics The Noni Glow Collection, $ 182

KORA ORGANICS NONI GLOW SET
Kora Organics

This full-sized collection of Noni Glow essentials will help to smooth, nourish and brighten your skin. The kit includes Noni Glow Face Oil, Noni Glow Body Oil, Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement, and Noni Glow Heart Chakra.

2. Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing  System, $ 129

SEPHORA CLARISONIC MIA
Sephora

The Clarisonic is one of the most effective ways to gently deep clean your skin and remove dirt, oil, and makeup.

3. Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, $ 2.28

QUEEN HELENE MINT JULEPT MASK
Bed, Bath and Beyond

There’s a reason this ultra-affordable mask is a cult fave among the beauty set. It’s basically an at-home facial in a bottle for less than a cup of coffee.

4. Beauty Bioscience Limited-Edition rose Gold GloPro Microneedling Set, $ 249

Glopre Rose Gold Microneedling set
Beauty Bioscience

Microneedling is all the rage thanks to its ability to stimulate skin’s natural healing responses to visibly firmer, smoother, and brighter.

5. Sio Facelift, $ 39.95

Sio Facelift patches
Sio

Wake up with completely radiant skin thanks to these medical grade silicone patches that firm, plump, and erase the signs of aging while you sleep.

6. Blaq Mask Tube, $ 29

Blaq mask tube
Blaq

If blackheads are plaguing you, then this mask is the answer to your prayers. It’s specially designed with activated charcoal to target toxins and suck out impurities instantly.

7. Bloom Beauty Scalp Therapy, $ 60-100

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If you find yourself in New York, treat yourself to a spa day and get a luxurious hair treatment while you relax.

8. Meant The Whole Shower Set, $ 159

Meant Whole Shower
Meant

Step up your shower routine with these delightful products that cleanse, condition, shave, scrub, and moisturize.

9. Rahua Shower Gel, $ 30

RAHUA shower gel
Courtesy of Rahua

This luxurious shower gel comes in new and improved packaging for a truly special experience that cleanses and softens skin and leaves it smelling heavenly.

10. Amareta Skincare Holiday Bundle, $ 98

Amareta

This set includes a clarifying serum and a detoxifying charcoal mask that will leave your skin smooth, bright and beautiful.

11. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo, $ 85

Sunday Riley Power Couple
Sephora

Harnessing the power of lactic acid and trans-retinol ester to exfoliate the skin, Good Genes and Luna Sleeping Night Oil are a powerful investment in your skin’s health. Treat yo’self.

12. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $ 49

Caudalie Beauty Elixir sephora
Sephora

This facial spray is worth the hype and is the best pick-me-up your skin will ever have. This best-selling elixir based on Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous Elixir of Youth is perfect for refreshing skin, setting makeup, and revitalizing the appearance of your skin.

13. GlamGlow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, $ 49

glamglow waterburst moisturizer
Sephora

Quench your dry skin with this insanely hydrating water cream that provides up to 72 hours of hydration.

14. Biossance Squalane Superstars Kit, $ 54

Biossance Squalane set
Sephora

Bring this travel-friendly set on your journeys to enrich your skin post-holiday fete. It includes Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel, Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, and 100% Squalane Oil to hydrate from head to toe.

15. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, $ 70

SK II Oil
Sephora

This gentle and delicate cleansing oil melts away even the toughest waterproof makeup while cleansing and conditioning your skin.

16. Drunk Elephant Limited-Edition Come C about Me Set, $ 88

Drunk Elephant kit
Sephora

While we often focus on our nighttime skin routine, this daytime kit features Drunk Elephant’s best-selling products to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and hydrated.

17. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $ 20

Laneige lip mask
Sephora

This overnight mask soothes and moisturizes your lips while you sleep so you wake up to plump, soft lips.

18. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask, $ 56

Farmacy honey mask
Sephora

This warming massage and face mask in one will nourish and revitalize your skin for a glowing complexion free of dryness, dullness, or uneven skintone.

19. Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil, $ 72

Herbivore lapis oil
Sephora

This incredibly hydrating face oil balances skin while visibly improving redness and blemishes. You’ll have movie star skin in no time with this oil.

Whatever you decide to treat yourself to, taking time to soothe your skin and pamper your soul is the best way to enter the new year feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rarin’ to go.

