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The 9 Best Educational Toys For 5-Year-Olds

When your little one has it all, it can seem almost impossible to think of another gift idea. That's why we're here to help. Consider a learning and educational toy — not only are they fun to play with, but they also help to develop cognitive and motor skills. We rounded up the top-rated options …

Kids

The big picture on Trump's health care changes

This might be the best way to understand the Trump administration’s approach to the Affordable Care Act:<p>The ACA’s exchanges, like health insurance …

Health Care

House Republicans Take First Step to Tackle Opioid Crisis

House Republicans will begin a series of legislative hearings next week as the first step in an effort to pass bipartisan bills tackling the opioid crisis.<p>The plan from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will hold the first hearing on Feb. 28, will likely require additional funding from …

Opioid Crisis

Five Fundraising Tips For Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

The ongoing quest for funding can often feel like navigating a psychological minefield of cultural complexities and politics. Indeed, there were times I felt completely in the dark during the first few years that I was trying to get our ocean nonprofit Beneath the Waves off the ground and evolve …

Nonprofits

OxyContin maker Purdue will no longer market opioid drugs to doctors

The company has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales staff<p>Purdue Pharma, which manufactures a range of pain medications such as OxyContin, announced yesterday that it would no longer promote opioid drugs to physicians, and has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales force.<p>In a statement to</i> …

Pharma

Doctors told to watch for codeine dependence after over-the-counter ban

Study warns addiction is often a hidden problem and can lead to serious health complications, including death<p>Australian doctors have been warned to watch out for codeine-dependent patients following the introduction of prescription-only codeine drugs earlier this month.<p>Identifying codeine-dependent …

Biomedicine

Trump's big promises on drug costs followed by modest steps

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates.<p>Those ideas would represent tangible change and they have a realistic chance of being …

Health Care

Amazon finally moved into healthcare. What's next for pharma?

Amazon rocked healthcare shares yesterday with news that it's forming a new venture in conjunction with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to put a …

Pharma

Donald Trump Addresses America’s Prescription Drug Problem

Donald Trump wants Americans to spend trillions on infrastructure and to stop spending trillions on prescription drugs.“One of my greatest priorities …

Affordable Care Act

The Free Market Path to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Image Credit: ShutterstockMany of the same legislators that pushed Obamacare are now trying to push another healthcare fix down the throats of the …

Dianne Feinstein

The 5 Best Ads of Super Bowl LII

Patriots vs. Eagles turned out to be another classic Super Bowl, with little separating the teams—and a Hail Mary at the end that could have sent it …

Advertising

Every 2018 Super Bowl ad, from best to worst

In the Ad Bowl accompanying Super Bowl LII, there were some surprises this year: A car company decided it was okay to use a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to sell its trucks. Budweiser left the Clydesdales out for the first time in almost two decades, and a spate of spots touted companies’ …

Advertising

To master health care, Amazon must master information and communication

Health care stocks swooned when Amazon announced its plan to form a non-profit health-care company for its US employees. Headlines like “Will Amazon do to health care what it did to books?” raised the prospect that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would bring his hard-nosed bargaining style and Amazon’s vast …

JP Morgan Chase

Trump's Single Line About Education; A New Study On Sexual Assault On Campus

Welcome to our weekly education news roundup. This week, we thought we would devote some time to President Trump's State of the Union speech, which had very little education news to round up.<p>In fact, that word appeared only twice in the speech, both times in passing reference while he was talking …

Education

02/02/2018: Why does Amazon think it can solve health care?

This week, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan decided they want to get into the health care business, forming a nonprofit that could provide insurance for their employees. This made us wonder: why does Amazon, which began as a retailer, think it can solve the problems of health care? And …

Molly Wood

Why Public Media Has a Sexual-Harassment Problem

Hollywood was one thing. But inoffensive, taxpayer-funded media?<p>In a recent letter to listeners, Minnesota Public Radio’s president, John McTaggart, depicted damning allegations of sexual harassment against Garrison Keillor, the recently ousted host of the popular show <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i>. “If …

Journalism

Thursday Wake-Up Call: New Super Bowl Ads, Plus a #TBT Starring Melania Trump and the Aflac Duck

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this …

Advertising

Kathy Griffin Calls Fallout After Trump Photo Scandal a 'Double Standard'

Comedian also recalls how crisis experts told her to "go away for five years" following outrage<p>Kathy Griffin has been doing a lot of thinking in what …

Kathy Griffin

Biggest study ever of teen brains to reveal how screen time affects kids

What helps and hurts the teenage brain? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life.<p>Researchers are following more than 11,000 children for the next decade, studying how dozens of factors — including drugs and alcohol, diet …

The Brain

3 Corporate Giants Team To Tackle Health Care

Three of the country's most notable companies — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced Tuesday they would work together to create …

JP Morgan Chase

NPR Is Looking For Good Teachers

Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond? is the headline of an announcement from NPR:<p><i>We’re looking for stories about standout</i> …

Teaching

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

Berkshire Hathaway

Nearly 9,000 DACA Teachers Face An Uncertain Future

Of the 690<i>,</i>000 undocumented immigrants now facing an uncertain future as Congress and President Trump wrangle over the DACA program are about 8,800 school teachers.<p>The real possibility that they'll be deported if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is allowed to expire has put …

Immigration

Pharmacy's dedication to mental health is 'a dream come true': psychiatrist

As one of two psychiatric pharmacists in Saskatchewan, Melanie McLeod is a passionate advocate for patients with mental health disorders and ‘a dream …

Mental Health

Out-of-pocket health-care costs likely to take half of Social Security income by 2030, analysis shows

A new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found out-of-pocket health-care costs for Medicare beneficiaries are likely to take up half of their average Social Security income by 2030.<p>As many seniors already know, Medicare does not cover an increasing number of expenses related to health …

Retirement

Parenting in the age of social media Video

Mom.me contributor Ericka Souter talks about parenting at a time when many children spend time on social media.

Parenting

What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Almost as soon as they can focus past the end of their noses, babies today are waving at Grandpa on video chat and swiping the screens on all kinds of devices.<p>It's just plain unsettling to watch a baby in a stroller with an iPad. Especially when his mother is looking at her phone at the same …

Texas Tech

Parent Changemaker: Fighting for Teacher Home Visits

3:06<p>At first, single dad Paul Lumpkin was worried when his daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked to visit them at home. Now he advocates for …

Brazil

We Educate Bullies and Victims and Bystanders

News this morning carried more of the unfolding story of the California family whose 13 children were kept captive, tortured and abused. One report …

Internet Safety

Health-Care Costs Rose for Americans With Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Report finds boost in spending as use of most health-care services declined<p>Spending on health care accelerated in 2016 for Americans who get insurance through work, even as use of most health-care services declined or remained flat. The reason, according to a new report: price increases.<p>Rising …

Health Care