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These 'Zebra' Cases Were Cracked by People Other Than Doctors

โ€” Popular Reddit thread captures rare diagnoses made by patients, lab techs, first responders

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Opinion
The Supreme Court Did Not Deliver 'Wins' for Reproductive Rights This Term

They simply evaded critical questions about access

Jul 17, 2024
This Ex-President Also Survived an Assassination Attempt on the Campaign Trail

In 1912, a former president was trying to get back into office when he was shot at close range

Jul 15, 2024
Opinion
The 988 Crisis Lifeline Callback Enigma

Those in greatest anguish may not be able to cognitively comply

Jul 09, 2024
Opinion
Setting the Record Straight on Abortion in the Wake of the Presidential Debate

We should expect more from our elected officials

Jul 09, 2024
Opinion
The 988 Crisis Lifeline Callback Enigma

Those in greatest anguish may not be able to cognitively comply

Opinion
Setting the Record Straight on Abortion in the Wake of the Presidential Debate

We should expect more from our elected officials

Emergency Medicine Case Studies

Mysterious Acute-Onset Neck Mass in a Young Man

Among many diagnostic options for a rare condition, be aware of potential pitfalls

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What Caused Boy in Rural Area to Develop High Fever and Hemoptysis?

Rural life has its hazards, as clinicians in China explain

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Recurrent Facial Swelling, Itching in a Young Woman

One year after symptom onset, a salivary gland excision identifies the cause

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ED Boarding Didn't Always Lead to Psychiatric Inpatient Stay for Youths

Only 56% went on to be admitted, and disparities were evident

Jul 09, 2024
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7-Day Buprenorphine Promising for Mild Opioid Withdrawal

Formulation could boost help more patients start OUD treatment sooner

Jul 08, 2024
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Opinion
That Patient, That Feeling, You Just Can't Shake

A reflection on race, gun violence, and medicine

Jul 07, 2024
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Biden's Checkup; Sanjay Gupta Says Prez Should Get Cognitive Test; July 4 Injuries

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Jul 05, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
In Wake of SCOTUS Ruling, Biden Tells Doctors to Provide Emergency Abortions

Administration has argued that some new abortion bans conflict with 40-year-old EMTALA law

Jul 03, 2024
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Nurse Shows Kids How to 'Stop the Bleed'

Born of a nurse mom's concern about gun violence, program teaches kids life-saving skills

Jul 02, 2024
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Opinion
Access to Pediatric Care Is Rapidly Eroding

The health of future generations is at stake

Jul 02, 2024
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Street Medicine Teams Help Homeless People Rehydrate in Extreme Heat

Rising temperatures call for new avenues of care

Jul 01, 2024
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SCOTUS Allows Emergency Abortions to Continue in Idaho, for Now

Case will go back down to the lower courts for further adjudication

Jun 27, 2024
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Supreme Court Rejects Purdue Pharma Settlement That Shielded Sacklers

In a 5-4 decision, justices blocked an agreement with victims and state and local governments

Jun 27, 2024
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SCOTUS Appears Poised to Allow Emergency Abortions in Idaho for Now, Report Says

Documents briefly posted online suggest a delay in resolving the case for good

Jun 26, 2024
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Surgeon Ousted for Speaking Up; Steward Corruption in Malta? Misleading Clinic Names

This past week in healthcare investigations

Jun 26, 2024
INVESTIGATIVE ROUNDUP over an image of two people looking at computer screens.
Opinion
Who Is 'Engaged in the Business' of Selling Firearms?

A changing landscape for background checks could help limit gun violence

Jun 23, 2024
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Opinion
A Closer Look at Medetomidine and Its 'Unusual' Patient Presentations

Another drug has entered the drug supply

Jun 22, 2024
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