Former St. Louis woman who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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Former STLer who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today announced Health Canada approval of the t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Control-IQ™ technology. Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop feature designed to help increase time in range (3.9-10 mmol/L)1 and deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to help prevent high and low blood sugar. The system integrates with Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which requires no fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions.2,3,4

All in-warranty t:slim X2 pump users in Canada will have the option to add Control-IQ technology to their existing pump beginning in March 2021 via remote software update. The update will be free of charge through December 31, 2021.5 Tandem expects to begin shipping t:slim X2 insulin pumps with Control-IQ technology in Canada in the first quarter of next year.

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Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Health Canada Approval of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology – Press Release

SAN DIEGO–(Business Wire)–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today announced Health Canada approval of the t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Control-IQ™ technology. Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop feature designed to help increase time in range (3.9-10 mmol/L)1 and deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to help prevent high and low blood sugar. The system integrates with Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which requires no fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions.2,3,4

All in-warranty t:slim X2 pump users in Canada will have the option to add Control-IQ technology to their existing pump beginning in March 2021 via remote software update. The update will be free of charge through December 31, 2021.5 Tandem expects to begin shipping t:slim X2 insulin pumps with Control-IQ technology in Canada in the first quarter of next year. The company

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U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs, experts urge — ScienceDaily

Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study.

The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined how other high-income countries that use a fee-for-service model regulate health care costs.

Although the United States has the highest health care prices in the world, the specific mechanisms commonly used by other countries to set and update prices are often overlooked. In most countries with universal health insurance, physicians are paid on a fee-for-service basis, yet health care prices there are lower than in the U.S. To lower health care spending, American policymakers have focused on eliminating fee-for-service reimbursement, which provides an incentive for performing additional services rather than setting up price negotiations to address the main factor that drives health care spending.

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People of Color Speak Out on Diabetes Technology and Care

In September 2020, DiabetesMine worked with a group of patient advocates to help shed light on the experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) with diabetes technology and care.

What we found out was both unsurprising and eye-opening.

Our survey showed that BIPOC respondents with diabetes share the same key concerns as white people with this condition about cost and access, lack of empathetic doctors, and lack of resources. It’s unsurprising that all people with diabetes (PWDs) share these struggles.

But what was eye-opening for us was how strongly the respondents felt unrepresented, which was often paired with feeling judged or stigmatized by doctors, and being given minimal or even false advice, like a misdiagnosis.

For example, consider these answers to our question about “your worst experiences with diabetes care”:

  • “Being stereotyped as not taking care of my diabetes since some endocrinologists… don’t understand that not all bodies
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Conventional revolution: the ethical implications of the natural progress of neonatal intensive care to artificial wombs

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Research teams have used extra-uterine systems (Biobags) to support premature fetal lambs and to bring them to maturation in a way not previously possible. The researchers have called attention to possible implications of these systems for sustaining premature human fetuses in a similar way. Some commentators have pointed out that perfecting these systems for human fetuses might alter a standard expectation in abortion practices: that the termination of a pregnancy also (inevitably) entails the death of the fetus. With Biobags, it might be possible, some argue, that no woman has the right to expect that outcome if the technology is able to sustain fetal life after an abortion. In order to protect the expectation that the termination of a pregnancy always entails the death of the fetus, Elizabeth Romanis has argued that fetuses sustained in Biobags have a status different than otherwise ‘born’ children. In support of that view,

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Amazon’s New ‘Care Hub’ Feature Makes Caregiving And Connection More Accessible In The Covid-19 Era

Update 11/18: Updated to clarify Care Hub is currently US-only, and that Alexa can be used to call for help via landline or mobile phone.

Amazon this week introduced a feature called Care Hub, which allows people to use the Alexa app and an Echo device to remotely check in on loved ones. Announced at the company’s hardware event in September and currently available only in the United States, Amazon describes the functionality as “a simple way to feel close even when you’re apart.” Care Hub users receive notifications when a family member or friend asks Alexa to call for help, and can use the longstanding Drop-In feature to further support them. You also can call them directly over a landline or mobile phone, or contact emergency services if necessary as well.

“Care Hub is a set of Alexa features that simplify and improve the caregiving experience. The Care

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Nov 18, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Market Study Report LLC adds new research on Point of Care Testing market, which is a detailed analysis of this business space inclusive of the trends, competitive landscape, and the market size. Encompassing one or more parameters among product analysis, application potential, and the regional growth landscape, Point of Care Testing market also includes an in-depth study of the industry’s competitive scenario.

Point of Care Testing Market will exceed USD 34.2 billion by 2024; as per a new research report. Rise in awareness regarding early disease diagnosis and prevention will boost the demand for point of care molecular diagnostics. Applications such as drug regimen selection, patient stratification, therapeutic monitoring, and detection of predisposition to disease will drive the market growth. Presently, target specific PCR method is used

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Technology boosts care delivery, population health efforts amid Covid-19 pandemic

Though the U.S. healthcare system is straining under the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been acceleration in one area of the industry: innovation and IT efforts. Organizations are crediting technology with helping them stay connected with their patients and advancing their population health efforts, despite the growing healthcare access challenges brought on by the pandemic.

At Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, the Covid-19 pandemic has, in many ways, been a transformative event, Dr. Phil Oravetz, chief population health officer of the system, said in a panel at MedCity INVEST Population Health.

“Covid has really unleashed a wave of innovation at Ochsner,” he said. “I would describe, in the area of telehealth, we’ve moved forward by three years in the matter of three weeks…Covid has been a catalyst that will change the face of healthcare at Ochsner pretty much forever.”

Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was relegated to

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