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Help Wanted: Older Physicians | Jackson & Coker, Jackson Healthcare, Tony Stajduhar, physician employment trends, physician recruitment.
Help Wanted: Older Physicians

The 55-and-over group is more marketable than ever

A decade ago, Tony Stajduhar recruited a well-experienced specialist from the Cleveland Clinic to a rural intermountain community. The physician was looking for a place where he could raise horses and enjoy the last phase of his career. The new job fit the bill.

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Shifting Toward Employment | Jackson Healthcare, Sheri Sorrell, Affordable Care Act, Physician Practice Trends 2014, physician recruitment trends.
Shifting Toward Employment

More PCPs are becoming hospital employees, according to ACA impact study on physicians and their practices

“Uncertainty prevails” was a common theme in the recently released Jackson Healthcare study on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on physicians and practices.

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Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer | Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN, Stand Up To Cancer, SU2C, Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team, Lynn Matrisian, Elizabeth Jaffee, Oncology, Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccine
Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer

Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.

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From Russia, With Love

Salt rooms are popping up across U.S., using haloaerosol therapy for the treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases

Prior to the collapse of the USSR, Alina V. Chervinskaya, MD, PhD, and her team built the first salt room at the Institute of Pulmonology in Leningrad as a way to treat respiratory diseases.

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Southern Exposure | Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Southern Healthcare Access, Kaiser Family Foundation, KFF, Jessica Stephens
Southern Exposure

The Medicaid expansion haves … and mostly have nots … in the South

Which region of the country has the fewest states that opted to expand Medicaid, the highest rate of uninsured nonelderly adults, leads the nation in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, and finds the majority of its states have poverty levels above the national average? No surprises here … it’s the South.

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After Surgery, Surprise $117000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know - New York Times

New York Times

After Surgery, Surprise $117000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know
New York Times
In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care. But in an increasingly common practice that some medical experts call drive-by doctoring, assistants ...
Surgery Costs Driven Up by Unexpected Medical BillsGuardian Liberty Voice
Shocking surgery: NY man receives $117000 medical bill from assistant surgeon ...Tech Times
Unexpected Medical Bills remain a big blow for US healthcareWallStreet OTC

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Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:12 pm CDT

WSU medical school won't address rural doctor shortage - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

WSU medical school won't address rural doctor shortage
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
The University of Washington School of Medicine created the WAMI program with the federal Washington-Alaska Regional Medical Program in 1971. One of its purposes was to address the physician shortage and distribution of doctors in four states.
Regents approve bond sale for health clinic, more residenciesWSU News

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Posted Monday, September 22, 2014 10:45 am CDT

Suicide and the Young Physician - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Suicide and the Young Physician
The Atlantic
Graduating from medical school and starting residency training should be one of the most exciting times in a physician's career. Instead, for two newly-minted New York City doctors, who ended their lives within a week of each other this summer, this ...
Is There A Doctor In The House? Survey Sheds Light On Physician Capacity ...Health Affairs (blog)
Doctors over-extended, worried about patient access, new study findsModernHealthcare.com
Physicians More Stretched, but More Positive, Says SurveyMedscape
Alexandria Town Talk -Christian Post
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Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:07 pm CDT