Did the Celtics get better this offseason despite losing Gordon Hayward?

Forsberg: Did the Celtics get better this offseason? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

While we all wait for Gordon Hayward’s departure to finalize, a question to ponder: Are the Boston Celtics better than they were at the end of last season?

The simple answer is no. You don’t lose an All-Star talent like Hayward and suggest that your ceiling got higher. But the discussion is a bit more complicated than that and might require the benefit of time.

The Celtics most certainly got better on the margins. Tristan Thompson is a championship-owning boost at the center position and Jeff Teague is a necessary lift at the backup point guard spot, particularly given the concerns about Kemba Walker’s knee.

Time will tell if first-round picks Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard can help this team but, if their skill sets translate from the college level — and whispers from first glimpses

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TDOC Stock: Teladoc Health Is a Name to Accumulate on the Recent Dip

2020 has been a crazy year. Some stocks have fallen 90%; others have risen 900%. Some industries are in turmoil, while others are experiencing the best growth imaginable. For better or for worse, Teladoc Health (NASDAQ:TDOC) is experiencing strong growth this year. As a result, TDOC stock is up 126% in 2020. 

Teladoc Health (TDOC) logo on a mobile phone screen

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It’s not a black-and-white situation though. 

First, Teladoc has been raging higher this year as telehealth has been thrust into the spotlight. This drove up growth significantly, as more and more people turned to alternative meetings with health professionals. 

This also accelerated the growth rate for Livongo Health, which was leveraging technology in the healthcare space as well. It’s my belief that the two companies will continue to reap massive rewards in this space over the long term. Yes, the novel coronavirus accelerated growth in the short term. But that should

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Aetna Better Health Donates $15,000 to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia in Recognition of National Adoption Month

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Aetna Better Health of West Virginia (ABH-WV), a CVS Health company announced a $15,000 donation to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia (CHS) in celebration of National Adoption Month. The funding will go toward the purchase of winter coats, hats, gloves and other essential items to help children in foster care and receiving adoption assistance stay warm this winter.

As part of the Mountain Health Promise managed care program, Aetna Better Health of West Virginia provides physical and behavioral health care services on a statewide basis to more than 20,000 children and youth in the foster care system and individuals receiving adoption assistance. ABH-WV has developed a transformative program that has benefited the state’s foster youth by introducing innovative interventions and models of care focused on the wellbeing of the

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Fauci: ‘It would be better’ if government health officials could start working with incoming Biden-Harris administration

“Of course it would be better if we could start working with them,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” when asked if being able to work with Biden’s team would be best for the public health of Americans.

“As you know, I’ve been through multiple transitions now, having served six presidents for 36 years. And it’s very clear that the transition process that we go through … is really important in a smooth handing over of the information as well as it’s almost like passing the baton in a race,” Fauci said. “You don’t want to stop and then give it to somebody, you want to essentially keep going.”

The formal transition is likely to remain on hold until the election is certified by a Trump appointee within the General Services Administration in a process … Read More