Election 2022: Measure K proposes increased health, safety, modernized classrooms

Enhanced safety measures for schools proposed in the facilities master plan.Provided/LTUSD Facilities Master Plan SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — In November, voters will decide if school bond proposal Measure K will become a reality for Lake Tahoe Unified School District. According to the LTUSD website, “The District has been responsible stewards, routinely maintaining and fully … Read more

All About You: Put some pep into your safety committee

EDITOR’S NOTE: Motivating employees to work safely is part of the safety professional’s job. But who motivates the motivator? In this monthly column, veteran safety pro and professional speaker Richard Hawk offers his entertaining brand of wisdom to inspire safety pros to perform at their best . Unless you’re new to the safety and health … Read more

A Chat With Snezana Mahon At Transcarent

Snezana Mahon first reached out to me when we were both included in an email from our HOA board about a community project. She had seen me interviewing her colleague at the 2021 Forbes Healthcare Summit and wanted to welcome me to the neighborhood by asking me out for coffee. In the world of high-power … Read more

‘Recovery is possible’: UF Health Florida Recovery Center and other recovery organizations try to increase awareness of substance use disorders

A group of people wearing the same blue T-shirts gathered at Depot Park on Saturday. Some were running, while others were walking around the exhibition highlighting practical ways to recover from addiction. “I was an alcoholic for about 35 years. I lost my house, my wife (and) my job. I lost everything. I was homeless … Read more

One Health: A Paradigm Whose Time Has Come?

We live in a time of political turmoil and mistrust. This is fact whether political, societal or militarily. Few concepts have the potential for governments, scientists and/or people in general to find a universal common cause. One such construct or model is the growing recognition of the basic elements of the One Health paradigm: The … Read more

Horizon, NJ’s largest health insurer, just inched closer to entering the for-profit health care business

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the largest health insurer in the state, cleared the latest hurdle in its plan to expand into the health care business late last week when the state Department of Banking and Insurance gave preliminary approval to change its corporate charter . Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride … Read more

Does anyone else feel like they’re drowning? Mental health is suffering

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: These are challenging times to live in Los Angeles. In the last few years an unprecedented number of stressors have coalesced around us— skyrocketing inflation and immense income inequality; record-breaking drought and heat waves; an alarming rise in hate crimes, especially against Asian, Black and LGBTQ residents; and the … Read more

Ayatollah Khamenei’s health issues prompt fresh speculation on succession

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 83, made his first public appearance on September 17 since falling ill earlier this month, which prompted a fresh round of questions about who might eventually succeed him. Among the favourites in the running are President Ebrahim Raisi and the Supreme leader’s son Mojtaba Khamenei. The Ayatollah Khamenei appeared … Read more