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Bias In The ER: Doctors suffer from the same cognitive distortions as the rest of us.
The dazed young woman who arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital, Canada’s first and largest regional trauma center, from a head-on car crash presented the surgeons treating her with a disturbing problem. In addition to her many broken bones, the rhythm of h
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The Abortion Doctor
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This Founder is Fixing the Communication Gap Between Caregivers and Doctors
A simple quiz could save your life.
- Feb 9 201710 minutes
Doctors Against Mar-a-Lago
Two prestigious hospitals are hosting fundraising galas at the Trump Organization’s resort this month. Patients and physicians are protesting what they see as an implicit endorsement, as well as policies that are anti-science and inhumane.
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Might Cost Thousands of Americans Access to a Doctor
Medical students from the seven banned nations may never get to practice in the U.S., where many would have worked in underserved areas.
- Dec 15 20167 minutes
No Doctor Should Work 30 Straight Hours Without Sleep
The American medical system requires dangerous feats of sleep deprivation. It doesn’t have to.
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The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch
Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
- Dec 1 20142 minutes
How This Google Glass Startup Is Saving Doctors Time
Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran help doctors by slashing data-entry work, thanks to Google Glass.
- Dec 2 20166 minutes
The Grim Reality Of Russia's Health Care System
17,500 towns and villages have no medical infrastructure.
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Evidence Of The Superiority Of Female Doctors
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
- Dec 9 20165 minutes
The Struggle And Triumph Of America's First Black Doctors
African American physicians have dealt with distrust and misperceptions for more than a century.
- Feb 6 20174 minutes
The Value of Immigrant Doctors
A series of recent journal articles highlight the crucial role foreign-born doctors, some of whom are threatened by Trump’s immigration orders, play in the U.S. health-care system.
- Mar 9 20165 minutes
What It’s Like to Be the Only Doctor in Space
Space is no place to be alone. On Earth, it may be uncomfortable, even oppressive—but by itself, being alone isn’t life-threatening. A person alone in space, however, is definitively lost: dead, or about to be. On simulated Mars—the slopes of a volc
- Feb 4 20172 minutes
Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor
Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.
- Jul 24 20147 minutes
Is the World Making You Sick?: The chemicals in our everyday lives are, argues immunologist Claudia Miller.
In 1962, physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn proposed that science makes progress not just through the gradual accumulation and analysis of knowledge, but also through periodic revolutions in perspective. Anomalies and incongruities that may have bee
- May 18 20154 minutes
We Need More Autopsies, to Help Save the Living
When Italian authorities confirmed that James Gandolfini had just died in Rome of an apparent heart attack in 2013, many reports in American media fronted the fact that Gandolfini’s body would be autopsied, “as required by Italian law.” They emphasiz
- Feb 21 20179 minutes
Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours
Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.
- Feb 22 201728 minutes
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
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