PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy.   This is just one of 10 sharing economy predictions they released last week in their article Find out what's next for the sharing economy in our 2017 predictions. The sharing economy has been made famous with certain key sectors such as automotive, and hospitality, but 2017 will see the innovation ripple across established sectors.

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7 Medical Procedures That Are Not Covered by Health Insurance

Dumb Little Man

Many people apply for a health insurance in the hopes that whenever they have medical problems, it can help them cover the costs. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t aware that there are certain medical services not covered by insurance. Certain dental procedures are covered by your health insurance but only if they are deemed as “medically necessary”. Unfortunately, despite their popularity, they aren’t covered by medical insurances.

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“Race norming” and the long legacy of medical racism, explained

Vox Open Sourced

The NFL recently announced it would end the practice, but race norming is still used across the medical field. As the NFL notes, race norming isn’t just employed in the league’s cognitive exam — it’s quietly used across medical specialties, from pulmonary medicine to cardiology.

5 Derogatory Adjectives Derived from Words for Medical Conditions

Daily Writing Tips

Mangy , meaning “bare” or “worn,” or “seedy” or “shabby,” stems from the medical condition known as mange, caused by parasitic mites that lodge themselves in skin or in hair follicles. Rickety , meaning “shaky” or “unstable,” or “in poor physical condition,” derives from the medical condition known as rickets, which as a result of Vitamin D or calcium deficiency in children and young animals causes deformed, soft bones.

What are The Fastest Growing Industries for 2017 and Why?

Small Business CEO

Here are three of the biggest growth industries to get into in 2017: Cosmetic procedures & plastic surgery. Cosmetic procedures were reported to be the fastest growing medical procedures in 2016. In a world increasingly dominated by interconnective technology, emerging industries are creating new markets and investment opportunities almost every day.

2017 60

6 Ways To Live Well With A Chronic Illness

Dumb Little Man

Education and seeing medical results have been instrumental, but I’m so glad we have hung in there. Alternative therapies are often complementary to the regular medical care many of us have. If we are truly fortunate, we have an integrative medic that practices both conventional and complementary techniques. Living with chronic illness comes with its own set of unique challenges but it doesn’t mean that life has to be one terrible ordeal.

2017 170

Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What is iTranslate. What does it do? With iTranslate you can translate text or websites, start voice conversations or look up words, meanings and even verb conjugations in over 90 languages. No training needed.

2017 159

Yoga and Health: From Better Mental Health To Improved Sleep Quality

Dumb Little Man

Furthermore, the healing benefits of yoga are now widely recognized within the medical community thanks to a growing body of research confirming the yoga’s healing power. Yoga seems to be just as effective, if not better, like medication and talk therapy in relieving the symptoms of mental illness. Did you know that yoga and health are intertwined?

2017 173

Feeling Overwhelmed? 14 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Aside from non-negotiable commitments like work, school, and medical appointments, can you confidently list all the other commitments that are adding to your overall stress? Keep things simple by pre-scheduling your annual medical appointments and other up and coming events on a calendar. Life moves fast, doesn’t it? It often feels like you’re trying to keep two dozen plates spinning at the same time. Heaven forbid one of those plates start to wobble.

2017 172

The Expanding High Skill Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Doctor on Demand , for example, provides video medical consultation service.  " We're working through the 2017 data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study and the number of higher earning independents has again increased. More and more professions that require advanced degrees or highly specialized skills are joining the gig and/or on-demand economy. A good example is law. 

2017 140

10 Ways You Can Benefit From Chiropractic Adjustments

Dumb Little Man

Now let’s talk about the medical research and studies proving the therapeutic benefits of this alternative medicine. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2013 published a 52-week study of 183 people with neck pain which is divided into three categories: chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, and family medicine. Back pains? That’s easy with chiropractic.

2017 165

16 Essential Tips for Quitting Smoking

Dumb Little Man

There are medications available to help you quit smoking, such as Chantix and Zyban. You could also quit with a friend who smokes or seek professional medical help for a safer process. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There will be approximately 159,260 deaths from lung cancer in the United States this year alone. Despite smoking being the most common cause of lung cancer, more than 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes.

