NY hospital uses bleach to combat antibiotic-resistant germs; Death rates on the rise for middle-aged White Americans;

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> To fight antibiotic-resistant germs, Mount Sinai Health System in New York is turning to an inexpensive but effective cleaning solution--bleach, The Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> Death rates are rising for middle-aged white Americans, according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Abstract

> A type of faucet designed to reduce water use may be one of the culprits in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, according to Syracuse.com. Article

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> Uncertain times call for physicians to make tough decisions, one of which is how many Medicare patients they can afford to take on. Today, they need to consider the number of patients they accept while they undertake costly new population health initiatives. Article

> A successful practice depends on a strong team of not just physicians, but also top-notch clinical and administrative staff. If you're wondering how your employees' pay and benefits stack up against that of other practices, look no further than Medscape's 2015 Clinical and Office Staff Salary Report. Article

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