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Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
The case for putting genomic medicine to work
Cardiologist Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, is a leading advocate of...
Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Web Exclusive: No Debate: Patients = Consumers
Embracing consumerism is becoming one of those "get over it" moments for healthcare professionals. You can...
Web Exclusive: The Search for a Five-Star Doc
Online consumer reviews can help uncover little-known restaurant gems, warn against grimy hotels, or offer insight into...
Web Exclusive: Thanks, Doc, And By The Way—Who Are You?
The vast majority of patients in a new study couldn't name a single physician on their hospital care team. Such...
Confronting the racial barriers between doctors and patients
Pauline Chen, MD, said she was inspired by the election of Barack Obama to discus racial barriers in healthcare in this...
Medical student burnout and the challenge to patient care
Pauline W. Chen, MD, offers an essay in the New York Times on her emotionally and physically draining experience at...
Web Exclusive: Quality Data? What Quality Data?
Conventional wisdom says that the days of the passive patient are vanishing—consumers are seeking quality...
Web Exclusive: From Marcus Welby to Gregory House
If physicians could be characterized solely based on television stereotypes, the difference between today’s...