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1 in 3 Physicians Plans to Quit Within 10 Years

The following excerpt is taken from HealthLeaders Media’s John Commins based on a recent survey of more than 2000 physicians. The online survey by Jackson Healthcare was conducted between April 19-27, before the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Health Advisory – Influenza A H3N2v Identified in Indiana

The following is an official Indiana Health Alert Network Advisory Message. This information has been provided by the Indiana State Department of Health as of 8/1/12.

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Indiana & Immunization – “MyVaxIndiana”

Indiana State Department of Health Takes Strides to Improve Immunization Rates BLANK Starting in July, the Indiana State Department of Health will introduce an online tool, “MyVaxIndiana,” allowing the public to directly access their immunization records. Join them for their online Webinar on Wednesday, May 30th from Noon to 1:30 pm where you’ll be introduced […]

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A Message from the Florida Board

New Chairman & Executive Director for the Florida Board of Medicine The Florida Board of Medicine enters 2012 with a new Executive Director, Joy A. Tootle, and Board Chairman, Jason J. Rosenberg, MD, FACS. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our well wishes to the exiting Chairman, Dr. George Thomas. Chandra Prine continues […]

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RSNA 2011

PLS gears up for RSNA 2011 in Chicago For a fourth consecutive year, PLS will attend the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Participation in this massive exhibit of the latest innovations in medicine, energy of the brightest minds, and explosiveness of positive change & […]

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“Labs on a Chip”

Detecting Diseases in the Field Can the most modern of technologies help solve the health woes in the poorest countries in the world? Some biomedical engineers say yes. They are designing diagnostic laboratories that fit on something as small as a credit card, and give results in minutes instead of hours or days. These devices […]

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Collaboration & The Collective Brain

Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex The concept of the meeting & mating of ideas, presented in this TEDTalk, draws importance to the profound nature of the collective brain. As Matt Ridley states, “Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else.  The sophistication of the modern world lies not in individual intelligence or imagination; it is a collective enterprise.” […]

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Solving a Healthcare Crisis

Anthony Atala: Printing Human Organs When we come across stories of this magnitude, we find it necessary to put off discussing medical licensure & bring to you slightly more compelling topics, like this TEDTALK presenting the incredible advances being made in the engineering of human organs & how this ingenuity is capable of solving a major […]

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Giving Back To The Community

Medical Board of California: $105,000 in Awards for Recently-Licensed Physicians Almost 10 years ago, the Medical Board of California envisioned a loan repayment program to encourage recently licensed physicians to practice in underserved locations in California by authorizing a plan for repayment of their student loans (up to $105,000) in exchange for a minimum three-year […]

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