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November 28, 2012
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Military Health Systems 
 
  • Study provides insight into Gulf War illness
    Researchers who spent 15 years investigating the cause of Gulf War illness have concluded that the condition is caused by autonomic nervous system damage. Researchers conducted 25 different tests on 97 veterans and said the illness has three categories, including chronic body pain and problems with cognition and depression. The results were published in the Archives of Neurology. USA Today (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Veterans Health Administration 
 
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  National Health Care 
  • Dartmouth, IHS partner to improve Native American health care
    Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are joining forces with the Indian Health Service to improve health care for Native Americans. The joint effort will seek to recruit Native American health professionals from within Dartmouth, provide education for IHS health care providers and help undergraduates become more familiar with health issues facing Native Americans. The Boston Globe/The Associated Press(tiered subscription model) (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Medical Research 
  • Muscle regeneration therapy might prevent amputations
    Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working on an oxygen gel that can be injected into wounded muscles to sustain tissue and limbs, and perhaps lives. Eventually, the technique could be used with bone, skin, ligaments and tendons in complex regenerative treatments. The research is part of a larger program to treat battlefield injuries. WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.) (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Low-calorie diet may reduce the risk of age-related diseases
    Calorie restriction was associated with a slower aging process in the mitochondria of cells, resulting in a lower risk of age-related diseases including diabetes and heart disease, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. A low-calorie diet appeared to retain the cell membrane's acidity levels, which reduced the degradation of the mitochondria, researchers reported. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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