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‘It’s just one study’: Why experts say it’s not time to give up on fluoridation

York University psychology professor Christine Till, the lead author of a Canadian study that made waves internationally because it found a link between exposure to fluoridated drinking water during pregnancy and lower IQs in children, is “shocked” at the way it has been characterized. The study measured the levels of fluoride in about 500 pregnant… Read More »

Radiation oncologists aren’t just strangers in the basement

“We have a consult for radiation oncology regarding a 60-year-old gentleman with a history of lung cancer and is currently admitted. His oncologist is Dr. Heme Onc.” As a new radiation oncology resident, I was surprised to hear the consulting physician refer to the patient’s medical oncologist as “his oncologist.” What about the patient’s radiation… Read More »

6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program

The Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus will host a journalism “residency.” Craving a trip to Florida in February? If you’re a journalist, the Mayo Clinic has you covered. Once again Mayo is extending an offer to educate health care journalists, this time with what it’s calling a “residency” scheduled for Feb. 24-28 at the Mayo Clinic… Read More »

Just 13% of hospital CFOs ready for new payment models

Dive Brief: Confidence among the country’s hospital CFOs is low, with just 13% saying their organization is “very prepared” to handle new healthcare payment and delivery models with current financial planning tools, according to Kaufman Hall’s 2019 CFO Outlook: Healthcare report. That’s down from 15% in 2018.  Less than a quarter of CFOs (23%) are “very confident” their… Read More »