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How Doctors Treat Their Own Winter Illnesses
Under the Weather?
Do as Doctors Do

Under the Weather? Do as Doctors Do

Advice from those in the know

(Newser) - If you've been hit with a winter illness, do as the experts do—an approach made easier by the Wall Street Journal and HuffPost , which spoke with asked ear, nose, and throat specialists; pediatricians; and family doctors about what they turn to when they get sick. Among their advice:...

Make Competency Exams Required for Older Doctors

Mandatory exams could help identify those experiencing cognitive decline

(Newser) - Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar begins his opinion piece in the New York Times with a reference to Dr. Howard Tucker of Cleveland, who at age 100 is the world’s oldest practicing physician and an "extreme example" of an undeniable demographic trend: More American doctors than ever are working into...

Ex-Model Takes Plea in Killing of Psychiatrist, 71

Prosecutors say victim Thomas Burchard cut off money he had been giving to Kelsey Turner

(Newser) - A former model has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a 71-year-old psychiatrist, reports USA Today . Kelsey Turner, 29, took what's known as an Alford plea in the 2019 slaying of Thomas Burchard, meaning she maintained her innocence while pleading guilty to the murder charge....

Doctor Who First Helped Diana in Crash: I Didn't Recognize Her

As 25th anniversary approaches, Frederic Mailliez speaks about the night of the fatal 1997 accident

(Newser) - The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on...

Survey: 1 in 7 Doctors Uses Alcohol or Drugs at Work

Almost half of health care workers are approaching 'breaking point'

(Newser) - America's doctors are so stressed out that many of them can't make it through their working day without using alcohol or drugs, according to a survey from mental health company All Points North . The company says its survey of 1,000 health care workers found more than a...

When a Brain Cancer Doctor Has His Own Tumor Removed

Dr. Evan Noch shares his experience in a HuffPost essay

(Newser) - When Evan Noch woke from brain surgery and was administered an IV steroid dose, he immediately vomited four times. It surprised him. He had never heard of anyone vomiting after receiving dexamethasone intravenously, "despite this apparently well-known idiosyncratic effect." And he would know. Noch—that's Dr. Noch—...

Ind. AG Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From OB-GYN

Warning sent by attorney for Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who performed abortion on 10-year-old rape victim

(Newser) - The doctor at the center of a story about a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who had to travel to Indiana in order to get an abortion has sent the Indiana state attorney general a cease-and-desist letter, for remarks that the doctor's lawyer is calling defamatory. "Please immediately...

Hitler Feared Getting Sick, per Newly Revealed Letters

'If there is something bad, I absolutely have to know,' Nazi dictator said to doctor

(Newser) - Screaming at Nazi rallies apparently does a number on your voice, and it seems to have spurred Adolf Hitler to see an ear, throat, and nose specialist for at least a decade. Now, details on letters written by that doctor about the World War II-era dictator have been released. Per...

Doctor Acquitted of Murder in 14 Fentanyl Deaths

Prosecutors alleged William Husel killed critically ill patients with fentanyl overdoses

(Newser) - After six days of deliberations, a jury in Ohio decided that a doctor accused of killing multiple patients with fentanyl overdoses is not a murderer. William Husel was acquitted Wednesday of 14 counts of murder, all involving critically ill patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System, NBC reports. The...

2 US Doctors Work to Save Ukrainian Lives—Via YouTube

Ukrainian tutorial out of Brigham and Women's Hospital teaches how to stop blood loss

(Newser) - Nelya Melnitchouk came to the US from Ukraine when she was 18. After becoming an oncology surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, she began working with an organization to share information on cancer treatment with her counterparts in Ukraine. But once Russia invaded the country on Feb....

Humanitarian Doctor 'Didn't Take No for an Answer'
Humanitarian Doctor 'Didn't
Take No for an Answer'
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Humanitarian Doctor 'Didn't Take No for an Answer'

Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, who helped impoverished people worldwide, dies at 62

(Newser) - Dr. Paul Farmer, a US physician, humanitarian, and author renowned for providing health care to millions of impoverished people worldwide, and who co-founded the global nonprofit Partners in Health, has died. He was 62. The Boston-based organization confirmed Farmer's death on Monday, calling it "devastating" and noting he...