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Greenville City Schools Receive Tribute & Health Care by Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Kenya Red Cross members take care of a wounded man after about…

Kenya Red Cross members take care of a wounded man after about 15 people
were allegedly beaten during a police raid, in Mathare 4a in Nairobi,
on August 12, 2017, following overnight protests against the election
results.  At least two people were shot dead in Kenya during overnight
protests against the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta by
opposition supporters who believe the vote was rigged, according to
police and a health official.
MARCO LONGARI / AFP

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Grace Preschool Day Care Center Receive Tribute & Medication Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

HEALTHCARE UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

A pregnancy Christmas ornament is an impractical gift, and I don’t care

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Sara McGinnis

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I had zero chill when I found out I was pregnant with our first child. The fact a baby was growing inside of me screamed inside my brain no matter if I were at the grocery store, the library, or cooking breakfast. I wasn’t just a person going about their daily routine — I was A PREGNANT WOMAN getting gas and checking the mail.

About a week after we shared the big news with family and friends I found a package had arrived for my husband and me. As I tore it open and caught a glimpse there was baby stuff inside I burst into tears. It meant so much to me someone in my life thought what was happening was as big of a deal as I did and had cared to send us a congratulatory gift.

If I recall correctly it was a pack of bibs and a cute infant bodysuit. Nothing major, but you would have thought they were rare treasures the way I felt about having been gifted them. That’s when I decided I’d forever celebrate someone else’s pregnancy news by sending a little something.

This past Thanksgiving we found out a newlywed relative of ours and his wife, who unfortunately live states away, are pregnant — with twins! I literally had goosebumps upon hearing the news.

Since then I’ve been poking around to come up with a fun gift idea, and I think I’ve found it: a pregnancy Christmas ornament.

Check out a few options I found on Etsy…

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Etsy shop IttyBittyWedding

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Etsy shop SavortheMemories

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Etsy shop DesignCAB

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Etsy shop PenguinsPinneapples

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Etsy shop TheRedCabinStudio

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Etsy shop MysticCustomDesignCo

I know it’s not a practical gift (perhaps I’ll Amazon a box of diapers their way as well!), but I love the idea of celebrating this special year in which they’re expecting but not quite parents yet. Their 2017 and 2018 holidays are going to be so different.

Among my family’s favorite ornaments are tiny frames with the year on them. Inside each is an image of my boys together. I have lots of pictures of them, of course, but I love seeing this set appear from the basement just once a year.

Here’s hoping my gift game is on point, and the parents-to-be I know will treasure their little ornament for years to come as well.

Does a pregnancy Christmas ornament interest you? What do you like to send as a congratulatory gift?

Images via Etsy. Links to stores and corresponding products noted with each image. Happy gifting!

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Kaiser Permanente Washington Leads State in Medical Group Quality and Efficiency of Care

SEATTLE — Kaiser Permanente Washington has once again been ranked as the top-performing medical group in Washington, according to the 2017 Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) Community Checkup. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente Washington (Group Health Cooperative prior to 2017) has ranked the highest among medical groups included in the Community Checkup report.

The Alliance’s 2017 Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group better than average on 23 of 30 measures on clinical quality and efficiency of care for the commercially insured population — more than any medical group in the state. Kaiser Permanente was ranked as the top-performing medical group for both commercially insured and Medicaid populations.

“Kaiser Permanente once again has demonstrated that our national model of medical excellence provides safe and high quality care to our members,” said Stephen Tarnoff, MD, president and chief medical executive, Washington Permanente Medical Group. “The Washington Health Alliance ratings are a testament to the efforts of our incredible physicians and care teams who deliver coordinated, connected care every day in service to our patients’ total health.”

The Community Checkup is a cornerstone of the Alliance’s work, providing a community-level view on important measures of health care quality. Measures include immunization rates; medication management; health screenings; and care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. The annual report helps consumers know how various medical providers rate.

“Our medical group is second to none, and the care and outcomes they deliver to our members, purchasers and community are what distinguish us as Kaiser Permanente,” said Susan Mullaney, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington. “We’re extremely proud of the Washington Health Alliance’s recognition of the care we provide. We know that when patients receive top quality care, they can live their lives fully and thrive.”

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Wants To Care For Her Mentally Ill Mom, Despite Years Of Abuse

2017 is definitely Tiffany Haddish‘s year.

Not only was she the breakout star in the summer hit Girls Trip, she made history this fall on Saturday Night Live and dropped her first cable stand-up show on Showtime. While she is prepping for a slew of new movies to come out next year, she is also planning to drop her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

As to be expected, in her upcoming book, she is keeping it 100.