2017 165

Words of Advice To Keep Your Joints Healthy

Dumb Little Man

These are some of the typical ways to manage pain in the joints: Oral medications. These oral medications can cause liver damage, so you should only take them as prescribed. Acetaminophen is a good alternative to those medications mentioned above. As a woman, it is only natural that your health is one of the most important parts of your life. Once you pass a certain age, you might have to deal with specific problems, such as arthritis.

2017 144

Drones for High Value Deliveries

Small Business Labs

Since 2016 they've been using drones (more properly referred to as  unmanned aircraft systems ) to deliver blood and medical supplies in the African nation of Rwanda. The drones are fixed winged unmanned aircraft systems, which the locals call "sky ambulances" They drop off medical supplies by parachute to remote hospitals and clinics located in hard to reach areas of the Rwandan countryside. We hear a lot about drones delivering pizza here in the U.S.

2017 130

What to Ask Your Pharmacist

Dumb Little Man

To safely use your medications to their full benefit, there are questions every patient should ask the pharmacist. Whereas your doctor may be limited to the time he can spend with you to thoroughly explain your medications, your pharmacist is trained to counsel you about the specifics of the prescribed drug during the course of your treatment. All medications are dispensed with written information about the drug, and most of the printed information is easily understood.

2017 110

Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Dumb Little Man

Seek Medical Attention. Immediately following an accident, it is paramount for the victim to seek medical care in order to minimize the severity of injuries. The investigation of the claims and medical records will start immediately once the lawyer agrees that your claims are worth filing in the law court. You can justify this by answering relevant questions from the solicitor and giving him access to your medical records.

2017 138

4 Ways To Reduce Stress Inside and Outside of Work

Dumb Little Man

A study by the University of Rochester Medical Center found that there are toxic proteins in your brain that can only sleeping can remove. Many people have been there. The point where it feels like the chaos of your job is taking over every aspect of your life. This can have an incredibly negative effect on your personal relationships and overall well-being.

2017 151

Obamacare's Impact on Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

In particular rising co-pays and deductibles are resulting in many not getting medical treatment due to high out of pocket costs. There's no doubt the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or better known as Obamacare) has been a good for freelancers, the self-employed and other independent workers. As the chart below shows, the percentage of full-time independent workers with health insurance has increased from 64% in 2013 to 83% in 2016.

2017 149

6 Secrets To Create An Effective Retirement Plan

Dumb Little Man

Then you thought about the medical bills when you age and the mortgage you are still paying. You were young and you just started your career a couple of years ago. You still have many years of work ahead of you. But then, someone talked to you about retirement planning. While he passionately shared his excitement about his plans, you pretended to listen when your mind was wandering around. Retirement plan is so not sexy”, you think.

2017 140

Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill Likely Bad for the Independent Workerforce

Small Business Labs

The insurance industry, hospitals, consumer activists, the AARP advocacy group and organizations such as the American Medical Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society all oppose the bill. The quick summary of our analysis of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on independent workers is: Low and moderate income independent workers would likely be worse off due to the reductions in medicaid and elimination of subsidies provided by the ACA (Obamacare).

2017 137

Dental Care for Children With Special Needs

Dumb Little Man

Urgent medical matters usually take preference over dental care. Meeting and balancing the requirements of your special child can be very challenging at times. According to research , these children are more likely to suffer from dental problems as compared to children without any disabilities. If your child has down syndrome, seizure disorders, learning disabilities or cerebral palsy, here’s a quick guide to proper dental care for children with special needs. Dental Visits.

2017 133

Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Tips From T. Marie

Although I won’t celebrate my 10 th year of being a #girlboss until September of this year, January 2017 does mark an equally important point in my life as a female entrepreneur. In January of 2007 I was working as a real estate paralegal while going to school for medical coding and billing. At the time, I wasn’t certain about branching out into the medical office field, but anything looked better than the stress levels I was dealing with at the time. It’s 2017.

