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The American Dream still an ideal

By Kathy Ruff “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement . . . It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order i (read more)

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Are you doing better than your parents?

By Phil Yacuboski Part of the American Dream is the ability to move up the social ladder — a concept academics call “social mobility.” Yale University researchers Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, who have analyzed income inequality since 1978, report in the (read more)

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Perpetuating Greatness: A Look into the region's stalwart businesses

Alice Manley: My name is Alice Manley. I want to welcome you. I’m the sales manager for the Community Newspaper Group. The Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal is part of that group. We’ve asked you here today to talk about what makes a company great, (read more)

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Business and the : 8 Reasons ti Partner with the Arts

1. Recruit and Retain Talent Employees want to live and work in a vibrant community. When you partner to support local theater, music, museums, dance and public art, you help to make your community more attractive to current and future employees. Happier (read more)

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Home price gains unfettered in most metro areas

Home prices maintained their robust, upward trajectory in a vast majority of metro areas during the second quarter, causing affordability to slightly decline despite mortgage rates hovering at lows not seen in over three years, according to the latest qua (read more)

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Small Business Spotlight: The Daisy Collective

Member since 2014 570 880-7991 For Maggie Mineo, owner of The Daisy Collective, Downtown Scranton is the place to be. When an opportunity presented itself to move her store from its original location in Scranton’s Hill Section (read more)

Delta Group will move to Marketplace at Steamtown

By Jon O’Connell An independent specialty medical group will fill a long-vacant anchor store spot in the Marketplace at Steamtown. As part of the deal with Delta Medix, downtown Scranton mall owner John Basalyga will buy two of the group’s nearby offices. (read more)

Commonwealth Health changes management in Scranton

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On the heels of the news that Commonwealth Health transferred the management oversight of its two Scranton hospitals to one chief executive officer, it was learned that Community Health Systems Inc.(CHS), the parent company of Commonwealth Health, is look (read more)

Nursing dress code prompted by patients

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Decision-making in large institutions often starts at the highest levels and is then passed down through the levels to employees. Geisinger’s recent implementation of a dress code for nurses and other front-line employees was initiated from another source (read more)

NIH sets plan for future of nursing science

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has released a new strategic plan that details the institute’s priorities for the conduct and support of future nursing science. The plan, “Advancing Science, Improving Lives: A Vision for Nursing Science, (read more)

Offspring live longer when parents lived longer

In middle-aged populations, the risks of cardiovascular conditions are progressively lower the longer a person’s parents lived past 69 years old, according to a study of 186,000 participants using a voluntary database published last month in the Journal o (read more)

Ask a Doctor Uncovers reliable info about heart conditions

A Google search for heart conditions will now prominently display important questions patients should ask their doctor based on clinical guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology. The ACC teamed up with Google to create a list of essentia (read more)

GCMC brings healing power of music to sickest patients and their families

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Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) has launched a new program that brings the healing power of music to the hospital’s sickest patients and their families. The recently launched Intensive Care Concert Series offers soothing live musical performance (read more)

Coordinated Health breaks ground on new $15 million medical campus and ambulatory surgical center

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Coordinated Health, a privately held, physician-owned acute-care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, with a current location at Church Hill Mall, broke ground in August on a 42,000-square-foot state-of-the-art medical campus a (read more)

Department of Drug and ALcohol Programs holds first hearing to examine existing laws governing access to addiction treatment

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) held the first of six public hearings in Philadelphia last month, to examine existing laws governing access to drug and alcohol treatment and identify ways to help consumers access treatment. (read more)

DEA releases 2016 national heroin threat assessment

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released the 2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary — Updated (NHTA) last month. The report outlines the expanding public health crisis afflicting America due to the use and abuse of heroin and other (read more)

42 young physicans among the best

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The physicians named to this year’s “Physician 40 Under 40” by the Pennsylvania Medical Society have demonstrated a significant amount of success so early into their medical careers. In Northeast Pennsylvania, Thomas Jordan, M.D.; John Vasudevan, M.D.; Ma (read more)

Healthcare Update: Access to healthcare a problem for overall health in rural areas

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By Dave Gardner When it comes to behavioral problems, substance abuse and genuine mental illness, rural dwellers appear to be quite similar to their urban counterparts. The scale of the problems in which these ailments are involved cannot be overestimated (read more)

Exercise and Depression

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Many studies show that people who exercise regularly benefit with a positive boost in mood and lower rates of depression. Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals cal (read more)

Healthcare Update: The health problems of rural residents

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By Dave Gardner A snapshot of Pennsylvania’s rural residents will reveal a picture of intergenerational health challenges as well as the tough realities inhibiting upward mobility. In 2010, 27 percent of the state’s 12.7 million residents lived in its 48 (read more)

Healthcare Update: The Rural Poor

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By Dave Gardner Healthcare has become a major economic driver for Pennsylvania’s rural communities, but the system appears to be rolling along in low gear as community wellness problems, resource scarcities and caregiver recruitment shortages inhibit the (read more)

Economics: The dismal science

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By Howard J. Grossman, AICP Is economics a dismal science or is it an exciting topic that deserves far more attention? It has become a key factor in the growth and development of the Pocono-Northeast, but as a national subject, it is often forgotten. The (read more)

Local business leaders support heritage events

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By Natalie Gelb Celebrating a milestone is always a wonderful way to gain perspective. As Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) commemorated its 25th anniversary at a gala along the downtown Scranton Riverwalk in September, 300 (read more)

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