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A look at state-of the-state speeches reveals a mixed bag of priorities, including preserving Medicaid funding, establishing health insurance exchanges, supporting physician education, eliminating "pill mills," and fighting healthcare reform. >>>
It's a given that physicians are stressed. But while a survey of 2,000 physicians nationwide shows that their job stress levels are rising, only 15% say that hospitals offer initiatives to curtail or avoid it. >>>
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