September 17, 2018

Weekly review: 5 ways to (finally) stop procrastinating, according to Harvard Business Review

Daily Briefing

    A shuttered Ohio hospital may have found its unlikely saviors: 2 millennial entrepreneurs (Monday, Sept. 10)
    Matthew Brock and Jeffery Hubrig aren't yet 30, but they're planning to leverage their combined health care industry knowledge to reopen a hospital in Ohio.

    5 ways to (finally) stop procrastinating, according to the Harvard Business Review (Tuesday, Sept. 11)
    If you've recently been avoiding completing a task—perhaps sending an email or picking up the phone for a difficult discussion—chances are it's not the task itself that's presenting the challenge. Rather, "it's getting started on doing the thing," Peter Bregman, CEO of the leadership coaching firm Bregman Partners, writes for the Harvard Business Review.

    Are your patients eating their placentas? Why this OB-GYN says it's a bad idea. (Wednesday, Sept. 12)
    The practice of placentophagy, or consuming one's placenta after birth, has gained popularity in recent years, with proponents saying it can boost energy, improve lactation, and aid postpartum depression—but Jen Gunter, an OB-GYN, in the New York Times writes that it's a dangerous practice.

    Move over, millennials: Gen Z is entering the workforce. Here are 9 key things employers need to know. (Thursday, Sept. 13)
    Generation Z is entering the workforce, and they bring different goals and motivations than other generations—even millennials. Here are nine ways Gen Z is unique, and Advisory Board nursing experts' early reflections on what health systems should expect with, and do to prepare for, this new wave of workers.

    The 10,000-step rule, debunked (Friday, Sept. 14)
    In the age of Fitbits and other wearables, consumers have been trained to strive for 10,000 steps per day—a goal that experts say emerged from a 1960s Japanese marketing campaign rather than scientific evidence. But Advisory Board's Peter Kilbridge and Sophie Ranen say that, beyond the 10,000-step goal, wearables have tremendous clinical potential for providers.

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