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Outliers: Asides
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Well, that didn't last long. Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at the state's medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of e-mailed comments opposing the ban.
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Outliers: Sounding an alarm on juicing
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
That $9 green juice might be rotting your teeth, spiking your blood sugar and harming your relationship with food, in addition to emptying your wallet.
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Outliers: This lean is mean
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers is sure you know one. They never have to diet, they eat as much or more than you, and yet they stay skinny with little effort. Now researchers have found what gives them an edge.
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Outliers: Some heart problems are out of this world
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For those hankering to travel to the stars, here's some research to take to heart.
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Outliers: Black Death victims yield their secrets
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims. And researchers hope further testing will help in the fight against future pandemics.
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Outliers: Ban on medical marijuana sweets leaves bad taste
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Forget the hash brownies. That's what the Oregon Health Authority ruled recently in announcing regulations for items allowed at the state's medical marijuana dispensaries, which began opening last week.
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Outliers: The really BIG picture on cell repair
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For those curious to see how a healthy cell repairs DNA, you don't need to dust off your old microscope. Look instead to the ceiling of the Basser Research Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania, where they have turned the process into a more than 900-pound illuminated hanging sculpture named “Homologous Hope.”
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Outliers: Stats show Tommy John surgery really is a game changer
By Modern Healthcare | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It was an interesting epilogue to a colorful life and career. Just days after Dr. Frank Jobe died March 6 at the age of 88, a paper was presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting that showed the surgical technique he invented has had some notably impressive results.
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Outliers: Putting tequila and chocolate to the test
By Modern Healthcare | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Outliers heard the news about new research into tequila and cocoa, it sparked thoughts of prescriptions for a chocolate margarita.
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Outliers: Nothing nice to say? Check out Google
By Modern Healthcare | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How does America feel about its doctors? Those who consult Google for the answer better have a thick skin.
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Outliers: Tweet about HealthCare.gov goes awry
By Modern Healthcare | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's appearance on the Web-based talk show “Between Two Ferns” with actor Zach Galifianakis may have boosted traffic to HealthCare.gov, but the administration's outreach with celebrities last week wasn't all successful.
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Outliers: Special gummy candy takes on cancer
By Modern Healthcare | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Someday fighting cancer could be a sweet pursuit. Or at least that's what researchers in Ohio are studying in a clinical trial using black raspberry-based gummy candies with prostate cancer patients who are having surgery.
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Outliers: Cellular images pop to life
By Modern Healthcare | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Part of the American Medical Association's mission statement is “to promote the art and science of medicine.” The University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology is putting an emphasis on the artistic side of the science with an exhibit that features magnified images of what the institute's scientists find under their microscopes.
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Outliers: Massachusetts YMCA's doughnut logic has some holes in it
By Modern Healthcare | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sometimes Outliers has to ponder philosophical questions. Is a doughnut shop still a doughnut shop if it doesn't sell doughnuts?
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Outliers: Medicare fraud lawsuit has an Oscar connection
By Modern Healthcare | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fans of “The Wolf of Wall Street” will be intrigued to know that the man who inspired one of the most memorable characters in the Oscar-nominated movie is now starring in a real-life healthcare drama. Danny Porush—named Donnie Azoff in the Martin Scorsese flick and played with manic glee by Jonah Hill—is being sued for alleged Medicare fraud in connection with Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Reuters reported. The whistle-blower lawsuit names Porush and five other leaders of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company.
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Outliers: Zappa lives on—in a microbe's name.
By Modern Healthcare | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The late Frank Zappa blazed a lot of trails in his day. But now the rock star who experimented with jazz, classical music and performance art has a new accolade. And it seems only fitting that the namesake is a bit off-beat, like the iconoclastic musician himself.
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Outliers: Hockey doc tends Olympians
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With players like Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, the U.S. Olympic hockey team featured an all-star cast.
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Outliers: S.C. hospital issues bat alert
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A bat invasion at a South Carolina hospital has officials reaching out to more than 1,000 people about possible exposure to bat bites.
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Outliers: Up to your ears in personal information
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Some scientists say it's time to wake up and smell the earwax. Seems a new study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a Philadelphia-based institute dedicated to taste and smell research, says earwax is a “neglected body secretion” with great potential as a source of personal information.
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Love woes, stress may boost heart disease risk
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you're married but often find yourself singing “Where Is the Love?”, you might want to change your tune for the sake of both you and your spouse's heart. By showing some good old-fashioned love and support, you might help reduce your beau's (or belle's) risk of heart disease, a study finds.
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Hospitals see flurry of snowy messages
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Midwest may be shivering through the winter of the seemingly never-ending “polar vortex,” but a few folks are sending warm messages through the medium of snow at two hospitals.
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Outliers: Time to ditch the white coat, docs
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The doctor's highly symbolic white coat may soon go the way of the dodo. Following years of growing concern about the role clinician attire plays in the spread of infectious bugs, a professional society has issued stringent new guidance urging hospitals to adopt a BBE—or bare below the elbows—policy for healthcare personnel. That means short sleeves, no long ties, no wristwatches and no jewelry, said the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, in an article in the February issue of the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
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Outliers: Super Bowl loss has CEO paying up
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado President Donna Lynne may be sporting a Seattle Seahawks jersey in a photo on her organization's intranet, but it's not because she's homesick for Seattle.
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Outliers: Cookie Monster cuts back as Muppets turn to nutrition
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids' health, too?
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Outliers: Striking a chord
By Modern Healthcare | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For patients at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a musical performance might be just what the doctor ordered thanks to a new collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
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