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Blood pressure better controlled with 'MAP' for doctors

Primary care practices using the Measure accurately, Act rapidly and Partner with patients (MAP) program drove down hypertension rates among patients. In six months of MAP, hypertension control rose from 65.6 percent to 74.8 percent, among more than 21,000 hypertension patients at US primary care practices.

The sun is acting pretty strange right now

Regardless of what religion (if any) you practice, there's no denying that there's one thing responsible for the continued existence of life on Earth, and it rises and sets every single day. Without the sun, we'd be gone, but just because it allows us to exist doesn't mean it can't also cause a bit of trouble every now and again. Show More Summary

'Give us back our values': how to use human rights law in social work

Our pilot scheme is training social workers to use the Human Rights Act in practice, from writing care plans to expressing concern about neglect Earlier this year, former care minister Norman Lamb described the care received by people with learning disabilities as an abuse of human rights. Show More Summary

Some Major Life Moments Defined By What TV Show I Was Watching At The Time

NCIS (seriously). Backstory: I took some career personality test as part of the practice ACT exam (???), and it told me that I should go into law enforcement—which is how I ended up here, over-sharing my feelings on the internet! JK, I decided the only way to know for sure whether I was destined for this was to obviously watch NCIS. Show More Summary

Uber Under Federal Investigation For Alleged Bribery, Violations Of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The DOJ is investigating to see if Uber bribed foreign officials to stay in business. [ more › ]

Mattis Acts

Secretary of Defense Mattis has announced that he is freezing President Trump’s transgender ban until the completion of a study of the topic by an expert panel. In practice this means that currently serving transgender members of the uniformed services may continue to serve.

reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud

last monthIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Lauren E. Willis, Performance-Based Remedies: Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud, 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 7-41 (2017) Abstract In resolving cases of unfair, abusive, and deceptive acts and practices, consumer protection...Show More Summary

Trump opens door to investigating China's ‘theft' of US intellectual property

Trump advisers said the president on Monday plans to sign an executive memorandum, which is a step below an executive order, directing trade officials to investigate China's "acts, policies or practices" that violate international protections...Show More Summary

Knowledge of the law is no excuse, FDCPA edition

“In a 7-4 en banc decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the bona fide error defense in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) did not protect a debt collector who complied with then-controlling Seventh Circuit precedent — which was subsequently overruled by that court.” [Stefanie H. Show More Summary

One financial company’s cloud and compliance balancing act

In financial services, staying on IT’s cutting edge isn’t always practical. New technology like cloud may sound fantastic at first — until the security and compliance team weighs in. “We’ve got very sensitive data that we’ve got to make...Show More Summary

UT: Emergency Responders Practice for Future Disasters

A drill at the Salt Lake Central FrontRunner station simulated a bombing, with actors acting as bomb victims and emergency responders conducting medical procedures as if the situation was real.

Learning is Quicker than You Think

Mike Boyd shares a great realization that he had as a self-learner. Many times, the act of practicing or studying itself doesn’t take up a lot of time. But if you have to go out of your daily routine to pick up a skill, that’s when it becomes time-consuming.

Material Developed to Act as Window for Accessing Brain with Ultrasound

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Ultrasound energy has the potential to manipulate brain tissues that are difficult to access using direct methods. The problem is that the cranium attenuates the ultrasound signal so much that it becomes practically ineffective. A team of researchers in California and Mexico have developed a special material for ultrasound to pass through that can be placed within […]

Am I Losing It?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Putting the milk back in the fridge when we're done is a practice our parents beat into our heads from birth, and by the time we're grown up and buying our own milk we never forget to put it back. So when we as full grown adults actually...Show More Summary

Illegal horse soring operators get shut down with their attacks on animal groups in the courts

The HSUS won’t relent in its campaign to rid the industry of the rampant practice of horse soring. Ultimately, what’s needed is for leaders in Congress to step up and pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, that currently has the bipartisan support of 252 House co-sponsors. Show More Summary

NOT FROM THE ONION: Hip health freaks think smoking is cool again. “The act of smoking is like a…

NOT FROM THE ONION: Hip health freaks think smoking is cool again. “The act of smoking is like a meditation practice. You’re consciously breathing in and exhaling.” Who are these people? Well, here’s one: “Thirty-two-year-old Ashley Arenson, who splits her time between Bushwick and Berlin.” There’s a photo, but let’s be honest: You already see […]

Bayern Munich suffer blow as star ruled out for three months

Bayern frustration Pre-season friendlies are played to improve fitness ahead of the coming campaign. That’s the practical use. They also act as brilliant money-spinners for clubs who embark on tours of countries like the USA and China. However, these exercises aren’t without their drawbacks. Injuries sustained in pre-season are incredibly frustrating. Bayern Munich will be […]

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The White House says President Donald Trump is prepared to act in an attempt to end Iran's practice of using detentions and hostage taking as state policy, but it provides no specifics about potential consequences. Xiyue's confinement became public this week after Iran's judiciary announced his 10-year sentence.

6 Reasons Aspiring Writers Should Act More Like Musicians

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Musicians can't be posers——they actually have to practice their instrument. Column by Christoph Paul Writers are the worst. Actually, aspiring writers are the worst. Aspiring musicians, on the other hand, act like aspiring writers should. Show More Summary

Why Halting the Practice of Seeking Approval Is the Most Empowering Act of Self-Care…and How It Can Unblock Business Obstacles

You were deliberately designed to be unique, so only you can set the standard to meet your own approval. The post Why Halting the Practice of Seeking Approval Is the Most Empowering Act of Self-Care…and How It Can Unblock Business Obstacles appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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