Staying physically and mentally fit is essential for all small business owners, none more so than today as the pandemic continues. With small and, micro-business owners often working alone, paying attention to the warning signs their health could be deteriorating is vital.

As a small or micro business owner, your fitness is of paramount importance. It’s a simple equation: If you can’t work, your business isn’t profitable. As the pandemic has changed perhaps forever how companies operate, what does this mean for the mental and physical health of all small business owners?

I have been running my business for the past three decades. During that time, mental and physical health has played a massive role in the success of my company. As a business of one, I have had to rely upon

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We feel now is a pretty good time to analyse OPKO Health, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:OPK) business as it appears the company may be on the cusp of a considerable accomplishment. OPKO Health, Inc., a healthcare company, engages in the diagnostics and pharmaceuticals businesses in the United States, Ireland, Chile, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and internationally. The US$2.8b market-cap company posted a loss in its most recent financial year of US$315m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of US$200m shrinking the gap between loss and breakeven. As path to profitability is the topic on OPKO Health’s investors mind, we’ve decided to gauge market sentiment. In this article, we will touch on the expectations for the company’s growth and when analysts expect it to become profitable.

View our latest analysis for OPKO Health

Consensus from 5 of the American Biotechs analysts is that OPKO Health is on the verge of breakeven. They expect the company

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced 13 health-tech companies from across the nation will showcase solutions that address some of the major challenges of the current health pandemic today at the GuideWell COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Showcase. A virtual substance abuse support system and an AI-powered COVID-19 symptom attestation platform are among the concepts and prototypes that will be featured.

All of the ideas focus on increasing the scope and scale of resources to reduce the complex stress factors COVID-19 is having on our country’s health care system. 

“Overcoming the health care challenges associated with COVID-19 requires out-of-the-box thinking from some of the brightest minds,” said Camille Harrison, senior vice president and chief operating officer of GuideWell Commercial Markets and GuideWell Innovation. “It is more imperative than ever

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The US healthcare industry is undergoing significant disruption as the coronavirus pandemic catalyzed the need for improved healthcare delivery—and digital health startups are at the helm of this transformation.


Insider Intelligence examines the top five US digital health startups in AI, telehealth, and medical devices.

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As the vanguards of the digital transformation of healthcare, investors are taking notice of digital health startups’ potential—and committing record funds to them. Globally, healthcare funding to private firms reached $18.09 billion in Q2 2020, according to CB Insights—establishing a new quarterly record, with equity investments growing 6.3% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) from 1,197 deals in Q1 2020 to 1,272 deals in Q2 2020.

In this report, Insider Intelligence examines the top five US digital health startups in AI, telehealth, and medical devices—the areas of digital health with the most number of deals in the first half of 2020.We first explore the AI in

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Health care is one of the most consequential issues facing Americans, especially today. Republican state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. is running for Congress, so voters deserve to know his positions on this critical topic. However, his views are conspicuously absent from his campaign website.

Unfortunately, Kean’s voting record during his years in the Legislature reveals he would not protect the health of New Jerseyans in Washington. He is running for the Seventh District seat against incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that nearly 8 percent of New Jersey residents are uninsured, Kean voted against a bill to increase access to affordable health insurance through a small tax assessment on premiums of larger plans.

Kean also opposed creation of the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange that can offer less expensive insurance to residents than the national Obamacare exchange. He has opposed coverage of family planning services.

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Henry Ford Health System announced Friday it will raise the minimum wage for most of its lowest-paid workers to $15 an hour. 

a car parked on the side of a road: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital valet employee Kenneth Douglas, 31, of West Bloomfield, runs back to the main entrance after parking a car on Oct. 8, 2020. Douglas said a pay increase may relieve him of having to hold two jobs to make ends meet.

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital valet employee Kenneth Douglas, 31, of West Bloomfield, runs back to the main entrance after parking a car on Oct. 8, 2020. Douglas said a pay increase may relieve him of having to hold two jobs to make ends meet.

The increase takes effect Sunday, and will boost the pay of more than 3,000 employees in at least 100 different types of benefits-eligible jobs, including food service workers, environmental services staff andnurse assistants, among others.


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Michigan’s minimum wage is $9.65 an hour.

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The pay increase is expected to cost the health system about $6 million annually, and is part of

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for re-opening of entertainment parks outside containment zones. Besides general guidelines on physical distancing and sanitisation protocols, the SOP also prescribes provisions of hand sanitisers at entry and exit of ride stations and mandatory hand sanitisation by visitors before getting on the ride. Staggered timing and regulation of physical numbers on these rides will also need to be ensured by entertainment park operators.

“The crowd density does not remain the same throughout and usually peaks on weekends and holidays. Planning should specifically factor-in requirement for these peak days. Provision for online tickets must be encouraged and tickets sold shall be commensurate with the floor area per person that is required for fulfilling the physical distancing norms,” the Ministry said adding that adequate counters for tickets sale at the venue should also be maintained.

Norms for

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FCB Health New York hired Laura Mizrahi as executive creative director.

FCB Health New York managing director Kathleen Nanda announced the news of Mizrahi’s hire yesterday.

“I am very excited to have Laura on board as executive creative director,” Nanda said in a statement. “Her extensive experience in healthcare and distinguished creative leadership will make her a valuable asset to our team, and I am confident she will transition into her new role with ease.”

Mizrahi formerly led creative for the New York office of Razorfish Health as svp, executive creative director, where she led accounts across the immunology, neurology, anti-viral and rare disease sectors.

Mizrahi spent over a decade with Grey, rising to group creative director leading the agency’s healthcare accounts. While she has worked across a number of pharmaceutical brands, Mizrahi is best known for her work on Cialis, helping the brand rise from third to the top

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  • President Donald Trump on Thursday night dodged questions from Fox News about whether he had yet tested negative for the coronavirus.
  • The obfuscation came despite claims by Trump that he’d recovered from the illness after testing positive last week.
  • He told Hannity he’d “probably” be tested Friday, arguing “there’s no reason to test all the time.”
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President Donald Trump implied on Thursday night that he had yet to test negative for the coronavirus since his COVID-19 diagnosis, despite boasting that he had recovered.

Speaking with the Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, Trump dodged questions over whether he had been tested since he announced his positive test the week before and spent three nights in a hospital.

Hannity asked whether Trump had tested positive since last week. Trump responded that he would most likely be tested Friday and argued there’s no reason to be

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11-Year-Old Making Masks for Healthcare Workers Surprised With Money for New Sewing Machine

Holli Morgan was presented with a $1,200 check for a new sewing machine and YouTube channel

A young girl was gifted a sizeable check to purchase a new sewing machine and equipment after making 1,200 masks for health care workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

Holli Morgan, an 11-year-old girl from Stone Mountain, Georgia, has made hundreds of protective facial coverings for those on the pandemic’s frontlines, according to WGCL. She initially started with a goal of sewing 500 masks, but was motivated to surpass that mark once she reached it.

“I’m going to be honest, I was relieved because I thought — good we can stop,” Holli’s mother, April McMillian, told the news station of her daughter making her first 500 masks.

“She said, ‘No mommy, I’m going to make 1,200,’ ” McMillian recalled. “I’m like, ‘You

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