The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, mapped (Monday, Dec. 9)
The United Health Foundation has released its 2019 America's Health Rankings report, ranking each state on 35 factors including clinical care, community and environment, outcomes, and more. Find out how your state fared on our interactive map. (The Daily Briefing is published by Advisory Board, a division of Optum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth Group separately owns UnitedHealthcare.)
The highest paid doctors, charted (Tuesday, Dec. 10)
Doximity on Tuesday released its 2019 U.S. Physician Employment Report, which shows the highest paid and most in-demand physician specialties of 2019.
'My body was literally smoking': How an 11,000-volt shock shaped how B.J. Miller approaches medicine (Wednesday, Dec. 11)
B.J. Miller, a palliative care physician at the University of California, San Francisco's Cancer Center, climbed on top of a commuter train during his sophomore year at Princeton University and was shocked with 11,000 volts of electricity. He survived, and his close brush with death inspired him to become a palliative care physician, Terry Gross writes for NPR's "Shots."
How to break your bad habits, in 3 steps (Thursday, Dec. 12)
Whether you're trying to give up midnight snacking or surfing Instagram at work, "[b]reaking habits is hard"—but in Harvard Business Review, Judson Brewer of Brown University's Schools of Public Health & Medicine shares 3 ways to overcome bad habits in your personal and professional life.
The 21 best places to work in health care, according to Glassdoor (Friday, Dec. 13)
Glassdoor on Wednesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards for the best workplaces in 2020, and 21 health care and health care-adjacent organizations were recognized—including 16 Advisory Board members.