The CDC recently said lower-grade surgical masks are “an acceptable alternative” to N95 masks, but critics say their use is almost certainly fueling illness among front-line health workers.
“Lost on the Frontline”, a Guardian and Kaiser Health News collaboration, aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.
Health workers say they’re exhausted and burning out from the stress of treating a stream of critically ill patients in an overstretched health care system.
The complaints from Washington also show the increasing sense of fear, frustration and powerlessness many nurses and other medical workers feel as COVID-19 pummels the health care system.
Anticipating a shortage of medical personnel to treat the influx of sick patients, officials put out a call for retired doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to work.
At some hospitals, staff said they are being told that, contrary to standard protocol of disposal after a single use, they should clean and reuse masks,
Pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors billions of dollars for consulting, promotional talks, meals and more. Doctors who received payments linked to specific drugs prescribed more of those drugs.
The number of women applying and entering U.S. Medical schools is increasing while the number of men applying and entering medical schools is declining..
In a recent study, women doctors were more likely to be introduced by their first names rather than by their titles.
Professional societies are reluctant to make recommendations against low-value treatments that make money for their members.
Compared with male physicians, women spend more time with their patients, are more likely to adhere to guidelines and are more careful in their prescribing.
The Trump administration wants to drop an Obama-era rule designed to ensure that there are enough doctors to care for Medicaid patients.
CDC data shows the South, which the agency defines as a 16-state region, saw more new cases — 19,968 — than the rest of the nation combined in 2017.
The doctor had testified in hundreds of child abuse cases worldwide and almost always blamed broken bones and other injuries on a rare genetic disorder
Despite the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to choose to specialize in one of those fields.