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1 in 4 doctors face sexual harassment from patients. Here's how Mayo handles it.

September 25, 2019


In 2017, Mayo Clinic implemented a program to address sexual harassment from patients, reflecting a slowly changing approach in the industry toward a problem that at times has been regarded as "part of the job."

9 days after a mosquito bite, he was 'brain dead.' Is this an emerging threat to public health?

September 24, 2019


A man from Michigan died last month after contracting the rare Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus from a mosquito earlier in the summer, and now health experts are saying the instance could highlight an emerging medical threat in the northeastern United States.

The 25 'Highest Paying Jobs' (Hint: 6 are in health care)

September 24, 2019


Glassdoor last week released its 2019 list of the 25 "Highest Paying Jobs" in the United States, and five of the top 10 are in health care.

The House’s 'surprise bill' fix could cut provider payments by up to 20%, CBO finds

September 24, 2019


The House Energy and Commerce Committee's bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills would reduce in-network provider payment rates and premiums in some markets and generate $21.9 billion in federal savings over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released last week.

Where do voters stand on 'Medicare for All'?

September 24, 2019


More voters favor health care proposals to allow everyone to enroll in Medicare than proposals to replace private insurance with a so-called "Medicare-for-All" plan, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

This pill combines 4 drugs to lower heart disease risk. But does it have a place in US medicine?

September 24, 2019


A single pill that contains four drugs that treat cardiovascular risk factors was tied to a reduced risk of heart disease among at-risk low-income patients, according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Policymakers are pushing mobile EHRs. But is anyone actually using them?

September 24, 2019


Less than 1% of patients who use their health system's patient portal also viewed their medical records on their smartphones, despite a growing push from policymakers to use the technology, according to research published recently in JAMA Network Open.

Appeals court hears case challenging Title X family planning rule

September 24, 2019


A federal appeals court during a hearing yesterday appeared divided about whether to uphold a final rule that bars health care providers and clinics that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

Sanders unveils plan to eliminate $81B in US medical debt

September 23, 2019


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, this weekend released a plan to eliminate billions of dollars in medical debt accumulated by patients under the current U.S. health care system.

Romney, Merkley unveil bill to ban flavored e-cigarettes

September 23, 2019


Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) last week introduced a bill that would ban flavored e-cigarette products.

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