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Pediatricians Have Important Role in Talking About Substance Use, Experts Say

โ€” "You can't just assume that somebody's going to get care elsewhere," one pediatrician noted

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The Lure of Specialty Medicine Pulls Nurse Practitioners From Primary Care

Increasingly, NPs are broadening their skills and income

May 17, 2024
MedPod Today: RFK Jr.'s Ailments; Tenpenny Gets License Back; Shady Stem Cell Shots

ทฌวัษ็ว๘app reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

May 17, 2024
Texas Team's Wastewater Surveillance Can Pick Up Concerning H5N1 Mutations

TEPHI's monitoring gets more granular than CDC's influenza A wastewater dashboard

May 16, 2024
NFL Team Doc Pleads Guilty in Double Fatality Crash; Doc Charged in 100 MPH Crash

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

May 16, 2024
Texas Team's Wastewater Surveillance Can Pick Up Concerning H5N1 Mutations

TEPHI's monitoring gets more granular than CDC's influenza A wastewater dashboard

NFL Team Doc Pleads Guilty in Double Fatality Crash; Doc Charged in 100 MPH Crash

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Over 400 Physicians From Delaware's ChristianaCare Move to Unionize

"This is a movement that needs to happen in medicine," one physician said

May 15, 2024
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New Mexico a Safe Haven for Trans Youth

Located near states with gender-affirming care bans, New Mexico acted to protect access

May 15, 2024
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Taking Telemedicine Visits From Your Kitchen? Think Again

Patients prefer professional telemedicine backgrounds, survey shows

May 15, 2024
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Dark Side of MDMA's Journey to FDA; Fake Studies Shutter Journals; H5N1 Turf Wars

This past week in healthcare investigations

May 15, 2024
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Doctor Fined for Prescribing Ivermectin for COVID

Wei-Hsung Lin, MD, will have to pay $5,000 and take CME courses on managing COVID

May 14, 2024
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How We Analyzed the Impact of State Bans on Gender-Affirming Care

These drugs are only a part of gender-affirming care, but they hint at bigger changes over time

May 14, 2024
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Scripts for Puberty-Blocking Drugs Fell After State Bans

Declines aren't dramatic, but trans kids and healthcare providers are facing secondary challenges

May 14, 2024
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Clinicians at Legacy Health Move to Unionize

About 150 doctors, PAs and NPs plan to organize with an American Federation of Teachers affiliate

May 14, 2024
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U.S. News Introduces List of Best Outpatient Surgery Centers

Ten states had 20 or more high-performing facilities

May 14, 2024
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Brain Worms Like RFK Jr.'s: Here's What to Know

About 2,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with neurocysticercosis each year

May 09, 2024
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RFK Jr. Explains Why His Voice Sounds Hoarse

Spasmodic dysphonia -- not his brain worm -- is the root cause

May 09, 2024
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Stem Cell Injections in Mexico Led to Drug-Resistant Infections

Three patients acquired Mycobacterium abscessus infections after medical travel

May 09, 2024
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Urologist Convicted of Sex Abuse; Doc Accused of Rape; Man Sentenced for HIV Spread

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

May 09, 2024
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Sexual Harassment Rampant in Ob/Gyn Field, Despite Majority Female Workforce

Researchers suggest that power dynamics may be more critical than gender

May 08, 2024
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