New York University announced plans to open a three-year medical school on Long Island in the fall of 2020, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Massachusetts, and New York.
Millennials today make up more than one-third of the U.S. labor force, but at IU Health in Indiana, the generation comprises are 41% of its staff. Amanda Bates, IU Health's VP of human resources, outlines four strategies the health system uses to retain them, Christopher Chenney reports for HealthLeaders Media.
Richard Sackler, a former executive at Purdue Pharmaceuticals, allegedly agreed to an internal plan to conceal OxyContin's strength from physicians, according to sealed testimony obtained by ProPublica—but Purdue in a statement claimed the testimony "supports that the company accurately disclosed the potency of OxyContin to health care providers."
As many as 20 medical schools in the United States have introduced senior mentoring programs, according to Amit Shah, a geriatrician who helps direct the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine's Senior Sages program.
The news is filled with alarming-sounding stories about smartphone use with titles like "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?"—but what does the evidence actually say? As Brian Resnick reports for Vox, there's reason to believe smartphones could present real hazards—but also that the risks might not be as bad as you think.