Stories tagged: doctors
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
My youngest sister had her first baby a few weeks ago. It has been a joy to see her growing belly throughout pregnancy and be there when she delivered a …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Two weeks ago I asked a question here: Where have all my doctors gone? And I talked about feeling abandoned at the growing loss of the medical care providers – …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Doctors are finding that they need more approvals from insurance companies before their patients can get routine care like medical scans or some prescriptions. Insurers say they are reviewing more …
Sun., March 10, 2019
Patients are showing up at emergency clinics with the expectation that their care will be covered by their health plan. But some of the ER doctors aren’t covered by the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019
Lawmakers from Spokane and throughout the state should do what they can to support and expand WSU’s new medical school.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
What they found was astonishing. The patient’s blood pooled in his right bronchial tree – part of the network where air travels through the lungs – and solidified “like Jell-O,” …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Sat., June 2, 2018
The young rodeo star, who is the first patient to survive an emergency department thoracotomy at PMC in the 21st century, will live to ride another day.
Thu., May 10, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The doctors distill the virtues of a vegta-full diet.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017
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
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
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
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
Junior doctors in Britain have suspended plans for a five-day strike that had been set to begin next week.
Mon., May 23, 2016
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
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
At open enrollment time, be sure to ask questions.
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
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
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 …