Stories tagged: doctors
Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway
Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
Investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse
Even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and top politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving, …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington nurses, health care workers are dying of opioid overdoses
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Armed with new data, officials target ‘drug-dealing’ doctors
The department is providing a trove of data to the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, which draws together authorities in 12 regions across the country, that shows which doctors …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
AMA should stop trying to limit nurse practitioners
The American Medical Association should halt this protectionist effort and partner with nurse practitioners to improve health care quality and access for all.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Trump opioid panel wants drug courts, training for doctors
President Donald Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis is calling for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Dr. McCarthy: Medical school partnership benefits underserved people
In addition to learning from an innovative medical school curriculum, students are actively engaged in learning by serving the disenfranchised throughout Washington state
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. is proficient in massacre cleanup
A country that refuses to lift a finger to curb gun violence needs a big cleanup crew to deal with it.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine welcomes inaugural class
More than a dozen Washington State University deans, faculty and guests helped welcome the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class at a ceremony Friday, where the 60 doctors-to-be …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Justice Department charges 400 people for $1.3 billion in health care fraud
More than 400 people across the country have been charged with participating in health care fraud scams totaling about $1.3 billion in false billings, including for the prescription and distribution …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
AMA tackles sexual abuse – of doctors, by doctors
The American Medical Association will no longer tolerate sexual misconduct by physicians – at least if their victims are other doctors, and if the abuse occurs at an AMA event.
Thu., March 16, 2017
In defense of fiber
The doctors distill the virtues of a vegta-full diet.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide
Kenyan officials say at least 87 patients with mental illnesses have escaped from the country’s only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
First-year doctors would be allowed to work 24-hour shifts under new rules
The organization that oversees the training of young doctors recommended Friday that first-year physicians in hospitals be allowed to work 24-hour shifts – eight hours longer than they are permitted …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay
Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Britain’s junior doctors suspend planned 5-day strike
Junior doctors in Britain have suspended plans for a five-day strike that had been set to begin next week.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, noon
Choosing a doctor takes some investigation
At open enrollment time, be sure to ask questions.
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
Free medical clinic underway at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
Residents of the Inland Northwest are lining up by the hundreds to receive free medical, dental and eye care at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center – and there’s …
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Group at Geezer Forum receives advice, pep talk from retired doctor
When it comes to physicians, patients have to remember one thing: Doctors are human, too. That was the advice from retired physician Jim Arthurs during a gathering of the popular …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Editorial: Regardless of who runs medical school, goal is more physicians
In medicine, the goal is coordinated care. In politics, supplying doctors in the places they’re most needed begins with tying shoelaces together. The upshot of this clumsiness produces battles like …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
WSU regents approve pursuit of medical school
Washington State University officials will start taking steps to establish the state’s second medical school and build a new health clinic in Spokane. The university’s board of regents approved the …
Sun., April 6, 2014
Editorial: UW, WSU should work together toward shared goal of more doctors
Last spring, after a spat between the University of Washington and Washington State University over the number of second-year medical students at the Riverpoint campus, Gov. Jay Inslee was asked …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012, 7:32 a.m.
Assistants, nurses help boost Idaho’s primary care
BOISE — Idaho is at the bottom of national rankings for doctors per capita, and many physicians in the state are expected to retire in the next several years.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012
Longtime Spokane physician operates independently
Dr. Jeffrey O’Connor has a broad perspective of the medical profession, having worked in public health before launching his own practice and later joining Providence Health Care. Although still associated …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 2:47 p.m.
Medicare cuts could hit Jan. 18
Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said today. A …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011
Goal of becoming doctor started with help as child
When Tim Gay was born, it became immediately evident that something was wrong. He was blue. Within minutes the doctors whisked him away for his first heart surgery, one of …
Tue., April 20, 2010
Doctors would do well to sit
It’s a common patient grievance: If only my doctor would take the time to listen to me and explain things. Maybe all your doctor has to do to remedy that …