Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you – CNET

via Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you – CNET

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Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country

I have actually been to these places as a truck driver, picking up at paper plants in this part of the world. The same came be said for other parts of the South and the Ohio Valley region.

‘The election was a wakeup call,’ says Rep. Ro Khanna, who came to eastern Kentucky to see what the tech industry and Appalachia can offer each other.

Source: Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country – POLITICO

Certain doctors are more likely to create opioid addicts. Understanding why is key to solving the crisis. – Vox

Certain doctors are more likely to create opioid addicts. Understanding why is key to solving the crisis. – Vox

Because Universal Health Care is not available beyond the ER, those without coverage are more likely to be in advanced stress and pain, therefore the prescribing of opioids for pain repeatedly to some of the same populations.

via Certain doctors are more likely to create opioid addicts. Understanding why is key to solving the crisis. – Vox

The secret to getting Amazon’s best customer service

This is an older story, but relatively new to me. I do use some of the methods mentioned in the piece, especially the Chat service. However, at the end of the day, if you aren’t Prime, you don’t really matter. This is unfortunate, but that is what it is.

Amazon customer service can be responsive and prompt. But not always useful. Unless you know what to buy, and how to use it.

Source: The secret to getting Amazon’s best customer service – GeekWire

Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann?

 

I have always been a fan of Keith, especially during his Sports reporting career. Now he has an opportunity to be unleashed since he doesn’t work for the typical corporate media.

The ex-MSNBC host recasts his fire-breathing punditry for the Web, to bring the fight to Trump.

Source: Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann? – The Washington Post

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Having grown up in Alabama prior to the auto plants arrival, I can see how being 3rd world status would attract certain industries to the area. If a corporation can cut corners and get away with eliminating protections, then they will do it and not admit to it.

The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price.

Source: Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs