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Doctors Are Learning a Better Way to Talk to Patients About Death

Physicians can be so focused on fixing problems that they avoid end-of-life discussions.
Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
2.13.18
We Asked
We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18
Cancer
Cancer

Do X-Rays Increase My Risk of Cancer?

The risks are real—but usually outweighed by the benefits.
Markham Heid
1.18.18
RACE
RACE

Vanderbilt Surgery Resident Says His Program Is Discriminating Against Him

“They didn’t even punish the guy who physically assaulted me,” Eugene Gu says.
Ankita Rao
1.18.18
mental health
mental health

How Assisted Suicide Affects Doctors

Many physicians are still conflicted about it.
Ronald W. Pies
1.12.18
DOCTORS
DOCTORS

More Than 50 Medical Groups Urge Congress to Act on DACA

Ending the program would make the doctor shortage worse and could affect care in underserved communities.
Jesse Hicks
12.14.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Doctors Need to Stop Shaming Recreational Drug Users

People will continue to lie to their doctors until this stops.
Suzannah Weiss
11.29.17
guide to healthcare
guide to healthcare

We're Working Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”
Jason Silverstein
11.28.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Doctors Shouldn’t Get Fired for Skipping the Flu Shot

I should have the basic right to an informed decision, too.
Jalal Baig, MD
11.3.17
WEED
WEED

A Surprising Number of Medical Residents Think Weed Is an FDA-Approved Drug

A small new survey is more evidence that med schools need to do a better job addressing marijuana.
Ashley Lyles
11.2.17
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mental health

Doctors Are Afraid to Seek the Therapy They Often Recommend

Getting mental health support could put their jobs at risk.
Ashley Lyles
10.17.17
Under the Knife
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17