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Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

One estimate suggests that close to 60% of medical trainees report being subjected to bullying in one form or another.

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Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews

Customer service is a critical part of every physician's job, but there's a big difference between a Yelp review and a risk-adjusted mortality rate in determining

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

Medical Bag is sharing your stories about the women behind the white coats.

Why Don't Surgeons Experience Flow?

"Flow" is dependent on reaching a number of optimal conditions, including intense concentration and loss of self-consciousness. So why don't surgeons feel the flow?

Psychology in the Age of Trump

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

Physician Suicides: Then and Now

Since Gerry FitzGerald's suicide 80 years ago, physician suicide has become a staggering public health crisis that's gone largely ignored.

Resuscitating Premature Infants Against Parental Wishes

The decision to resuscitate an extremely premature newborn is governed by a patchwork of state-level laws that are not necessarily grounded in evidence-based medicine.

Latest Features

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

The role of an anesthesiologist during surgery is not solely to make the patient more comfortable: if a patient becomes hemodynamically unstable, the anesthesiologist is required to administer CPR — sometimes against a patient's wishes.

Improving Efforts to Prepare for Influenza Epidemics

Improving Efforts to Prepare for Influenza Epidemics

Although substantial emphasis is placed on vaccinations in considering how to limit the spread of influenza, simple hygienic methods have been found to be the most effective and should be more widely supported.

Latest Blogs

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

When Body Language Says What Words Cannot: Interpreting Patients' Unspoken Messages

When Body Language Says What Words Cannot: Interpreting Patients' Unspoken Messages

Sometimes what someone says with body language is clear, but sometimes it's not — and physicians need to do a little exploring.

Prior Authorization Equals Current Frustration: Challenges in Practice

Prior Authorization Equals Current Frustration: Challenges in Practice

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Insurance companies believe that if there are enough hurdles to jump over — and if the hurdles are high enough — patients and physicians might stop running.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

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A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

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