What’s the Scoop on Patients Taking Narcotics While Breastfeeding?
Nov30

What’s the Scoop on Patients Taking Narcotics While Breastfeeding?

When my sister’s provider handed her a bottle of opiates just after she had her son, I was shocked. I understood that she had a C-section and was in pain. However, I didn’t realize that doctors could prescribe taking narcotics while breastfeeding. As a (now former) healthcare reporter and someone who has lost many friends to the opioid epidemic, I couldn’t help but wonder… What if my sister had a history of addiction? Did they do any...

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Tips for Talking to Patients About STDs
Oct24

Tips for Talking to Patients About STDs

Let’s face it – sex is an awkward thing to talk about with just anyone. Even though you’re the doctor and they’re the patient, there’s still this uncomfortableness when it comes to initiating a conversation about sex. Should you wait for them to mention it or should you bring it up first? How should you ask them questions about their sexual health without being too pushy? What’s the appropriate level of humor to use during this...

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Do or Do Not? | Medical Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians
Oct19

Do or Do Not? | Medical Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians

Physicians face numerous medical ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, ranging from serious to minor. When faced with an ethical question, what is a physician’s proper response? Keep reading to find out some of the most common medical ethical dilemmas that physicians face today and how to handle them correctly. 6 Common Medical Ethical Dilemmas 1. Sharing end-of-life news with patients One of the most common ethical dilemmas...

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Ageism in Healthcare | Examples and Effects
Aug24

Ageism in Healthcare | Examples and Effects

Did you know that, as of 2015, one in five adults report age discrimination in healthcare settings? Ageism in healthcare is very real and common in healthcare, especially for the elderly. It can cause surprising effects on a senior’s health. If they experience ageism frequently, older adults are more likely to develop new or worsened disability, a study says. Keep reading to find out more about ageism in healthcare and its...

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New Truths Revealed about Sexual Harassment in Healthcare
Jul19

New Truths Revealed about Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

A newly released study reveals some shocking statistics about patients sexually harassing physicians. Medscape published a study in July exposing some hard truths about what it’s like working as a physician and the unprofessional side to the patient-doctor relationship. Sexual harassment in healthcare is happening more often than we think. It happens among co-workers, but more so between patients and doctors. As a locum tenens...

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Malpractice Protection for ER Docs
May11

Malpractice Protection for ER Docs

Medical malpractice has actually become quite common in the healthcare industry. More and more, healthcare workers are being held accountable for his or her actions. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can ensure that you’re protected against medical malpractice. Currently, medical malpractice legislation aimed at protecting physicians is reportedly having a positive effect in several U.S. states. This type of legislative...

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