jtaylor's picture
Friday, April 4, 2008 - 10:46am

No such thing as an ugly baby? That's politically correct but ... It's apparently easier to analyze why babies make us smile.

Wall Street Journal columnist Robert Lee Hotz sums up findings from researchers at Oxford, MIT, USC, Vanderbilt and elsewhere: There's a sliver of your brain (fusiform gyrus in your temporal lobe) that's activated in milliseconds when you see a baby, making you smile. And it's a response that's too fast to be under your control.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 7:42pm

The very word "collaboration" suggests cooperation and working jointly to accomplish something, it also eludes to working as a team. So.....theoretically, it should work, right? I believe this to be true with some provisios. The healthcare "team" (executives, staff, physicians) need to embrace the importance of quality and cost efficiency initiatives, support positive outcomes as a result of encouraging core measures compliance and evidenced-based practice, and listening to one another about suggestions to improve.

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 8:18am

A-Rod will make $28 Million this year playing for the Yankees, more than the entire team payroll of the Florida Marlins (quick, name 2 players on that team) -- or roughly enough to keep all of Community Medical Centers operating for two weeks.

Steroids, ticket prices, the cost of garlic fries and stadium parking, millionaire players pretending like their sweat doesn't stink (and should be sold on Ebay). There are lots of reasons to mock/ignore baseball. There are also reasons to celebrate it. Anybody who's seen the movie "Sandlot" knows that.

wholderman's picture
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:02pm

Well, if weather forecasters can kind of get it right (especially with all this new doppler radar stuff...), then maybe healthcare forecasters can kind of predict the future.(?) Some of the healthcare gurus are even willing to predict five years that's bold! Here's insight from a survey of over 100 healthcare executives and industry advisers (source: HealthLeaders  March 2008 edition):

jtaylor's picture
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:19pm

Fumbling for CDs. Scolding kids. Trimming nose hairs. Weaving all over the road at various speeds. You've probably seen them all, too (well, maybe not the nose activity, but consider yourself lucky).

Unless there's an accident, or a cop is eagle-eyed or very bored, drivers get away with all these. Come July 1, however, you can be fined for using a cell phone without a hands-free device. And, if you're younger than 18, you're prohibited from using any cell phone, pager or laptop while driving -- lots of luck (and citation opportunities) there.