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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. …

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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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CDC Recommending Unvaccinated People Don’t Travel Labor Day Weekend

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking unvaccinated Americans not to travel during the Labor Day holiday weekend. “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House COVID-19 Response Team …

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Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic’s vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment. Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing …

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NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes six hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest Community, Skokie and Swedish. NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 140 locations in …

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Healthcare Needs More Hispanic Doctors

There is a lack of diversity among healthcare professionals in the United States. Healthcare organizations must improve diversity to ensure that all people are represented in the healthcare workforce. Doing so has a positive impact not only on the organization but also on patients and surrounding communities.  According to the …

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Qualities of a Successful Physician Leader

Physician leadership is critical for better patient outcomes, clinical performance and professional satisfaction. A successful leader is someone who has goals and is able to motivate those around them to work toward achieving those goals. In order to achieve these goals, Doctors must possess key qualities that are essential for …

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Health Equity Needs Diversity

American Medical Association— Patients of color often seek care from doctors who look like them, but they may have to wait a long time for that opportunity. According to William McDade, MD, PhD., Medical schools need to aggressively recruit a more diverse community of medical students—beginning as early as high …

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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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The Delta Variant And What You Should Know

Yale Medicine experts discuss the highly contagious (and possibly more severe) SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, Delta. Here are five things you need to know about the Delta variant. 1. Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains. Delta is the name for the B.1.617.2. variant, a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that originally surfaced …

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AMA adopts new policy to increase diversity in physician workforce

CHICAGO – Furthering the American Medical Association’s (AMA) commitment to racial justice and equity within the medical profession and society as a whole, and building on the recent release of its strategic plan to embed racial justice and advance health equity, the AMA adopted policy during the Special Meeting of …

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