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Doctors are victims, too, in Syria's civil war

The five-year civil war in Syria is taking a toll on those trying to save its victims: the country's doctors, according to a report in The Atlantic.

There's a right way to terminate your relationship with a patient

As the song says, breaking up is hard to do, and that can be the case in discharging a patient from your practice.

US Surgeon General calls for opioid training for docs

Doctors' prescribing practices can play a pivotal role in halting the use of painkillers that has driven the dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths, said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. at a forum on addiction, reports The Hill.

New data shows regional and state-level variations in healthcare utilization, access

States that implemented their own health insurance marketplaces and expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act improved people's access to medical care, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

 

Two groups call for reforms in GME funding to boost primary care

As the country faces a shortage of primary care physicians, two major groups have joined forces to call for a change in the current system for funding graduate medical education.

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