Supreme Court nominee Barrett says personal views will not impact her decisions on abortion, health care

President Trump’s third nominee to the Supreme Court declined to answer some questions that seemed steeped in basic facts, such as whether a president has the power under the Constitution to unilaterally delay an election. Barrett also declined to say whether she would recuse herself from a potential 2020 election case as Senate Democrats demanded, saying she would not be “used as a pawn to decide the election for the American people.”

Like high court nominees who preceded her, Barrett repeatedly avoided weighing in on her personal views of landmark decisions and declined to say whether she endorsed opinions from her mentor, former Justice Antonin Scalia, on abortion and same-sex marriage. At the same time, under hours of questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she reinforced perceptions that she would help solidify a 6-to-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

On the Affordable Care Act, whose constitutionality will

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Vital Decisions and Aetna Better Health Team Up to Support Members and Families Facing Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care Decisions

EDISON, N.J., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vital Decisions today announced a collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Virginia to extend support for seriously ill individuals and their families. The organizations will provide a telehealth program to engage health plan members in discussions about their care preferences and goals as they endure an advanced illness.

For over a decade, Vital Decisions’ clinical specialists have helped people explore, define, document and communicate their care wishes to loved ones and healthcare providers.  The result: individuals and their families feel empowered, informed and in control of their care decisions, leading to improved health outcomes, reduced stress for all parties involved and a higher quality of life experience.

“Our goal at Aetna Better Health of Virginia is to best serve our members at every stage of their lives, and to do so with compassion in trying times for individuals and their families,” said

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Three Reasons Vacation-Rental Owners Need To Factor Wellness Into Their Investment Decisions

Clark Twiddy is the President of Twiddy & Company, a hospitality and asset management firm along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

There is a popular adage that reminds us, “If you don’t make time for wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for illness.” Even in this new age of seemingly limitless uncertainty, one Covid-19 lesson we can virtually all agree on is the importance of making time in our lives for both mental and physical wellness. Our own personal journeys have shown us the challenges stemming from the mental and physical strain of enduring a lengthening pandemic. Among many things influenced by our recent experiences, how we choose to vacation and what we value in our time away from home stands out. This year has also made clear new reasons for those providing vacation settings — owners and investors — to include wellness in the many factors influencing

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A COVID vaccine is just the start, complicated decisions ahead

To date, Canada has signed deals with multiple pharmaceutical companies in hopes that their concoction and delivery method of a potential COVID-19 vaccine will be successful. This means $1 billion is on the line as Canada secures vaccinations.

“I think it’s important for Canadians to realize that it’s actually a good thing that there are all these different technologies in development right now,” says Dr. Volker Gerdts, a researcher at the University of Saskatchewan and CEO of Vido-Intervac. “You don’t want to just come up with one vaccine technique to find out, maybe it is too expensive to make it, too difficult to make it, too difficult to store it and transport it. Or maybe that it doesn’t even work.”

There are many researchers in Canada working on the front lines of vaccine research. One of the leaders in the race is a team from the University of Alberta, led

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Perspectives: Patients Can’t Make Health Care Decisions Without Knowing How Much Everything Costs

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