Tag: Doctors

In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in Hospitals

In May of last year, video footage emerged from a spinal clinic, Incheon 21st Century Hospital, that showed nursing assistants performing incisions and putting in sutures. Choi Jeong-kyu, a lawyer who has represented medical malpractice victims, said he received the footage from someone who had worked at the clinic and recorded it secretly. Mr. Choi […]

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Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

How Matt Richtel spoke to adolescents and their parents for this series In mid-April, I was speaking to the mother of a suicidal teenager whose struggles I’ve been closely following. I asked how her daughter was doing. Not well, the mother said: “If we can’t find something drastic to help this kid, this kid will […]

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Covid Drugs Save Lives, but Americans Can’t Get Them

If many doctors are unaware of these therapeutics or unsure how patients qualify for them, where’s the effective awareness and education campaign for health care providers? In the United States, such doctor outreach is often, sadly, left to pharmaceutical companies, which spend tens of billions of dollars each year marketing their drugs to physicians. This […]

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Myanmar’s Health System Is in Collapse, ‘Obliterated’ by the Regime

The surgeon was in the middle of operating on a patient when the squad of soldiers entered the hospital looking for doctors to arrest. A receptionist alerted the surgeon, Dr. Kyaw Swar, but it was too late for him to stop the procedure. Hoping to avoid attention, he ran out into the hallway and collected […]

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Doctors, Attend to Your Mental Health

To the Editor: Re “Attack on Train Station Leaves Scores Dead” (front page, April 9): Since Russia launched its unprovoked, brutal assault on Ukraine we have seen attacks on civilian targets every day: residential neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, churches. Now we learn of the bombing of a train station used by civilians fleeing for their lives. […]

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This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

The organization and the health ministry agreed to work together on rehabilitating Kissy. The effort involved not just physical renovations but a significant shift in perception of mental illness as a public health problem like any other. The ministry hired Dr. Eze from Nigeria and another psychiatrist, a Sierra Leonean who had recently returned from […]

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Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Hayes, Coal Town Doctor Who Fought for Miners

The miners, members of the United Mine Workers, sent a telegram to President Harry S. Truman asking for help, and a federal judge, Guy K. Bard, was assigned to investigate Shawmut’s finances. At a hearing, Hayes and the miners testified about the horrid sanitation conditions, Biederman wrote, with Hayes’s testimony clearly moving the judge. She […]

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Doctors Face a Stigma Against Seeking Mental Health Care

Dr. Glen Gabbard, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, has dedicated much of his career to treating physicians. He explained why his physician patients struggle to admit that they need care: “You’re supposed to know everything in a life-threatening crisis. There isn’t room for self-doubt,” he said. Dr. Gabbard noted that […]

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‘Preventative’ Botox: Do Injections Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

There are no large scale clinical or observational studies of preventative Botox. One 2006 study looked at identical twins, just two people, over 13 years. One received regular Botox injections. The other did not. The researchers found that lines were “not evident in the regularly treated twin” where she had received injections, but did appear […]

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How Oni and Uché Blackstock, Doctors, Spend Their Sundays

Oni and Uché Blackstock, 44, are twin sisters and Harvard-educated doctors who have been on the front lines of the pandemic. Both run businesses that address racial inequity in health care. And both are divorced parents of sons. Dr. Oni Blackstock is the founder of Health Justice, which consults with health organizations to prioritize issues […]

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Supreme Court Hears Case of Doctors Accused of Running Pill Mills

WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of a national crisis of soaring opioid overdoses and deaths, the Supreme Court on Tuesday considered the cases of two doctors accused of operating pill mills, with the justices struggling to articulate a legal standard that would separate unconventional medical practices from drug dealing. They parsed the language of the […]

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When an Ancestry Search Reveals Fertility Fraud

Mr. Berry was both stunned and relieved. The discovery did clear up one mystery, Mr. Berry said: Although his mother had asked for a donor who looked like the actor Tom Selleck, she had always thought her son looked more like Mr. Wortman. “Now I understand this other side of myself, and when I look […]

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When Your Doctor Isn’t a Doctor

Yet there is, unfortunately, little research to bolster the claims of either camp. One recent study published by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ trade journal found that, when collaborating with physicians, the accuracy of diagnoses by N.P.s and P.A.s was comparable to that of doctors. However, the only statistically reproducible finding to come out […]

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Doctors Are More Likely to Describe Black Patients as Uncooperative, Studies Find

Regardless of race, unmarried patients and those on government health plans like Medicare and Medicaid were more likely to have negative descriptors applied to them than married or privately insured patients. Patients in poor overall health, with several chronic underlying health problems, were also twice as likely to have negative adjectives in their medical records, […]

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Turkey’s Doctors Are Leaving, the Latest Casualty of Spiraling Inflation

ISTANBUL — Anxiety rose after an assistant doctor died last fall when she plowed her car into the back of a truck after a long shift. Then there were the growing cases of violence. An assistant doctor abandoned his career after a patient stabbed him in the stomach and hand. A pregnant nurse was hospitalized […]

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One Day in the ‘Parallel Universe’ of a London I.C.U.

LONDON — A gaggle of masked nurses and doctors in blue paper gowns shuffled from one coronavirus patient to the next offering lifesaving care. Some patients had lingered for days or weeks. Others counted their stays in months. If there was an end in sight to two years of pandemic, health care workers lamented, you’d […]

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He’s a Doctor. He’s an Actor. He’s an Indie Heartthrob.

Actors have a long history of indulging in side projects: Some use their off time to write books, while others even front rock bands. But it’s fair to say that few thespians navigate a dual career quite like Anders Danielsen Lie, who currently stars as a lingering love interest in both “Bergman Island” and “The […]

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Why the Medical Establishment Shied Away From Abortion

That individual physicians might wish to avoid turning themselves — and, potentially, their patients, co-workers and families — into targets of wrath and violence is understandable. Less understandable is the failure of the mainstream medical community, and an array of powerful institutions within it, to respond to the hostility and violence directed at clinics and […]

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Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

In one exercise, she has participants close their eyes as she guides them through experiencing the different senses, imagining feeling their feet growing into the ground like roots of a tree, for instance, listening to nearby sounds and observing how far they may extend, or smelling the air. It’s similar in many ways to a […]

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When Doctors Downplay Women’s Health Concerns

Health disparities are hardly exclusive to women. In the United States, if you’re not wealthy, not white and not heterosexual, you may be receiving less than optimal health care. But research on disparities between how women and men are treated in medical settings is growing — and it is concerning for any woman seeking care. […]

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