Eric Lefkofsky: An American Hero Amongst Us

Founded by one of the most well-known marketers known in chicago, Mr. Eric Lefkofski’s Tempus Labs continues to rank on the top 10 health tech start-ups list without fail. That is not easy! What makes this feat even more exceptional, is that Tempus Labs is a fledgling company of a mere 3-years of age, and has still made that list over similar companies that are much, much older! In fact, Tempus was the featured company on Eric Topal’s exclusive list focusing only on the best of the best in technological advancement.

In addition to being brilliant, Mr. Lefkoski has inspired many with his impassioned connections to nearly all of the NCI’S (National Cancer Institute) cancer centers nationwide. The NCI values his expertise tremendously and utilises the many services offered by Tempus Labs such as: tumor and germline DNA sequencing, liquid biopsying of cell-free DNA, RNA sequencing of tumors, immune system characterization of both patients and tumors, organoid cultures of tumors at a cellular level with drug testing, machine-learning of the myriads info collected, which is then organized and seamlessly ingrained into both the electronic medical record and imagery/pathology reports.

Thanks to Eric Lufkowski and the company he founded Tempus has changed the lives of many patients who had previously untreatable diseases. Untreatable, that is, until Tempus refined gene therepy and editing. Not too long thereafter, the FDA put its stamp of approval on this new methodology, enriching the lives of those with (or the potential risk of) extensive vision loss due to a certain gene mutation. Thanks to Mr. Lufkofski, this can now be treated effectively long before complete blindness sets in.

Lufkofski’s goals for the future includes skin cancer and atrial fibrillation technology that will highlight very detailed and specific characteristics; it is his goal to use this technology to zoom in on the exactly what treatments and which specialists are needed to improve patient conditions. He further hopes to develop advancements that hasten treatment times in the event of an outbreak or public health crises.

These are only a few of Eric Lufkowksis contributions so far to the the world in which we live. Not only is he an accomplished author who spreads his knowledge to any who seek it, but because of his brilliance and passion to help the sick, he has improved healthcare system and applications in ways never before seen. He is a philanthropist at heart, and by sheer genetics he gravitates toward helping the most vulnerable among us, including those who receive care from Lurie Childrens hospital in Chicago. Lefkovski also invests tremendous time,money and energy into his Lefkofky Foundation which desires to improve human rights, education, medicine, culture and art in order that all of our lives may be further enriched.

That’s Eric Lefkofsky. A generous man who naturally puts the needs of others before himself. He is truly the epitome of all that’s woven into what an american hero, icon and philanthropist should. And he has blazed an honorable trail for future generations to follow.

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Paul Mampilly Explains Why You Should Beware Of Amazon’s Moves

Amazon certainly has been a leading e-commerce innovator over the last 20 years, and many people have benefited from the immense services they offer. But while their company has been a great resource for retail shoppers and digital streaming customers, they’ve been a nightmare for certain companies and their stockholders. A particular area they’re now causing grave concern in is the healthcare industry because they’re now putting together a plan that could disrupt it altogether by changing how pharmaceuticals are distributed to consumers.

Paul Mampilly is an investor who’s taken great interest in Amazon’s development because he writes newsletters to thousands of followers that explain how you can buy stocks and which kind you should look into. What he’s saying about Amazon’s healthcare plans are that they’re going to cut out all the middlemen that normally come between a pharmaceutical and its delivery to a drug store shelf. This is a big deal because that middleman is where much of the main pharmacy companies and manufacturers profit from and it affects their stock prices. Amazon’s targeting of those stocks and bringing of transparency into the industry may be good for some middle class Americans who struggle to afford health insurance and prescription costs, but it’s bad for stockholders because this could cause a sudden downturn in stock prices that they may never recover from. Mampilly is urging his followers not to buy falling healthcare stocks even if they look like a very good deal.

Paul Mampilly has been writing newsletters at an independent investment advisory news company known as Banyan Hill for a couple years now, but he had made a name for himself on Wall Street for more than 20 years prior to that. He began his career at Deutsche Bank after receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance from Montclair State University, and he became a savvy investor after several years as an adept researcher. He became a major account manager for ING and Banker’s Trust in the years following this, and in 2006 he started directing hedge funds at Kinetics International Fund. In just the first few months he attracted so many clients to the firm that its AUM rose from $6 billion to $25 billion, and Barron’s gave him recognition for making annual returns on investments at 26%. He also won the competition at the Templeton Foundation while employed at the firm.

