Tag Archives: Doctors

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions

Doctors are being told that, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, they will face “agonising choices” over who gets potentially life-saving treatments. The British Medical Association has issued ethical guidance for those working on the front line. The professional body says there needs to be an urgent public debate about the issue in these “unprecedented times”.… Read More »

Viewpoints: U.S. Hospitals’ Sloppy Infection Control Practices Leave Country Vulnerable To Outbreaks; Why Aren’t Doctors Telling Patients To Quit Smoking?

Opinion writers tackle these and other health issues. The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Hospitals Aren’t Ready For The Coronavirus No one knows whether the coronavirus will substantially threaten the U.S., where it has already been detected, but one thing is certain: American hospitals aren’t ready for the deadly virus or a future global contagion. Travelers… Read More »

Authentic Doctors V/S Quacks: Do You Really Know the Difference?

Every year thousands of people all over the world die due to wrong medical consultancy, erroneous treatment and taking wrongly prescribed medications. The main culprits behind such incidents are unqualified medical practitioners, also known as quacks. They are expert manipulators armed with fake degrees and medical certificates. Doctors, as we all know, are a respected… Read More »