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Survive and Advance

I am not a creature of habit. That is both a positive (I adapt well to a changing environment) and a negative (there is very little that I do automatically). So you can imagine what it must be like when every day is almost exactly the same as the prior and the next. Yes, my …
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Leading with Courage

Leadership is not for the faint of heart; in fact, it can feel absolutely terrifying. Executive leaders regularly make decisions that affect the entire organization and have long-reaching consequences on future company strategy and financial success.  Often, leaders have to make decisions in the moment and may not have the time necessary to thoroughly weigh …
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A good way to live – Helping Others While Helping Yourself

  I was pleased to lead the ideation and execution of Preferred Medical’s virtual 5K from June 25 through July 2. It was the first time either the company or myself had attempted such an event and it certainly was a learning experience (we will heed those lessons for the second edition in 2021). Entitling …
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Mainstreaming Naloxone

Drug News from Preferred Medical … Naloxone medications (the generic naloxone or brand names Narcan and Evzio) are opioid antagonists that block the effects of an opioid in the brain, effectively reversing an overdose from a prescription or illegal opioid. First responders around the country use these drugs on a daily basis (130 people every …
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Flex Your Emotional Intelligence

All of us are dealing with an increase in stressors due to the enormous amount of change over the last few months. The “COVID-normal” dictates more time with immediate family members, less time with people outside our inner circle and significant changes in how we communicate. Quality interactions have never been more important and the …
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Hand Sanitizer Heads-Up

Drug News from Preferred Medical … Since it appears that COVID-19 is going to impact our daily lives into the foreseeable future, continuing good hygiene basics makes sense. Practice social (more accurately, physical) distancing and wear a mask when that is not possible or is required by government, do not touch your face, cover coughs …
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COVID Costs

Originally published in the 2nd quarter 2020 edition of the NCSI Scoop, published by the National Council of Self-Insurers. The costs of COVID-19 are obvious to those paying attention: more than 122,000 deaths (as of June 22), a historic rise in mental health problems (depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide), more than 45 …
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#PainSummit2020 Wisdom

I had the privilege of being on the faculty of the International Chronic Pain Virtual Summit that was held on June 18-19, 2020. It was an early start for me in Atlanta each day (4:00am Eastern Daylight Time) but very much worth the investment as every speaker had a deep and unique perspective on how to manage #ChronicPain. …
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#5kForFood and Your Health

Company launches virtual 5K to address food insecurity and health impacts from COVID-19 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 15, 2020) – Preferred Medical, a leading pharmacy benefit manager and ancillary service partner in workers’ compensation, announced a new initiative today to help foster physical and mental health while supporting those with food insecurity as a result of …
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Prepare for the Fall

I think we can all agree that 2020 sucks. But as difficult as the first five months have been, “fall” in the title does not refer to civilization. Instead, it refers to the upcoming season from September 22 through December 21. How can we prepare for the future that is only a hot summer away? …
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