According to PEOPLE, who received an exclusive first look, it’s pretty clear that the 37-year-old star has come a long way, admitting that she was abused by her mother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

“I was told every day I’d never be nothing,” she says. “Now I look in the mirror and say, ‘Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.’ It was all worth it.”

Haddish also writes that the abuse worsened after her mother was involved in a car accident that caused her brain damage.

“After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like ‘You look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you.’”

“She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip busted?’ I didn’t say anything. As bad as she was to me, I still couldn’t help but love her.”

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“My mom is still alive, in a mental institution,” she explains in the book.

However, Haddish is clear: She still loves her mother and wants to take care of her.

“My goal is to get enough money to buy a duplex. I want to put her in one of the units and hire a full-time nurse to take care of her. Then I want to get her whatever medications she needs so she can be my mama again. Honestly, that’s all I really want in life.”

The comedienne also opens up about her abusive ex-husband, who she married and divorced twice.

“The relationship got violent. Once at a comedy festival, Tom Green comes over and he is making me laugh so hard. My ex-husband grabbed me. He was like ‘It’s time to go now.’ I had a knot on the side of my head from where he slammed me into the wall and marks on my throat where he’d dug in his nails. When I got onstage, everyone could tell I had been beaten. All those people wanted to help, but all I could do was push them away, and then go back to the dude that was abusing me. Why? Maybe I didn’t know any other way to be loved.”

This is deep. We can’t wait to get our hands on this book!

The Last Black Unicorn hits bookstores on December 5.

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Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Recognized for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has been awarded Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for addressing racial, ethnic and linguistic disparities in health care.

This honor recognizes organizations that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services and that reduce health care disparities.

“I am proud that eliminating racial and ethnic disparities is a natural result of how we practice medicine in Permanente,” said Bernadette Loftus, MD, associate executive director, The Permanente Medical Group, which provides care for Kaiser Permanente members in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“Our excellent quality scores reflect our commitment to providing effective, evidence-based care to all our patients regardless of race, ethnicity or spoken language,” said Dr. Loftus. “Every physician in our practice, regardless of specialty, is responsible for population health. This integrated approach has drastically reduced disparities in care by race and ethnicity for important quality measures like cancer screenings, blood pressure control and diabetes management.”

Treatment of high blood pressure is one example of how Kaiser Permanente excels at multicultural care. According to the American Heart Association, non-Hispanic whites typically have better controlled blood pressure than African-American citizens. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has worked to address this disparity. At Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, blood pressure control for African-American members is within two percentage points of Kaiser Permanente’s entire population of members with hypertension and 30 percentage points better than the national average.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States achieved the nation’s best performance in blood pressure control for the third year in a row (90.34 percent vs. national average 58.71 percent), according to 2017 NCQA’s Quality Compass® Data for private health plans.

The Multicultural Health Care Distinction recognizes organizations that understand and address health care disparities stemming from race, ethnicity and language. To be considered for this NCQA distinction, the organization had to meet a rigid set of five crucial standards and document how the organization effectively meets the needs of its more than 700,000 diverse members. These criteria require evidence-based activities that demonstrate ongoing efforts to eliminate health disparities for members.

“As America becomes more diverse, it is more important than ever to provide excellent, culturally competent care to everyone who receives care in our medical centers,” said Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. “We strive to remove cultural barriers and personalize medical services to our members’ preferences and needs so that they feel respected and comfortable while receiving care.”

This recognition by NCQA is the latest in a string of national honors Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has received from the organization.

According to the newly released NCQA Quality Compass data, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has more national No. 1 ratings and regional No. 1 ratings than any other health plan in the U.S. for measures of Effectiveness of Care. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is rated one of the top Private/Commercial and Medicare health plans available in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for the sixth consecutive year, according to the NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018. Kaiser Permanente has the highest rated Medicare plan in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia based on the NCQA ratings.

The organization’s commercial health plan is rated the highest in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is the only plan to receive a 4.5 rating in Maryland – making it the highest rated commercial health plan available to non-military families. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States’ commercial and Medicare plans scored 4.5 out of the 5.0 scale in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

About the National Committee for Quality Assurance
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 700,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprising Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., which employs more than 8,600 people and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features nearly 1,500 physicians. For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic or Facebook, www.facebook.com/kpthrive.

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