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How a travel ban could worsen doctor shortages in US hospitals and threaten primary care

How a travel ban could worsen doctor shortages in US hospitals and threaten primary care

Analysis: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 9 upheld the restraining order on President Trump’s immigration ban. A key argument used by the States of Washington and Minnesota was the negative impact of the ban on higher education, but an important corollary is the impact on medical care in the […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor

The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor

By Melissa J. Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Neurology University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control over those discussions, there is one health care topic that we can control: what we talk about with our doctor. The […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
After officials sign off, Cleveland Clinic doctor secretly returns to US

After officials sign off, Cleveland Clinic doctor secretly returns to US

After Officials Sign Off, Cleveland Clinic Doctor Secretly Returns Home By Charles Ornstein ProPublica In a clandestine mission that had the makings of a hostage rescue, the Cleveland Clinic and its lawyers arranged for medical resident Suha Abushamma to fly back to the United States yesterday, more than a week after she was forced to […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Will Trump’s ban cause foreign-born doctors to look elsewhere

Will Trump’s ban cause foreign-born doctors to look elsewhere

By Marshall Allen ProPublica Get sick in Toledo, Ohio, and chances are good you’ll be treated by a doctor born in another country. If you have allergies, stomach issues or neurological problems, the chances are even better. At least half of those doctors are foreign-born, Ohio Medical Board data shows — some from the seven […]

February 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s immigration ban fuels fear for young doctors whose jobs may be in limbo

Trump’s immigration ban fuels fear for young doctors whose jobs may be in limbo

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which sparked protests abroad and in the U.S., is also raising fears about the impact on international medical students vying for training programs at U.S. hospitals, as well as young doctors in training from affected countries who are already working here. […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Hours after landing in New York on Saturday, a doctor at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by President Donald Trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. Her flight to Saudi Arabia took off minutes before […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/IvmLEq9piJ4″ align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] By Anton van den Hengel, Professor of Computer Science University of Adelaide, Australia Researchers have built an algorithm that can classify skin lesions as cancerous or benign with the same accuracy as dermatologists. This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor, survey Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  — Results of a random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its entirety, and the percentage […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s HHS pick favored drugmakers, device makers and doctors

Trump’s HHS pick favored drugmakers, device makers and doctors

By Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of documents sheds further light on how he interacted as a congressman with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the massive agency he may soon oversee. Letters provided by CMS after […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pharma money reaches guidelines writers, patient groups — even doctors on Twitter

Pharma money reaches guidelines writers, patient groups — even doctors on Twitter

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2017 The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors’ practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and even oncologists on Twitter, according to a series of papers […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More