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Rural Hospitals in Trouble

Many of the nation’s hospitals serving small towns and rural areas are in deep financial trouble because of a heavy reliance on underpaying Medicare and Medicaid programs. The situation could be made much worse if Congress cuts Medicaid funding, a centerpiece of “repeal and replace” of Obamacare. Experts discuss the need for rural healthcare and the close link between hospitals and community economics.

Multitasking: Practically Impossible

Multitasking seems like a necessity for most people, and most of us think it inproves our efficiency. However, studies show that only a tiny proportion of people can juggle tasks well. Researchers discuss why our brains can’t do two things at once, and why “supertaskers” may be different.

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