Burned-Out Doctors Are More Likely to Be Biased Against Black Patients
A new study of non-black hospital residents finds those experiencing symptoms of burnout show higher levels of racial bias.
Should Medical Residents Work More Than 80 Hours Per Week?
Many old doctors argue long work weeks are necessary training for a demanding job. Others worry about unsafe working conditions.
House Calls Can Lead to Dramatically Better Health Outcomes Among the Elderly
Research shows that house calls are an excellent way to deliver care, providing better outcomes and lowering costs. So why aren't we funding more of them?
Medicare for All Might Require Student Debt Relief to Work
High doctor pay keeps American health-care costs high. Without debt relief, it will be hard to get doctors on board for lower pay.
The ACA Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths Among Young Adults
New research suggests the provision allowing people to stay on their parents' health insurance means more young people are getting treatment.
Medical Social Workers Are Essential, but Under-Appreciated
A lack of support from the medical establishment for those practicing the profession has led to a high attrition rate and tough psychological problems.
Doctors Who Get Gifts From Opioid Sales Reps Prescribe More Opioids
In wooing a doctor, even a single meal makes a difference.
Many E.R. Doctors Underestimate How Many Opioids They Prescribe
New research finds presenting them with actual numbers can change their behavior.
'Grey's Anatomy' Finally Tackles Medicine's Gender Bias
With Miranda Bailey's heart attack, sexism in medicine gets much-deserved mainstream treatment.
Future Physician, Heal Thyself: Get Thee to a Gallery
New research finds medical students who enjoy music and art have qualities that make them better, and less-stressed, doctors.
Want to Fix America's Opioid Problem? Start With Its Doctors.
New research finds a majority of opioids prescriptions came from office-based doctors, not emergency departments.
How One Surgery Department Cut Its Opioid Prescriptions by 7,000 Pills in Five Months
A new study reports doctors in at least one hospital were prescribing far more pills than patients used.
New Report Finds Medicare Is Plagued by 'Extreme' Use of Painkillers
Some Medicare beneficiaries are being prescribed opioids by 10 or more doctors, or are filling prescriptions for more than 1,000 pills a month.
How Doctors Contributed to America's Opioid Problem
It's not just a few bad apples.
Are Doctors Careful Enough With Off-Label Prescriptions?
Too often, doctors aren't using sound science when they prescribe a drug for unapproved uses, a new study finds.
A Conversation About the Surprisingly Serious Role of Medical Clowns
Filmmaker Sasha Kapustina is capturing this unique profession as it becomes an integral part to hospitals in Jerusalem.