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Friday, November 17, 2017
Washington, DC, USA


 

Scrutiny of IT Social Media Moguls
Expect More To Come

The leading IT Social media Companies Twitter, Facebook, and Google finished the first of two days of public hearings on Capitol Hill on social media’s influence on the 2016 US presidential election.

As legislators, social media companies, and journalists gather on Capitol Hill, each group in the room must do more to harness opportunity and mitigate vulnerability in a rapidly evolving information environment. Each group’s actions are co-dependent, so the solution starts with a common understanding of the issue at hand.

Expect more to come and as the world of IT social blend more into our daily lives, the politicians better get them in the referee stand and agree on the fair rules before its too late. Visit The Atlantic Monthly for full story.

Reorientations in Pharmaceutical Industry
Any Hope For Relief to the Consumers

There have been many regulatory and reimbursement changes for pharmaceutical companies lately, and with the onset of a new presidential term, there would be much more. At times like this, pharmaceutical companies are aiming towards engaging patients to ensure that they are providing the best possible value, combined with sharing of information among themselves and with the patients.

Over years, pharmaceutical companies have increased their spending in advertising from $3.83 billion to $5.4 billion and were rewarded by an increase in sales from $328 billion to $413 billion. Also, the new federal administration has assured people of several drug reforms, including their import. Moreover, to build trust with patients, healthcare providers, and health insurance companies; drug companies may restrict frequent increases in drug prices.

Moreover, the US has focused on a free drug market place, which could bring major changes in the US Healthcare space.

Health Care Careers Most in Demand
Look Carefully Before You commit Your Life

The career profiles in Order of demands and availability of jobs.

•1 – Medical Assistant. ...
•2 – Nursing Assistant. ...
•3 – Home Health Aide. ...
•4 – Licensed Practical Nurse. ...
•5 – Physician. ...
•6 – Therapist. ...
•7 – Registered Nurse. ...
•8 – Pharmacy Technician.

Sample of Median income for some fields
•Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners. ..$110,000.
•Optometrists. Median salary: $100,000. ...
•Physician Assistants. Median salary: $95,000. ...
•Physical Therapists. Median salary: $82,000. ...
•Radiation Therapists. Median salary: $80,000. ...
•Occupational Therapists. Median salary: $78,000.
. Medical Assistants - $28,000

Americans Are Uniquely Screwed
When Buying Prescription Drugs

Americans Are Uniquely Screwed
When Buying Prescription Drugs


Americans are uniquely screwed when buying medication. Medicine in the U.S. costs much more than in any other comparable countries, due largely to the U.S.' dysfunctional health care system.


According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, people in the U.S. spend more per capita on medicine than any other surveyed OECD country by large margins, at around $1,000 a year per person. The next closest country is Canada at roughly $771 per year, and many other wealthy countries spend less than half of what the U.S. does on a per capita basis.

Part of the reason U.S. consumers pay so much for their drugs is a lack of bargaining power. Other countries with universal health care systems negotiate the price of prescription medication with pharmaceutical companies. But in the U.S., only Medicaid and the Department of Veterans Affairs can do so, leaving Medicare out. Instead, Medicare drug prices are negotiated by insurance companies, which have much less leverage to bring down the price of drugs.

The situation is further complicated by a lack of competition in certain drug markets. Twenty-year patent rights for most newly developed drugs ensure many newer treatments remain expensive and unavailable in generic forms.

These factors, along with several others, combine to lead to Americans paying, on average, much more for the same prescription drugs than any other comparable country.

Two Fabulous Villas
For Summer Get Away

Two Fabulous Villas For Summer Get Away
Think of a Tropical Paradise Get Away


Fabulous Villa Rentals in Lovely Locales

With the Christmas holidays behind us, and chilly temperatures across most of the U.S. and Europe, I thought a little warm-weather family vacation nudge might be appreciated! Renting a villa with friends and/or family is such fun—and can be so carefree when the villa is staffed. Breakfast in your pajamas, lounging by your own private pool, games and books in your own living room ... it's cosy & delightful.


With spectacular views, sparkling pools, breezy terraces for alfresco dining & in-house staff to take care of all the details—plus special offers that make them all the more "worth it"—these five top-notch private villas from Hawaii to Tuscany and Costa Rica will help take your mind off the winter chill ...

Bali Hale | A 4-bedroom spacious villa on Maui, set on a five-acre private estate with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for an intimate wedding or a getaway with friends or family.

Moonrakers | A 6-suite beachfront retreat on the Caribbean island of Anguilla—chic & stylish with a stunning pool and terrace plus spectacular views to neighboring St Barth's and St Maarten.

Protecting Your Skin From The Scorching Summer Heat
Dan . Austin MD

How To Protect Your Skin
From The Scorching Heat of Summer - Dan Austin MD


How To Protect Your Skin From The Scorching Heat Of Summer
Often you might have heard the horrifying tale of women who applied essential oils before hitting the tanning beds and ended up with severe chemical burns. Even after months either the skin was in the process of healing from those burns or has not yet started with the healing. These horrifying skin stories may make you question how really do you keep your skin safe especially in the summer months? The best skin doctor in Washington D.C. and their team are ever ready to help the clients on what’s best to skip this summer to protect your glowing skin.
KEEP YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE TANNING BEDS – It might seem to be a tricky task. Whether you are trying to get a “base tan” to start the summer or want a beautiful glow before going on vacation, it is highly advisable to skip the tanning beds. Tanning beds are more dangerous than you think. From the studies it has been revealed that tanning beds emit 15 times more UV radiation than sun exposure, thereby increasing your chances of getting tanned up to an incredible level of 50%. If you are experiencing the same or have been diagnosed, its high time to get in touch with a renowned dermatologist who can look help you get back your glowing skin.
SIMPLY DONT IGNORE THE SUNSCREEN LOTION – This rule is applicable to everyone and anyone. Even if you have never got a sunburn or you have a darker skin, then too sunscreen does more than only preventing you from becoming a lobster on the hottest of days. It protects you from the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage your skin and cause sun spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Tossing the sunscreen out this summer thus increases the risk of above-mentioned skin problems and also makes your skin age faster. Instead, lather up to ensure that your skin is happy and healthy this summer. Years from now your skin will thank you by continuing to look youthful.
FOLLOW THE RITUAL “SAFE SUN” THIS SUMMER – The team of skin doctors in Washington DC always encourage their clients to practice “safe sun” ritual. With “safe sun” they mean wear hats, sun-protective clothing, apply sunscreen and take wise decisions before exposing yourself to sun. Protection and covering yourself from top to bottom might seem to be a hassle in the initial days, but it is no different than brushing your teeth or wearing a seatbelt. It is protecting your skin and ensuring that it will be healthy in the years to come. If you already have sun damage, there are ways to eliminate sun spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and brown spots. There are number of treatments available for sun damage including chemical peels, laser treatments, and micro needling.
The main aim of the dermatologists is to make sure that all of their patients take care of their skin every time and especially during the summers in the best possible way. The best skin doctor in Washington DC ensures that the client protects their skin against sun damage and Melanoma. If you already have sun damage, you can search and schedule an initial consultation from the array of doctors available at Healthcare 800 – one stop search engine to address your health issues. Be ready to receive worth satisfying skin care evaluation and discuss the various treatment options for sun damage.

Dan Austin MD
Chief Editor
TTimes World
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Washington, DC USA

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