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3 Ways Healthcare Has Changed

Perhaps more than any other industry, healthcare has been rocked by COVID-19. From facing influxes of patients and not having proper equipment to pausing elective procedures for months, the pandemic has caused healthcare to change nearly everything about how it operates and designs patient experiences. 

But even amongst the turmoil, COVID-19 can serve as a catalyst to a safer, more efficient and more patient-centric experience in three main ways: 

Increased Telehealth Options

Many providers have offered telehealth options for years, but they were often an afterthought on clunky systems. COVID-19 accelerated telehealth by a decade to make it a commonplace and convenient experience for both patients and providers. The amount of U.S. patients using telehealth grew from 11% in 2019 to 46% in April 2020. 

Being forced into telemedicine helped disprove many assumptions about the service. Many patients and providers have long thought that telehealth offered subpar service because

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Keeneland offers exciting ways for fans to enjoy Oct. 2-24 Fall Meet

Courtesy: Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 30, 2020) – Keeneland is making it easy for fans no matter their location to watch and wager on the track’s 17-day Fall Meet with two exciting programs: Keeneland at Home Presented by UK HealthCare and Official Keeneland Watch Parties in Partnership with VisitLEX and the Bluegrass Hospitality Association.

Friday is opening day of the Fall Meet, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 24. The season will be closed to the public because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This community and Keeneland’s passionate fan base are what make the Keeneland race meets so special,” Keeneland Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Christa Marrillia said. “Whether you are watching and wagering from home or enjoying the meet from a Keeneland watch party, we are grateful to our fans and tourism partners who are celebrating with us in new ways.”

Keeneland at Home Presented by UK HealthCare

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6 Ways To Support COVID-Weary Employees

by Dina Gerdeman

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the workplace with no end in sight, leaving business leaders to struggle with a wide variety of challenges, including keeping staff members happily engaged—and employed.

To make sense of the pandemic’s impact on workers—both on their day-to-day roles, as well as their mental well-being—a forthcoming article in American Psychologist examines current organizational psychology research to help business leaders manage COVID-related fallout in the workplace and develop solutions to ease the stress many employees are experiencing.

“We live in an incredibly interconnected global community. So disease threats such as COVID-19 need to be recognized as part of the current work-scape and systematically addressed,” says Harvard Business School Assistant Professor of Business Administration Ashley Whillans, who co-authored the article, “COVID-19

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Budget-Friendly Ways To Get Support For Your Mental Health

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so now, more than ever, it’s important to talk about mental health. In our society, it is still seen to many as taboo to talk about mental health and that can make it difficult to find the help that is truly needed. Plus, our healthcare system is still broken, so many people cannot afford to get the help that they need, even if they want to seek it out. That’s why it’s so important to talk about the more budget-friendly options that exist out there right now. If you are uninsured, or if your healthcare plan doesn’t include mental healthcare coverage, here are some other options to look for.

Online Therapy

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there were an increasing amount of online options for mental health support and therapy. Now, online therapy is even more accessible than it was before. But

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13 ways you can pay less taxes, too

13 ways you can pay less taxes, too
13 ways you can pay less taxes, too

According to a New York Times bombshell, President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, and paid the IRS no income tax in 10 of the previous 15 years.

“FAKE NEWS!” the president tweeted early Monday morning, hours after the news broke. But during a debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump didn’t deny paying no federal income tax some years. He said that made him “smart.”

You may not be able to reduce your tax bill to $0, but chances are there are steps you can take to pay less taxes, without running the risk you’ll be audited.

Here are some of the easiest ways you can cut your tax bill, for 2020 and for many years to come.

1. Contribute to a 401(k), 403(b) or 457 retirement plan

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A great

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Resilience 2020: 5 ways to make a difference in the world

2020 has been a year of change as corporate employees, activists, and governments grapple with pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty.

For this reason Cashay and its sister sites MAKERS, HuffPost, Yahoo, and BUILT BY GIRLS partnered to create Resilience 2020, a live-streamed town hall event where thought leaders gathered to discuss how to persevere through these challenges.

Resilience 2020 brought climate, racial, immigration, and pay equity activists under one virtual roof to discuss how to persevere and make inroads to a better future.

Resilience 2020 brought climate, racial and pay equity activists under one roof to discuss how to persevere in challenging times. (Source: Getty Creative)
Resilience 2020 brought climate, racial and pay equity activists under one roof to discuss how to persevere in challenging times. (Source: Getty Creative)

“I have to start today by saying that I didn’t know how I was going to lead the session today because I, too, need resilience and hope between the passing of Justice Ruth Badger Ginsburg, to no justice for Breonna Taylor, I am

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The Surprising Ways Climate Change Is Already Affecting Our Health

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“So, I recognize the irony in this analogy,” begins Renee Salas, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine doctor and a fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University. “But the effect climate change has on health is kind of like an iceberg. There are the connections research and science has shown us — that’s what’s above water. But there’s probably so much more going on underneath the surface.”

Even considering that, the effects we can see are shocking. “In 2014, we did a survey of physicians at the National Medical Association [a U.S. organization representing African American physicians and their patients]. It found that

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6 ways to increase sperm count and improve male fertility

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Exercising may increase your sperm count and help you lose weight.
  • To increase your sperm count start exercising and eat a healthy diet full of vitamins. 

  • You can also increase your sperm count if you quit smoking and avoid consuming more than two drinks a day. 

  • Those with fertility problems may want to consider taking a D-AA supplement to increase their sperm count. 

  • This article was reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family-medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. 

  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Sperm count refers to the amount of sperm per milliliter of semen. Measuring sperm count is usually part of a sperm analysis that also examines the shape of sperm and their motility. All these factors can play a role in a man’s fertility.

It only takes one sperm to fertilize an egg, but

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5 ways you might be screwing up your at-home workouts

Gyms and fitness centers have reopened but for some, exercise is still an at-home activity. Yet without a personal trainer or instructor to tell you your push-up form is wrong, working out at home can be like working out in a vacuum.

Here are some of the most common home workout mistakes teachers and trainers see — and how to fix them:

OVERTRAINING

“What we observed over the quarantine period is that a lot of people resort to randomized programs — stuff they see on social media or stuff their friends are doing — that they simply aren’t ready for,” said Clifton Hempstead, personal trainer and co-founder of Anthos Training Clubs.

Hempstead said a lot of these programs are high-intensity and designed to make you feel exhausted. Instead, he said you should seek out a program that is working toward a goal, with exercises you’re capable of doing.

“A lot

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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Jennifer Flanigan loads up a cart at a Kroger store in West Chester, Ohio on Sept. 7, 2020. (Andrew Spear/The New York Times)
Jennifer Flanigan loads up a cart at a Kroger store in West Chester, Ohio on Sept. 7, 2020. (Andrew Spear/The New York Times)

When the coronavirus hit, even the most enthusiastic cooks had to adjust to a new, more complicated relationship with their kitchens.

For the first time in a generation, Americans began spending more money at the supermarket than at places where someone else made the food. Grocers saw eight years of projected sales growth packed into one month. Shopping trends that were in their infancy were turbocharged.

The six-month shift has been a behavioral scientist’s dream. Shoppers began by building bomb-shelter pantries. Then came a nostalgia phase, with bowls of Lucky Charms and boxes of Little Debbies offering throwback comfort. Soon, days were defined by elaborate culinary stunts, sourdough starter and kombucha clubs.

Although kitchen fatigue is setting in for many, a new set of kitchen habits have

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