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Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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US Lifts Visa Halt to Boost COVID-19 Physician Workforce

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 — New information from the US State Department indicates that it is lifting the suspension on visas for foreign-trained medical professionals, a move that has promise for boosting the US physician workforce battling COVID-19. The move may also help …

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Physician Gag Orders, ‘Coronavirus Party’

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 25, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Physicians Silenced A hospitalist in Indiana took to social media  to plead for donations of N95 masks, hoping to …

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Colleagues Mourn Italian ‘Hero’ Physician Killed by COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 13, 2020 — Colleagues and others are mourning the coronavirus-related death earlier this week of Italian physician Roberto Stella, 67, leader of the medical association in Italy’s northern Varese region, who continued to treat patients even after protective gear ran out. …

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‘Larger Than Life’ Physician Stephen Schwartz Dies of COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 19, 2020 — Stephen M. Schwartz, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and a longtime professor of pathology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Seattle, died March 17 after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He …

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Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says

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WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People older than 50 can reduce their risk for developing shingles by being vaccinated against the varicella-zoster virus that causes the painful condition, an expert says. “People who have had shingles previously can still receive the vaccine. If you are above the age …

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ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The availability of both alcohol and caffeine in powdered form that can be added to food or drinks has sparked public concern, but one expert says the substances don’t pose equal risks. Several states, including Pennsylvania, …

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How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

It’s tempting to believe that physicians are logical, meticulous thinkers who perfectly weigh the pros and cons of treatment options, acting as unbiased surrogates for their patients. In reality, this is often far from the case. Bias, which takes many forms, affects how doctors think and the treatment decisions they …

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