We often prescribe new medications that were proven to be effective in rigorous clinical trials and were approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration only to find that our patients don’t get better

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 44.7 million adults in the U.S. currently live with mental illness, 19.2 million of whom are receiving treatment in the form of counseling and prescription medication

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Esther Choo, an emergency medicine physician, was at a mall in Portland, Oregon, when she fired off a tweet that briefly transformed medical Twitter: “When I first met B, he’d been dead for 20 min. We got him back, inexplicably. He calls me every year on the anniversary. 10 years now. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet” (@choo_ek)

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Is that about to change?

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Beyond Legalization

May 31, 2018

Dilemma physicians confront regarding aid in dying.

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Racial disparities in health outcomes are complicated, but this is one place to start. (Featuring our Mary Catherine Beach)

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He still ended up with a $7,924 bill. You can’t avoid surprise medical bills even with a “PhD in surprise billing.”

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My Patient’s Smile

May 16, 2018

“Dad, hold still.” As we entered the hospital room that morning, our patient’s daughter was attempting to give him a shave. He was bed-bound after his operation and had grown a salt-and-pepper stubble

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