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How COVID-19 is affecting one small-town doctor

Mar 12, 2020
For physician Scott Anzalone of Ohio, the scariest part of the outbreak isn't the illness.
Dr. Scott Anzalone serves around 3,500 patients from his small clinic in Logan, Ohio.
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The majority of medical students are women, but male heart surgeons still vastly outnumber female

Dec 31, 2019
Ninety-four percent of practicing thoracic surgeons are men — and that’s an improvement on recent years.
Dr. Amber Edwards at work.
Blake Farmer

Here's why Obamacare premiums are going down for the first time

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Oct 12, 2018
It's "really about returning excess profits," a Kaiser Family Foundation executive says.
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Kickbacks or a helpful service? Here's why pharma is under fire

Sep 21, 2018
Drug companies can get creative with doctor incentives, and that can be problematic.
A pharmacy technician counts out a prescription of antibiotic pills.
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Mind the gap: Navigating the transition from pediatric to adult health care

Jun 22, 2018
Getting the right health care once you outgrow your pediatrician can be tricky if you have a disability.
[Image description: A wide shot of a doctor’s office in San Francisco. On the left, a patient in a gown sits on an examination bed while the doctor checks her breathing with a stethoscope. The patient has short brown hair and is sitting with her hands clasped in her lap. On the right, there is a set of counters, with various medical equipment laid across the surface.]
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Long-term health care industry vexed by immigration restrictions

Jun 7, 2018
Demand for health care workers for seniors is far outpacing the supply right now. Throw more immigration curbs on top of that, and the problem just gets worse.
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Some health care firms focus on empathy to keep people healthier

May 2, 2018
One reason for the interest in a more empathetic clinical staff stems from the fact that hospitals and physicians, increasingly, have financial incentives to keep patients out of the hospital.
A nurse tends to recovering patients on a general ward at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England.
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When doctors need to learn "webside" manner

Jan 29, 2018
A New York hospital is introducing telescreens into the emergency room in an effort to save time — and possibly money.
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Are doctors and patients ready for home health monitoring?

Jun 1, 2017
There's lots of optimism as manufacturers crank out medical devices, but no one knows if the approach will save money.
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Opioid overdoses overwhelm the nation's morgues

May 11, 2017
Drug-related deaths highlight a critical need for more trained pathologists.
As of 2015, overdose became the number one cause of injury-related death, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.
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