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Newsweek International 03/29/2019

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51 期號


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the archives

1976 After 39 days of “crackling…maudlin...and bewildering testimony, the most sensational trial of the television era” was over. In February 1974, Patty Hearst, 19, granddaughter of media mogul William Randolph Hearst, had been kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. That April, she was caught on tape participating in a bank robbery. Her defense argued coercion and duress; the jury disagreed, finding her guilty on all counts. Her sentence of 35 years put to rest any notion that “her famous name and odd crime” could help her in court. In the end, President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence after 22 months served. 1964 As sexual attitudes softened, a “disquieting revolution” began to take shape on college campuses, Newsweek reported. Where mothers once wondered what to tell their daughters about sex, “Today they ask, ‘Is…

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shut up and deal

FOR DONALD TRUMP, THE POLITICS OF TRADE always seemed straightforward. Ripping pretty much any other country with which the U.S. runs a trade deficit—and China, trade villain No. 1, in particular—was a way to win hearts and minds of voters throughout the industrial Midwest in 2016. When it turned out that those voters, in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, would unexpectedly give him the presidency, Trump’s instincts—his gut—were ratified. “I won,” he once told his friend Tom Barrack, a prominent investor and Trump campaign fund-raiser, “because of trade.” What Trump didn’t understand that night, according to friends, associates and people who work for him today in his administration, was how complicated the issue of trade is. As a businessman and self-described deal-maker of unparalleled excellence, he felt the imposition of…

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grande ego

HOWARD SCHULTZ AND HIS potential presidential campaign are fizzling as fast as the ill-fated Maple Macchiato. With widespread ridicule of his rollout and favorability ratings in the low single digits, the former Starbucks chairman, like the failed coffeehouse concoction, is chock-full of conflicting ingredients. First, Schultz is offering one of the oldest propositions in politics: A superstar CEO will “run America like a business.” That pitch propelled Donald Trump and offered rationales for other business leaders who have sought the presidency, including Ross Perot, Carly Fiorina and Herman Cain. Second, Schultz presents himself as a kinder, gentler capitalist who treats his baristas as partners, not proletarians, provides health care and promotes social concerns such as conversations about race. However, he’s running not as a longtime liberal Democrat but as a “centrist independent.” Schultz opposes…

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the doctor is watching

ANDRES RUBIANO FIRST GOT THE NEWS THAT HIS BLOOD PRESSURE WAS too high in the 1990s, when he was in his late 30s. It didn’t come as a complete surprise—his father had had chronic hypertension at an early age too. His doctor prescribed medication and encouraged him to get more exercise and cut down on the amount of salt in his diet. Rubiano, though, wasn’t very diligent about following this regimen. Each time he returned for a checkup, doctors gave him the same advice and Rubiano disregarded it. Four years ago, something caused Rubiano to turn himself around. His doctor convinced him to enroll in a pilot project in digital health care. Once a day, Rubia-no slipped on an automatic cuff that wirelessly sent blood pressure readings to his smartphone, which…

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a fix for bad behavior

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITH UNCON­ trolled blood pressure are having their vital signs monitored remotely by doctors at Ochsner Health System, an academic medical center in New Orleans. Patients are sent home with a smartphone app and a wireless, automatic blood-pressure cuff. If the readings start to climb, someone from Ochsner’s team gets in touch. Compared with conventional treatments, the program has more than doubled the rate at which patients keep their blood pressure under control. “The digital program was cheaper, more convenient and had better outcomes,” says cardiologist Richard Milani, the medical center’s chief clinical transformation officer. “We’re doing what you can’t do in a 15-minute office visit.” Newsweek contributor David H. Freedman talked with Milani about the program and the advantages of digital health. Q. Where does the current health…

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keeping the weight off

OBESITY TAKES A DECADE OFF A PERSON’S life span, on average, and it afflicts a third of Americans. That means it’s on track to rob the current U.S. population of a billion years of life. Dr. Jamy Ard wants to use digital technology to win some of those years back. Patients who participate in the weight-loss program he runs at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, get a digital scale for home that transmits daily weigh-ins to Ard and his team. It also tracks physical activity, food choices, water intake, sleep and other factors. Average weight loss after six months is 10 percent of body weight, and 44 percent of patients lose 15 percent of body weight or more. “If we’re going to move the needle on prevention and…