August 26, 2019

Weekly review: The top-paying health care employers in your state, mapped

Daily Briefing

    The health benefits of a single vacation day. (Hint: They may be big.) (Monday, Aug. 19)
    New research suggests that people who use their vacation days are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, Rebecca Voelker writes in a JAMA Medical News & Perspectives piece.

    Brian Gragnolati plans to make Atlantic Health System 'indispensable.' Here's how. (Tuesday, Aug. 20)
    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite," Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, talks about his priorities as chair of the American Hospital Association, getting his first role as a hospital president while he was still in his twenties, and how he plans to make Atlantic an "indispensable" system.

    Map: The top-paying health care employers in your state (Wednesday, Aug. 21)
    In about 25% of states, the company that pays its workers the most money is in the health care industry, according to data gathered by AFL-CIO. Find out the employers that pay the most in your state on our interactive map.

    The 16 health care companies 'changing the world,' according to Fortune (Thursday, Aug. 22)
    Fortune last week released its fifth annual Change the World list, which recognizes for-profit companies that are "doing well by doing good." See the 16 health care companies that made the list.

    Why are we all so obsessed with step counts, anyway? (Friday, Aug. 23)
    Writing for the New York Times, Kim Tingley explores how step-counting became such an exercise fad, whether it's truly an effective way to measure physical activity—and how many daily steps you really need to take to gain health benefits.

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