David H. Persing, MD, Ph.D., EVP and Chief Medical and Technology Officer at Cepheid

Our first guest is David H. Persing, MD, Ph.D., EVP, and Chief Medical and Technology Officer at Cepheid, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for the Danaher Diagnostics Platform. Respiratory disease season is here, and with multiple viruses circulating simultaneously, it can be tricky to know what virus you have.  Today, Dr. Persing will discuss a new test for respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, RSV, the flu, or a cold. These are caused by viruses. Treatments can be very different, making an accurate diagnosis critical. Without the proper tools, this situation could easily become a guessing game.

And when it comes to matters of health, we cannot leave things to chance. The good news is that scientists have developed a highly accurate test that can quickly determine the cause of your symptoms. With a single nasal swab, this rapid PCR diagnostic test can accurately detect known and novel strains of flu, RSV, and COVID-19, as well as potential co-infections, in less than an hour. Swift identification allows for early diagnosis, which, in turn, enables prompt medical intervention and appropriate measures to prevent further spread of these infections.  For more information, visit www.cepheid.com/en-US.html.


Nolan Jeter, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Nolan Jeter, Financial Advisor Edward JonesOur second guest today is Nolan Jeter, Financial Advisor Edward Jones; he will discuss a new study done recently about 18 to 34 year-olds.  Did you know that the majority of Americans ages 18 to 34 (80%) currently view themselves as struggling or merely surviving in life, but are optimistic about their future, according to new research from financial services firm Edward Jones. In partnership with Next360 Partners and MarketCast, they set out to define this age group of more than 76 million Americans— ‘GenNext’ — and see what matters most to them across all aspects of their lives.

On of the things the study revealed:  GenNext cited a short-term mindset when it comes to finances, focusing on everyday expenses, budgeting, and saving for large purchases. Only one in 10 young adults have paid off college debt, only about half have health insurance and less than a third have life insurance. For more information to find the complete study visit the online study at www.edwardjones.ca/ca-en/why-edward-jones/news-media/press-releases/edward-jones-study-generational-wealth.


Jason Gaughan, Financial Expert at Bank of America

Our last guest is Jason Gaughan, financial expert at Bank of America.  Holiday prep has been underway for months. In fact, according to a new survey from Bank of America, 62% of Americans had already started preparing for the winter holidays by late-August – including saving for expenses, buying gifts, updating budgets, and scheduling time off work. As consumers continue to face rising prices, many (67%) are worried about feeling financially strained this holiday season – especially Gen Z (71%) and Millennials (75%).

As we enter the height of the holiday shopping season, it’s more important than ever to implement cost-saving strategies to make your money go further and ensure that this special time of year is as stress-free as possible. Jason will discuss the latest spending trends, how consumers are preparing for the holidays and what to expect for the 2023 season. Gaughan can also share his top tips for navigating higher costs including creating a holiday budget that aligns with your needs and goals. Strategizing for holiday shopping to reduce stress, save money and avoid financial strain. Taking advantage of seasonal promotions to help you earn rewards and offset costs.  For more information visit Bettermoneyhabits.bankofamerica.com.

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