Jul 28

If you are running a small business from your home, don’t be fooled into thinking that your homeowner’s insurance covers your business as well. If you consult your policy you will almost certainly find that property used for business purposes is excluded from insurance coverage. Homeowner’s insurance is exactly that—it is intended to cover houses that being used as homes and nothing more. Therefore if you have a business housed within your home, you need to buy business liability insurance.

To begin, make a list of everything in your house that you use as a part of your business. That is your business property. If you use a separate building such as a finished garage for your office, then that building will need to be covered too. You may Full article…

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Jul 27

The newspaper is reporting that the hospital will pay $5.38 million to settle the claims against it, though the hospital denies any wrongdoing. An attorney for the hospital said during a court hearing that about 11,000 people are affected by the settlement and some current and former employees could be compensated for damages, including overpayments.

The lawsuit filed in 2009 involves MedCost MedCost Latest from The Business Journals Top of the List: Area Health Insurance CompaniesHundreds sign up for state’s high-risk health insurance N.C. h

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Jul 27

TUESDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) — A lymph node-sparing test hailed as revolutionary for its conservative approach does not lead to longer survival times for women undergoing lumpectomies whose early-stage breast cancer has spread microscopically, a large, new study suggests.

Examining the medical records of more than 5,200 patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery for early, invasive breast cancer, researchers found that tiny cancer cells in the sentinel lymph node — the first node to which malignant cells are likely to spread from a primary tumor — detected with a diagnostic procedure called immunohistochemical (IHC) staining had no effect on overall survival.

The biopsy procedure known as sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection has been praised for averting the removal of large numbers of armpit lymph nodes during breast cancer surgery, which can lead to a painful buildup of fluid called lymphedema.

“I think I’d have to say it was highly controversial whether these occult [hidden] metastases would be clinically relevant,” said study author Dr.

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Jul 26

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have been able to switch on, and then switch off, social-behavior deficits in mice that resemble those seen in people with autism and schizophrenia, thanks to a technology that allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve activity in the brain. In synchrony with this experimentally induced socially aberrant behavior, the mice exhibited a brain-wave pattern called gamma oscillation that has been associated with autism and schizophrenia in humans, the researchers say. The findings, to be published online in Nature on July 27, lend credence to a hypothesis that has been long floated but hard to test, until now.

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