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  • Burnout Singeing All Levels of MedicineStudy finds 41% overall burnout rate across patient-centered medical home teams at the VA. Staffing levels, turnover, and patient panel size had the largest link with burnout, and those factors affected team members equally.
  • Fruit, Veg Consumption May Lower Psychological StressA longitudinal study of more than 60,000 Australians showed an association between vegetable and fruit consumption and reductions in psychological stress primarily in women.
  • New US Cancer Staging System Debuts in 9 MonthsThe American Joint Committee on Cancer has a new staging system that elevates 'prognostic' status as the official staging classification of every cancer in the United States.
  • SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis AwayA swish-and-spit steroid mouthwash regimen that dramatically reduces the symptoms of treatment-induced oral mucositis should become a new standrd of care, say experts.

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Business of Medicine

  • Do Physicians' Beards Endanger Patients' Health?   A bioethicist notes that physicians' choices on attire and personal appearance could have negative consequences for their patients.
  • New Prescribing Regulations Bring Challenges for Doctors Prescribing controlled substances has become more regulated. But stymied patients may not always abide by the new laws, thereby putting practices in jeopardy. Should doctors dismiss these patients?

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