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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they're heard, too.


Racist Med School Yearbook Photos? Medicine's Racism Problems Go Even Deeper

Monday, February 11, 2019

The media attention around a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page sheds light on the larger problem of how racism affects medical care for African-Americans.


A Drug That Eases Miscarriages Is Difficult For Women To Get

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Despite evidence that mifepristone can help recovery from miscarriages, access to the medicine, which is commonly used to provide abortions, remains limited.


A Push For Diversity In Medical School Is Slowly Paying Off

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

American medical schools have historically been disproportionately white, but they are starting to attract more diverse students. The change may be the result of a diversity policy with teeth.


For Doctors Who Want To Provide Abortions, Employment Contracts Often Tie Their Hands

Monday, November 26, 2018

Some doctors are morally opposed to performing abortions. Others feel it's their calling and give up weekends to work at small clinics that offer them. And that can put their jobs in jeopardy.


How Doctors And Nurses Cope With The Human Toll Of Gun Violence

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Researchers are trying to understand how exposure to trauma cases affects clinicians and how they can get the mental health care they may need. For now, there are more questions than answers.


How Hospitals Can Tackle The Maternal Mortality Crisis

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

American women are more likely to die from preventable childbirth complications than women in other developed countries. A group of obstetricians says hospitals can do a lot to change this.


Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

Friday, October 19, 2018

Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.


Why Are Black Women Less Likely To Stick With A Breast Cancer Follow-Up Treatment?

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. One reason may be that they face economic and cultural barriers to taking the medications that can prevent recurrence.


Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

In a small study of middle-aged women, a history of sexual assault and workplace harassment was linked to health problems like hypertension, sleeplessness and depression.


Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.


Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?


More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

As marijuana gains popularity among people 65 and older, geriatricians call for more research on how it affects elderly patients. Shifts in metabolism as we age can intensify any drug's side effects.


A Medical School Tradition Comes Under Fire For Racism

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A prominent medical school has pulled back from electing students for a sought-after honor society, saying the award reinforces racial bias in medical education.


Open Medical Records Can Spur Frank Talk Between Doctors And Patients

Thursday, August 23, 2018

As more doctors' offices give patients electronic access to their medical records, both patients and their physicians are asking: Exactly how much of your medical record should you get to see?


Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

Saturday, August 18, 2018

In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.