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What a lifetime of gaslighting by other doctors feels like

If your shoulder were really injured, that maneuver would make you scream in pain,” he told me confidently. My husband and I recently established care with a new family doctor. I was frightened and scarred from a long history of medical gaslighti…

What I learned after being hacked on social media [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. “I never thought social media hacking would offer such important reminders and lessons, but here we are. By the way, I am the first to admit that it’s easy to gloss over phrases and lessons because you’ve heard them…

Why the baby formula shortage happened

By the end of April 2022, nearly 40 percent of the country’s baby formula ran out of stock, leading to a major baby formula shortage in the United States. The plummeting availability of baby formula has left parents and caregivers anxious as they…

Is being a victim a part of being a doctor?

On June 1, two doctors, a medical receptionist, and a patient were gunned down in the doctors’ outpatient office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. An investigation revealed that one of the doctors was the intended target — a patient, angry because his pain was…

Why doctors are getting their asses kicked by technology

Physicians have terrible technology, but they refuse to recognize high-tech as a medical specialty. They must integrate technology as they do laboratory science. Physicians are certainly suffering from poorly-designed electronic medical records (EHR), …

Medical school loan repayment tips [PODCAST]

“My wife is a urogynecologist lucky enough to get through her seven years of residency plus fellowship with “only” $124,000 of student debt. When we discussed how we were going to get rid of this debt, she had always assumed that it was going to take a…

Medical advances can often stir up ethical issues

An excerpt from Pluck: Lessons We Learned for Improving Healthcare and the World, published by Silicon Valley Press. We met Joseph S. Murtaugh, our new chief at the National Institutes of Health, for the first time on July 3, 1967. He sat behind his de…

Gun control vs. violent criminal control

KevinMD contributors, virtually without exception, have asserted the solution to events like the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, is “gun control.” Allow me to present an alternative viewpoint in the interest of diversity of opinion. Firs…

The “wonder years” of health care

In the wake of medical home certification, meaningful use, the Cures Act, and the pandemic, it’s clear that virtually all health care is now built on a digital foundation. EHRs are pervasive in the delivery system and are increasingly connected to prac…

New legislation addresses health care professionals’ mental health needs [PODCAST]

“For many health care professionals, the stresses of their roles routinely take a heavy toll on their mental and physical well-being. It did for me. The pandemic and the unprecedented loss of life were more overwhelming than any of us could have imagin…

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