Pharmacogenomics: Better Health and Cost Savings

Drugs are formulated for normal physiology. Physicians with knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup can better determine which drugs will be most effective. Anyone who has watched a commercial for a prescription medication expects to hear a disclaimer warning of potential health hazards. Possible side effects — depending on the medication — can range…

Lessons Learned from the 2017-2018 Flu Season

A particularly virulent influenza strain, H3N2, was responsible for a record number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths this winter. U.S. health officials say that flu-related hospitalizations were the highest they’ve been in 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were almost 82 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population, breaking records…

Spanish-Language Paid Family Leave Webinars / Seminarios Web para Permiso Familiar Pagado en Español

From New York State Workers’ Compensation Board: There are still spaces available for next week’s Spanish-language Paid Family Leave webinars for employees and employers, hosted by Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez. Each webinar will be approximately one hour long and will include time for questions and answers. Space is limited, so please register soon. When you click ‘register…

The Devil in the Details

Can Amazon, Berkshire  and JP Morgan Chase Forge a New Healthcare Frontier? By Mike Turpin, USI Executive Vice President Leader’s Edge magazine, March 2018 Three of America’s most admired companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—representing close to two million employees, recently announced the formation of a company to tackle the unsustainable and surging costs of healthcare…