The Patient Equation, a New Book by Medidata co-CEO Glen de Vries, Explores How the Digital Revolution Is Making Precision Medicine a Reality

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Changes in Healthcare Being Accelerated by COVID-19

The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond by Glen de Vries, the co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, was released today by Wiley Publishers.

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The Patient Equation, by Glen de Vries (Photo: Business Wire)

The Patient Equation chronicles how the breakthroughs in new data-driven approaches to treatment, and the algorithms working in the background, are increasing our understanding of disease at both molecular and holistic, patient levels. De Vries helped to invent the cloud-based, end-to-end platform for clinical research used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world. His insights into past innovations and current challenges formulate practical business techniques that will allow companies to deliver solutions faster, cheaper and more successfully.

“For the first time in our history, we have the

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New York Sports Club owner files for bankruptcy as COVID-19 hits fitness centers hard

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The owner of New York Sports Club, which has 12 fitness locations across Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. 

Town Sports International and its affiliates have the latest fitness center business to file for bankruptcy protection due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which kept gyms in New York closed until Aug. 24 and now has them operating at a reduced capacity. 

Gyms will remain open during the Chapter 11 proceeding, although modifications are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New York Sports Club has eight locations in Westchester and two apiece in Rockland and Putnam. 

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The legal action points to a sharp drop in revenue after health clubs were ordered to close, according to court documents. In a statement on its website, Town Sports said they filed to

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Growing concerns over carbon emissions to supplement waste heat to power market outlook

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eTurboNews Syndication:

Selbyville, Delaware, United States, September 15 2020 (Wiredrelease) Global Market Insights, Inc –:Rapid industrialization across developed as well as developing economies is expected to boost global waste heat to power (WHP) market size. WHP systems have gained prominence across multiple energy sensitive industries as it helps in recovering heat and optimizing energy generation.

Rising demand for electricity as well as volatile fuel prices have compelled industries to explore energy-efficient ways to generate clean energy. Meanwhile, growing efforts to curb overall operational cost across industries could accelerate the demand for advanced waste heat to power units in the forthcoming years. A research conducted by Global Market Insights, Inc., predicts that the waste heat to power market could outdo USD 30 billion by 2025.

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According to product landscape, the WHP market is segmented into organic rankine cycle, steam rankine cycle

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Minimizing the impact of touch starvation in long-term care residents – Blogs

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Jennifer Birdsall, Ph.D.

What is touch starvation?

Also known as “touch deprivation,” “skin hunger” or “hug deprivation,” touch starvation is what occurs when a person’s exposure to physical contact has been significantly reduced or eliminated, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing.

I began researching this phenomenon and discovered there was a name for it after a number of psychologists in my organization sought consultation on ways to reduce the added psychological impacts they were seeing in their skilled nursing home patients from the lack of positive human touch. Further, the psychologists were expressing how difficult it was for themselves not being able to offer a needed hug or brief hand holding during their psychotherapy sessions with patients struggling from significant grief, depression and fears.

While most residents in long-term care communities understand the reasons we cannot hug or hold a hand with those we care about,

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Kelsey-Seybold Announces Major Expansion of Occupational Medicine Service Line, Hiring of New Medical Director

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Kelsey-Seybold’s Accountable Care model offers Houston area employers enhanced strategies for their occupational health and EHS initiatives and advances overall patient care

In keeping with its commitment to serve employers in the Houston-Galveston region, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today announced a major expansion of its Occupational Medicine service line and the hiring of new Occupational Medicine Medical Director, Blythe Mansfield, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., F.A.C.O.E.M.

Kelsey-Seybold’s expanded program offerings include onsite and near-site primary care clinics for employers; consulting services including environmental assessments and employee health and safety; and comprehensive Occupational Medicine services including industry-specific examinations and the ability to integrate primary care and prevention. Occupational Medicine clients will also have direct access to primary and specialty care, integrated lab services and virtual health, and pharmacy services.

As part of the expansion of the Occupational Medicine service line, Dr. Mansfield was named the new Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr.

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Bipasha Basu uses Dharma Yoga Wheel to stretch back muscles in new fitness video. Watch

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a person sitting on a chair: Bipasha Basu shares new fitness post. Photo: Instagram/ Bipasha Basu


Bipasha Basu shares new fitness post. Photo: Instagram/ Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu is one of those celebrities who have been working out and sharing their detailed exercise routines since the quarantine began. Time and again, the actress puts up an Instagram story of her at-home workout and urges people to exercise as well.

Her recent post is also the same. The actress, on Sunday, took to Instagram and shared a time-lapse video of her extensive workout on her stories. She also shared a post which showed how she relaxes after a grilling exercise session.

Bipasha shared the gram with the caption, “Dharma yoga wheel to my rescue today!!! Stiff back needs some love #loveyourself #loveyourbody #listentoyourbody #stretch (sic).”

In the video, the actress can be seen lying on a dharma yoga wheel moving forward and backwards in order to stretch her back muscles. For the fitness session, the actress wore

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Aloe-based Toothpaste and Earth-friendly Plaque Removers

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MADISON, N.J., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Natural Dentist®, the only line of natural oral care products on the market containing a therapeutic amount of purified aloe vera, today announced the introduction of two new innovative products: The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Toothpaste, and EarthPicks Plaque Removers.

The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Toothpaste derives its efficacy from its unique combination of scientifically formulated herbal/botanical ingredients. It is the only natural toothpaste made specifically to treat bleeding gums, typically the first sign of gingivitis. The toothpaste contains a full therapeutic dose (20%) of purified aloe vera with no fluoride or SLS (sodium laurel sulfate). Used as a regimen, it is the perfect complement to the market-leading The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse.

And to meet the demand of an ever-growing environmentally conscious consumer group, EarthPicks Plaque Removers – made entirely of wood from managed forests –

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The Gen Z founders of a boutique skincare brand tackling chronic skin conditions and stigma

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This is an installment in a special series, Startup Year One, interviewing startup founders about the major lessons they learned in the immediate aftermath of their businesses’ first year of operation.



a person posing for the camera: Olamide Olowe co-founder of Topicals.


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Olamide Olowe co-founder of Topicals.

At 23-years-old, Olamide Olowe is purported to be the youngest Black woman to raise over $2 million in venture capital funding ($2.6 million to be exact). This year, she and cofounder Claudia Teng founded Topicals, a skincare brand with high-end beauty products intended to treat sensitive skin conditions at lesser price points.

As two young women of color, Olowe and Teng said they grew up settling for products that didn’t really serve them or represent their skin. With Topicals, they want to create an inclusive community around positive and authentic discussions about their skin.  And as chronic skin conditions often lead to serious mental health issues as a result of

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Anthony Fauci receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine

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WASHINGTON — For his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Anthony S. Fauci is the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care. The award will be presented at the National Academy of Medicine’s virtual annual meeting on Oct. 19. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and has served in that position since 1984.

At NIAID, Fauci oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. During his career at NIAID, he has advised

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

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Tim Cook looking at the camera: Apple special event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino


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Apple special event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Béatrice Nerson posing for the camera: Apple special event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino


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Apple special event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino

Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.



a person holding a cell phone: Apple special event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino


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Apple special event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino

But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month

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