A medical student recalls an experience with a racist patient, while two new studies outline how doctors react to difficult encounters.
By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT
Ten years ago, while working as an attending physician, Dr. Carl Stevens noticed a disturbing pattern: the majority of his patients with diabetes who acquired infections requiring amputation were from low-income backgrounds, while his diabetic patients from wealthier communities rarely…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
The Priciest Part of Health Care and What to Do About It…
The Billings Clinic sets out to provide top-quality health care at a low cost by integrating doctor visits, hospital care and surgery. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
Two billion dollars in federal stimulus funds have been set aside for nearly 1,200 community health care centers around the country that treat mostly poor and uninsured patients. Betty Ann Bowser reports on how the influx of money has affected…
A new electronic medical records system for military personnel is meant to be a model for improving health care nationwide. Analysts discuss the program's cost and efficiency.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Looking to kick start his campaign to reform health care, President Barack Obama called health care leaders, practitioners and business owners to the White House Thursday to debate ideas for overhauling the nation's system.
Stem cell scientists anticipate a loosening of federal research funding restrictions under the Obama administration despite otherwise shrinking budgets. Spencer Michels reports on where stem cell research stands and how scientists think it may change in the coming years.
Dr. William Davis, a family practice physician at Winona Family Medicine, discusses the use of electronic health records.
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