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How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care

How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care

By Ashwin Vasan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population Health & Medicine Columbia University, New York City, NY In global public health, 2016 was a year defined by the end of two important emergencies: Ebola and Zika. But that doesn’t mean the risk either of these viruses pose has gone away. Zika transmission continues despite the World Health […]

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
How long patients stay on opioids may depend on the doctor you see in the E.R.

How long patients stay on opioids may depend on the doctor you see in the E.R.

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Which doctor a person happens to see at a local emergency room can have long-term consequences when it comes to opioid use. Within the same hospital, some doctors are three times more likely to prescribe an opioid than other doctors, and patients treated by high-prescribing doctors are more likely […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Influence of GOP doctors caucus grows as Congress looks to replace health law

Influence of GOP doctors caucus grows as Congress looks to replace health law

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News The confirmation of Tom Price, the orthopedic surgeon-turned-Georgia congressman, as secretary of Health and Human Services represents the latest victory in the ascendancy of a little-known but powerful group of conservative physicians in Congress he belongs to — the GOP Doctors Caucus. During the Obama administration, the caucus regularly […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Trump’s executive order strands Brooklyn doctor in Sudan

Trump’s executive order strands Brooklyn doctor in Sudan

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica On Saturday morning, Dr. Kamal Fadlalla traveled more than two hours from his family’s home in Wad Madani, Sudan, to the country’s capital of Khartoum to board a flight back to the United States. For Fadlalla, a second-year resident in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, this was to […]

January 31, 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