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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