This map shows the largest employer in every state

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This Map Shows the Largest Employer in Every State.

Take a look at this map. What’s the first thing that catches your eye?

If your reaction was “Wow, Walmart controls A LOT of the country,” you’d be right. This map shows the largest private employer in every state in the U.S., and Walmart is tops in an incredible 22 states. In total, the company employs 1.5 million Americans.

Here’s a full state-by-state list for you to peruse. Who’s #1 in your state?

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Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with incredible accuracy

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When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity to ask “what can I do?” while there’s still a chance to intervene.

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Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies

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Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have developed new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens such as HIV, various bacteria, and CD4+ T lymphocytes.   Continue reading… “Improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas with smarter, cheaper technologies”

Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

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The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay. 

When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics for his urinary tract infection. But he could stay at Mount Sinai, or he could receive treatment at home.

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Health tech’s promise to patients – pay doctors for results, not treatment

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Thanks to technological advancements in health care, the industry has made remarkable progress in the understanding, detection and treatment of disease, in recent decades.  Given that the majority of Americans are healthy most of the time, one might expect that medical progress would dramatically reduce the cost of health care due to preventative education, early detection and more effective treatments.

 

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