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By Bernie Monegain 09:25 am September 27, 2016
A recent article in Harvard Business Review implores readers to “stop protecting women from challenging work.” The authors point out that surveys in the oil and gas and healthcare industries show that the women received fewer challenging developmental work opportunities than the men.

Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to launch a two-year pilot project designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Northern Michigan University photo

By Bernie Monegain 08:55 am September 27, 2016
Northern Michigan University is poised to launch a two-year pilot project aimed at boosting the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:16 am September 27, 2016
Science, and in particular STEM career opportunities, the type of education that might lead to a career in healthcare information technoligy, fo instance, did not come up in the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26.
Clinical health apps fitness

Source: Jason A. Howie via Flickr. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:37 am September 27, 2016
Whereas the quantified-self movement attracted significant capital in fitness and wellness, the authors spotted a gradual shift toward increased investment activity in clinically focused categories, notably disease management, remote monitoring and communications.

 “Scientists and engineers power human progress, and STEM education drives these incredibly important careers,” says Emerson Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Button Bell.

By Bernie Monegain 07:33 am September 27, 2016
Demand for scientists and engineers has never been stronger, yet many young people across the country are avoiding science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, popularly known as STEM, according to a recent survey conducted by St. Louis, Mo. –based technology and engineering company Emerson.
wearables weight loss

Source: Kate Freedman via Wikimedia.

By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am September 27, 2016
Wearable devices, often associated with health and fitness, may not be useful tools for weight loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.  
By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm September 26, 2016
First spotted in January, security firm Trend Micro has seen an increase this month in the ransomware’s distribution campaign.
GE technology accelerator five.eight

GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery said the goal is go help foster a global healthcare ecosystem.

By Mike Miliard 01:07 pm September 26, 2016
Called five.eight, the accelerator seeks to fund 10 companies that can improve quality and access in the developing world.
AMA doctors digital tools
By Jeff Lagasse 12:26 pm September 26, 2016
The survey of 1,300 physicians found that 85 percent believe digital health tools hold at least some capacity to improve care while other appealing aspects include medication adherence and reducing burnout among doctors. 
ransomware USC Keck and Norris

Keck Hospital CEO Rodney Hanners said the investigation, which included the FBI, did not find any evidence that cybercriminals accessed or retrieved the encrypted data.  

By Bernie Monegain 11:51 am September 26, 2016
USC’s Keck and Norris Hospital restored data within days of the incident and did not pay a ransom, an official said.

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