Healthcare

Starbucks employees’ top benefits are Spotify and mental healthcare — Quartz

Starbucks is facing a growing labor movement—some 150 blinds have unionized across the US. The ability to collectively bargain for better benefits, like health insurance and paid time off, is one of the main issues organizers are touting. But the benefits that current Starbucks workers do like and widely use? Spotify and mental healthcare, Howard …

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Canada’s Telus strikes C$2.9 billion deal for LifeWorks in healthcare push

(Reuters) – Canadian wireless carrier Telus Corp has agreed to buy LifeWorks Inc in a C$2.9 billion ($2.24 billion) deal, the companies said on Thursday, looking to tap into rising demand from employers for mental health services. Telus will combine LifeWorks with its Telus Health unit that connects patients with physicians virtually through its mobile …

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KPH A&E and operating theater flooded, forcing patients relocation

Several patients at the Accident & Emergency Department and the Operating Theaters at the Kingston Public Hospital had to be temporarily relocated after a water pipe got dislocated and ended up flooding the facility and affecting some services on Saturday. The problem was caused when a defective pressure switch caused excess pressure on the water …

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Black lawmakers outraged by Youngkin’s public health chief demand action

Placeholder while article actions load correction In an an earlier version of this story, Virginia Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan (D-Richmond) misstated the number of governors who she has served under. She has served under five. The article has been corrected. Black state lawmakers on Thursday demanded accountability from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin after his health …

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$70 million into Cape Breton’s health-care upgrade and project manager says all is well

SYDNEY, NS — The project manager overseeing the redevelopment of health-care facilities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality said Friday he couldn’t be happy with how the project is proceeding. “I am very happy with where we are right now. Things are going really well,” said Roy MacDonald, manager of project management services with Nova …

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Thousands of Albertans have imaging procedures delayed as contrast dye shortage continues

A global shortage of contrast dye has resulted in approximately 2,400 Albertans having their imaging procedures canceled so far and more will get a call with similar news next week. The dye makes blood vessels and organs more visible and its used in roughly half of the CT scans performed in Alberta. It’s also used …

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Meta’s latest privacy scandal includes hospitals sending patient data

You can’t see them, but Meta’s trackers are embedded in millions of websites all over the internet, collecting data about where you go and what you do and sending it back to Meta. A recent investigation shows that those trackers are on sites that even the most cynical among us might expect to be off-limits: …

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Youngkin public health chief Colin Greene needs to listen to Black women

Placeholder while article actions load Colin Greene? Please sit down and listen. Racism in America is more than the “fire hoses, police dogs and Alabama sheriffs” you envision when you hear the word — a “politically charged” word you said White people shouldn’t have to hear. Its worst work is often done in silence. But …

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