2017 124

What Young Families Can Do To Save More Money

Dumb Little Man

Another government assistance program is Medicaid, which pays for your children’s medical expenses. Whether you have more than one child or you’re a first-time parent, babies are expensive and there’s no way around it. Building your family is probably a dream come true for you, but it doesn’t go without any complications. Luckily, there are many tricks to make the transition a little easier for you to handle on a budget.

2017 143

Senior Care- What You Need To Know About Assisted Living

Dumb Little Man

Any senor who resides within the community has a distinct personality, certain traits and medical conditions. Trained professionals are hired by assisted living facilities and they are available throughout the day in case of a medical emergency. Transportation to medical facilities for routine check-ups or non-emergency situations is also organized by the staff.

2017 129

5 Types of Insurance You May Need But Haven’t Heard Of

Dumb Little Man

They can ask payment for medical costs, interruption of work, destruction of property and more. Forget ‘5 tips for cheaper auto insurance.’ A quick google search will yield hundreds of thousands of article results and you’ve probably heard all of them already. We all know about the basic insurance options. There’s home insurance, auto insurance, commercial insurance, travel insurance and even renters’ insurance. These are the most talked-about forms of liability protection.

2017 133

Southwest Florida Fishing Guide

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It is a good idea to bring along a sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and any medication that you will need throughout the day. A vacation to Southwest Florida is incomplete without some fishing as it has some of the best fishing spots in the state. If you are planning your trip, this fishing guide can help you get the best vacation ever. Fishing on the Piers. Via gulfshorelife. Naples and Fort Myers Beach are popular with fishermen and hungry pelicans.

2017 130

5 Simple Ways to Pay Off College Debt Faster

Dumb Little Man

You can be trained as a medical biller or electrician, for example, at a relatively low cost and be paid more in your first job out. If you have a massive debt on your student loans, you’re not alone. Many people do. The standard repayment period for student loan debt is 10 years. That means you will be spending a chunk of your monthly income to repay your student loans for a decade.

2017 130

Top Five Misconceptions About Home Remedies

Dumb Little Man

Prescription medications, invasive tests, and surgeries replaced plant medicine and natural remedies. Instead of getting healthier, though, many people found that these supposed modern medical treatments were making them feel worse. You Can’t Use Naturopathic Remedies with Prescription Medications. Neither of them can interfere with any other medication. Many remedies block the absorption of important medications, so be cautious when using them together.

2017 119

Guide To Life Insurance: How to Make Sure Your Policy Takes Care of You

Dumb Little Man

While regular insurance can cover car repairs, medical bills and home repairs, life insurance can make sure your family will still be provided for and left money to live on in case something happens. Life Insurance. It’s one of those things no one really wants to talk about, but everyone has to. You need insurance for protection against accidents , coverage in times of need, and security when your financial situation becomes vulnerable.

2017 139

5 Financial Emergencies Everyone Must Be Prepared For

Dumb Little Man

The costliest expenses in today’s times would surely be medical expenses, which we often prepare for. Sudden Medical Expenses. How often have you heard someone say that they have not taken a health insurance policy at the moment because they have just got their medical tests done and everything is as it should be? What they conveniently forget is that accidents and medical situations can happen unexpectedly, and they bring with them massive financial burdens.

2017 117

Changing Trends in the Way Families Buy Homes

Dumb Little Man

If a housing complex just offers apartments, then families will look for flats that are in close proximity to important facilities, like schools, healthcare, medical stores and retail outlets for added convenience. Owning a home gives families a sense of independence and security. However, in buying a house, numerous factors influence the family’s choice. They may face economic, socio-cultural, psychological, demographic and personal issues.

2017 125

Kaizen: A Simple Way to Supercharge Your Freelance Career

Dumb Little Man

Sheila was trying to venture into medical writing. Do you have the level of flexibility, freedom and fulfillment that you crave in your career? Are you managing every aspect of your life with the deftness that you wish for? It is quite possible that this is not the case. Maybe you are feeling satisfaction in some areas of your life, but lacking a feeling of contentment in others. Let’s face it. An average day in a freelancer’s life is marked by relentless hustling, doubts and exhaustion.

