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The toughest ethical dilemmas facing doctors in 2018, according to 5,250 physicians

December 10, 2018


Medscape's 2018 Ethics Report unveils doctors' opinions on money, romance with patients, and their most trying ethical dilemmas.

Chickenpox parties are making a comeback. That's a terrible idea, doctors say.

December 10, 2018


Chickenpox parties for unvaccinated children are making a comeback, leading health care providers to reiterate the risks of exposing children to the full-strength chickenpox virus.

How 3 top health systems engage their physicians (without boosting pay)

December 10, 2018


Faced with slim operating margins, hospitals today are looking beyond financial incentives to engage physicians.

Walgreens partners with FedEx to offer next-day Rx deliveries

December 7, 2018


Under a new partnership with FedEx, Walgreens customers can have their prescriptions delivered to them the next day for $4.99.

US abortion rate dropped 24% over 10 years, CDC data show

December 7, 2018


The U.S. abortion rate reached the lowest rate ever recorded in 2015 following significant declines over the past decade, according to a recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Why medical touch matters so much to patients

December 7, 2018


Medical touch often is an overlooked and underappreciated part of health care—but the way a provider physically interacts with a patient can mean the difference between a "soothing or traumatizing" experience, according to Caitlin Kelly, a former cancer patient.

The 118 'Top Hospitals' in the US, according to The Leapfrog Group

December 6, 2018


The Leapfrog Group's 2018 Top Hospitals list recognizes 118 hospitals for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety, and efficiency.

How the Trump admin wants to make health care more competitive

December 6, 2018


HHS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury in a 119-page report recommend reforms across the U.S. health care market to promote choice and competition.

This woman's viral letter shed a light on the cost barriers to organ transplants

December 6, 2018


Hedda Martin, a 60-year-old Michigan resident who needs a heart transplant, was denied the procedure and told to raise $10,000 before providers would consider the transplant—and her viral social media post has shed a light on how cost can be a barrier to patients in need of new organs.

Doctors deliver first baby born via uterus transplanted from deceased donor

December 6, 2018


Doctors from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil have delivered the first baby born to a woman who received uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to a case report published this week.

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