The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

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Calls Grow to Discipline Doctors Spreading Virus Misinformation

A tiny number of doctors have had an outsize influence in spreading false information about Covid-19 and vaccines.

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UnitedHealthcare May Deny Emergency Visit Coverage

Within days of announcing a policy shift aimed at cutting back on reimbursements for emergency room care, the major insurer retreated — for now.

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Medical Journals Reluctant to Take on Racism, Critics Say

An editor’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences.

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Editor of JAMA to Step Down Following Racist Incident

Dr. Howard Bauchner will leave his post after a colleague suggested “taking racism out of the conversation” on a journal podcast.

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JAMA Editor Placed on Leave Following Racial Controversy

After a staff member dismissed racism as a problem in medicine on a podcast, a petition signed by thousands demanded a review of editorial processes at the journal.

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Covid Outbreaks Devastated Prisons, but State Inmates’ Access to the Vaccine Varies Widely

A state-by-state patchwork of vaccine rules has left prison inmates with different outlooks even as the C.D.C. has recommended prioritizing them.

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Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?

Federal officials have suggested that corrections staff receive high priority for a coronavirus vaccine, but not the millions of vulnerable inmates held in U.S. facilities.

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits

Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

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Health Care Advocates Push Back Against Trump’s Erasure of Transgender Rights

A new rule narrows the legal definition of sex discrimination in the Affordable Care Act. Major health care providers actively oppose it.

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The Risks of Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Hype

The evolving story of this drug represents one failure after another among government officials, physicians and the media.

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Nightly Applause Is Nice, but Some Doctors Think Votes Would Be Nicer

“My day job is talking people into getting colonoscopies,” one doctor said. So how much harder could the campaign trail be?

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