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Nearly 1 in 3 US healthcare workers is obese

Nearly one-third (32%) of the nation’s healthcare employees are obese, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The only professions with higher obesity rates are bureaucrats and protective service workers, such as law enforcement and security guards.


Tips for staying healthy on your locum tenens assignment

It can be hard for locum tenens providers, who spend a lot of time on the road, to maintain healthy habits. Finding healthy food options and a suitable place to exercise are often challenges, but you can overcome them with a little planning and discipline. Here are a few tips locum tenens providers can use to stay healthy while on the road.


iPhone attachment gives camera the ability to photograph the front and back of eye

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have developed two adapters that give the iPhone camera the ability to take high resolution images of the front and back of a person’s eye. The simple tool could make life easier for a number of healthcare providers, making it possible for them to not only take a detailed picture of the eye but also share it securely with other providers and attach it to a patient’s electronic health record.


How Vaccines Have Changed Our World [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Vaccines Have Changed Our World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vaccines are back in the news, after an outspoken anti-vaccine advocate changed her stance on the topic. Last year, Forbes published an infographic created by Leon Farrant, a graphic designer in Purchase, NY, which visualizes the dramatic affect vaccines have had on reducing the number of cases for some of the world’s most deadly diseases. The data is based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, but we think Farrant does a much nicer job displaying the information.


High hospitalist workloads = High hospital costs

A new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that increasing hospitalist workload is associated with increases in patient length of stay and cost.