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It’s hard to discuss the future of health and healthcare in America without talking about obesity.

Obesity-related illnesses alone are estimated to cost the US healthcare system more than 190 billion dollars each year. From heart disease to diabetes to some types of cancer to joint problems, the extra pounds we carry are taking their toll on our bodies and our healthcare system.

And the future isn’t looking any lighter according to a major study recently published in the New England

Downtown Depot - Larry Holze

Feb 7, 2020

In Episode 78 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Larry Holze - the spokesperson for the City of Waco. Holze discusses his love for the city and his many years of broadcasting experience. Before that interview, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Joseph Tofanel of Waco Book Binding and talks with Stephanie Maultsby about continuing education opportunities at McLennan County Community College. 


An entire company can come under scrutiny if only one area of its supply chain fails.


Flip on the news, and whatever is being reported is likely not a positive, uplifting, or inspiring story. There is no question there is plenty of bad news out, but in the arena of global health – all things considered –there’s much good news to report.

 

A lot of progress has been made in recent years.

To start with, global life expectancy has never been longer. According to data from the United Nations, someone born in 2017 can expect to live to be more than 72 years old. It’s even higher in developed nations like the United States.

Among the reasons behind this rise is that more expectant mothers and newborns are getting scientifically sound healthcare during pregnancy and after delivery. And on that note, another bit of good news. Global infant and global maternal mortality rates also have both dropped to the lowest on record and continue to trend downward.

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Roughly one in 10 news websites analyzed by NewsGuard, a project launched by two respected longtime journalists, feature misinformation about health.

 

NewsGuard analyzed nearly 3,000 websites that account for 96 percent of online engagement among Americans, and found that 11 percent provided news with health misinformation. For instance, references to the debunked link between vaccines and autism.

What separates an A team from a B team?  What prime players are investors looking for?


Work can affect your home life. Dr. Dawn Carlson, professor of management shares in this episode of the Business Review just how much crossover happens between work and home.

Historically, marketers have devalued ethnic programming. In this episode of the Business Review, Dr. Tyhra Lindsey-Warren, clinical assistant professor of marketing, discusses how marketers can value audiences of color.

In this week's Business Review, fashion pioneer Kenneth Cole breaks new ground with the "Look Good, For Good" campaign.


Risky Business! In this episode of the Business Review, Dr. Matthew Wood, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship explains the factors that lead an entrepreneur to pivot or stay the course.

In this episode of the Business Review, happiness expert Amy Blankson explains why having something in common with others makes solid friendships, even if you’ve never met.

Firms hiring former employees as auditors has been a common, yet concerning practice. In this episode of the Business Review, Assistant Professor of accounting, Dr. Owen Brown, shares a different perspective.


You don’t have to sacrifice performance by bringing your values into your portfolio. Social impact bonds are being offered in the marketplace, often referred to as “pay for success” securities. You don’t have to sacrifice performance by bringing your values into your portfolio. Social impact bonds are being offered in the marketplace, often referred to as “pay for success” securities. 


Award-winning chef Craig Hartman shares in this episode of the Business Review a lesson he learned the hard way - you can't do it all yourself. 

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