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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
A Physician Or Nurse Would possibly Earn Simply $6 A Month In Venezuela

A Physician Or Nurse Would possibly Earn Simply $6 A Month...

In September 2018, Maria Paula Toledo got her first monthly paycheck from the Venezuelan Ministry of Health for her work as a doctor at a rural clinic in Venezuela, outside the city of Maracaibo. It was the equivalent of about $1.50 — enough to buy a regular pizza, she says, but with no extra toppings.…
Do You Required All Those Medications? How To Speak to Your Physician About Cutting Down

Do You Required All Those Medications? How To Speak to Your...

Many seniors take multiple drugs, which can lead to side effects like confusion, lightheadedness, difficulty sleeping and more. Doctors who specialize in the care of the elderly often recommend carefully reducing the medication load. Juanmonino/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Juanmonino/Getty Images Many seniors take multiple drugs, which can lead to side effects like confusion,…
Physician burnout strikes an all-time high with 79% of medical care doctors experiencing workplace tension

Physician burnout strikes an all-time high with 79% of medical care...

A new study from InCrowd reveals that 79% of primary care physicians (PCPs) are burned out, compared with 57% of specialists. And the problem doesn't stop at doctors: Nearly half of nurses said they've considered leaving the medical field in the last two years, fueled in part by their heavy workload, according to a survey…
Task Post For Physician At An Immigrant Detention Center Catches Individuals’s Attention

Task Post For Physician At An Immigrant Detention Center Catches Individuals’s...

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Ranit Mishori, a family doctor, and a member of Physicians for Human Rights, about the job listing for a doctor to work at an ICE Processing Center.
Has Your Physician Talked To You About Local weather Change?

Has Your Physician Talked To You About Local weather Change?

Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption toggle caption Jesse Costa/WBUR…
How To Select A Physician (Or Break Up With One)

How To Select A Physician (Or Break Up With One)

Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Finding a good primary care doctor can feel a little bit like dating. It's awkward. Your expectations are high. You know it's rough out there, but you're still secretly hoping to find the one. So where do you begin? Just like dating, finding a doctor you click with is all about…
When There’s No Medical Professional Close-by, Volunteers Assist Rural Clients Handle Persistent Health Problem

When There’s No Medical Professional Close-by, Volunteers Assist Rural Clients Handle...

Volunteers participate in a recent Healthy U leader training in Lander, Wyo. the program provides health skills training to people in rural areas. According to a recent poll, 26 percent of rural Americans said there has been a time in the past few years when they needed health care, but did not get it. Courtesy…
A physician who trained at Harvard and established a $1 billion biotech informed us her finest guidance for doctors who do not wish to practice medication

A physician who trained at Harvard and established a $1 billion...

Doctors don't always want to practice medicine. After training to be a physician at places like Stanford and Harvard, that was the case for Dr. Sheila Gujrathi. When speaking with physician colleagues and friends, Gujrathi — now the co-founder and CEO of $1 billion biotech Gossamer Bio— often finds herself advising them that "you can…
What’s Physician Burnout Costing America?

What’s Physician Burnout Costing America?

Doctors who experience burnout are prone to cut back on hours or quit practicing medicine. This costs the health care system billions, new research finds. Runstudio/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Runstudio/Getty Images Doctors who experience burnout are prone to cut back on hours or quit practicing medicine. This costs the health care system billions,…
A 77- year-old physician detected himself with a lethal lung issue while climbing up Everest– here’s how he made it through

A 77- year-old physician detected himself with a lethal lung issue...

Climbing Mount Everest is a life-threatening endeavor. Besides the risk of falling off an icy cliff, climbers there develop hypothermia, and fluid can build up in their lungs or brain. This spring, 11 people have died near the top of Everest. Many succumbed to the oxygen-starved conditions of the mountain's "death zone": the region above…

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