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Staffing Company, Hospitals Failed to Pay EPs

Cate Pelletier, MD, well remembers the day it all fell apart. It was late October, and she said one of the chief officers of Roxborough Memorial Hospital called to offer her a contract with Prime Healthcare, the company that owned the hospital if she would show up for her midnight shift. She said he promised that a contract at a higher rate of pay would be on her desk when she got to the hospital.

Body-Painting Protects The Skin From Insect Bites

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide certain protection against insect-borne diseases.