Paul Mampilly’s ultimate goal was not to help the Wall Street clients but instead to help the working people of America learn how to gain financial independence by investing on their own, so he left his New York office and moved down to a more smaller town in North Carolina in 2012. He stayed low key for a few years but then announced his newsletter at Banyan Hill in 2016 and shocked many of his initial readers when he mentioned the gains they could make in the stock market. But as many of them started putting his advice to use, they realized it was legitimate and many started raving about the gains they had made in user reviews. Mampilly is all about transparency and gives his readers an over-the-shoulder look at his investments so they can see how he runs them.

How MB2 Dental Solutions Helped A Dentist In New Mexico Reduce His Work Load

The tagline of MB2 Dental Solutions is “We Are Dentistry”. What they mean by this is that they fully support sole proprietorship dental offices. They reject the old idea of the industry that you were either alone in your sole practice or you had to become a cog in the machine at some corporate dentistry outfit. Instead, they develop a deep partnership with those want to own their own practice but also have the benefits of being part of something larger. The founder and chief executive officer of the company, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, DMD, says that the goal is to provide evidence that those in the dental profession are determined, disciplined, and united in what they offer.

Today MB2 Dental Solutions is partnered with 90 practices spread across six states. This includes 37 dental practice owners and 200 doctors in all. They offer a broad range of business services such as human resources, accounting & finance, billing & collections, procurement, and more. The dentists that partner with them don’t give up their clinical autonomy, though. They also maintain autonomy where they want such as what insurance they will accept from patients and what type of technology they use in their offices. They can pick and choose what business services they want MB2 Dental Solutions to handle and which they would prefer having direct control over.

One of the latest dentists to join MB2 Dental Solutions was Dr. Justin Nylund of New Mexico. He has a dental practice called Taos Dental Group where he has practiced since 2010. In welcoming him on board, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva said that Dr. Nylund is someone that has shown a strong commitment to those in the community in which he operates. He also said that Dr. Nylund enjoyed the great outdoors and as a person with a family he was very committed to having an excellent work-life balance.It was about three months prior to joining MB2 Dental Solutions that Dr. Justin Nylund saw that there were things at his practice that could really be improved upon. He was doing a lot of work on the business plus seeing patients and it all collectively was really too much for him. He said that he was working 45 hours a week seeing patients and then had to spend another 30 hours doing administrative tasks on top of it. That was why he joined MB2 Dental Solutions as it greatly decreased his workload.


Shafik Sachedina Devotion To Volunteering For Society’s Sake

Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Africa in 1950. He attended the University of London, Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School, for a dental surgery degree and graduated in 1975. He started his practice as a dental surgeon in England, where he has been working for several years.

He developed an interest in entrepreneurship, especially in the healthcare sector, which led to him starting Sussex Healthcare. This is a group of care homes that is dedicated to providing support services to the elderly people, people with physical difficulties, and those with mental issues, including learning issues, Alzheimer disease, and dementia. Other than being the founder and the owner of Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina is also a joint chairman there.

Dr. Sachedina is also the head of the Department in Jamati Institutions in France an institute associated with Aga Khan Foundation. His position in the institution is voluntary not a constitutional one and so the Jamati Institutions’ department is not capable of offering new directions to the other institutions.

Read more: A delegation of the Aga Khan Foundation led by Shafik Sachedina meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov

Dr. Sachedina is also involved in the projects and activities coordination in the Institute of Ismaili Society in all the 16 campuses. Ismaili Society Institute is a London- based Research Institute that works toward promoting the learning of Muslim culture and societies, in the contemporary and in the past, so as to promote more understanding of how they relate with other faiths and societies. It also educates the Ismaili community of their history. Since it is an establishment of Aga Khan, it is in the role of Dr. Sachedina to interface with Central Asia’s Institutions of Ismaili communities and the programmes of Aga Khan Development Network. However, the institution is not supposed to report to him, but rather to the Imam.

Due to his strong leadership skills, Dr. Sachedina is a member in several boards and organizations which include; Institute’s board of Governors, the committee of Aga Khan Development Network, and Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. He also serves on the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee as the chairman. Dr. Sachedina has served in several voluntary capacities and now he is a volunteer president of the United Kingdom’s Ismaili Council for two terms.

In October 2017, Dr. Sachedina leads the Agha Khan Foundation’s delegation to meet Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, to discuss on the present situation of the Middle East, more so the Syria and Afghanistan developments. Sachedina commended Russia’s consistency in embracing peaceful conflict resolutions, and dedication to fight against extremism and terrorism.

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Omar Boarie is Thanked for His Work

I think that it is safe to say that Omar Boraie is the Savior for the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. It was solely because of his passion and determination that the city of New Brunswick came out of the grave and is thriving as one of the major power players in the state of New Jersey today.


