Anneliz Hannan

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Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth

I have long maintained a theory that Anthony Bourdain—who died on Friday, at the age of sixty-one, of an apparent suicide—was the best-known celebrity in America. There are, I realize, actual ways to measure this sort of thing, but the intimacy that Bourdain cultivated with his fans was of a sort …

Sexual Harassment

Is shock therapy making a comeback?

You've probably heard the term "shock treatment" used to describe electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Psychiatrists don't like the term because of the …

Mental Health

Cerner has almost double EHR global market share of closest rival Epic, Kalorama says

But Epic leads in the physician office sector, according to the new report, and GE is now among the top four electronic health record vendors.

IT

Joking about John McCain's death is our terrible new normal

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday morning, a White House aide named Kelly Sadler joked about Sen. John McCain's opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel by noting that "he's dying anyway."<p>It was the latest in a series of increasingly nasty comments about McCain: Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, called it …

Donald Trump

My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.

<i>I’m about to go speak to NAMI Ohio’s statewide conference, Fulfilling the Promise. These are the remarks I prepared for my speech.</i>Before I begin, I …

Partners HealthCare, Harvard Pilgrim discussing possible merger

Hospital giant Partners HealthCare, looking to fortify its position in the rapidly changing health care market, is in potential merger negotiations …

Nursing schools are rejecting thousands of applicants -- in the middle of a nursing shortage

There's an acute nursing shortage in the United States, but schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs.<p>In America, experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid clip, and there aren't enough new nursing …

College & University

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

Walmart in Early-Stage Acquisition Talks With Humana

If companies do strike deal, it would be retail giant’s largest by far<p>Walmart Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy insurer Humana Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would mark a dramatic shift for the retail behemoth and the latest in a recent flurry of big deals in …

Health Care

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Boston University

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Vehicle

Cigna to Buy Express Scripts in $52 Billion Health Care Deal

The health insurance giant Cigna said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, in a $52 billion deal that could further reshape the roiling health care landscape.<p>The deal is the latest in a wave of consolidations that is sweeping through …

Health Care

Millions of Americans won't have health insurance next year

Come 2019, 6.4 million fewer Americans are expected to have health insurance as a result of the GOP's decision to get rid of the individual health …

Why I’ll never forget my son’s nurses

<i>Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here.</i><p>DURING THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL …

FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.

The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible.<p>For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no experience …

Caribbean

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.<p>She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.<p>And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as …

Uma Thurman Details Harvey Weinstein Assault, Tarantino Rift in New Interview

Uma Thurman detailed a pair of assaults she experienced during meetings with Harvey Weinstein in a new interview. The actress also called out …

As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested

For more than a year, an F.B.I. inquiry into allegations that Lawrence G. Nassar, a respected sports doctor, had molested three elite teenage gymnasts followed a plodding pace as it moved back and forth among agents in three cities. The accumulating information included instructional videos of the …

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

SEATTLE — Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.<p>The alliance was a sign of just how frustrated American businesses are with the state of the …

Health Care

Feds Investigate After Patient In Hospital Gown Was Left At Baltimore Bus Stop

A federal regulator has launched an investigation into a Baltimore hospital after a passerby shot a video earlier this month of a confused patient wearing just a hospital gown discharged at a bus stop on a cold night.<p>The video provoked outrage across the country, prompting an apology and an …

Ex-Neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch Sentenced to Life

Ex-neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch will spend the rest of his life in prison for maiming patients. A jury returned the verdict Monday afternoon, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Health Care Just Became the U.S.'s Largest Employer

In the American labor market, services are the new steel.<p>This moment was inevitable. It just wasn’t supposed to happen so soon.<p>Due to the inexorable aging of the country—and equally unstoppable growth in medical spending—it was long obvious that health-care jobs would slowly take up more and more …

Health Care

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic

When <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infections rear their ugly head, patients are at serious risk. But no one knows what is behind the soaring number of …

Inside of a Dog

I took her picture last year, one sparkling autumn day, as she stood on our dirt road waiting for me. There was a bright red maple leaf on the ground.<p>This fall, I held that photo in my hands as the tears rolled down. Eva Cassidy was singing on the radio: “But I miss you most of all, my darling, …

Five PR and Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

This year made me wonder what PR and marketing is really about. The shifts we are witnessing are re-defining our professions, strategies, budgets, …

Public Relations