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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

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

A new healthy trend: Doctors fist bumping patients and colleagues

Morgantown - It has long been held that handshaking is a vector for the transfer of disease-causing bacteria from one individual to the next. But an on-the-rise greeting trend could be a step in the right direction for reducing the spread of disease.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

Assisted-living patients in California abandoned for two days

Sheriff's deputies went to an assisted living facility on Saturday in Northern California, and they had to remove more than a dozen senior patients.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Patient Quality Care — Obama Administration

The Obama Administration has always considered healthcare a central part of its plans. The government shutdown as a result of Republican attitudes towards what they and the media have dubbed ‘Obamacare’ has put thousands of families at risk.
In the Media by Victoria Heckstall - 3 comments

Kansas GOP to legalize quarantine of HIV patients

The Kansas legislature is about to give the state the power to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS. It is expected that the legislation will become law within the next few weeks.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 10 comments

Patient education transforming U.S. healthcare industry

Austin - Who hasn’t searched on the Internet for symptoms, causes or treatments to a bothersome ailment? What if there was a way of connecting healthcare professionals and patients without traveling to a medical clinic or a hospital? Perhaps there already is.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

NHS patients treated like 'battery hens', says MP

Ann Clwyd, a Labour MP and Chair of the Human Rights parliamentary group, accused the National Health Service (NHS) of inhumane treatment and fears the normalisation of cruelty is now rife.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The fear of surgery — Surgical errors

Surgical errors have become far too common in hospitals today. With everything from operating on the wrong person, to infecting a healthy patient with non-sterile equipment, it is hard to trust our medical professionals in such an unstable environment.
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 3 comments

Europe's response to the problem of antibiotic shortage

Brussels - The issues of antibiotic shortage and growing resistance of many microorganisms to antibiotics is a significant global health issue. Strategies to tackle this issue have varied worldwide.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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