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Issue: #19June, 2012
What the Doctor Is Reading
Medical Industry Headlines 


Doctor-Patient Relationship Breakdown Leads to Physician Dissatisfaction


Physician discontent appears to be creating a void in the healthcare field. Physicians are preparing to leave medicine early either through retirement or a change in their career field. Those who plan to remain in practice feel disconnected from their patients because of increasing regulatory and reimbursement restraints.    Read More > > 



Gastric Bypass Surgery and Cardiovascular Risk

A study showed that the benefits of cardiovascular risk reduction is based upon weight loss and gastric bypass is more effective than the current medical approach which involves dietary counseling, caloric restriction, and exercise recommendations.     Read More > >



Can Hospital-Owned Practices Survive in The Long Run?

Doctors are becoming hospital employees. Private practice, which has been the dominant way physicians have practiced since the country was founded, may be a thing of the past.    Read More > >



When It Comes To The ICU, Less is Better


A recent New England Journal of Medicine article suggests perhaps less is better in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  The article analyzes the effectiveness of having a night-time ICU specialist in attendance during the night shift.  This study is relevant because there is an increasing trend of adopting the practice of nighttime physicians as part of the hospital team.   Read More >>



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The Art of Granola

Homemade granola is an easily solution to finding a fun, healthy, portable snack that can increase your fiber intake and boost your antioxidant levels.  This recipe breaks down granola into 4 categories: oats, nuts/seeds, dried fruit, and a combining substance.  


Once you know the categories, you can play around, mixing and matching your favorites from each category to create your healthy snack.



Start to finish: 20 minutes
Yields: 3 cups
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup (5 or 6) figs, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.


Combine oats, dried cranberries, figs, walnuts and coconut in a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Then combine the banana mixture with the dry ingredients.


Layer the granola onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until oats reach a light brown color.

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