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Medication abortion is still possible with just one drug. Here's how it works

Monday, April 10, 2023

A judge's ruling puts access to the abortion drug mifepristone in limbo, pending further court decisions. But there's another drug that is safe and effective at ending early pregnancy.


With telehealth abortion, doctors have to learn to trust and empower patients

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Getting abortion medication online is easier than ever thanks to regulatory changes. The practice is pushing the boundaries of the traditional doctor-patient relationship.


Telehealth abortion demand is soaring. But access may come down to where you live

Friday, May 20, 2022

Recent rule changes made it easier for patients to get abortion pills through the mail, using telehealth services. Now there is growing demand for these services – and new legal battles brewing.


Becoming a parent means forgetting what I learned in medical school

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Dr. Mara Gordon spent ten years observing the health care system as a medical student and physician. When she got pregnant she finally understood how vulnerable it can feel to be a patient.


OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients

Sunday, April 18, 2021

As a doctor, I was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, but I also was pregnant, and there wasn't yet much data to inform my decision. What I needed was a different kind of information.


Female Doctors Spend More Time With Patients, But Earn Less Money Than Men

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Female physicians spend more time with each patient than male doctors do and their patients report increased satisfaction. But the extra time adds up and results in less money.


Racism, Hazing And Other Abuse Taints Medical Training, Students Say

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

More than 35% of students surveyed experienced mistreatment in a U.S. medical school. "There's a direct link between this abuse and how some ... health care disparities play out," a black doctor says.


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Virtual Medical Appointment

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, but do have a fierce earache or infected bug bite or a child with a sudden rash? These days, many more people are getting diagnosed via calls or video chats.


Good Medical Care Can Suffer Late In The Day

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Many of us feel increasingly stressed and short on time as the day wears on. But does that make for worse medical care? Studies suggest preventive maintenance suffers with late appointments.


Safety Problems Lead To Early End For Study Of 'Abortion Pill Reversal'

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Three of the 12 women enrolled in a study of progesterone to reverse a medication-based abortion required ambulance transport to a hospital for treatment of severe vaginal bleeding.


Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.


'The Price We Pay' Argues Rising Health Care Costs Undermine Public Trust In Medicine

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Surgeon and researcher Marty Makary traveled the country talking to people about their experiences with health care. He learned that costs are poisoning Americans' relationships with medicine.


Doctors Say Federal Rules On Discussing Abortions Inhibit Relationships With Patients

Monday, September 09, 2019

Many clinics that provide family planning services still rely on Title X funding. Their doctors worry about what they can say to patients about abortion under new rules.


'Vagina Bible' Tackles Health And Politics In A Guide To Female Physiology

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Frustrated with online marketing sites that peddle needless "health aids" and fears, gynecologist and columnist Jen Gunter aims to dispel myths about the female body and restore power to patients.


Do You Need That Surgery? How To Decide, And How To Pick A Surgeon If You Do

Friday, July 19, 2019

When you have a serious health problem that calls for surgery, the last thing you need is the stress of navigating the health care system to find a skilled surgeon. We have tips to make it easier.


How To Pick A Doctor (Or Break Up With One)

Monday, July 08, 2019

A good primary care doctor can be your ally, helping you catch or prevent serious illness and navigate the health care system. Here's how to find a good one.


Early Abortion Bans: Which States Have Passed Them?

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

So far in 2019, nine states have passed laws to outlaw abortion or forbid it past a certain point in pregnancy. None of these laws are in effect, and many are being litigated in the courts.


How Doctors Can Stop Stigmatizing — And Start Helping — Kids With Obesity

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Physicians often harbor unconscious bias against kids and teens with obesity. It affects how they talk with their patients and can make kids' health worse. Some doctors are trying a new approach.


What's Your Purpose? Finding A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Linked To Health

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Researchers found that people who did not have a strong life purpose were more likely to die than those who did — specifically more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases.


It's Not Just Measles. What You Should Know About Vaccines For Adults

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Many people don't know which shots they need as they get older. And the vaccines can be tougher to keep track of because many adults go to the doctor less frequently than kids do.