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August 12, 2019

Weekly review: He was jailed as a 'fake doctor.' 20 years later, he's a real MD.

Daily Briefing

    2 shootings. 9 hospitals. 31 fatalities: How hospitals responded to the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings (Monday, Aug. 5)
    Providers at hospitals and EDs in Texas and Ohio rushed to treat victims of two mass shootings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4—one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, and one in Dayton that left nine dead and at least 27 injured.

    The best (and worst) states for health care, ranked (Tuesday, Aug. 6)
    WalletHub last Monday released its annual list of the "Best & Worst States for Health Care" based on 43 measures related to health care access, cost, and outcomes. See where your state ranked with our interactive map.

    Millennials and boomers are vastly different at work, right? (Wrong.) (Wednesday, Aug. 7)
    While many managers believe the various generations in today's workforce have very different workplace values, those beliefs are largely mistaken—and they can undermine workplace collaboration, Eden King and colleagues write for Harvard Business Review. Yet there is one crucial difference employers shouldn't overlook, writes Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar.

    He was jailed as a 'fake doctor.' 20 years later, he's a real MD. (Thursday, Aug. 8)
    Adam Litwin has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child—so much so that in 2000, he went to jail for impersonating one. Now, almost 20 years later, he's graduated from medical school, but he still has to overcome his checkered past, Soumya Karlamangla writes for the Los Angeles Times.

    What it's like to get 'devastating' health news from 23andMe (Friday, Aug. 9)
    Like millions of others, journalist Dorothy Pomerantz had her DNA analyzed by 23andMe. She "was devastated" when the results revealed she faced a significantly increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. In a STAT News piece, she reflects on what it was like to receive the life-altering news via email instead of from a counselor.

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