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Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Seven eye health problems you didn’t know Special

Your eyes are a window into your overall health, and it’s important to get your eyes checked even if you don’t think you have vision problems, according to a lead eye specialist.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Healthcare wait times in Canada now cost $1 billion Special

Toronto - Canadians lost a combined $1.1 billion, or an average of $1,202 per patient, as a result of lengthy waits for medically necessary health care in 2013, according to a new study revealed to Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Cuba gives doctors big pay raise -- to $64 a month

Havana - Cuba's doctors got a big pay raise Friday -- to 64 dollars a month, the official Communist Party newspaper Granma said.The hike in pay from $25 a month was to reward health professionals for being the country's top source of hard currency export earni...
In the Media by AFP

Next step for smartphones? Keeping tabs on patients

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients’ hearts are racing or their blood pressure is on the rise, even if they’re sitting at home.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US

Washington - A potent new painkiller hit the US market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.Zohydro ER can contain 10 times the amount of hydrocodone as the most popular pr...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Brazil doctors convicted in organ trafficking scheme

Rio De Janeiro - Two doctors have been sent to prison in Brazil for selling contraband organs to the United States as part of a suspected trafficking scheme, law enforcement officials said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

New 'armor' in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria Special

Orlando - Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers. Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'

What most people assumed were permanent advances in medicine may become anything but, as pathogens gradually build immunity to antibiotics.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 4 comments

Doctors sue ObamaCare insurer over dropped doctors

A group of New York doctors has sued an ObamaCare provider for booting more than 2,000 doctors from its Medicare Advantage network. Reportedly the doctors were dropped to avoid cost hikes under the new United States government healthcare law.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments
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