France’s top science magazine in turmoil over editorial independence | Science

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Journalists protested prior to Reworld Media’s 2019 acquisition of Science & Vie and other magazines.

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Science & Vie, France’s largest popular science magazine, has put out its monthly issues for more than 100 years, covering science, health, and technology for the broad public. Now, the magazine’s top editor has resigned after articles, written by a corporate employee, were published on the magazine’s website without the knowledge of its editors. Magazine staff have gone on strike over the interference by France’s largest marketing and media group, and they fear they are losing editorial independence.

Although the corporate articles were eventually edited or retracted, Hervé Poirier announced his departure last week after 21 years with the magazine, which sells 250,000 copies a month. The resignation underscores the tensions with Reworld Media Group, and fears it is

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Independence Blue Cross and Signify Health Launch CommunityLink(TM) Network | News

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Signify Health announce the launch of CommunityLink™, a network of community-based organizations designed to break down the traditional barriers between social and clinical care and improve health outcomes for people who need help with non-medical services (such as help with food, housing, transportation, financial support, etc.) in the Philadelphia region.

 

Independence Registered Nurse Health Coaches, Signify Health social care coordinators, and local community-based organizations are now all connected via the CommunityLink network and are able to coordinate on behalf of Independence Medicare Advantage members and other people throughout the region for non-medical services. Starting in 2021, clinicians and other health care providers will be able to use CommunityLink to refer patients as well.

To date, the CommunityLink network consists of the following organizations: Project HOME (Helen Brown Community Center, Honickman Learning Center and Stephen Klein Wellness Center)

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Access Community Health And Heartland Bank Join Forces To Enable Ageing Kiwis To Keep Independence

Access Community Health and Heartland Bank join
forces to enable ageing New Zealanders to maintain
independence in their homes for longer

A new
initiative between Access Community Health and Heartland
Bank has launched today, designed to enable New Zealand’s
ageing population to remain living independently and
comfortably in their own homes and communities for
longer.

The collaboration has been established on the
back of a desire from New Zealand’s over-60 age group to
‘age in place’, where seniors choose to remain living in
their homes and communities. The initiative offers eligible
homeowners the option to use a portion of the equity in
their properties to fund in-home care and support through
Access Community Health.

Alison van Wyk, CEO of Access
Community Health, says this initiative will help enable
those who require additional dedicated care and support to
take control

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Health Agency Heads Field Heated Questions On Vaccines, Independence Of Scientists

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, NIH infectious disease chief Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Robert Redfield testified on the state of the coronavirus pandemic before a Senate panel Wednesday.


The Hill:
Health Officials Tell Public To Trust In Science 


Trump administration health officials on Wednesday told a Senate panel that Americans should not lose faith in public health agencies or the vaccine development process, despite a recent spate of political interference. The officials sought to defend the scientific integrity of the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic while reassuring Americans growing increasingly skeptical over the politicization of a vaccine for the virus. (Weixel, 9/23)


Politico:
FDA Chief: ‘I Will Fight For Science’ 


Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn sought to reassure the public Wednesday that any Covid-19 vaccine approved by the agency would be safe and effective, but offered few details on the bar for emergency use. “FDA will not

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Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty Announces Retirement, CFO and Treasurer Greg Deavens Named Successor | Region

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

Independence Health Group (Independence) today announced that President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty has decided to retire from his position effective December 31, 2020. Gregory E. Deavens, currently executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Independence, will assume the role of President and CEO effective January 1, 2021. Hilferty will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through the end of 2022.

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Daniel J. Hilferty (Photo: Business Wire)

“Over the last 10 years, I have had the honor to work with a team of outstanding executives and employees to make Independence and its subsidiaries into the national health care leader it is today. It has been an incredible privilege to serve our millions of members, our customers, and the community,” said Hilferty. “From the day I took the job, the Board has worked

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Reemo Health Receives Provider Approval, Giving More Users Access to Personal Independence Smartwatch

Milestone reinforces company’s mission to develop and deliver approachable technology that remotely supports the health and safety of aging and at-risk seniors in their homes

Reemo Health, simplifying how consumers and healthcare connect remotely, is now an approved Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Provider for Health & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs in the State of Minnesota. Minnesota is the first state in the company’s rollout strategy for creating widespread availability to HCBS-eligible seniors.

“The availability of Reemo’s PERS smartwatch through HCBS Waiver Programs expands the positive impact the company can provide to consumers as they manage health risks, COVID-vulnerability and disruption of traditional care pathways,” said Andy Gonerka, Chief Growth Officer of Reemo Health. “As a company, we will continue to find more ways to give Americans access to this life saving device and clientele a technology platform that delivers critical health insights so more efficient and effective care

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