Spain doctors win suit for lack of protection from COVID-19
Spain’s medical community has scored a victory after a court ordered that a regional government compensate doctors with up to 49,000 euros ($56,000) for having to work without personal protection suits during the devastating early months of the pandemicwashingtonpost.com
Chicago makes plans for first mass vaccination sites as health care workers outside hospitals are slated for shots
“That would be doctors’ offices and COVID testing sites that are at higher risk for COVID,” she said. “We’re looking at which sites are doing a lot of COVID testing, where are we seeing a lot of positive tests, where do we see a lot of deaths?”chicagotribune.com
Study: female doctors get paid less than male doctors
A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and women’s hospital say female doctors spend more time with patients discussing preventative care than male doctors. But, female doctors only make about 87-cents to the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Researchers found that women spend on average two minutes more with patients than men. The study also shows that female doctors report the highest rate of burnout – and that it is likely connected to the type of work they do. The study says women face societal pressure to be kind and attentive while treating patients.
How to get the most out of every medical visit -- especially now
But regardless of whether you’ve felt sick these past few months, safe to say, you always want to get the most out of every medical appointment. Here are some tips you can use to make every medical appointment as valuable as possible. Consider a video visit. Medical offices can be overwhelmed by patients, especially lately, so if your symptoms are mild, consider a video visit to discuss your concerns and get some health recommendations. And when you choose a video visit, you will not have to drive to the office, or even get out of bed.
Doctors treating coronavirus say they're doing their best, "but it feels like wartime"
Doctors treating coronavirus say they're doing their best, "but it feels like wartime" Scott Pelley reports from hospitals in New York City, the new epicenter for COVID-19. Doctors describe how some patients with the disease can deteriorate suddenly and require lifesaving intensive care.cbsnews.com
Doctors, children among victims in Syria hospital bombing
A new airstrike in Syria hit a hospital and reportedly killed more than two dozen people. Dramatic video shows victims being pulled from the rubble and the frantic search for survivors. Doctors Without Borders says its hospital in a rebel-held part of Aleppo was destroyed. Holly Williams reports from Istanbul.cbsnews.com
Doctors losing licenses amid opioid epidemic
Dozens of medical nonprofit groups pleaded with hospital regulators to tighten national rules for prescribing painkillers because of a growing opioid epidemic. In West Virginia, seven doctors have lost their licenses after the state started a crackdown on the drug. Jim Axelrod has more.cbsnews.com
CDC urges doctors to back off opioid painkiller prescriptions
Doctors have new, first-ever guidelines for prescribing powerful opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants doctors to back off giving the highly-addictive drugs to patients with chronic pain. The director said over-prescribing these medications is a "key driver" of the country’s drug overdose epidemic. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the guidelines.cbsnews.com
Doctors separate conjoined twins in historic operation
Six-month-old Haitian infants Marian and Michelle Bernard were born joined at the abdomen. This week, a Haitian-American doctor separated them, in the first operation of its kind for the country. The doctor, Henri Ford, had left Haiti in 1972, but returned after the 2010 earthquake to help rebuild his home country. Dr. Jon LaPook tells this triumphant story.cbsnews.com
Doctors in Liberia battle Ebola -- and misinformation
Doctors in Liberia battle Ebola -- and misinformation People living in Liberia have seen the ravages of Ebola all around them and have a healthy fear for the virus. As a result, doctors and health care workers battling the disease are often stigmatized by those they're trying to protect. Debora Patta reports.cbsnews.com
Feds crack down on physician-owned companies
Feds crack down on physician-owned companies A "CBS This Morning" investigation showed that some doctors are getting a cut of the profits for the hardware they put in patients. Now, federal prosecutors are cracking down on physicians with ownership stakes in medical device companies. Jeff Glor reports.cbsnews.com
Doctors don't want drastic end-of-life medical interventions
Doctors don't want drastic end-of-life medical interventions A new study finds 88 percent of doctors would choose to have a do-not-resuscitate order when they're facing terminal illness. What about other patients and families facing this painful decision? CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with palliative care and geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Nathan Goldstein of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.cbsnews.com