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Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Dive Brief: The healthcare sector added 358,000 jobs throughout the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report. Similar to last month’s report, dentists and physician’s offices saw notable gains: 190,000 and 80,000 jobs added, respectively.​ Hospitals added about 7,000 jobs,… Read More »

Educational curricula, policies, and parenting that support anti-racism beginning in pre-school

Every day since George Floyd’s death, I have read to my five-year-old, brown-skinned boy about reasons to love his skin. After reading a book that explained how black and brown-skinned people are not always treated fairly, he asked, “Does that mean white people are mean?” As we discussed ways that systemic racism plays out in… Read More »

Pfizer, Novartis and more halt July ads on Facebook to protest hate and racism

Pharma companies including Pfizer, Novartis and AbbVie have paused advertising on Facebook for July. Their brands join others in the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, meant to pressure Facebook into taking action against hate and disinformation spread on its platform. Pfizer is the largest of the pharma companies participating and one of three overall top 25… Read More »

More than half of Americans say they’re more stressed than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic

Weeks of social distancing at home and concern about the pandemic bringing you down? You’re not alone.  A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School released results from a survey they conducted in the second half of May, and 55% of people said they were more stressed than… Read More »