Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff June 09, 2018 Andy McLlarky, a physical therapist in Beverly, was torn. As the co-owner of Soul Physical Therapy, he wanted media attention for a pain treatment he’s started using successfully with patients. But he was worried, too, and when a reporter contacted him about the new therapy, he briefly hesitated. “I don’t really want to make myself a target,” he wrote in an e-mail to the Globe.Who was he afraid of? Acupuncturists. Advertisement Look out! In Massachusetts and across the country, acupuncturists and physical therapists are fighting over who has the right to stick slender filiform needles into patients. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The battle over dry … [Read more...] about Physical therapists vs. acupuncturists: Who’s sticking it to whom?
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Florida Power & Light Co. is using lessons learned from 2017’s Hurricane Irma in its 2018 storm season preparations, CEO Eric Silagy announced Thursday at FPL’s annual hurricane drill.FPL had issues delivering customer service after Irma; failed to provide accurate information about power restoration to homeowners and businesses; and faced public criticism for not restoring power earlier to a Hollywood nursing home that wasn’t on Broward County’s priority restoration list.“We’re going to incorporate those learnings to make ourselves even better,” said Silagy, during an afternoon news conference with Gov. Rick Scott.The Juno Beach-electric utility simulated a Category 2 storm at its command center in Riviera Beach to be ready for the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.Silagy said FPL’s nearly $3 billion investment to upgrade the grid over the past decade was worth it, as evidenced by less equipment damage in Irma. … [Read more...] about FPL says it’s applying ‘lessons learned’ about customer service, communications for 2018 hurricane season
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2018--CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI ™ ) and HPI Forecast ™ for March 2018, which shows home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 7 percent year over year from March 2017 to March 2018, while on a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 1.4 percent in March 2018 – compared with February 2018 – according to the CoreLogic HPI. (February 2018 data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results each month.)This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180501005305/en/CoreLogic Home Price Change and Market Conditions for Select Metropolitan Areas; March … [Read more...] about CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Up Again in March, This Time by 7 Percent
[STK][IN] HEA MTC BIO[SU]TO MEDICAL EDITORS:Indee Labs receives funding to develop revolutionary gene therapymanufacturing technology in AustraliaMELBOURNE, Australia, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Indee Labs willmake a new generation of medicine, known as gene therapy, accessibleto the masses. The impact of gene therapies will be similar to that ofantibiotics seen during the last century - it will offer cures formost cancer sufferers with minimal side effects. The first genetherapies were approved by the United States Food and DrugAdministration last year and there are hundreds more in development.On Tuesday April 17, MTPConnect and the Minister for Health, the HonGreg Hunt MP, announced that Indee Labs will receive grant funding ofnearly A$1M from the Australian Government's A$35 million BioMedTechHorizons program to advance their gene therapy manufacturingtechnology."The first generation of gene therapies will cost about the same as ahouse in Sydney or Melbourne because … [Read more...] about Indee Labs receives funding to develop revolutionary gene therapy manufacturing technology in Australia
Leaps in automotive technology are on the verge of transforming the role the car plays in our lives. It's now time for the automotive industry to take a step back and reassess the fundamentals of what personal mobility will really mean in the future.Uber may have been the watch-word for industry disruption over the past few years, but numerous emerging forces are redefining how we think about personal mobility – and transportation as a whole. From CityMapper's private-hire-meets-public-transit routes around London, to the Virgin Hyperloop One concept, companies big and small are reimagining mobility at a fundamental level. Whether the ambition is to whizz passengers cross-country at 800mph, or simply to fill a hole in existing urban transit networks, disruption is happening to a mode of transport which has remained largely unchanged in its core concept for the past 100 years: the car.As an industry under pressure from new technology and changing customer expectations, we're due … [Read more...] about Beyond Uber: Creating the future of the car