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Tennessee’s Medical Society Helps Members Take the Leadership Reins

When physicians’ decade-plus of post-secondary education and training leaves gaps in non-clinical topics, Dave Chaney sees an opportunity for state medical societies —often the largest professional organizations for physicians at the state level — to step up and fill them in. And this is sometimes nowhere more important, he said, [...]

December 17, 2016 admin Health, Journalism/Communications 0

Industry Growth Propels Need for Physician Recruitment, Retention

U.S. job growth over the next eight years is expected to be spearheaded by health care. From 2014 to 2024, service jobs are predicted to account for almost 95 percent of all new ones in the U.S. — a total of 9.3 million jobs — according to Bureau of Labor [...]

August 30, 2016 admin Health, Journalism/Communications 0

As Three Systems Install ‘Volume Pledge,’ Others Watching for Its Outcomes

More than a year ago, three academic-based health systems announced that their surgeons would be allowed to perform certain procedures only if they did a sufficient number of such procedures annually. Known as the “volume pledge” and adopted by the systems in May 2015, the policy is based on the [...]

August 25, 2016 admin Health, Journalism/Communications 0

What Happens When Multiple Sperm Cells Fertilize Egg (video)

I made the above video of sea urchin eggs being fertilized with a Zeiss microscope during my time at the Marine Biological Laboratory this summer. It is surely fascinating to see life’s beginning and all the tiny (literally) steps that go into it. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Keep up with the latest by subscribing [...]

July 25, 2016 admin Health, Nature & Wildlife 0

BYOD in Health Care Requires Extra HIPAA Precautions

Hospitals have differing policies when it comes to letting healthcare providers use their personal — or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) — mobile phones and other electronics to transmit and work with patients’ protected health information (PHI). Simply put, some allow it; some provide a device for just work, allowing IT personnel to [...]

June 26, 2016 admin Health, Tech 0

Video Recap: Cool Critters, Great People Abound at MBL’s Science Crash Course for Journalists

Because of all the activities a few weeks ago during the Logan Science Journalism Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts — analyzing female pronucleus centration in sea urchin eggs, looking for phenotypes after gene deletion in yeast cells, dredging for live marine samples in the Virginia Sound — it’s hard [...]

June 17, 2016 admin Health, Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife 0