A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.
There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we're not fully across what is happening.
The internet can help answer patients' lingering questions.
At the moment there is too much left unsaid.
People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
A radical new model of "competency based" medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen's University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
PTSD isn't just reserved for those on the frontline – my experience alongside a surgical team at Camp Bastion showed how it could affect anyone dealing with the fall out of war.
... and spend more time with their patients.
A new BBC drama manages to capture the flawed, but sometimes brilliant, men of Victorian medicine.
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.
Starting a new job is never easy, never mind one that puts people's lives in your hands on a daily basis.
Modern healthcare specialises, but as the population ages, many patients need more general care.
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.