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What doctors won’t disclose

Right now, in the US at least, doctors simply don’t have to disclose that. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction

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What really happens when you mix medications?

If two different medications are taken for two different reasons, many doctors may not fully understand what happens when they’re combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard

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Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Every doctor makes mistakes. But medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling

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delrio

Opinion Makers: End of AIDS in Sight?

Carlos del Rio, MD, argues that we currently know what’s needed to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Not only do we know, but we also have the tools.

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zika

Stillbirth May Be Another Zika Complication

Richard Beigi, MD, remarks on what a new recent case report may add to the link between Zika virus and birth defects, and how protect pregnant women.

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Infections Possible Cause for Falls

Farrin Manian, MD, discusses a retrospective study looking at patients presenting with a fall who also had a co-existing systemic infection. Obstacles and poor eyesight get blamed.

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Teen Girls on Long-Acting Contraceptives Skip Condoms

F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE, examines the association between use of long-acting reversible contraceptives and lower condom usage among teenage girls. Unwanted pregnancies prevented but not STDs.

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ebola

Long After Ebola ‘Cure,’ Neuro Effects Linger

Lee A. Norman, MD, MHS, MBA, discusses the possible Ebola survivor syndrome, the questions it raises about the virus’s persistence, and the implications of a post-Ebola syndrome.

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