New Employees: ‘We Were Jobbed About This Job’ – Workforce.com

More than half, or 51 percent, of new employees hired in 2012 have “buyer’s remorse” and 88 percent are looking to make a change, notes DDI’s report. Their chief complaint: The hiring process “failed to paint a realistic or accurate picture of the job.”

via New Employees: ‘We Were Jobbed About This Job’ | Latest News – Workforce.com.

Surprise!

Over 30 years ago I was lied to during a job interview.  The agent of misinformation was to be my future boss.  Some things never change.

Cardio Risk Factors Predict Early Death

Among individuals ages 12 to 39, central obesity, smoking, and hyperglycemia at a single assessment were associated with premature death from any cause within the next 12 to 18 years (relative hazards 1.86 to 3.81), according to Sharon Saydah, PhD, of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation in Atlanta, and colleagues.

via Cardio Risk Factors Predict Early Death.

Insurers Begin Employing IBM’s Supercomputer Watson

IBM Corp., the health insurer WellPoint Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announced two Watson-based applications — one to help assess treatments for lung cancer and one to help manage health insurance decisions and claims.

via Insurers Begin Employing IBM’s Supercomputer Watson.

Elementary!

Kidney Disease and Increased Mortality Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Among individuals with both diabetes and kidney disease, standardized mortality was 31.1% (95% CI, 24.7%–37.5%), representing an absolute risk difference with the reference group of 23.4% (95% CI, 17.0%–29.9%), adjusted for demographics, and 23.4% (95% CI, 17.2%–29.6%) when further adjusted. We observed similar patterns for cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality. In conclusion, those with kidney disease predominantly account for the increased mortality observed in type 2 diabetes.

via Kidney Disease and Increased Mortality Risk in Type 2 Diabetes.

AAP Offers First Clinical Guidance for DM2

Up to one in three new diabetes cases diagnosed in people younger than 18 is type 2 diabetes, noted the AAP in its clinical guidelines. Health experts link the growing prevalence of this condition among youths to the rising prevalence of childhood obesity.

Seventeen percent of children and adolescents in the U.S., or 12.5 million people, age 2 to 19 are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity in this age group has nearly tripled, the CDC says.

via AAP offers first clinical guidance for type 2 diabetes – amednews.com.