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Study Shows Clear Masks Improve Doctor Patient Communication

JAMA Surgery — During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks has become necessary, especially within health care. However, to our knowledge, the consequences of mask wearing on communication between surgeons and patients have not been studied. Patients reported improved communication when surgeons donned a clear mask, suggesting that not seeing the …

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Doctors With Disabilities

A growing movement of current and future Doctors with disabilities is changing the culture of medicine. Lisa Meeks, a Psychologist and Researcher at Michigan Medicine specializing in disabilities in medicine and medical education co-authored a report which found that many Doctors still conceal their disabilities out of fear of stigma …

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America’s Medical Resident Report of race, gender, specialties, and other demographics.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a report of America’s Doctors in training. The report discusses, race, gender, specialties, and other demographics. According to the report, in 2020, nearly 140,000 medical residents worked in health care systems across the United States. The number of active residents covered in …

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Doctors Propose New Climate Change Curriculum

Doctors are urging medical residency programs to include content about health impacts of climate change in curricula. Climate change increases risks of heat-related illness, infections, asthma, mental health disorders, poor perinatal outcomes, adverse experiences from trauma and displacement, and other harms. More numerous and increasingly dangerous natural disasters caused by …

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Doctors Call On Health Systems To Take Action To Reduce Racial Inequity

Doctors are calling on healthcare systems to take the lead advocating against police brutality, to diversify their work forces to better reflect their patient population, and to incorporate addressing racial health disparities as part of Physician training. Physicians writing in the New England Journal of Medicine discuss how systemic racism …

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Mother And Daughter Graduate Medical School At Same Time And Match At Same Hospital

Dr. Cynthia Kudji and daughter, Dr. Jasmine Kudji are making history together as the first-ever mother-daughter duo to graduate from medical school at the same time and match at the same hospital. According to The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS), Cynthia and Jasmine, both matched at LSU Health in Louisiana …

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Doctors Are Preparing To Resume Performing Elective Surgeries

Hospitals are preparing to start performing elective surgeries again since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Doctors are starting to perform elective surgeries again but it doesn’t mean everything is back to normal inside hospitals. Lifebridge Health chief clinical officer Dr. Matthew Poffenroth said, “We’re gradually going towards that direction but we’re …

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Hospitals Are Using Virtual Reality Simulations To Train Thousands of Doctors And Nurses

Some hospitals are implementing virtual reality simulations to train Doctors and Nurses with expertise in other areas such as knee surgery or neurology and retired professionals reentering the medical field. At Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, more than 300 doctors have learned skills, such as how to assess a patient’s …

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Doctors using TV and Social Media To Ask For More Supplies

Covid-19 hospitalizations are increasing, as expected. Doctors, Nurses and health care experts are using television, radio and social media to sound alarms about supply shortages and other serious problems. ER Doctor Stephen Anderson in Auburn, Washington, said on ABC’s “World News Tonight”, “We need ventilators. I have ventilators this morning, …

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Specialties With the Highest and Lowest Rates of Burnout

Burnout is a major obstacle for Physicians that affects their happiness, relationships, career, and the care they provide. It has been described as long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism, feelings of detachment from one’s job responsibilities, and lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. A new triennial …

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What Doctors Need To Know About The Coronavirus

A JAMA Viewpoint says, Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have long been considered inconsequential pathogens, causing the “common cold” in otherwise healthy people. However, in the 21st century, 2 highly pathogenic HCoVs—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)—emerged from animal reservoirs to cause global epidemics with alarming …

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More Doctors Getting Medical Licenses In All 50 States To Treat Remote Patients

A small but growing number of Physicians are getting their medical licenses in all 50 states. Telemedicine will allow these Doctors to treat patients in the most remote areas. Telemedicine means Doctors provide medical consultation through the web, smartphone applications, and video conferences.  But this practice requires Physicians to have …

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Medical Students With Disabilities Face Barriers in Medical Schools

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) released a publication that explores the current state of medical education for medical students and physicians with disabilities. This report is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges and opportunities …

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Mothers in Medicine

Physician mothers feel significant pressure in balancing careers and family especially since many institutions don’t have a culture that is ideal for Doctors who have personal care-giving and parenting responsibilities. “When women take time off for maternity leave, which they absolutely should, … because institutions don’t have sound policies about …

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Microsoft Healthcare Team Wants To Move Doctors To The Cloud

Microsoft has been working on health-related initiatives for years, but is now bringing its efforts together into a new Microsoft Healthcare team.  It’s a bigger effort to create cloud-based patient profiles, push doctors to the cloud, and eventually have artificial intelligence analyzing data. The software maker has hired two industry …

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Cheyenne Regional offers a comprehensive line of healthcare services, including Cardiovascular, Cancer, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Weight Loss, Women and Children’s Services, Trauma, Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Home Care, Hospice, Behavioral Health, Medical Imaging and Lab Services. The physicians, nurses and staff of Cheyenne Regional are passionate about their roles …

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University of Wisconsin Health

UW Health is comprised of the academic health care entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison: UW Medical Foundation, UW Hospital and Clinics and UW School of Medicine and Public Health. UW Health is also home to American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. Our expert doctors are at the forefront of research, developing new treatments …

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Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital, the primary adult teaching affiliate for the Medical College of Wisconsin, is a 500-bed academic medical center that delivers advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital is nationally recognized for exceptional physicians and nurses, research leadership, specialty expertise and state-of-the-art treatments and technology. It serves …

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Fletcher Allen Health Care

Fletcher Allen Partners is the parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC), CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH), a four-hospital, cross-lake partnership that establishes a highly integrated health care system serving the communities of Vermont and northern New York. This integrated health delivery …

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St. John Providence Health System

St. John Providence Health System is comprised of five hospitals plus more than 125 medical facilities in southeast Michigan. Every year at St. John Providence Health System, we touch thousands of lives in southeast Michigan through services such as heart, cancer, obstetrics, neurosciences, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, behavioral medicine, surgery, emergency …

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LSU Health

A teaching hospital for graduate medical education, nursing and allied health professions, Earl K. Long Medical Center provides quality healthcare to Baton Rouge, its seven surrounding parishes and beyond. Outpatient services for women’s health, family practice, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, infectious diseases, dermatology, rheumatology …

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Indiana University Health

Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana …

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Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza is a world-class regional medical center. It is Aurora’s only full-service hospital and is the preferred provider for healthcare in the communities served. A proven commitment to patient safety, high quality outcomes, significant investments in technology and a dynamic medical staff create a strong …

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Tucson Medical Center

Tucson Medical Center, licensed at 629 beds, has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 65 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty …

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