S.Z. Berg

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Federal Government Opens New Unit To Help Independent Inventors Get Patents

Federal Government Opens New Unit To Help Independent Inventors Get Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a new pilot program to help inventors write and file their own patents.

Unlikely Candidates for Exercise May Be the Ones Who Benefit Most From Moving

Unlikely Candidates for Exercise May Be the Ones Who Benefit Most From Moving

Conventional wisdom has had it that patients in ICUs should be on strict bed rest and that people generally grow old and weak, but newly published research challenges those notions.

Saving Trees Protects Money and May Improve Data Security

Saving Trees Protects Money and May Improve Data Security

Businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs and increase productivity. Going paperless may be a good way to do that and improve security.

Cultural and Racial Differences Can Lead To Costly Misdiagnoses

Cultural and Racial Differences Can Lead To Costly Misdiagnoses

Most studies on misdiagnoses look at hospitals, but most misdiagnoses happen in the doctor’s office, and many result from misunderstandings across cultures and misunderstandings from language misinterpretations.

Startups Encounter Big Decision: Run the Company or License the Product

Startups Encounter Big Decision: Run the Company or License the Product

Running a company can have a big financial payoff, but it can also lead to bankruptcy.

Retailers Make Sensible Shopping Decisions Difficult By Feeding Shoppers’ Senses

Retailers Make Sensible Shopping Decisions Difficult By Feeding Shoppers’ Senses

The music, sounds, smells, colors and even tactile stimulation isn’t just happenstance; it’s strategy.

Families of Nursing Home Residents Fear Retaliation If They Bring In an Ombudsman

Families of Nursing Home Residents Fear Retaliation If They Bring In an Ombudsman

The fear of retaliation is stopping many families from reporting problems in nursing homes

Where to Get Free or Cheap Books, Movies and CDs Online

Where to Get Free or Cheap Books, Movies and CDs Online

Reading books and magazines can be expensive, but readers are finding more and more places to read – or listen to – books free online.

FDA Improves Drug Risk Disclosures for Women Who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

FDA Improves Drug Risk Disclosures for Women Who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding will soon be able to make better medication choices.

Turning the Tables on the Increasing Pressures of Tipping

Turning the Tables on the Increasing Pressures of Tipping

There’s no shortage of advice this time of year on holiday season tipping: How to deal with the pressure to tip more and preserve your finances.