2017 125

Important Tips On How To Find A New Doctor

Dumb Little Man

If your physician does not refer to your medical records before prescribing medication or performing procedures, has a questionable reputation or does not specialize in your condition, it is advisable to find someone else to take care of your health. • Since your doctor is aware of your medical history, they can make it easier for you to locate an ideal replacement. Doctors often suggest specialists when they are unable to deal effectively with particular medical conditions.

2017 104

The On-Demand Workforce Continues to Expand

Small Business Labs

Forty-one percent say that a financial hardship – such as a job loss, medical problem, or unexpected major expense – impacted them during the prior year. About 3.9 million Americans are working in the on-demand economy, up from 3.2 million this time last year. The number is forecast to grow to 9.2 million by 2021. This is about a 23% compounded annual growth rate. 

2017 124

Writing Therapy: How It Can Make Your Life Easier

Dumb Little Man

The results showed that they took drugs two times less often and sought medical assistance less than before the experiment. It’s true. Life is complicated. From time to time, we face difficulties we think we can’t cope with. While it might sound strange, there are instances where writing therapy can help. In fact, it’s one of the most effective means to improve a person’s internal state. In the article below, I’ll give you some tips on how to turn writing into medicine.

2017 128

Andrew McCubbins and His Telemedicine Venture Helping Thousands Access Healthcare from Home from Salt Lake City Utah

Small Business CEO

His telemedicine initiative – Bronson Medical – was started after his seven-year-old daughter got strep throat several times. He decided that the entire process of seeing a local medical provider needed to be simplified.… … Entrepreneurs Andrew McCubbins Bronson Medical business profileAndrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has steered multiple ventures into successful multi-million dollar businesses.

2017 53

Can You Heal the Chakras By Being Grateful?

Dumb Little Man

They medicate themselves until they feel better, like western medicine. Can gratitude heal your chakras? The short answer is yes. Whenever you experience an energetic imbalance due to strong and persistent thoughts and emotions, your body experiences the imbalance, too. The body keeps all the information, such as your persistent negative thoughts and emotions, until you take care of their underlying causes.

2017 121

Parenting Tips: 10 Things You Need To Understand About Your Child

Dumb Little Man

The medical procedures are painful and everything is in a confusing state. Your baby has arrived and suddenly, you are looking into the eyes of a total stranger. You love this little being with all your heart and soul but you don’t know him or her at all. This little creature looks up at you with worshiping adoration and your first thought is “Oh my God.

2017 115

Five Traits Women Want In A Partner

Dumb Little Man

Paying bills on time, making necessary medical appointments, and organizing schedules are some of the traits women want in men, too. Do you think that good looks, a six-pack, and some pearly whites are all you need to win over a woman’s heart? Well, think again. What women look for in a man is more than good looks. You don’t need to have it all together in order to find a great match, but there are some resounding qualities that can put you ahead of the competition.

2017 120

7 Tech Gifts For Old Age Parents

Dumb Little Man

Medication Management Devices to remind you about medicines. It is not uncommon for old folks to have problems remembering to take their medication. The adult child can fill the tray and program it as per the medication schedule. Do you want to gift something special to your dad or mom to make their senior life easier? There are a variety of tech gears available in the market that can simplify the lives of your parents. Access to favorite TV shows with Google Chromecast 2.

2017 114

Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What is iTranslate. What does it do? With iTranslate you can translate text or websites, start voice conversations or look up words, meanings and even verb conjugations in over 90 languages. No training needed.

2017 109

Hair Treatment: 6 Foods To Prevent Hair Loss

Dumb Little Man

Apart from medical consultation, you can also increase your intake of the following foods to prevent hair loss. Hair loss is an issue that both men and women are concerned about. It can affect the way you look and feel about yourself. In some cases, it can even weigh your self-confidence down. Hair loss can occur for many reasons, such as stress, frequent use of chemicals, heat tools, diseases and hormonal changes.

2017 116

Filing system technique

Clutter Coach

Having financial stuff together, medical stuff together, that kind of thing. Keep it a bit loose so you can pop medical documents into the medical folder and not have to hunt down a specific medical folder out of 20. by Using a pre-made file system can be a great idea, but only if you buy into it completely.

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