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June 26, 2019

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For Busy Medical Students, Two-Hour Meditation Study May Be as Beneficial as Longer Course

For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study ... read more

Population Health: A Rapidly Evolving Discipline in US Academic Medicine

Leaders from department-level initiatives across the US weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact, according to a new ... read more

Early Sports Specialization Tied to Increased Injury Rates in College Athletes

Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or ... read more

Stress-Free Training May Enhance Surgical Skill

It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, report ... read more

Students in Health Enrichment Programs Benefit from Early Team-Based Exposure

A study provides new evidence that early exposure to multiple health disciplines in pipeline programs targeting underserved/underrepresented students interested in health professions reduces the ... read more

Boosting Emotional Intelligence in Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

An educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout, according to a new ... read more

Nearly Half of Resident Physicians Report Burnout

Resident physician burnout in the US is widespread, with the highest rates concentrated in certain specialties, according to research from Mayo Clinic, OHSU and ... read more

Decoding Robotic Surgery Skills

Researchers are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons' robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of ... read more

Challenges Around Childbearing Owe to Dissatisfaction Among Surgical Residents

Research suggests female medical students are deterred by the perception that surgeons have difficulty balancing professional and personal pursuits. Nevertheless, in recent years, female surgeons ... read more

Just 10 Minutes of Social Interaction a Day Improves Wellbeing in Dementia Care

The Improving Staff Attitudes and Care for People with Dementia e-Learning (tEACH) study involved 280 residents and care staff in 24 care homes over nine months. The intervention improved resident ... read more

Majority of Teenagers Need Food Safety Education

A new study highlights a low level of awareness among youth around the proper precautions they need to take when it comes to handling ... read more

New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses to Address Shortage of Primary Care

Researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based ... read more

Does Good Attendance Equal Good Grades?

Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand -- attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic ... read more

New Strategies Needed to Help Healthcare Providers Gain Knowledge to Counsel Patients on Diet

Healthcare providers are willing to counsel heart disease patients on diet but need more educational ... read more

Older Surgeons Produce Lower Mortality Rates in Emergency Procedures

Researchers found surgeries performed by older surgeons -- age 50 and up -- have lower patient mortality rates than those performed by younger surgeons, and that patient mortality rates do not differ ... read more

Flipping the Classroom Approach in Public Health -- Does Student Performance Improve?

A study analyzed the traditional model of education versus the flipped classroom model -- where pre-recorded lectures are viewed outside of the classroom and in-person class time is devoted to ... read more

3-D-Printed Models Improve Medical Student Training

A relatively inexpensive 3-D-printed model of a patient's blood vessels is as effective as current commercially available models for training medical students in interventional radiology ... read more

New Doctors' Intense and Changing Schedules Take a Toll on Sleep, Activity and Mood

This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they'll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective ... read more

Team Training Can Reduce Patient Mortality by 13 Percent

When implemented correctly, health care team training can reduce patient mortality by 13 percent, according to a new review ... read more

Dyslexia Does Not Reduce Pass Rates for UK GP Licensing Exam

A study has found that UK GPs who declare dyslexia prior to taking the AKT are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. Candidates who declared ... read more

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