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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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LYNNE JETER

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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LYNNE JETER

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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CINDY SANDERS

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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LYNNE JETER

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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CINDY SANDERS