Melinda Arendt is a freelance graphic designer for Comstock’s magazine.
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Meet Dr. Robot
Advanced robotics bring speed and accuracy to operating rooms
Robots may not possess empathy, but they provide precision
and consistency that’s hard for even the most highly trained
health professionals to replicate.
Can AI-informed technologies hit the medical
A Cardiologist’s Guide to Good Health
Dr. Ramin Manshadi, founder of the Manshadi Heart Institute in
Stockton, has been studying human hearts and health for
Older, Better, Faster, Stronger
Capital Region innovators build new paths to wellness and longevity
Doctors, researchers and trailblazers are exploring how
to use both tried-and-true methods and new tools to
improve physical and mental health as we age.
The Power of Empathy
More companies are finding that more care brings more success
It’s not just a matter of altruism or having a heart: Empathy is innovation’s secret sauce.
There are many reasons workers suffer from chronic workplace stress — and ways to overcome it
Too much stress costs employers $300 billion a year, according to The American Institute of Stress, as burnout can lead to employee turnover, lack of motivation and dips in productivity.
Women continue to balance the responsibilities of career with caregiving as the population ages
The AARP has a family caregivers discussion Facebook group with just 2,100 members, though a highly active feed. Most of the posts are written by women, though men find advice and solace there also.
The Cost of Caring
For mothers affected by the soaring cost of child care, companies that offer help have an edge
Tonja Candelaria would probably be living in the Pacific Northwest, working at her dream job of public relations for a zoo, if she hadn’t chosen to have children.
Settling For Less
The rising cost of medical malpractice suits has made attorneys who take those cases an endangered species
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be medical malpractice lawyers. That may lack the ring of Waylon Jennings’ original, but area attorneys say it’s a reality given the money-losing proposition of bringing malpractice cases in California.
Good Help is Hard to Find
The region’s lack of mental health professionals leaves many without care
California is in the throes of a mental health crisis. But there’s a severe shortage of mental health professionals, which experts predict will only get worse. Comstock’s looks into access to mental health resources and efforts to get services to the people who need them most.
How to navigate the maze of California’s new rules on overtime and independent contractors
Employee classification is already murky territory for many business owners, and recent changes have further tightened requirements. Yet, with huge penalties attached to mistakes, the laws are critical to understand.