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February 13, 2017

Why physician mindfulness could improve patient care and prevent health care disparities. By our Mary Catherine Beach

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Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control over those discussions, there is one health care topic that we can control: what we talk about with our doctor

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With NGOs seen as a political threat, a volunteer initiative that links doctors and pharmacists with donors is funding much-needed healthcare

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Cynthia Dwyer, a coordinator and a collaborator of ours in the Johns Hopkins’ Project Emerge, which is redesigning the ICU workflow, culture and technology, and Dr. Sean Berenholtz, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Hopkins, were interviewed for this radio show

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They are a little-known presence in many operating rooms, offering technical expertise to surgeons installing new knees, implanting cardiac defibrillators or performing delicate spine surgery

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In a new analysis of Medicare reimbursements, women physicians were reimbursed less than men across specialties

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Syria’s Assault on Medics

August 15, 2016

Our Leonard Rubenstein writes to the New Yorker about the ongoing Syrian assault on hospitals, staff, and patients

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In the fall of 1943, German soldiers in Italy began rounding up Italian Jews and deporting them—10,000 people were sent to concentration camps during the nearly two-year Nazi occupation. Most never returned. But in Rome, a group of doctors saved at least 20 Jews from a similar fate, by diagnosing them with Syndrome K, a deadly, disfiguring, and contagiosissima disease

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