John Henning Schumann

John Henning Schumann appears in the following:

A Doctor Wrestles With Whether To Keep Wearing His White Coat

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Putting on the white coat for the first time has become a rite of passage for medical students. Now some doctors want to retire white coats, despite their symbolism, because they might spread germs.


Pruning Back Prescriptions For Better Health

Sunday, September 27, 2015

There comes a time when a drug that once helped a patient may be unnecessary or even harmful. Figuring out when to cut back is difficult, but the potential benefits are substantial.


No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Saturday, August 01, 2015

A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.


Should Doctors And Drugmakers Keep Their Distance?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

One doctor rethinks his hardline stance against contact with industry. Beyond drugmakers' sales and marketing, perhaps there's room for productive and ethical collaboration to advance medicine.


Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.


What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

There's a general rule against doctors treating family members and friends. The relationships can cloud their judgment. But the perils don't stop many doctors from trying.


When A Patient Says 'Everything's Fine,' A Doctor Should Be Wary

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The retired cop was an easy patient, who took his medicine without complaint. After an operation, the man went into a mental tailspin that his doctor realized had been in the making for years.


Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Sunday, December 28, 2014

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.


If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.


What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.


A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

Saturday, October 25, 2014

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.


Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.


A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.


A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Medicare reimbursed the university where I work $45,994 for my services in 2012. What did I do to earn the money, and how do I stack up against other doctors?


When A Cholesterol Test Becomes A Vice Instead Of A Virtue

Saturday, May 10, 2014

No single concept has permeated American medical culture to the extent that our anxiety about cholesterol has. Old or young, man or woman, rich or poor — everyone wants a cholesterol test.


Botched Execution Leads Doctor To Review His Principles

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Of the 32 states that currently allow capital punishment, all rely on lethal injection as the means. Seventeen of them require a doctor to be present during the injection.


Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Medicine's shift from paper to computers has been painful and expensive. But now doctors can easily write and transmit prescriptions by computer, saving money and improving the quality of care.


5 Simple Habits Can Help Doctors Connect With Patients

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Patients feel more satisfied with their care when their doctors take a minute to sit down beside them. But harried doctors often fail to remember niceties like that. All the memorizat...


For 2 Young Doctors, Working On Christmas Was A Privilege

Sunday, December 22, 2013

By the end of December, interns are nearing the midpoint of their first year of intense, hands-on work with patients. That's long enough for the young doctors to feel committed to the...


Why Can't Ted Stay Out Of The Emergency Room?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Unlike airlines, hospitals don't offer perks or first class upgrades to people who frequently visit the emergency room. In fact, patients like these often get worse customer service, like the apocryphal boy who cried, "Wolf!"