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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
Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

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 analysis of photographs. Rather […]

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
A woman doctor may be better for your health

A woman doctor may be better for your health

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News When a patient goes to the best hospital, he or she usually hopes for a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced. Something else to wish for? A woman physician. That’s because female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
After-hours ER care may come with a doctor’s surcharge

After-hours ER care may come with a doctor’s surcharge

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News If an emergency department is open 24 hours a day, why would patients be charged extra for coming in “after hours”? Good question, say experts who help patients decipher and dispute their medical bills. “After-hours surcharges,” as they’re sometimes called, should be included in the regular fees charged by […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More