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The son of famed 'Medical Physiology' textbook author Arthur Guyton tells Dr Ohman about his journey to cardiothoracic surgery and the rivalry among his nine physician siblings.
Dr David Johnson provides clinicians with an overview of the new guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) on hepatocellular carcinoma.
Dr Eric Topol discusses factors behind a predicted physician shortage (or lack thereof) with policy expert and ethicist Dr Ezekiel Emanuel.
Immunosuppression and the fear of transmitting diseases that animals have to people have impeded pig organ transplants in humans. Will new scientific advances enable pig organ transplants?
Altruistic organ donors incur many legitimate costs, such as days lost from work and travel, hotel, and dining expenses, yet they aren't compensated. Should the government pay for their expenses?
With a shortage of organs and waiting lists growing, the idea of transplanting organs from people who have diseases may become reality.
Ethicist Art Caplan discusses the moral argument about when transplantation should and shouldn't be considered in people with disabilities.
Dr Wilner and Dr Loh discuss approaches to optimizing the value of medical missions through local partnership and the organization 53rd Week.
Dr Szczech provides a sobering view on what extreme actions uninsured immigrants are taking to push their symptom boundaries to near death every week in order to get emergent hemodialysis.
With organs for transplant in short supply, it's vital to talk to patients--even if they are elderly or have a disease like HIV--about the prospect of becoming donors, an ethicist says.
Drs Sudhir Kushwaha and Rocky Daly share their considerations in reverse-order heart-liver transplant cases at Mayo's Heart Transplant Clinic.
Dr Leana Wen, city health commissioner for Baltimore, speaks with Medscape Editor-in-Chief Dr Eric Topol about her work as an emergency medicine physician and public health advocate.
Bioethicist Art Caplan argues that doctors shouldn't try to separate the saints from the sinners on transplant waiting lists.
A woman born without a womb had a uterus transplanted and successfully became pregnant and gave birth. This event turned out happily, but it raises many ethical issues.
Gun violence is a public health issue, says a leading bioethicist. As such, it's up to doctors to talk about gun safety with patients.
Hospital video cameras have become much more common, but some patients and doctors feel that they are too intrusive and have eroded privacy. Is there cause for alarm?
Microsporidiosis is an emerging transplant-associated infection, and CDC depends on astute clinicians to recognize the signs of this and other donor-derived diseases.
A French company recently implanted a new artificial heart, and the patient is doing well. But artificial hearts raise many ethical and practical issues.
A man suffered a tragic, sudden accident and woke up paralyzed and with a breathing tube. Doctors asked him whether he wanted to continue living. Should they have waited?
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, talks with Medscape at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, DC.
American Psychiatric Association President Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman on how government policies are out of sync with our country's medical needs.
People share the most private moments on social media, even when someone is at death's door. Is this an invasion of privacy?
The evidence for the benefits of low-dose aspirin in primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer is so compelling that it has convinced CRC specialist Dr. David Kerr to take 100 mg daily.
Should a child receive lungs even if she is not the best transplant candidate? Art Caplan, PhD, says that children shouldn't automatically jump to the front of the line.
Many doctors consider mandatory drug testing for health professionals an insult, but if we're going to improve quality of patient care, it makes sense, says bioethicist Art Caplan.
Which children are likely to require lung or heart-lung transplantation?
Outcomes in whole-pancreas transplants continue to improve, as investigators study less invasive islet transplants. Dr. Michael Rickels discusses the latest developments with Dr. Anne Peters.
Dr. Eric Topol explains how the cancer clinic of the future will look.
Dr. Eric Topol interviews Dr. John Reed on his big decision to change careers and move to Switzerland.
A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it.
Can an elected official keep the details of his or her health issues private? The public may be clamoring to know, but do they have that right? A leading bioethicist shares his thoughts.
Medscape One-on-One host Eli Adashi, MD, talks with Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about the new healthcare benefits offered to women under the ACA.
If healthcare as an industry is booming, asks Dr. John Marshall, then why is morale low among physicians? He has an idea or two -- and a question.
Dr. Eric Topol talks about how electronic data can be used to improve patient care in hospitals.
Many docs are confused about EHR certification and meaningful use. Dr. Karen Bell, chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, sheds light on the key issues.
The child molestation scandal involving Jerry Sandusky at Penn State was terrible, but did it go on for so long because the importance placed upon sports prompted people to turn a blind eye?
Henry Black and Roxana Mehran argue the impact on physicians of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
In this 2-part series, 2 renowned healthcare economists give their opinions of what US healthcare would look like should Mitt Romney be elected President in November.
Because the healthcare budget is not likely to get any bigger, Dr. John Marshall comments that we may need to 'clean the healthcare closet' to make room for new therapies. What can we do without?
Comments posted to a New York Times article about electronic medical records prompt Dr. Bruce Cheson to assess the pros and cons of EMRs.
Dr. Kathy Miller provides a short book review of Dr. Otis Brawley and Paul Goldberg's essential review of the US healthcare system.
Dr. Bruce Cheson and his fellows discuss The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book about the history of cancer, and pick the investigators whose contributions they find most compelling.
A Philadelphia doctor refused to recommend a kidney transplant for a mentally disabled 3-year-old girl. An ethicist talks about whether mentally challenged patients should receive organ transplants.
Henry R. Black, MD, and Roxana Mehran, MD, talked with Medscape after the 2012 State of the Union address about why healthcare was missing and what that portends.
Community health centers may already be ahead of the curve when it comes to care coordination, strengthening the healthcare workforce and the implementation of ACOs under the Affordable Care Act.
It has been 40 years since President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act. What have learned? What progress have we made? And what challenges lie ahead?
With the bottom of the beta-lactam barrel clearly visible, these strategies to halt transmission are imperative.
How is the FDA responding to actual and potential drug shortages?
Dr. John Marshall reflects on the progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine pancreas cancer in the time since Steve Jobs’ diagnosis and the distance still needed to go to cure this disease.
Jeffrey Berns, MD, steps out of his comfort zone to talk about a recent paper that reported higher incomes among US PCPs and orthopaedists compared with their peers in other developed nations. He questions the numbers used and whether they are comparable.