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What Happens to Your Stolen Medical Data
Lifehacker.com

It’s pretty obvious why you’d want to keep personal information private, like passwords and credit card data. But medical data might not be as obvious: why would hackers care whether I have diabetes? Thanks to a new report, we now know a little more about wha… more…

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease
TechCrunch

As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and funding. That’s a boon to companies like Neurotrack, which clos… more…

Student loan refinancing startup Splash Financial raises $4.3 million
TechCrunch

Splash Financial, a Cleveland-based startup that has partnered with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union to refinance student loans, has raised $4.3 million in a round of venture financing. The round was led by CUNA Mutual Group, a PenFed partner, and Northweste… more…

California just became the first state to expand health coverage to undocumented residents
Business Insider

California lawmakers passed a budget deal that expands Medicaid coverage to undocumented residents, ages 19 to 25. The budget also expands subsidies to help middle-income individuals buy their own health insurance. To help pay for the plan, the budget include… more…

After a devastating failure, the CEO of the largest health system in New York wants to get back into the health insurance business
Business Insider

Northwell Health in 2013 launched a health plan for the Affordable Care Act's market in New York. A few years later, the largest health system in New York decided to exit the market, after experiencing major financial losses. Even so, CEO Michael Dowling hope… more…

Dispensed: The inside story of uBiome, a visit to the largest health system in New York, and what it's like to take a 'biotech for dummies' course
Business Insider

Hello, Welcome to this week's edition of Dispensed, our weekly healthcare newsletter here at Business Insider, where we're recovering from sugar rushes induced by a company-wide summer party last night. If you're following along with what's happening on the h… more…

From smallpox to rubella, here are 6 infectious diseases you can avoid thanks to vaccines
Business Insider

Over the last century, widespread vaccination efforts have given patients protection against a handful of deadly infectious diseases. Polio, rubella, diphtheria, measles, and smallpox and are among the diseases that vaccines have helped to dramatically reduce… more…

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 13 of the most famous WWE stars of all time
Business Insider

Many WWE stars have crossed over into the mainstream and become huge stars. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is now a movie star. Other stars have children who continue their legacy, like Ric Flair. Still other wrestlers are now seeking higher office, including Book… more…

Why Mood-Based Cannabis Products Are About to Blowup
Greenentrepreneur.com

Cannabis can be consumed to achieve any mood. Businesses are taking note to shape the cannabis products of the future. more…

Where Women-Led Companies’ Benefits Programs Fall Short
Hbr.org

Results from an annual global survey. more…

Aircraft lands on highway - BC News - Castanet.net
Castanet.net

Aircraft lands on highway - BC News Castanet.net Small plane causes traffic chaos, makes emergency landing on Surrey highway Global News Small plane lands on busy Surrey highway after flight lesson mishap CBC.ca Small plane lands on Highway 17 causing chaos, … more…

How 5 black executives at Netflix, Facebook, and other companies navigate motherhood, careers, happiness, and health
Fastcompany.com

Black working mothers face unique challenges, including a $30,000-a-year wage gap. We spoke with five leaders about bias at work, parenthood, and finding support. Black mothers in leadership positions today face unique challenges. “We’re in this first generat… more…

'An explosion like this' echoes 9/11
Yahoo.com

An aircraft hits a building in New York. A Red Sox legend is shot. It's Monday's news. more…

Can Americans Hack Their Way Out of an Aversion to Exercise?
Time

New CDC data show that most Americans still aren't getting enough exercise. Can we hack our aversion to physical activity? more…

Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends: stalled growth, security dumpster-fires, more online education and fear of regulation
Boingboing.net

Every year, VC Mary Meeker ( previously ) publishes her must-read Internet Trends Report, which comes as a powerpoint deck with hundreds of slides (you can watch her power through them in 30 minutes flat at the Re-Code conference). This year's topline trends … more…

Joe Biden Said Abortion Is Not ‘A Choice And A Right’ In 2006
Huffpost.com

An old interview unearthed by CNN highlights the presidential hopeful's shaky record on reproductive rights. more…

Biden Attacks Trump In Swing State Speech, Calls Him An ‘Existential Threat’
Huffpost.com

The 2020 Democratic candidate plans a searing critique in Iowa, where Trump is scheduled to appear at a separate event. more…

I Won’t Be Your Cancer Poster Child
Huffpost.com

From every direction, I am instructed on how to do cancer. more…

Access To Abortion Changes Cis Men’s Lives Too
Huffpost.com

Yes, anti-abortion legislation impacts women, nonbinary people and trans men first and foremost. But safe and legal abortion care can also change the course of cis men’s lives. more…

Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan — And A Story
Huffpost.com

Campaigning on policy doesn't work for every Democrat. Here's why it seems to be working for her. more…