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High Cost of Medical Education

It is not in society's best interest.

Old Habits Die Hard

...which lead to lots of unnecessary tests.

To Operate or Not?

Even for the surgeon, this isn't an easy decision.

Difficult Choices at 30,000 Feet

Weighing benefits of one patient against another...

Bias in Medicine

Access to therapy appointments differs by race and class.

Being Held as a Medical Hostage

After a motor vehicle accident it's the last thing you'd expect.

San Francisco's Latest Attempt to Reduce Obesity

But beverage manufacturers stand in the way.

San Francisco's Latest Attempt to Reduce Obesity

Good News, a Drop in Opioid Prescriptions?

There are important unintended consequences.

Good News, a Drop in Opioid Prescriptions?

High Rates of Medical Error Rates Are Probably Incorrect

Still, the problem is real and deserves attention...

High Rates of Medical Error Rates Are Probably Incorrect

Physician Suicide: A Canary in the Coal Mine

It's a problem that should concern us all.

Physician Suicide: A Canary in the Coal Mine

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