DOCTORS

healthcare

Opinion: Doctors Privately Use Cruel Words to Describe Their Patients

The field's "professional language" can be pejorative, paternalistic, and aggressive.
Michael Zirulnik
Jonathan Cartsonis
5.28.19
Comics!

'The Doctor and Nancy,' Today's Comic by Alex Krokus

For a sack of money a doctor gives his patient some very useful advice.
Alex Krokus
2.7.19
guns

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.
Jooyoung Lee
12.18.18
nba

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.
Corbin Smith
12.5.18
Comics!

'Corner,' Today's Comic by Lukas Weidinger

A security guard has an awkward encounter with a doctor who seems to know him personally.
Lukas Weidinger
11.12.18
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
Drugs

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.
Sarah Berman
10.18.18
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
Health

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.
Charlotte Zoller
8.15.18
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