Cardiology

Saving lives in Black barbershops

A new look at data from a landmark Cedars-Sinai study of health interventions in Black barbershops, and a new study that looks at barbershop patrons' virtual visits with pharmacists, have added to the evidence that convenient, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Primary care plays key role in vaccinating older individuals

(HealthDay)—Primary care physicians have been the largest provider of vaccinations for older individuals, according to a study published online in the July 1 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Medications

Doctors divided over use of controversial new Alzheimer's drug

(HealthDay)—The controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Improving access to mental health services in low-income communities

When it comes to improving access to mental health services for children and families in low-income communities, a University of Houston researcher has found having a warm handoff, which is a transfer of care between a primary ...

Health

Do women or men make the best doctors?

(HealthDay)—When you're hospitalized, you'll want qualified medical professionals treating you, but does it matter if your doctor is a man or a woman?

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Physician

A physician, medical practitioner, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or medical doctor practices medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. This is accomplished through a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment — the science of medicine — and its applied practice — the art or craft of medicine.

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