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A New Framework for Addressing 'Bullet-Related Injury'

LJ Punch, MD, on a bullet's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual impact

June 12, 2024
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Paxlovid Trial Flops for COVID Pneumonia

Small study found no decrease in mortality among inpatients in three countries

June 6, 2024
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Former Surgeon General: High Medical Debt 'Obliterating Our Country's Future'

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, discusses the problem with high deductibles and health savings accounts

June 5, 2024
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Former U.S. Surgeon General: We're Not Ready as a Nation for Single-Payer Healthcare

Jerome Adams, MD, discusses how we could systematically lower healthcare costs

June 4, 2024
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Former Surgeon General's Exorbitant ED Bill: Impact of 'Cover Your Ass' Care

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, sits down with Ƶ to discuss his recent $10,000 ED bill

May 30, 2024
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FTC Puts Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Private Equity in the Crosshairs

"There's no doubt that we definitely punch above our weight," says FTC Chair Lina Khan

May 10, 2024
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How the FTC Protects Patients in Healthcare

Challenging "bogus" patents that stifle competition and inflate costs is one way, says Lina Khan

May 7, 2024
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Celebrating Nurses Week: Hats Off to All the RNs

Here are some facts about my invaluable colleagues

May 7, 2024
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Medical Mystery Got You Stumped? You May Be Making These Mistakes.

Consider backtracking, rather than zooming out

April 30, 2024
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Monica Bertagnolli: U.S. 'Ready' for Next Pandemic Threat

We are going to be as ready as any government or organization could possibly be, says NIH leader

April 15, 2024
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Perception Is Reality: NIH's Role on Drug Pricing and Data Transparency

A talk with Monica Bertagnolli, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health

April 11, 2024
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A Few Phrases I Never Say to Patients

Preparing patients for pain is an art that's often botched

April 9, 2024
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Rachel Levine of HHS: Transgender Medicine Should Be Available in Every U.S. State

Highest ranking transgender official says laws get between patients and evidence-based healthcare

March 24, 2024
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Who Really 'Died Suddenly'? Anabolic Steroid Users.

A new study sheds light on the risks

March 21, 2024
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