For most of his career, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak was not a big believer in the “touchy-feely” side of medicine. As a specialist in intensive care and chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., Trzeciak felt most at home in the hard sciences

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With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life?

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Defibrillator paddles did not work during a patient’s heart transplant in January, and a backup set was not nearby. The transplant ultimately failed, and the patient died two months later. His case was featured in a May article

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During another trial, he admitted bringing about cardiac crises in patients because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them

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The story of Jahi McMath, a teenage girl who died this summer, shows how painful a lack of consensus can be for families

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Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down

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An Ethical Dilemma for Doctors

September 25, 2017

When is it OK to prescribe opioids? Our Travis Rieder writes, “America’s opioid crisis is getting worse. The role of prescription opioids has both the medical establishment and the government justifiably worried.”

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Size Matters:

March 31, 2016

Why Oversize Dosage Vials of Cancer Drugs Are a Huge Problem

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