Cerner names Erceg as new CFO

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

Mark Erceg will join Cerner Corp. as the company's new chief financial officer Feb. 22. He's the third leadership appointment Cerner has announced since the start of 2021.

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What Is a Stress Belly and How Do I Get Rid of It?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

Carrie Gabriel, MS, RDN, discusses what stress belly is. Included: its causes, signs, and proactive ways to get rid of it.

It goes without saying that how you nourish your body is immensely important to your overall health. But sometimes, stress poses more harm to your physical and mental well-being than you’d imagine, especially when it compounds over time.

As a result, you may eventually experience a phenomenon called stress belly. Here’s a closer look at what it entails.

What is a stress belly?

True to its name, stress belly refers to excess stomach fat that results from chronic stress.

And while stress belly isn’t a true medical diagnosis, the mismanagement of stress and consequent hormonal imbalances come into play.

What causes stress belly?

Excess fat around the midsection can be attributed to a variety of factors. Genetics, aging, and eating habits can all play a part, but this … Read the rest

PLANET DIARIES: WHY TAMANU OIL IS A CLEAN, GREEN, NOURISHING MACHINE

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

The tale of our Tamanu Balm, from nut to pot.. 

THE SEED OF AN IDEA 

There’s a lot of heart packed into this green all-in-one skincare saviour. The initial idea came to our Founder, Susie Ma, after one of our Ambassadors told Susie that she had a scar on her face from a car accident when she was younger. Susie wanted to create a product that could help with skin repair and reduce the appearance of scarring, and so the hunt for powerful plant ingredients began. 

GOING GREEN 

Indigenous to the islands of French Polynesia, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, is a little-known evergreen tree called the tamanu tree. From this tree grow small, sweet-smelling white flowers which produce fleshy fruit the size of an apricot, and it’s within this small fruit that the tamanu tree stores its skin-saving secret. Inside is a nut, which can be pressed Read the rest

Last-minute COVID costs cut into UnitedHealthcare's $396 million operating income

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

Going forward, UnitedHealthcare expects to add 1.5 million members in 2021, with enrollment in government plans continuing to drive growth.

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5 Reasons to End a Friendship (And How to Do It with Care)

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

With help from two psychologists, learn how to spot the key reasons to end a friendship. Plus: how to end a friendship with grace and dignity, as well as minimize the fallout.

Good, healthy friendships are among the greatest things that make life worth living. After all, the quality and depth of friendships aren’t only associated with life satisfaction, but can also impact your physical health and longevity.

But what happens when friendships are outgrown, one-sided, or even toxic? Further, how can you effectively notice the signs of a bad friendship, and understand when and how to end it?

To get to the heart of the matter, we asked two mental health experts for their advice.

What does a healthy friendship look like?

Before we get to the major reasons to end a friendship, understanding what a good, healthy friendship looks like may give you a better perspective.… Read the rest

Kiwi Cacao Smoothie

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

When it comes to breakfast, the jury’s still out as far as the best morning boost is concerned. There are the ‘go granola or go home’ among us, the ‘most important meal of the day’ preachers (hello Mum) and those who forgo a morning meal all together! But whatever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the tropical feel of a sumptuous smoothie to start the day. 

So, with this in mind, we’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share her recipe for this cracking Kiwi Cacao Smoothie, inspired by all the youth-enhancing goodness in our Elixir age defying omega oil. With sweet flavours of banana beautifully balanced with the sharpness of kiwi and the creamy plant milk accompaniment, this smoothie is set to transport you to that holiday you’ve been dreaming of for so long.

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Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay $5.1M HIPAA penalty

January 20, 2021 0 Comments

The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and compromised data on 9.3 million people, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

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6 Science-Backed Stress Reduction Techniques

January 20, 2021 0 Comments

As much as we’d probably like to live completely stress-free, the reality is that life is going to give you some lemons. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel hopeless about stress and its negative side effects. As a neuroscience researcher, here are the six science-backed stress reduction techniques that I recommend.

Understanding Stress

First, it’s important to understand how stress works in the body. At a cellular level, the body can’t really distinguish between mental stress and physical danger. Situations, circumstances, or people that make you feel bad are interpreted the same as physically dangerous situations.

So what happens? The pituitary gland comes to the rescue and releases hormones that prepare you to deal with the threat. These hormones make us more active and alert to help us deal with the perceived danger. However, the same hormones can also disrupt our mood, sleep, skin, and digestion.

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Q&A: Providing 'health security' should be top priority for Congress, Biden says FAH CEO Kahn

January 19, 2021 0 Comments

As a Biden administration takes shape, Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn hopes Democrats and Republicans can “return to normalcy and civility” and address the health and economic toll of the pandemic.

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Why Choose Vegan Beauty Brands

January 19, 2021 0 Comments

In homage to Veganuary this year, we thought we’d answer a few questions you might have about why you should always opt for vegan skincare (and the easiest ingredient swaps to look out for!)

WHAT MAKES A BEAUTY PRODUCT VEGAN? 

According to the Vegan Society, a product can be classified as vegan if it has not been made with any animal-derived ingredients, and has not been tested on animals at any point. We’re proud to be certified by the Vegan Society, offering you the most robust form of reassurance that our products are, and always will be, vegan.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON ANIMAL-DERIVED INGREDIENTS FOUND IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND WHAT ARE THE VEGAN ALTERNATIVES?

There are so many innovative, cutting-edge ingredients available nowadays that perform even more effectively than their animal-derived counterparts. Olive squalane, for example, which we use in our intensely nourishing Skin Dream, is a far Read the rest