• Physicians' most important social issues

    Healthcare access and substance/opioid abuse are among physicians' top five social issues in the country, according to a new Medscape report.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals forgives 26 physicians' student loans

    NYC Health + Hospitals announced June 6 more than $3 million in total loan forgiveness grants for 26 physicians who commit to continue serving the city's public hospital system.  
  • 4 Optum deals so far this year

    UnitedHealth Group's fastest-growing subsidiary, Optum, has made waves within the healthcare industry through its big-budget acquisitions over the past year. Should all of its in-process deals go through, the company will shell out over $7.6 billion for acquisitions, expecting to continue its revenue growth into the remainder of the year.
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  • Tulsa gunman targeted surgeon he blamed for pain

    Two talented physicians, a patient who sacrificed his life and a selfless receptionist were the four people killed June 1 in a shooting inside a medical office building on the Saint Francis Health System campus in Tulsa, Okla. 
  • NYU Langone hires 3 physicians to expand liver transplant capacity

    NYU Langone Health's Transplant Institute in New York City is expanding its liver transplant program with the addition of three physicians and surgeons. 
  • Mistreatment linked to medical school attrition

    Students who reported mistreatment and discrimination in the first two years of medical school were more likely to leave school, according to a study published May 31 in JAMA Pediatrics.
  • Why physicians may prescribe more drugs on colder days

    The temperature on the day of a blood test can affect certain results, such as cholesterol levels. These effects can play a large role in physicians' treatment decisions, according to researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 
  • Why one Bellevue physician feels safest in the hospital

    As the public pushes off COVID-19 restrictions, physicians are feeling uneasy and increasingly turn to their places of work for safety, writes Danielle Ofri, MD, who practices at New York City-based Bellevue Hospital in The Atlantic May 22. 
  • 1 in 3 physicians reported mistreatment in past year

    Nearly 30 percent of physicians reported experiencing discrimination and mistreatment from patients or patients’ family members or visitors, a study published May 19 in JAMA Network Open found.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 physicians experience workplace mistreatment: 3 notes

    Nearly 24 percent of physicians experienced workplace mistreatment in the past year, according to new research published May 6 in JAMA Network Open. 
  • Columbia University Medical Center cuts ties with Dr. Oz

    Columbia University Medical Center has quietly cut its public ties to Mehmet Oz, MD, the TV celebrity physician who is now a Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, WebMD reports.
  • One of Mon Health's first physicians retires after 42 years in field

    Darrell Saunders, MD, one of the first two physicians to join Morganstown, W.Va.-based Mon Health, retired after 42 years in the field. 
  • Percentage of women in 29 specialties

    Pediatrics has the highest percentage of female physicians compared to other specialties, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  • SSM Health inks deal to create 1,200+ physician group

    SSM Health inked a deal to establish a fully-integrated, 1,200-plus academic and community-based physician group, the organization said April 28. 
  • Mercer U invests $50M in new medical school campus

    Macon, Ga.-based Mercer University trustees and administrators have dedicated $50 million to opening a new medical school campus.
  • Massachusetts physicians must undergo implicit bias training

    Massachusetts is requiring physicians to undergo two hours of implicit bias training, The Boston Globe reported April 22.  
  • Louisiana university plans medical school

    Xavier University of Louisiana, a Catholic and historically Black university in New Orleans, is planning a graduate school of health sciences and medical school. 
  • CDC warns clinicians of unusual hepatitis cases

    The CDC issued a nationwide health alert April 21 about an unusual cluster of serious hepatitis cases with unknown causes in young children. 
  • How to reduce physician turnover through improved clinical communications

    High turnover among healthcare professionals is a serious and costly problem. Turnover among primary care physicians leads to an additional $980 million in healthcare costs each year, according to research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Unless health systems address the underlying issues that drive clinician turnover, it will be difficult to achieve local and national health goals.
  • 6 systems launching residency programs

    Healthcare systems have started residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages.

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