Cleveland Clinic to hire 2,500 health professionals for Abu Dhabi hospital; Report finds growing acceptance of doc-assisted suicide;

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> The Cleveland Clinic is proceeding with its international expansion plans, looking to hire about 2,500 nurses and allied health professionals and 175 staff doctors to work at its 360-bed hospital under construction in Abu Dhabi, The Plain Dealer reported. Last year, the Clinic opened an affiliate office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Article

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> Despite fierce controversy, existing physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity programs in the United States appear to be well-accepted by patients and clinicians, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Article

> Seventy percent of physicians report their patients are embracing self-tracking, with at least one of their patients sharing health measurement data with them, according to a new study from healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research. Article

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