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Trump signs an executive order to detain families together at the border indefinitely

President Trump has signed an executive order to reverse a practice recently enacted by his own administration that resulted in the separation of children from their families at the border. The language of the executive order, titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation,” points blame at Congress, echoing Trump’s previous statements demanding that this issue be resolved through legislation, although it was not implemented through legislation. The meat of the order: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously enforce our immigration laws. Under our laws, the only legal way for an alien to enter this country is at a designated port of entry at an appropriate time. When an alien enters or attempts to enter the country anywhere else, that alien has committed at least the crime of improper entry and is subject to a fine or imprisonment under section 1325(a) of title 8, United States Code. This Administration will initiate proceedings to enforce this and other criminal provisions of the INA until and unless Congress directs otherwise. It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. It is unfortunate that Congress’s failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law....

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Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke, yet has no symptoms of its own. That’s why having your blood pressure checked regularly is a must, as is controlling it if it’s high. But identifying the right high blood pressure drugs can be a challenge. According to research from the University of Iowa, having a pharmacist on your medical care team could help. The researchers found that when a doctor’s practice included a pharmacist, patients received more frequent medication adjustments — that’s often key to determining the right combination of drugs in the right doses to lower blood pressure. These patients had more tailored medication regimens than patients who relied on their doctor alone. It’s important to reiterate that these pharmacists were part of medical practices and not neighborhood pharmacists in drugstores, who may not have strong working relationships with area physicians. But even if your care team doesn’t have a pharmacist on staff, your local pharmacist can be a great source of information. He or she can monitor your blood pressure, do cholesterol and glucose screenings, show you how to use a home blood pressure monitor, and understand the results. Pharmacists can also help you choose and correctly use over-the-counter medications so they won’t cause any negative interactions with your blood pressure drugs. The...

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Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to human cages. Many prominent politicians across the world (and in the G.O.P.) have called out the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. A number of prominent executives from top tech companies have also begun to use their soapbox to address — and largely admonish — the policies that have led to this humanitarian crisis. Here’s what those individuals are saying. Microsoft Microsoft was among the first tech giants to issue a statement about the situation. The official company line was both an admonishment of current administration policy and somewhat defensive after speculation arose that the company’s cloud computing platform Azure may have somehow been involved. Here’s the full statement issued on Monday: In response to questions we want to be clear: Microsoft is not working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border, and contrary to some speculation, we are not aware of Azure or Azure services being used for this purpose. As a company, Microsoft is dismayed by the forcible separation of children...

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The Best Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) and Cloud Storage Solutions

In many ways, EFSS or Enterprise File Sync and Share and conventional cloud storage are remarkably similar. For personal use, something like Dropbox or Google Drive allows you to store documents and other data in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Using the mobile app or a browser, you can see those files on mobile, other desktops, internet-ready computing devices like Chromebooks and nearly anything else that can connect to the internet. EFSS is similar in that users can store files in the cloud or a local directory and access them from other devices. The difference is that...

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‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases. The volume, out this week, diagnoses the newly minted disorder with three key telltale signs: Impaired control over gaming (e.g. onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context) Increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities Continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences I can hear the collective sound of many of my friends gulping at the sound of eerily familiar symptoms. Of course, the disorder has been criticized from a number of corners, including health professionals who have written it off as being overly broad and subjective. And, of course, the potential impact greatly differs from person to person and game to game. The effects as specified above share common ground with other similar addictive activities defined by the WHO, including gambling disorder: “Disorders due to addictive behaviours are recognizable and clinically significant syndromes associated with distress or interference with personal functions that develop as a result of repetitive rewarding behaviours other than the use of dependence-producing substances,” writes the WHO. “Disorders due to addictive behaviors include gambling disorder...

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