Health & Wellness

What the Obamacare Replacement Means for Business
March 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Yesterday, the House GOP released its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare. Unlike the original draft released, this version doesn't tax employer-provided plans, and allows employers to keep its tax exclusion for premiums paid on those plans. Possibly…

Another Study Shows BPA Possibly Causes Birth Defects
February 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

There's a lot of discussion about bisphenol A, aka BPA, and whether or not it's safe to use in drinkware and food products. According to the FDA, the chemical is "safe at the current levels occurring in food," but a lot of manufacturers still try to go without it whenever possible, and BPA-free items, like…

Foldable Bike Helmets Provide Branding Opportunity for Bike Share Programs
January 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Cyclists, especially those who are riding on busy city streets, should wear protective headgear. With the growing popularity of bike-share programs in cities, especially with urban commuters, it makes sense to create a similarly convenient and portable solution for head protection. Enter the paper, foldable helmet. Pratt Insitute of Design graduate Isis Shiffer designed the…

Proforma and TOMS Empower Local Families During Holidays
December 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Last year, Proforma, Cleveland, joined TOMS, the retailer of shoes, sunglasses, apparel and more, in its “One for One” mission, which benefits people in need in Africa. Proforma supported the program by giving fit cards to all of its support center team members. This year, Proforma gave local families in need TOMS gift cards to…

Researchers Develop USB Device to Diagnose HIV
December 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

British researchers at Imperial College in London teamed up with hardware developers to create a new way to diagnose HIV using a USB device plugged into a computer that analyzes blood. According… Prepares for Fun Run/Walk at PPAI Expo
December 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

The PPAI award-winning program is facilitating it’s annual Fun Run/Walk at the PPAI Expo on Jan. 9 at 7 a.m. This informal SuccessFit4Life! event is free, and everyone is welcome. Associations and companies…

Halls & Company Raises Money for Local Food Shelves
December 19, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Mark, Minnesota-based manufacture of ID Line, got into the holiday spirit this season by raising a total of $4,130 for local Minneapolis food shelves. While donations were given to three different food shelves, the majority…

Apple Introduces Charging Case for a Cause
November 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

iPhone users who want to spice up their phones and keep the battery alive longer are in luck, as Apple just introduced its iPhone 7 Smart Case in red to benefit (RED) organization, which works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. When customers purchase the new case,…

Canada Moves to Ban Microbeads in Personal Care Items
November 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

This month, Canada took steps toward banning the sale of personal hygiene products containing the small plastic pieces known as microbeads in order to protect wildlife and the environment. Microbeads, typically found in…