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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

    Do people have an ethical right to have cosmetic surgery?

    Do people have an ethical right to have cosmetic surgery?

    Government insurance is provided to people for medically necessary care. But, when care is not necessary should it still be provided as a benefit?

    • 3 min
    Refugee Mental Health

    Refugee Mental Health

    Refugees are at high risk for all the stress of changing cultures while being without their usual supports. A bit of prevention may ease their integration into American society.

    • 3 min
    We need more training slots for medical residents

    We need more training slots for medical residents

    But, in creating new slots we need to grow health care delivery in places where the need is greatest and the trainees will have the greatest impact on improving the community’s health.

    • 3 min
    The double standard of medical marijuana cards

    The double standard of medical marijuana cards

    Federal laws are putting many of our young adults in a bind and creating new disparities in health care.

    • 3 min
    Live-Streaming Primary Care

    Live-Streaming Primary Care

    Do the advantages of telemedicine suggest it is an innovation that should last past COVID?

    • 3 min
    Estimating the chance of disease

    Estimating the chance of disease

    It turns out that clinicians are not very good at estimating the probability of illness which leads to unnecessary care.

    • 3 min

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