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American Health Care Is Dying. This Hospital Could Cure It.
A yea or nay vote for basic health care could help America move toward a healthier, fairer future.
How A.I. Is Being Used to Detect Cancer That Doctors Miss
Hungary has become a major testing ground for A.I. software to spot cancer, as doctors debate whether the technology will replace them in medical jobs.
Why Do So Many Men Avoid Doctor’s Visits?
Experts share tips for getting over the resistance.
Doctor Denounces C.I.A. Practice of ‘Rectal Feeding’ of Prisoners
In a hearing at Guantánamo Bay, an expert gave a graphic public depiction of torture after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
A New Goal for Abortion Bills: Punish or Protect Doctors
The legislative calendar is packed with 300 abortion bills. “You can’t go to jail for screwing up an appendectomy,” one lawmaker said.
According to Medical Guidelines, Your Doctor Needs a 27-Hour Workday
Some doctors say that however reasonable guidelines may seem, their cumulative burden causes “constant frustration” to medical practice.
Volunteers in Turkey Construct Makeshift Hospitals in Earthquake Zone
In place of damaged or destroyed hospitals, a series of field clinics have sprung up in Turkey, with doctors and nurses from around the world.
Menopause has long been a taboo topic. Talking about it can help women learn more about an overlooked treatment.
Doctors Aren’t Burned Out From Overwork. We’re Demoralized by Our Health System.
The end of medical ideology.
What Happens When You Stop Taking Ozempic and Wegovy?
As more patients turn to diabetes medications for other uses, a shortage has taken hold. But doctors say going off these drugs can take a toll.
What Times Readers Would Change About Their Doctors’ Offices
These small tweaks could go a long way toward improving patients’ overall experience.
The Life-Changing Magic of a Urologist
Here are three issues you may want to address with a professional.
How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over Patients
A Times investigation revealed that many of these institutions are abandoning patients and straying from their charitable missions.
Emailing Your Doctor May Carry a Fee
More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice.
Early Abortion Looks Nothing Like What You’ve Been Told
We are primary care physicians who perform abortions. This fall, we published images of early pregnancy tissue. People were shocked by what they saw.
I’m a 100-Year-Old Doctor. I’m Not Too Old to Work.
The doctor mentioned in a guest essay about older physicians gives his perspective.
House Passes Bill That Could Subject Some Abortion Doctors to Prosecution
As part of an anti-abortion rights effort, Republicans pushed through a bill laying out criminal penalties for doctors who fail to resuscitate babies born after an attempted abortion.
Football Is Deadly, but Not for the Reasons You Think
While the risks do not end on the field, the medical care often does.
‘This Is What We Do While We’re Waiting for the World to Change’
The writer Tracy Kidder follows Dr. Jim O’Connell’s long crusade to care for Boston’s homeless.
In a Hospital Ward, the Wounds of a Failed Democracy Don’t Heal
Tunisia’s road to democracy began with a self-immolation, and such cases have filled hospital burn wards ever since, as elected leaders failed to deliver on a promise of prosperity.
The Mysterious Case of the Doctor Who Disappeared at Sea
Dr. Marvin Moy was facing federal prosecution and a bitter divorce, and his life had been in limbo for months. Some immediately wondered if what looked like a boat crash was actually something else.
E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms
Doctors fail to recognize serious conditions like stroke and sepsis in tens of thousands of patients each year, according to a new study.
When Black Psychiatrists Reach Out to Teens of Color
In Atlanta, a team of mental health experts is bringing care to adolescents whose needs often go unaddressed and misunderstood.
How Hospitals Respond When Mentally Ill People Come in From the Streets
More people with severe mental illness may soon arrive in New York City’s emergency rooms. What happens to them next?
Is Spreading Medical Misinformation a Doctor’s Free Speech Right?
Two lawsuits in California have pre-emptively challenged a new law that would punish doctors for misleading patients about Covid-19.
How Would You Feel About a 100-Year-Old Doctor?
We should mandate periodic competency assessments for physicians after a certain age.
Nurse who called 911 on her ER talks chaos, fear amid understaffing crisis
The charge nurse who called 911 last month when her emergency department became overwhelmed with patients is speaking candidly about the chaos, fear, and unsafe conditions that continue to plague her hospital and others around the country.
Kelsay Irby, the ER charge nurse at St. Michael’s Medical Center in the greater Seattle area, penned an eye-opening essay for Nurse.org Tuesday, offering context, commentary, and more details around the infamous night of October 8.
