Apr 25, 2013 — At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Leana Wen cared for people hurt by the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line. She worried that the next patient she treated would turn out to be her husband. Ten days later, the sounds of sirens still shake her.
Apr 25, 2013 — But reproductive health advocates says there's a big problem with leaving contraception training out: Many residency programs these days are run by religious hospitals that don't believe in contraception.
Apr 16, 2013 — Save yourself some hassles by checking with your doctor before the test to make sure the office will bill the insurer for the procedure as preventive screening rather than a diagnostic test.
Apr 5, 2013 — Some advocates argue that primary care doctors, surgeons and other specialists could add palliative medicine to their usual care. Removing bottlenecks for certification of palliative care specialists could also help.
Apr 2, 2013 — Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., is spending $100 million to open a medical school in the fall. Its goal is to have more than 50 percent of its graduates go into primary care.
Apr 1, 2013 — Some pediatricians are worried that babies who spit up are being misdiagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease, and that's causing parents to opt for unnecessary prescription medications. Researchers found that using the word "disease" to describe spitting up can have a powerful effect on parents.
Mar 21, 2013 — Some Colorado doctors who've treated victims of recent mass shootings and everyday gun violence say they're deeply disturbed by and opposed to guns. But other doctors don't support the new gun restrictions lawmakers are talking about in Denver and Washington, D.C.
Mar 20, 2013 — Dr. Frank Dumont never thought of himself as being on the front lines of suicide prevention. But after the death of a patient he was particularly close to, he sees his role changing. He's seeking to reduce suicides by asking his patients about guns in their homes.
Mar 19, 2013 — Getting quality time with your doctor might be easier in a group. With primary care doctors in short supply, some are turning to group appointments. Proponents say the approach has advantages, including the chance to learn from fellow patients.
Mar 6, 2013 — Many doctors and patients expect too much from prescription opioids as pain relievers, some physicians say. These expectations need to be reined in to curtail drug abuse and overdoses that claim more than 16,000 lives a year in the U.S., they say.