For older adults, loneliness ups mortality after nonelective surgery

For older adults undergoing nonelective surgery, loneliness is associated with increased odds of death at 30 days, according to a research letter published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Mary R. Shen, M.D., from the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and colleagues examined whether loneliness is associated with postoperative mortality […]

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Diversity gaps persist in dermatology workforce pipeline

Diversity gaps persist in the dermatology workforce pipeline, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Dermatology. Yi Gao, M.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues conducted a secondary analysis of a repeated cross-sectional study involving 58,077 graduating allopathic medical students to examine their demographic characteristics and intended career goals. […]

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