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It's flu myth season

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on November 12, 2019

It's flu season again, which means that in addition to the deadly influenza virus, flu myths are in the air. 

Dr. Ali Raja, executive vice chairman for the department of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, addresses some common patients misconceptions in this boston.com article.

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Topics: Wellness

In the news: 3 recent articles about physician burnout

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 17, 2019

"In the news" posts include a collection of news clippings about a specific topic. This weeks "In the news" topic is physician burnout.  

Physician burnout is a public health crisis according to a 2018 paper published through a collaboration between The Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Global Health Institute. 

Read on to see the latest news about physician burnout. 

 

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Here's what healthcare executives are thinking about right now.

Managing job stress: tips for patients and physicians

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Topics: News

2019 World Mental Health Day: focus on suicide prevention

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 10, 2019

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year's focus is suicide prevention. Worldwide, suicide is the cause of 800,000 deaths annually. 

World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year’s Day is supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health.

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Topics: Behavioral health, News

2019 Nobel Prizes announced this week, including award for medicine

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 08, 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday, October 7. 

The award went to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza for their pioneering research into how cells adapt to changing oxygen levels in our environment and bodies. According to the Nobel committee, "The seminal discoveries by this year’s Nobel Laureates revealed the mechanism for one of life’s most essential adaptive processes. They established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function."
 

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The surprising link between domestic abuse and brain injury

The disruptive dozen: AI innovations in health care

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Topics: News

Patients using social media to find doctor

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 03, 2019

If you're trying to attract new patients to your growing practice, you may have wondered how people find and evaluate new providers these days. According to the Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement survey from Binary Fountain, 51% of consumers use social media to search for providers — a staggering 621% increase from 2017.

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Topics: News