DOCTORS

STDs

Primary Care Doctors Aren't Doing Enough to Fight the Spread of STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases are often asymptomatic​, so screening is essential. “If providers don’t ask the questions and don’t apply the screening recommendations, the majority of STDs will be missed.”
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
10.26.18
body

Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery

New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
Markham Heid
10.11.18
healthcare

Med Students Are Working Together to Make Healthcare More Progressive

At a recent conference, attendees gave each other advice about how to advocate for single-payer and get better reproductive education at conservative medical schools.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
9.28.18
healthcare

The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005

Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.18
body

The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.
Matt Jancer
8.29.18
healthcare

The Next Generation of Doctors Is Pushing for Universal Healthcare

The student caucus of the American Medical Association got the organization to agree to reconsider its decades-long opposition to single-payer healthcare.
Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
8.1.18
body

This Is What It's Like to Care for Someone Who is in a Coma

Nurses are often tasked with everything from feeding to physical therapy to toilet care.
Mark Hay
7.31.18
Controversies

Who Is Eugene Gu?

Is he a progressive doctor fighting racism and the Trump administration? Or a Twitter troll who has relentlessly manipulated a woman he dated?
Ankita Rao
7.12.18
body

How to Do a Family Medical History

It can be important for detecting serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and strokes.
Cindy Kuzma
7.11.18
Fighting Words

Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds on Demand

“Every dose of buprenorphine consumed is at least a dose of heroin not getting consumed, if not several.”
Maia Szalavitz
6.26.18
med school

The First Woman Dean Is 'A Sea Of Change' At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School

Laura Mosqueda, a geriatrician, will face a big challenge as USC reels from drug and sexual misconduct scandals that have enraged students and landed the university in legal hot water.
Susan Abram, California Healthline
6.19.18
psychedelics

Psychedelics Are Promising, But Many Psychiatrists Don't Want to Use Them

I surveyed more than 300 psychiatrists on their knowledge and views of psychedelics.
Brian Barnett, M.D.
6.19.18