That evening, the hospital’s emergency department was “even more short-staffed than normal, operating at less than 50 percent of our ideal staffing grid,” Irby said, and there were around 50 people in the waiting room. The nurses were becoming increasingly nervous that some of the people stuck waiting in the lobby had cardiac and respiratory problems, and there were also children with very high fevers. With only one nurse available to keep an eye on people waiting, they could be “unmonitored for extended periods of time.”
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Florida Restricts Doctors From Providing Gender Treatments to Minors
The state’s medical board, whose members are appointed by the governor, has barred doctors from prescribing gender care to new adolescent patients.
Doctors Warn FDA of Risks Posed by Flawed Oxygen Devices
Especially for Black patients, inaccurate readings have imperiled care and may have contributed to deaths during the pandemic, experts told an advisory panel.
US Children’s Hospitals Are Overwhelmed by RSV
A drastic and unusually early spike in the respiratory infection is swamping pediatric units across the United States, causing long waits for treatment and worries about winter.
These Doctors Admit They Don’t Want Patients With Disabilities
When granted anonymity in focus groups, physicians let their guards down and shared opinions consistent with experiences of many people with disabilities.
Half the World Has a Clitoris. Why Don’t Doctors Study It?
The organ is “completely ignored by pretty much everyone,” medical experts say, and that omission can be devastating to women’s sexual health.
‘Kind of Awkward’: Doctors Find Themselves on a First-Name Basis
While many physicians may avoid discussing the subject, a study showed that who gets addressed with the honorific “Dr.” may depend on gender, degree and specialty.
It’s Never Too Late to Pivot From N.F.L. Safety to Neurosurgeon
When Myron Rolle was cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers, he fell into a funk until his mother reminded him of his two childhood dreams: Play football, then become a neurosurgeon. It was time for Plan B.
As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan?
Adult beds are more lucrative than children’s beds. So as institutions look to boost profit margins, pediatrics are often among the first services to be cut.
Sideline Doctors Face Scrutiny After Hits to a Star Quarterback
Physicians assessing head injuries at N.F.L. games are expected to be able to diagnose concussions. But recent injuries to Tua Tagovailoa raised questions about how effective the doctors can be.
Risking Everything to Offer Abortions Across State Lines
Doctors and midwives in blue states are working to get abortion pills into red states — setting the stage for a historic legal clash.
Your Medical Test Results Are Available. But Do You Want to View Them?
The 21st Century Cures Act gave patients easy access to their health information. Now, some diagnoses delivered without context are causing high anxiety.
Doctor Who Examined Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa Is Dismissed
After Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained two head injuries in the last week, the players’ union removed a neurologist who was part of the process that allowed him to return to the field.
Physician Burnout Has Reached Distressing Levels, New Research Finds
Nearly two-thirds of doctors are experiencing at least one symptom of burnout, a huge increase from before the pandemic. But the situation is not irreparable, researchers say.
A Rural Doctor Gave Her All. Then Her Heart Broke.
Physicians suffer one of the highest burnout rates among professionals. Dr. Kimberly Becher, one of two family practitioners in Clay County, West Virginia, learned the hard way.
How Health Care Workers Got Me Through the Pandemic
From home aides to doctors, people in health care fields offered more than just medical advice for people getting through the pandemic. They offered comfort.
Why We Get Motion Sick, and How to Stop It
Experts say prevention is the best cure.
Pain, Fear, Stigma: What People Who Survived Monkeypox Want You to Know
Seven patients share their stories of devastating symptoms, frustration over finding care and their efforts to help each other when doctors and officials have failed.
An Old Medicine Remedies Hair Loss for Pennies a Day, Doctors Say
Dermatologists who specialize in hair loss say that the key ingredient in a topical treatment worked even better when taken orally at a low dose.
Pain in Children is Often Ignored. For Children of Color, It’s Even Worse.
Racial differences in medical care are part of a theme experts are seeing “over and over” again.
Ricardo Cruciani, Pain Doctor, Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Patients
Ricardo Cruciani was known as a gifted neurologist. But Manhattan prosecutors said he took advantage of his patients’ chronic pain.
The M.M.A. Doctor’s Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop the Fight
As combat sports grow in popularity, ringside physicians grapple with the precarious ethics of their role.
How to Spot ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and What to Do About It.
Experts share tips on advocating for yourself in a health care setting.