Interview with Professor Joel Shalowitz about the merger between Advocate Health and NorthShore University HealthSystem.
When Does Retail Therapy Work? – 09/10/14
Article reports on research by Professor Derek Rucker that found that when a person makes an expensive purchase after a shortcoming, the item will make the person focus on his shortcoming and do worse next time than if he hadn’t made the purchase.
Kentucky, Maryland Point to Benefits of State-Operated Health Marketplaces – 09/08/14
Article reports on the State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges forum sponsored by Kellogg. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, “We know that in states that did both the Medicaid expansion and exchanges, we saw the biggest declines in the rates of the uninsured.”
Should scientists handle retractions differently? – 09/05/14
Article reports on an MIT study about the fallout for scientists whose fields suffer high-profile retractions. Quotes Professor Ben Jones, who said that the study “uses rigorous empirical methods to establish an important fact: Retractions matter for the ensuing progress of a field.”