40 years ago the New Jersey State Senate was in discussion on whether or not New Brunswick, New Jersey was going to die. Many people on both the left and the right were pointing to several factors that would inevitably lead to New Brunswick death. They pointed out that the family atmosphere was decaying at an alarming rate. They also pointed out that the middle class was leaving as a result. They stated that as the middle class left, jobs were beginning to decline. As jobs declined, so did the tax revenue which left less money in the city coffers. As city resources grew scarce, various nonprofits and politicians fought for the few resources still available.


Omar Boraie was one of people at the Senate hall that day. He refused to believe that that New Brunswick was close to death. Omar Boraie set out to heal the city.


Omar Boraie began working to make New Brunswick become a place everyone wanted to raise a family. He knew full that businesses could not do such a thing. In order to help New Brunswick thrive and turn around, he would need to work through the various churches and nonprofits in the community. He agreed that if they developed strategies that would work, he would provide them the necessary money to make these dreams a reality. Check out for more.



Omar Boraie also began implementing a strategy that he hoped would bring back the middle class. This strategy was simple. He decided to take his most luxurious office space but lease it for a price that a young middle class professional could afford. This made his prices competitive and enticed the middle class professional to set up shop in his city.


Boraie Development recently stood in front of the New Jersey State Senate and announced that the city of New Brunswick would not die anytime soon. He was awarded the medal of compassion for his determination and loyalty to the city. They are looking at building a statue in his honor, which is the least they could do.



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Talkspace: the world of online therapy

Users of Talkspace, an innovated app that provides online mental health care, have been reporting more improvement in the state of their mental health from weeks using the app than they had from months of traditional therapy.

Oren Frank, the founder of Talkspace, launched the platform in 2012 and it has grown rapidly since then. In 2017 the app had 500,000 subscribers and Talkspace employed more than 1000 healthcare professionals.

Magellan Health, a large insurance provider, has shown an interest in Talkspace and soon plans to offer the service to the customers they insure. This means that thousands of people will soon have access to mental health care from a specialist any time they need it.

To prove that online therapy is effective, Frank cites a study of 99,000 United States veterans. The veterans were given access to online therapy and by the conclusion of the study mental health hospitalization amongst participants had fallen by 25 percent.

The professional therapist at Talkspace are specifically trained to provide quality care through the mediums that the platform employs, including text messages, emails, and video chatting. Users of Talkspace can access their therapist at any time, with some plans offering only text message communication, and other plans offering video chat therapy sessions.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich in Attendance to Several Symposia during 2018

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a plastic surgeon out of Dallas, Texas. He is involved in academia as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His work in the plastic surgery field has made him internationally known. Dr. Rohrich artistically restores youthfulness back to patients’ appearances.Dr. Rohrich has become an expert in his field by studying at some of the top surgical hospitals and universities in the country. He has completed residency in several areas, including general and plastics. Dr. Rohrich has continued to further his develop his skills by attending several symposiums with fellow peers, continuing to learn as well as educate. Dr. Rohrich serves on several medical and plastic surgery boards. He is the President of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, as well as several other societies and associations.

During the first few months of 2018, Dr. Rohrich will be attending three separate conferences which he has work diligently on. In February, Dr. Rohrich will attend the 52nd Annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium which honors the evolved advances in cosmetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich will be participating in the conference by moderating the Pragmatic Solutions in ‘Lower Lid Blepharoplasty’, including a lecture and video demonstration as well as a panel. He will also be moderating the Elegant Outcomes in Body Contour Surgery where he will serve on the panel. Dr. Rohrich will be involved in several panels and lectures throughout the weekend, including ‘Elegant Solutions in Rhinoplasty’ as well as ‘What Works – Facial Rejuvenation.’Dr. Rohrich will be attending two more conferences at the end of February/beginning of March.

One of those is the 21st Annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine from February 28th – March 1st. Dr. Rohrich will be presenting the latest innovations in lasers, IPL, vaginal rejuvenation, and several other highly technical processes that are now becoming less invasive. A cadaver lab will be used to display some of these last innovations that will provide a hands-on environment for the experts of cosmetic surgery.March 2nd and 3rd, Dr. Rohrich will be attending the 35th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting. At this symposium, leaders in Rhinoplasty will discuss some of the most common problems in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and the latest innovations in the field. Lectures that will take place during the symposium will consist of a review of the nasal anatomy, analyzing the nose, etc.

Betsy DeVos Hits Ground Running as U.S. Secretary of Education

After Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic deciding vote, Betsy DeVos became the United States Secretary of Education for President Trump’s administration. One of her first acts was to announce that President Trump was rescinding the bathroom executive order issued by President Obama. Therefore, students had to use the restroom corresponding to their assigned sexual identity.


