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Medical Schools Advancing DEI Initiatives

Many medical schools and academic institutions recognize the importance of diversifying the Physician workforce and reducing health disparities. More organizations are establishing strong Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) cultures by implementing DEI committees, curriculum, and more. Most institutions create a Diversity and Inclusion committee/office with appointed officers who oversee and …

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TriHealth

TriHealth is physicians, hospitals, and communities working together to help people live better. TriHealth is a large innovative, integrated health system in Cincinnati, Ohio. Consistently ranked among the top employers in the US, TriHealth has been named a “Top 100 Integrated” Health System for more than a decade. We have …

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Are medical schools doing a good enough job of making their incoming student enrollment more diverse?

According to the Association of Medical Colleges, the answer is yes, although the percentage of practicing minority physicians is still historically low compared to the overall population. “We have never seen such an increase within a short amount of time,” said Norma Poll-Hunter, who leads workforce diversity efforts at the Association …

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2022 Healthcare Tech Trends

Healthcare systems are increasingly relying on technology and Artificial Intelligence to improve patient care and workplace efficiency. According to the 2021 Future of Healthcare Report, almost 80% of Healthcare systems are planning to increase their investment in digital healthcare trends over the next five years. Some of the top emerging …

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Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Importance of Diversity in Health Care

To provide the best possible care for all patients and help minimize racial disparities, medical professionals need to acknowledge and recognize differences among varying populations. Diversity among physicians—pertaining to socioeconomic status, race, gender identity, and so on—is key. Many physicians already recognize that a commitment to diversity is critical, yet …

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Doctor’s Advice For a Safe Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, health experts are promoting the importance of vaccination for all eligible people. Being fully immunized against the coronavirus protects against contracting the virus, and significantly lowers the risk of severe illness or death. Many experts said that if people are fully vaccinated, they can …

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Black Female Physicians Celebrate Achievement At Inaugural Brunch

St. Louis American — Black girl health magic was the order of the day, when about 30 Black female Physicians representing various specialties gathered for an inaugural brunch. Drs. Jade James-Halbert, Carolyn Pryor, and Ebonee Carter at Cardinal Ritter College Prep hosted the brunch. The Doctors came from every major …

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Chief Wellness Officers Battle Physician Burnout

Research from the National Academy of Medicine shows that burnout is mainly caused by policies of an organization that are outside of an individual clinician’s control. Physician burnout involves three main components: emotional exhaustion, a lack of sense of personal accomplishment and depersonalization. Burnout is often accompanied by a lack …

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Pandemic Leads To Increase In Plastic Surgery

More people working from home spend hours on video calls, inevitably looking at themselves for long periods of time and not liking what they see. This has led to an increase in cosmetic surgeries, Doctors calling it the Zoom Boom. Dr. Michael Wojtanowski, a surgeon at the Ohio Clinic for …

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Hospitals Seeing Earlier Cases Of RSV

RSV

Doctors are noticing an earlier season of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis …

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Beth Israel Lahey Health

Together, we can do more than we ever could on our own. We are a new, integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All …

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Baystate Health System

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PROVIDERS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS. Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield Hospital in 1883, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 …

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Physicians in 4 states expected to face most competition

Becker’s Hospital Review— Physicians in four Northeastern states are projected to face the most competition by 2028, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. Projected competition was one of 19 metrics analysts compared to determine the best and worst states in which to practice medicine in 2021. …

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Stress Management Techniques For Doctors

Working as a healthcare professional under the extreme circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. How you cope with these emotions can affect your well-being, the care you give to others while doing your job, and the well-being of the people you …

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U.S Seeing Increase In Child And Teen Shooting Victims

2021 is on pace to be America’s deadliest year of gun violence in the last two decades. Nearly 10,000 people have been killed this year alone, according to CBS News. With an increase in gun violence comes an increase in child and teen shooting victims.  According to TIME, experts attribute …

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