Extra visit time with patients may explain wage gap for female physicians

A new study led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis sheds light on why female primary care physicians receive lower wages than their male counterparts. The study found that female PCPs generated 11 percent less revenue due to conducting 11 percent fewer visits in a year (doctors are…

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Researchers developing tool to predict medication response in mental health patients

ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State scientists has received a two-year, $875,110 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop a tool to help psychiatrists treat mood disorders. The researchers are based at the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), a tri-institutional effort supported by Georgia State University, Georgia…

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GSA creates COVID-19 decision aid for social situations

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has developed a COVID-19 decision aid to help people make an informed decision when they consider interacting with other people or taking part in activities outside their home. This interactive tool (also available in PDF format…

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NIH funds first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes

A nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. For years, doctors and researchers have been stymied by cases of diabetes that differ from known types. Through research efforts at 20 U.S. research institutions, the study aims to discover new forms of…

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Monitoring coronary artery disease in real-time

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 28, 2020) … Coronary artery disease — a leading cause of death in the US — narrows or blocks arteries that carry a vital supply of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the heart. A stent can be inserted to widen the artery, but these devices must be closely monitored to ensure that they…

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Free online blood cancer conference from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Click HERE to register for NCCN 2020 Virtual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ and NCCN Virtual Nursing Forum: Advancing Oncology Nursing in Hematologic Malignancies™ What: Annual gathering providing instruction from world-renowned experts for determining the best emerging techniques and practices for various blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. The virtual event will provide numerous opportunities…

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Scientists discover bacterium linked to deadly childhood disorder

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have discovered bacteria linked to post-infectious hydrocephalus (PIH), the most common cause of pediatric hydrocephalus worldwide. Results of the study led by Pennsylvania State University with CII scientists and clinical colleagues in Uganda are published in the journal…

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A lay person’s guide to COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in some way, but many people may not fully understand how the virus is spreading, the impact it’s having on communities or the effort to track and contain the spread. A symposium of experts hosted by the Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative (IPIC) aims to answer those questions…

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Disney Lays Off 28,000, Mostly at Its 2 U.S. Theme Parks

LOS ANGELES — For six months, Disney has kept tens of thousands of theme park workers on furlough with full health-care benefits in hopes that a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel would appear. On Tuesday, Disney conceded that none was coming. The company’s theme park division said it would eliminate 28,000 jobs…

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