Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery when the volunteer first walked into his room. Unfortunately Hall had been in and out of the hospital quite a bit. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant. But the volunteer wasn’t there to check on his lungs or breathing. Instead she asked Hall if we wanted to tell his life story.

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Almost 300 faculty and staff members of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City have signed a letter to the board of trustees calling for a “culture shift” in light of a lawsuit alleging sex and age discrimination at the institution. More than 260 medical students and 200 alumni have signed similar letters

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“Sorry for late reply. We’ve been under nonstop air strikes today, and I’ve been with emergency patients all day.” I received that Skype message in response to a request to interview 32-year-old neurosurgeon Omar Ibrahim, originally from Egypt but based for the past five years in Syria and the last two in Idlib

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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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Our Leonard Rubenstein led a project that resulted in a report and recommendations responding to the ethical challenges in humanitarian health in situations of extreme violence. Read the full report now

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Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start

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Coverage Denied

January 3, 2019

Medicaid patients suffer as layers of private companies profit. Marcela Villa isn’t a big name in health care — but she played a crucial role in the lives of thousands of Medicaid patients in California. Her official title: denial nurse

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The hospital, especially during the holidays, crystallizes an unavoidable truth: There’s simply no substitute for being there

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