New Rx From Canadian Docs: Date With Mother Nature

Canadian doctors can prescribe free yearlong pass to 80 national parks, historic sites to boost health

(Newser) - Just what the doctor ordered: a stroll through your local national park. That's the new prescription that patients in several Canadian provinces might now receive from health care professionals, thanks to a program being backed by Parks Canada. The Squamish Chief reports the government agency has joined PaRx: A...

After Health Official's Vaccination Email, Fla. DOH Takes Action

Dr. Raul Pino, Orange County's health chief, put on leave after encouraging staffers to get vaccinated

(Newser) - Throughout the pandemic, Florida's Dr. Raul Pino has been the public face for Orange County's Department of Health, appearing during news briefings to offer updates on case numbers and vaccinations. The county health director may not be on camera for a while, though: The state DOH announced Pino...

After Anti-Vax Summit, 7 Docs Fall Sick

One claimed he'd been taking ivermectin and 'never felt healthier'

(Newser) - At an anti-vaccine summit in Florida, where alternative treatments for COVID-19 were discussed, a 71-year-old cardiologist stood up and criticized his 97-year-old father for getting vaccinated. "He had been brainwashed" and "didn't tell me," Dr. Bruce Boros told attendees on Nov. 6, per the Guardian . "...

Doctor Against Vax Mandates Has Her Privileges Yanked

Houston Methodist says Dr. Mary Bowden has spread 'dangerous misinformation' on COVID

(Newser) - A Texas hospital has suspended the privileges of one of its doctors for airing her "dangerous" views on the coronavirus vaccine. Per KTRK , Houston Methodist announced Friday evening it had yanked privileges for ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Mary Bowden, who the hospital says had been "using...

Doctor Fined for Sleeping Through Surgery
Doctor Sleeps
Through Surgery

Doctor Sleeps Through Surgery

Boston surgeon ate in his car, then nodded off

(Newser) - A wait for a doctor can be long, but it was especially painful for a patient needing emergency ankle surgery at Boston Medical Center. The patient had been taken into an operating room by two doctors, one of whom then said he had to eat first. He left, went to...

Lack of Doctors, Supplies Plagues Quake-Struck Haiti

'Basically, they need everything,' one doctor says of hospitals in Les Cayes, near where quake hit

(Newser) - As the death toll continues to climb after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake slammed Haiti over the weekend, killing at least 1,300 and injuring thousands, one dire issue is quickly emerging: the lack of sufficient medical care. Per the New York Times , the nation already had a dearth of...

In Sperm Donor 'Case Without Precedent,' a $10.7M Deal

Fertility doc accused of impregnating women with his own sperm agrees to settlement

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor who lost his medical license in 2019 after being accused of impregnating multiple women with the wrong sperm—sometimes his own—has now agreed to fork over millions in a "groundbreaking" settlement. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the $10.7 million offer from Norman Barwin...

Major Medical Groups Just Issued a Big Call on Vaccines

AMA, dozens of others say health care workers should be required to get vaccinations

(Newser) - As pushback continues against requiring coronavirus vaccines on cruise ships , in the NF L, and on college campuses , there's a new lobby for mandatory vaccination. The Washington Post and CNN report that 50-plus medical groups representing millions of health care professionals released a statement Monday calling for health care...

Doctor Who Died of COVID Leaves Behind 'Paper Babies' Worth $20M

Thomas Newman's sports card and memorabilia collection is set to go to auction

(Newser) - During his life, neurologist Thomas Newman enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family, and acquiring some of the rarest and most valuable sports cards on Earth. Sadly, the doctor from Tampa, Fla., died of COVID in January at the age of 73, his wife, Nancy, tells CNN , but he...

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