Symptom-checking health app often wrong in diagnosing eye problems
Type in your symptoms and find out what’s the matter. Research finds it’s not so simple. Patients could get false reassurance and put off urgently needed care.
Transition to Practice
Licensing and board certification: What residents need to know
Obtaining a medical license and earning board certification are key achievements for young physicians. What do those processes entail?
Talking about death: Now that it pays, how to do it well
Advance care planning used to be unbillable, but Medicare now treats it like other services. Here are tips for talking about it with patients.
What is the physician role in patients’ experience of death?
Advanced cardiopulmonary technologies can postpone certain death and reshape a physician’s view of what is considered good end-of-life care.
7 big reasons why EHRs consume physicians’ days and nights
Doctors spend nearly twice as much time on EHR and clerical work as they do on direct patient care. Discover the complicated story behind that sobering stat.
What to do when a friend seeks your medical help
Friends may be inclined to ask you for medical care. Learn why it’s an issue and how you can respond.
When your clinical trial patient has the wrong idea
Patients can hold the false belief that they might benefit directly from participating in trials. A researcher recommends ways to minimize this risk.
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