“Dying is not a failure.” Why—and how—to prepare for death.

Story by Jessica Hall – MarketWatch After several decades of working in the healthcare industry, Michael Doring Connelly saw how the insurance industry and the medical industry are often at odds with the realities of life and death. Connelly served as chief executive of Mercy Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, from 1994 […]

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13 major health systems partner with high schools in $250M Bloomberg initiative

Molly Gamble (Twitter) Becker’s Hospital Review Health systems and public schools are partnering in 10 urban and rural communities for a first-of-its-kind initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that will graduate students directly into high-demand healthcare jobs. The partnerships, announced Jan. 17, mark a $250 million initiative from the philanthropic organization and a new type of

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Popular workplace wellness offerings have little effect, Oxford study finds

Erica Carbajal Becker’s Hospital Review Mindfulness apps, resilience training and other offerings that have become popular among employers over the past few years may not be the right approach to improving employee well-being, according to findings from a new survey led by a researcher at Oxford University. The findings were published Jan. 10 in Industrial

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Increasing BMI in Kids Tied to 100% Fruit Juice Consumption

— Findings support guidance limiting such beverages in young children, researcher says by Jennifer Henderson, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today Daily consumption of 100% fruit juice was associated with a small increase in body mass index (BMI) in children, while an association between consumption and weight gain among adults appeared mixed, a systematic review

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SMM HEALTH NURSING STRIKE LINKED TO OUTSOURCING CONCERNS

ANALYSIS  |  BY G HATFIELD  |   DECEMBER 27, 2023 G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders    Nurses want to work with in-house teams that they can rely on, but it’s complicated. Key takeaways from a leadership perspective, outsourcing is a tool that is used to fill gaps among nursing ranks in order to continue

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Most Americans with mental health needs don’t get treatment, report finds

By Rhitu Chatterjee – Health Inc. Americans with mental health conditions often can’t get treatment, a new report finds. Roughly two-thirds of Americans with a diagnosed mental health condition were unable to access treatment in 2021, though they had health insurance. And only a third of insured people who visited an emergency department or hospital

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Experts scramble to understand rising cancer rates in young adults

Erica Carbajal – Thursday, January 11th, 2024 – Becker’s Hospital Review Cancer diagnosis rates among people under 50 are on the rise. In the U.S, the rate among this group jumped nearly 13% from 2000 — when it was 95.6 cases per 100,000 people — to 107.8 by 2019. Physicians and scientists are baffled, scrambling

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Why doesn’t the U.S. have more Black midwives?

By Annalisa (Nalis) Merelli is a general assignment reporter at STAT.  Annalisa.Merelli@statnews.com @missanabeem A midwife checks the heartbeat of an unborn baby on the antenatal ward at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital in Burnley, north-west England. In the wake of growing alarm over the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality

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The perks of rural nursing, per 1 chief nursing officer

Erica Carbajal – Monday, January 8th, 2024 – Becker’s Hospital Review Robin Tice, BSN, RN, started her nursing career as a licensed vocational nurse at Eastland (Texas) Memorial Hospital about 14 years ago. Today, she serves as chief nursing officer of the facility. After becoming a registered nurse and a few several-year stints at larger

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