Addiction

Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General's office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation's drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren't nearly ...

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Medical scribes could help doctors care for more patients

Scribes help to increase doctors' productivity and shorten patients' stay at the emergency department, with no significant risk to patient safety, suggest the results of a randomised trial published in The BMJ today.

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Fewer black male doctors has broader public health impact

Aaron Doctor, a bright and ambitious young African-American man, grew up in a black community in South Carolina's Lowcountry, but he was 21 years old the first time he met a black doctor, a man whose wife was also a physician.

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How doctors are taught to deal with death

As a society we're pretty removed from death. We don't really talk about it. Yet when medical students start their training, it suddenly becomes something they're intimately acquainted with. So how are young doctors taught ...

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