DOCTORS

10.1.19

Netflix's 'Diagnosis' Shows What Doctor Visits Might Look Like in the Future

If only we had the opportunity to treat patients this way right now.

9.16.19

Doctors and Nurses Addicted to Opioids Are Often Barred from the Most Effective Treatment

Taking proven medications like buprenorphine and methadone could mean losing their medical licenses.

6.21.19

Doctors Are Selling Vaccine Exemptions in California. The State Is Coming for Them.

One San Diego doctor, who’s responsible for one-third of all medical exemptions in the state, charges $180 per appointment.

5.28.19

Opinion: Doctors Privately Use Cruel Words to Describe Their Patients

The field's "professional language" can be pejorative, paternalistic, and aggressive.

2.7.19

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

For a sack of money a doctor gives his patient some very useful advice.

12.18.18

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.

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12.5.18

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.

11.12.18

'Corner,' Today's Comic by Lukas Weidinger

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

10.26.18

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.”

10.18.18

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.

10.11.18

Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery

New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.

9.28.18

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.

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