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Indentured Graduates: Debt Serfdom in America - Part 3

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 12.10.2015 | Education
Liaquat Ali Khan

A bankruptcy court tells a sad story of student loans. Upon graduating from a school of dentistry in Wisconsin, Soler accumulated student loans in the...

Suffering and Burnout in the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

To everyone who sees and intervenes in life and death situations, I say this: You've done more good than you can ever imagine.  If you tell me it hurts too much to go back, then there's no shame. Go in peace.

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused ...

Work-Life Balance Is an Illusion

Tessie October | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Tessie October

As physicians, we make hundreds of decisions daily, and I would venture to guess that most decisions are good ones. Finding the key to work-life balance for me was having trust in my skills as a critical care doctor; acknowledging that these decision-making skills guide me in all my life decisions.

Going Beyond the Symptoms: The Case for Telemedicine

Joydeep Bhattacharyya | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Joydeep Bhattacharyya

For physicians, when enhancing practice efficiency, professional satisfaction and improving the delivery of care are key priorities, Telemedicine is poised to be part of the future of care.

An Open Letter to Presumptuous Care Providers

Chanel White | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

To be honest, your judgment of me was made before I even entered those clinic doors. You made your verdict while reading my chart notes from the last doctor who, chances are, didn't ask me either.

Health Insurance Costs Continue to Rise

MoneyTips | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Blame Prescription Drug Prices The actuarial service firm Milliman recently released the 2015 Milliman Medical Index (MMI), an index that tracks the ...

Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must Ensure "the Medicine Goes Down"

Christian Moritz | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Christian Moritz

There could be a problem with current incentives and funding for support structures for accountable care organizations (ACO). This "spoonful of sugar"...

Patients, Raise Your Voices!

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

The emergence of Medicare, Medicaid, labor unions, private insurance companies, etc. resulted in care being based on formulas -- not individuals. Likewise, the significant medical and scientific advances in testing and treatments have saved countless lives but further distanced patients from their doctors.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Practice Legislative Malpractice

Sara Finger | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Sara Finger

I've personally witnessed dozens of doctors speak with legislators to explain that the medical evidence doesn't support the arguments for restricting abortion at 20 weeks, or that the life and health of Wisconsin women will be threatened by bills like Senate Bill 179.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Evidence-Based Medicine and the Newly Trained Physician: A Relationship in the Works

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Despite evidence-based medicine's role as an incredible advancement in the history of medical care and patient management, there remains many challenges that young clinicians must face when attempting to implement EBM into their respective practices.

A Handy Guide to Rate Your Doctor's Bedside Manner

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The older we get, the more likely it is we need doctors. Finding the best physician, or other healthcare provider, can become a challenge no matter what your age. It's particularly challenging for midlifers and beyond, however. You may be older than your healthcare provider, have more complex medical issues, or be used to a model of care that is no longer followed today.

Silence Kills: Can Technology Drive Meaningful Cultural Change In Health Care?

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

What if technology was not necessarily limited by culture, but, if applied correctly, could actually be used to drive a desired cultural change?

Pregnancy Loss and the Medical Profession: A Parent's Perspective

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Rosenstein

As a parent who has been through two miscarriages and a stillbirth, I have had the opportunity to experience medical professionals' responses to pregnancy loss first hand. Some were comforting and validating. Others -- like Dr. P's -- have been clumsy, hurtful, or off-putting.

Exercise: The Best Medicine for Doctors and Patients

Joe S. Moore | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

From reducing back pain to protecting against depression, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, several cancers and more, regular exercise is a critical component of healthy living. It's time we found ways to bring exercise into doctors' exam rooms and medical schools across the country.

Jeffrey Young

Good Riddance To One Of Congress' Dumbest Rituals: The 'Doc Fix'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been called “dumb,” “bad policy” and “common-sense-defying." And that’s by the people in charge of it. It’s also ca...

Meet The Doctor Aiming To 'Diagnose The World' Using Big Data

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution: randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based...

We Need to Pay Doctors to Have End-of-Life Conversations

Emily Cerciello | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Emily Cerciello

In my junior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a team of four Health Policy and Management classmates and I set out to understa...

Six Frightening Facts You Need to Know About Health Care

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

Regardless of your political persuasion, there are some facts about the health care industry that are not well known to the general public but are key to the realization that the system is broken and that change is desperately needed.

Should Physicians Be Logging in to Avoid Burning Out?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

Can engaging physicians socially through this unique type of online community really help? That answer is still not clear, but the indicators are that there is huge demand. Social media networks for physicians appear to have been successful for a number of reasons.

Why Older Physicians Should Write

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

It will take seasoned physicians, like you and your colleagues, to provide your much-needed mentorship, experience and opinion to advocate for improved public health awareness and physician well-being.

Health Reform War Won

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The basic principles were ratified in Obamacare and are no longer under serious challenge. The change hasn't relied entirely on government action, but reflects private sector movement in the same direction.

Maternalism in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Horn

Maternalistic physicians are not dictating to our patients what to do, but rather guiding them gently to what we think is best. We give our patients autonomy but never make them feel alone or unsupported in their care.