She also almost immediately called the two heads of the largest teachers unions in the United States to suggest that they meet with her. The president of the National Education Association refused to meet with her while the president of the American Federation of Teachers said that she and Betsy had made plans to visit schools together.


While some opponents argue that Betsy DeVos is out to end public education in America, she would argue that she is determined to see that each child receive the very best education possible regardless of the income level of their parents. She told Cal Thomas in an interview that 75 to 80 percent of parents wanted the right to send their children to the school that they felt met their child’s needs the best.


Betsy was educated in Holland Christian Schools, but from her childhood, she has a firm grasp of the state of public education since her mother was a public school teacher. Her father started as a machine operated, but he quit and with the help of two co-workers began his own company. The company grew to be the largest manufacturer of die-cast machines in the United States.


Betsy also believes that the best ideas for education start at the lowest levels. She says that on her tour of public schools she has been pleased to meet many very dedicated educators. When asked by Thomas if she thought the office of United States Secretary of Education should be abolished, she said no. She does, however, believe that its power should be severely curtailed. She says that the federal government should only make sure that the needs of special education students are being met and that anti-discrimination issues are dealt with effectively.


Betsy has been very active in her new role. She has already sent several Every Student Succeeds Act plans back to the states to be revised saying that they were not ambitious enough. She has already sent plans back saying that states cannot use advanced placement tests to determine if a student is able to move ahead or what programs they should attend.


Betsy DeVos may have barely become education secretary, but she has hit the ground running. She is determined to work with those who vehemently oppose school choice while holding states responsible for educating students effectively. Learn more:

Clay Siegall founds Seattle Genetics, takes target therapies to new heights

One of the most important developments over the last 20 years in the cancer research industry has been in the area of targeted cancer therapies. Many new drugs began coming on the scene in the early 1990s that showed huge promise in the ability to administer highly effective anti-cancer treatments without the terrible side effects that had normally been associated with chemotherapy regimens.

Of all the new targeted cancer therapies that have been produced over the last 20 years, the most important could arguably be the category known as antibody drug conjugates. Created by Clay Siegall, a senior researcher with Bristol-Myers Squibb who would later go on to found Seattle Genetics, one of the most important biotech startups of the last 20 years, antibody drug conjugates have proven to be one of the most effective cancer treatments ever devised.

This exciting new class of drugs is now being used to treat a variety of specific types of cancers. In cancer types for which it has been approved, the company’s first drug, ADCetris, has proven to be enormously promising, almost totally eliminating the side effects of that would normally be associated with chemotherapy and allow for vastly higher and more effective dosages to be safely administered to patients suffering from the diseases for which the drug has been approved.

As both the founder and CEO of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Clay Siegall has been instrumental in the company’s rise to success, personally overseeing the creation of ADCetris as well as other antibody drug conjugates. Under Dr. Siegall’s leadership, the company has created a robust pipeline of new drugs being researched and developed. Currently, the company has more than 15 drugs in its development pipeline and dozens more that are currently being research in the beginning stages.

In addition to that, Seattle Genetics has been able to create a vast portfolio of intellectual property, which it is able to lease out to other companies in order that they make create their own antibody drug conjugate drugs.

The most important contribution that Dr. Siegall has made to the cancer research field has been the real lives that have been saved through the use of antibody drug conjugates.


Securus prevents crime through low rates

Across the nation many critics of prison phone calling have decried the high rates prisoners are forced to pay in order to stay in touch with their loved ones. These critics point to states where, in some cases, rates are outrageously high, running as much as $2.50 per minute.


But the nation’s prison communication providers, such as Securus Technologies, have actually done a remarkable job of keeping rates much lower than they have been in times past. With Securus’ innovative voip-based calling technology, the company has managed to keep the rates for Video visitation down to just $2.31 per minute. This is a radical reduction in costs that are borne by the families of prisoners throughout the nation.


In addition to this, Securus has managed to keep permanent calling rates to incredibly low levels. Take, for example, the state of Louisiana. There, Securus has entered into contracts that required it to pay an average of 71 percent of all revenues to the institutions where it does business. Despite this, Securus has managed to keep the inmate calling rate down to just $0.15 in Louisiana prisons. It does all this while providing crucial revenues to the prisons where it operates. This money is often not replaceable and goes directly towards maintaining the prison communication themselves free of crime.


The critics fail to mention that private companies, such as Securus, are doing yeoman’s work. They are simultaneously delivering great value to the prisoners who use their services, while also delivering in revenues directly to the coffers of the prisons that so desperately need the additional revenue.


This has the effect of reducing crime. Many studies have shown that inmates who are able to stay in constant contact with their loved ones are much less likely to recidivate upon release. Those inmates who are capable of calling their loved ones at extremely cheap rates are more likely to do so regularly.