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July 30, 2016

Bringing Back the Dead
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Human beings don't love forever. But some of us pass on before our time is up. That's where the science of reviving the recently dead comes into play. Then, a shocking one-third of American adults haven't saved a penny towards their retirement. What does this mean for our country's future? Are their any positive trends among our nation's savers?
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Infotrak: Bringing Back the Recently Dead

1. Most people dont survive cardiac arrest or significant trauma. David Casarett, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead discussed the latest developments in resuscitation and just how far science has come in the past few years. He talked about the ethical dilemma posed by reviving a person who may not have a good quality of life in the aftermath. He talked about the impressive survival rate of those who receive competent CPR treatment.
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InfoTrak: Slowdown in Retirement Savings

2. Greg McBride is Chief Financial Analyst for Bankrate.com Mr. McBrides organization recently conducted a study that found that a third of all Americans have nothing saved for retirement. He said the one encouraging aspect of the survey is that more people in their 20s are saving for retirement than ever before. He explained why this issue should be such a serious concern and what someone can do if they believe they are starting to save too late in life.
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Infotrak: Why Changes Fail

Seventy percent of all major changes in organizations fail - and that number hasn't changed since researchers started examining success and failure rates some fifteen years ago. Rick Maurer, author of Beyond The Wall Of Resistance: Why 70% of All Changes Still Fail and What You Can Do About It talked about the most common reasons for failure and what leaders can do about it.
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