• Mercer School of Medicine hosts SNMA Region IV conference
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    Mercer School of Medicine hosts SNMA Region IV conference

    More than 120 medical and premedical students from across the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean attended the Student National Medical Association Region IV Medical Education Conference at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon on Feb 3. Photo by Richard Marcum Mercer University School of Medicine hosted the Student National Medical Association Region IV Medical Education Conference at the Macon campus Feb. 2-3. The Student National Medical Association, or SNMA, is a student organization committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. The conference offered medical and premedical students the…

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  • Positive thinking, affirmations crucial to self improvement
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    Positive thinking, affirmations crucial to self improvement

    Len Duenas/The Cougar We’re officially one month into 2024! As we continue to step into the new year and everything it has to offer, now might be a good time to think about how we can meet our goals this year. Making life changes is never easy, but you might just find your goals slightly easier to approach with these tips shared by students and experts alike. Many people try to change themselves completely in the New Year, but this approach often backfires for one reason or another. At the end of the day, there’s no way to completely guarantee success when it comes to self-improvement.  However, many have found…

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  • I used to believe that being lovely meant never saying ‘no.’ My journey to self-care taught me the power of a gentle refusal.
    Self Improvement

    I used to believe that being lovely meant never saying ‘no.’ My journey to self-care taught me the power of a gentle refusal.

    I spent a good portion of my life believing that the secret to being loved and respected was to always be accommodating, never uttering that two-letter word: “no”. Growing up in a conservative small town in Texas, I was taught that niceness was synonymous with compliance. I carried this belief into adulthood, nurturing a reputation as a ‘yes’ woman, always eager to please, never one to ruffle feathers. But then, life happened. I moved to New York City for my dream job, a city as unapologetic and assertive as they come. Here, ‘no’ was not just a word, but an art form. Initially, I found myself drowning in this sea…

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  • Marine Corps orders environmental, health, and safety inspections of all service barracks > United States Marine Corps Flagship > Press Release Display
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    Marine Corps orders environmental, health, and safety inspections of all service barracks > United States Marine Corps Flagship > Press Release Display

    PENTAGON — Effective immediately, Marine Corps Installations Command will conduct an environmental, health, and safety inspection of all Marine Corps barracks to ensure service compliance with its commitment to its residents to provide a safe, secure, clean, and consistent living standard across the unaccompanied housing enterprise. Marine Corps Installations Command has directed Installation Commanders to assign an E-7 or above active-duty service member or unaccompanied housing civilian equivalent outside of the chain of command to conduct the inspection, which are slated to be completed no later than March 15, 2024. “This effort allows us to get a one-time, complete assessment of the inventory, registered in the Enterprise Military Housing system…

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  • Should AI be used in health care? Risks, regulations, ethics and benefits of AI in medicine | AMA Update Video
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    Should AI be used in health care? Risks, regulations, ethics and benefits of AI in medicine | AMA Update Video

    AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians, residents, medical students and patients. From private practice and health system leaders to scientists and public health officials, hear from the experts in medicine on COVID-19, medical education, advocacy issues, burnout, vaccines and more. Featured topic and speakers Featured topic and speakers How is AI used in the medical field? Who regulates AI in health care? In this episode: how AI is disrupting health care and patient data privacy. Our guest is Stephen Parodi, MD, executive vice president of external affairs, communications and brand at The Permanente Federation and associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group.…

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  • How a new California agency aims to cap your health care costs
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    How a new California agency aims to cap your health care costs

    In summary California’s new Office of Health Care Affordability has a mandate to control price increases. It’s proposing a target that’s among the most aggressive in America. A new state office charged with controlling the rising cost of health care in California is moving toward one of the most aggressive goals in the nation, aiming to cap cost increases to 3% a year. You might not notice right away if the Office of Health Care Affordability commits to the tentative goal it released last month and takes steps to enforce it. But, over time, experts say the cap on price increases could make a difference in how much Californians pay…

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  • Wholegrain-Rich Diet: A Lifeline for Struggling Health Systems, According to Experts
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    Wholegrain-Rich Diet: A Lifeline for Struggling Health Systems, According to Experts

    In an era where global health systems are facing unprecedented challenges, experts are pointing to a simple yet powerful solution—a wholegrain-rich diet. The significance of dietary choices in maintaining and promoting good health has long been recognized, but the spotlight on whole grains is gaining prominence as a potential lifeline for health systems grappling with a myriad of issues. This article delves into the unique role that a wholegrain-rich diet can play in supporting health systems and enhancing overall well-being. The Power of Whole Grains: Whole grains are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with essential nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. Unlike refined grains, which undergo processing that strips away valuable nutrients, whole…

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  • Dr. Richard Bernstein: Revolutionizing Healthcare at UVM Medical Center
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    Dr. Richard Bernstein: Revolutionizing Healthcare at UVM Medical Center

    Dr. Richard Bernstein, a distinguished figure in the medical field, has been making waves at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM Medical Center) with his innovative approach to healthcare. His commitment to patient well-being and groundbreaking contributions have marked him as a transformative force within the medical community. The Visionary Leader: At the helm of UVM Medical Center, Dr. Bernstein has embraced a visionary approach that goes beyond traditional healthcare practices. His leadership has been characterized by a commitment to patient-centric care, pushing the boundaries of conventional medicine, and fostering an environment of continuous improvement. Innovative Healthcare Practices: One of the standout features of Dr. Bernstein’s tenure at UVM…

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