Black Doctors Say Pandemic Reveals Enduring Racial Inequity Medicine Alone Cannot Fix

Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency department. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency …

Doctors Bring Coronavirus Testing To Underserved Communities

A volunteer speaks to people at a pop-up test site for marginalized communities in Los Angeles County. Leila Fadel /NPR hide caption toggle caption Leila Fadel /NPR A volunteer speaks to people at a pop-up test site for marginalized communities in Los Angeles County. Leila …

There’s No Specific Drug That Kills Coronavirus. But Doctors Have Ways To Treat It

Medical workers in protective suits tend to coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Wuhan, China. China Daily via Reuters hide caption toggle caption China Daily via Reuters Medical workers in protective suits tend to coronavirus patients at the intensive care …

Teen Girls Don’t Need Routine Pelvic Exams. Why Are Doctors Doing So Many?

Doctors are performing pelvic exams and Pap smears on girls and young women that may be unnecessary. Vladimir Nenov / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Vladimir Nenov / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Doctors are performing pelvic exams and Pap smears on girls and young women that …

Opinion: Placenta-Eating Went Mainstream When Many Doctors Stopped Listening

Placenta purveyors often dehydrate and grind a new mother’s placenta to a powder, then add it to a pill capsule. Generally, the goal is to increase her milk production, energy and mood, but scientists dispute such benefits. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle …

A Private Equity-Owned Doctors’ Group Sued Poor Patients Until It Came Under Scrutiny

Jennifer Brooks, who had repeatedly visited the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, was sued by Southeastern Emergency Physicians for $8,500 in unpaid medical bills. Andrea Morales/MLK50 hide caption toggle caption Andrea Morales/MLK50 Jennifer Brooks, who had repeatedly visited the emergency room …

Doctors Without Borders Calls For More Transparency In Distribution Of Ebola Vaccine

A girl receives the Ebola vaccine in Beni, Congo DRC. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption toggle caption Jerome Delay/AP A girl receives the Ebola vaccine in Beni, Congo DRC. Jerome Delay/AP Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is accusing the World Health Organization of restricting the availability …

As Vaping Illnesses Rise, Doctors Warn Of Possible ‘Irreversible Damage’ To Lungs

Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term damage, doctors say. alvarez/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption alvarez/Getty Images Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term …