Anesthesiologists have been in higher demand in recent years, and it is estimated that there will be a shortage of between 10,300 and 35,600 anesthesiologists in the U.S. by the year 2034. At the same time, these physicians are experiencing higher rates of burnout and retiring early at higher rates than previous decades. It is therefore important … [Read more...]
Is Anesthesiology Care Needed for Cataract Surgeries?
Is becoming an REH, Rural Emergency Hospital, high on your hospital’s priority list in 2023?
In November 2022, CMS finalized a new Medicare provider designation for rural hospitals in its final Outpatient Prospective Payment System ruling. As outlined in the details, the ruralemergency hospital designation will be implemented in January 2023, allowing rural and critical access hospitals to receive a 5% payment increase for their services, … [Read more...]
Tongue Cleaning Can Improve Respiratory Function in Older Adults
Dental care is an area of health that is often overlooked in older adults. Despite recommendations for regular dental care - even among those with full dentures - less than one-third of adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. had dental insurance in 2017. Tongue cleaning is a particular part of dental care that people of all ages are less likely to … [Read more...]
Sleep Experts Call for Elimination of Daylight Savings
There has long been a controversy over the benefits and harms of daylight savings time. The tradition of daylight savings began in Germany during World War I as a strategy to save energy. Changing our clocks to accommodate daylight savings is now required by law, and people in support of the practice argue that daylight savings improves safety for … [Read more...]
New Data on Gun Use Risk in Adolescents
It has generally been thought that traits deemed callous and unemotional are traits that increase the likelihood that adolescents engage in violence. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has indeed listed limited prosocial emotions as a symptom of conduct disorder. These types of traits have been identified in more than … [Read more...]