Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Shoppers Pay High Prices, Get Mediocre Fittings
Comprehensive guide to purchasing and owning a hearing aid
YONKERS, N.Y., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Consumer Reports investigation into hearing aids has found that consumers pay high prices and get mediocre
fittings. The new report -- the first such report on hearing aids...
Women's Sex Lives Mediocre
Do women have a secret so painful that they even keep it from themselves?
According to Dr. Anita H. Clayton of the University of Virginia, the secret exists, //and it’s big. In an era when so many women are over-achievers with high expectations for almost every area of their lives, too many o...
The Boston Funeral Guide Is 'Live'
BOSTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't want a mediocre
funeral for your loved one? Check out the BostonFuneralGuide.com and explore your many Boston area options.
"There are people who don't want...
New Software Makes Lawyers Accountable for Their Part in Our Healthcare Crisis
...recover their payments if the patient recovers a significant amount of money in a successful injury claim settlement. However, due to the use of prior mediocre
data, such overpayments have been very difficult to find for insurers. Moreover, attorneys generally have no obligation to notify the health insurer, ...
VIDEO from Medialink and ACEP: Nation's Failure to Support Emergency Patients Graded C- in National Report Card
... 90 Percent of States Earn mediocre
or Near-Failing Grades
NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Economic ...fore are relying on emergency care at a time when the nation is receiving a mediocre
C- grade for it support of emergency patients, according to a new Report Ca...
High-energy ultrasound sharpens view of liver tumors
...inating ability] suggests that ARFI may be useful in guiding treatment decisions."
"All current imaging methodsincluding CT, MRI and ultrasoundhave mediocre
performance in the detection of early liver cancers," he added. "There is a potential role for ARFI because it is low cost and can be built on convent...
Quality, Affordable Health Care for All
... in our economy and around the world, and
competition has the greatest promise to move health care from its current
path of unsustainable cost growth, mediocre
quality, deteriorating health,
and declining coverage.
"This approach provides the working-age population and their dependents
with quality, afforda...
Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids
...eep apnea might even permanently damage cognitive function, the researchers said. "We can only assume that it could turn an otherwise smart kid into a mediocre
kid," lead investigator Dr. Ann Halbower, of the John Hopkins University Children Center, told HealthDay .
But there are other sleep woes affectin...
Electronic Health Records Shows No Improvement in Quality of Outpatient Care
Senior author Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, said that given the overall mediocre
performance of physicians in the 17 quality indicator areas, he and his colleagues had expected better quality from doctors using electronic records. ...
Syphilis on the Rise in China
... affected people.
Various factors have been attributed to the current condition. Change in life style pattern, increase of brothels, expensive and mediocre
health care facilities are some of the reasons cited by research workers.
Syphilis is said to affect cardio vascular and nervous system. It has a ...
Mediocre in Biological News
Dosage of fertilizer helps to enhance quality of wheat
...e also pointed out that dosages of 100 kg or less per hectare produce flours that are insufficient for bread making, while 140 kg per hectare produces mediocre
flours, but 180 kg per hectare produces flours with good bread making properties.
Moreover, according to the research, the distributing the fertili...
Honeybee decision-making ability rivals any department committee
...uch more heavily and eventually became the chosen home. offered bees both mediocre
and superb nest sites. The better the site, the longer the bees waggle danced -- making 100 circuits for a first-rate site versus 12 for a mediocre
one. The swarms almost always chose the excellent site. To test whether the...
Plants, too, have ways to manage freeloaders
... plant with two of three rhizobial strains selected from the 10 strains that Povich tested. The three were chosen to include a poor nitrogen sharer, a mediocre
sharer and good sharer, so as to give each plant a choice between two distinctly different strains.
Povich, with assistance from UC Berkeley underg...
Mediocre in Biological Technology
An In-Depth Look at Wisconsin's Mediocre Economic Report Card
A report card released Thursday gave Wisconsins economy a B average, ranking the Badger State high in areas like equity and quality of life, but giving the state gentlemans Cs for business vitality and development capacity.
Numerous factors -- including layoffs resulting from the withering manuf...
CJP Declares the Dates of 3rd Global Jatropha Hi-Tech Agricultural Training Programme
... information; lack of QPM inputs; lack of Best Agricultural Practices and expertise & poor management techniques; many projects are only achieving mediocre
Jumping of a lot of companies on the bandwagon has enhanced the role and responsibility of the CJP to provide them, the right steps to st...
DolmatConnell & Partners 2008 Studies of CEO and CFO Compensation in the 100 Largest High Technology and Life Science Companies Show Dramatically Improving Link Between Pay and Performance
that Boards are finally getting tough relative to the pay of
underperforming CEOs. This is what has infuriated investors for years --
high pay for mediocre
or poor results."
Most studies of executive compensation look at the aggregate value of
base salary, actual bonus and the annual long-term incentive...
Return of Retention
... During the late 1990s, most companies had to scramble to attract and retain high-caliber talent. Even mediocre
workers were hard to keep. Retaining employees became so important that it was at the top of the HR agenda in many companies. Some CEOs even mentioned...
The black hole of corporate branding
...n and gets hundred of competing products and services in a second the corporation simply tremors more.
Is this the reason businesses are turning to mediocre
marketing and losing their magic touch? Every business, by and large is simply following each other, very sheepishly searching and looking at each oth...
Wisconsin leads in stem cell science, but trails in producing companies
...ome states and nations have a more aggressive culture when it comes to commercializing science. Wisconsin is a leader in producing patents, but fairly mediocre
when it comes to turning those inventions into companies, jobs and profits. California is an example of both: Voters there have authorized up to $3 bi...
How's the State of the State? It depends on what numbers are crunched
...t is anything less than optimistic, and Ill show you an aspiring ex-governor.
Whether Republican or Democrat, riding high in the polls or battling mediocre
approval ratings, Wisconsin governors always use their annual State of the State speech to inspire, cajole and sprinkle a few rose petals on the voter...
Broadband bill will help develop rural Wisconsin
...ble find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
The United States ranks only 16th in the world in the broadband penetration, and Wisconsin is a mediocre
25th among the 50 states. Thats not a strong showing for a state that wants to become a leader in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.
Getting beyond the vortex of corporate mediocrity
...everal years in the name of right-sizing, off-shoring, or whatever. They have decimated some of their core systems support and replaced it with cheap, mediocre
substitutes. Customer service has dropped, some customers have left and, in some cases, organizations have brought their call centers back into the Un...