Even short term use of oral steroids (less than 30 days) linked to increased risk of severe infection (sepsis), blood clots and fracture

One in five American adults in a commercially insured plan were given prescriptions for short term use of oral corticosteroids during a three year period, with an associated increased risk of adverse events. Of 1.5 million adults, 21% received at least 1 prescription for oral corticosteroids over 3 period.

The most common indications for use were:

- upper respiratory tract infections
- spinal conditions
- allergies.

Within 30 days of drug initiation, there was an increase in rates of:

- sepsis
- venous thromboembolism
- fracture

Risk over the subsequent 31–90 days.

The increased risk persisted at prednisone equivalent doses of less than 20 mg/day.

References:

Short Term Use of Oral Corticosteroids and Related Harms http://buff.ly/2pI5qDY

How to be happier at your workplace: from employee, and from employer, perspective

Robert Steven Kaplan has addressed these 2 topics in 2 Google talks and 2 books, they are linked below. I developed 2 sheets based on the ideas from the talks, embedded below.

How to be happier at your workplace: from employee perspective:

Robert Steven Kaplan: "What You're Really Meant to Do" | Talks at Google:







How to be happier at your workplace: from employer perspective:

Robert Steven Kaplan | What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential:









Kaplan was vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, he worked there for 23 years, then he had a change of heart, and became a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He wrote the 3 books above in his second role, but that was not the end of road for him. In 2015, Kaplan was appointed as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

References:

Robert Steven Kaplan - Wikipedia http://buff.ly/2nzCsWH
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas http://buff.ly/2mOcCd8
Who Is Robert Steven Kaplan? The Next Dallas Fed President at a Glance http://buff.ly/2nzKWgs

Indoor Tanning is Out - video message from the American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology: Not only can the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning beds lead to wrinkles, it also increases the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. On an average day, more than 1 million Americans tan in tanning salons. Research shows that nearly 70 percent of indoor tanners are female, primarily 16 to 29 years old.



"Bodies have a way of not keeping up with your brain or your career" - Glover from Deep Purple on approaching retirement

Roger Glover from Deep Purple:

"We're all about late 60s, early 70s, and bodies have a way of not keeping up with your brain or your career. The time is approaching when it will end, but we don't want to face that. We don't actually want to make a date or a final tour or anything. We just want to carry on as long as nature allows or is kind of dignified. If we can't do what we do anymore, then yes, it's time to stop. But we're still doing it, and we're still enjoying it very much. So all we're saying is the door is closing, but it's not closed yet."

Glover and Paice's Rock Antenne interview:



References:

Hamburg http://buff.ly/2luoS1E
Photo Shoot for Deep Purple's 'Infinite': Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage http://buff.ly/2mbtyxv
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