Physician Turnover Remains High as More Physicians Retire

Physician turnover continues at the highest rate since the first year data was collected in 2005 for the second year in a row. Medical groups reported an average turnover rate of 6.8 percent in 2013, unchanged from 2012, according to the 9th annual Physician Retention Survey from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Cejka Search.

– American Medical Group Association (AMGA)|21-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity to Others, Researchers Find

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program have found.

– Georgia State University|21-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Patient Education Identified as a Key Component to Supporting Population Health Initiatives and Accountable Care Models

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A comprehensive look at patient education as a tool for value based care and better health outcomes. Citing research and defining the components of quality, behavior focused content the paper helps providers quantify the power of a proper patient engagement program.

– Milner-Fenwick |21-Aug-2014 10:20 AM EDT

A Newly Patented Device Could Signal Best Bet for Treatment of Stroke Patients

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A new device developed by a UAMS physician and a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock could soon be available to treat stroke more effectively.

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock|21-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

When It Comes to Raising Vitamin D Levels, Anesthesiologists Advised—"Don't Be Wimpy!"

Enough observational studies—it's time for doctors to recommend steps to raise their patients' vitamin D levels. That's the message in a provocative editorial published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|21-Aug-2014 9:40 AM EDT

Learning to Play the Piano? Sleep on It!

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements and, critically, they interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why.

– Universite de Montreal|21-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Holding on or Letting Go: How Rumination Makes What's Bad a Whole Lot Worse

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A new study of more than 600 employees in both blue- and white-collar professions compared individuals more prone to think about past transgressions at work to those focusing more directly on the future.

– Florida State University|21-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

The Oldest Metal Object Found to Date in the Middle East

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A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf.

– University of Haifa|21-Aug-2014 4:00 AM EDT
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