Opinion: Doctors Privately Use Cruel Words to Describe Their Patients
The field's "professional language" can be pejorative, paternalistic, and aggressive.
'The Doctor and Nancy,' Today's Comic by Alex Krokus
For a sack of money a doctor gives his patient some very useful advice.
Doctors and Emergency Workers Tell Us About the Toll of Treating Gunshot Victims
After the NRA told doctors to stay in their lane on gun control, many spoke out about the visceral results of gun violence.
Markelle Fultz is Why We Should Leave Medical Diagnoses to the Experts
Most people writing and opining about Markelle Fultz's strange start to his NBA career are not doctors. That's a problem.
'Corner,' Today's Comic by Lukas Weidinger
A security guard has an awkward encounter with a doctor who seems to know him personally.
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
Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics
Therapist Bruce Tobin is striving to give end-of-life cancer patients magic mushrooms in a clinical setting.
Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery
New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
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
The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005
Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
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.
How to Find a Fat-Positive Doctor Who Won't Just Tell You to Lose Weight
In many doctors’ opinions, weight loss is the only treatment for fat patients regardless of their health concerns, as though the answers to our problems are written all over our bodies. But I have the right to be fat and healthy.