Afternoon Rounds: Most Emailed Study Habits; Health Law Squeeze On Doc Choice; Sex Change Diary

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - Much of the conventional wisdom on study habits appears to be wrong, according to the NYT most emailed story of the day. "For instance, instead of sticking to one study location, simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. So does studying distinct but related skills or concepts in one sitting, rather than focusing intensely on a single thing." (The New York Times)

Health care overhaul: Fewer doctor and hospital choices coming - "While this push by insurers on quality implies that consumers will get better care because doctors and hospitals will be measured against the best performers, there may be an unintended consequence: It could leave patients with fewer choices of medical care providers, depending on which health plans they purchase." (Chicago Tribune)

Becoming Miles: The Journey Of Changing Sexes : NPR "Megan Taylor grew up feeling she was living in the wrong body. In her 20s, she decided to do something about it. First, she changed her name to Miles. Miles began taking testosterone, scheduled a double mastectomy — part of sex reassignment surgery — and began changing his body into one that felt right. Through it all, he kept an audio diary." (NPR)

This program aired on September 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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