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The heated debate over skin cancer screenings, explained
A new paper calls for a halt to skin cancer screenings in the general population. Some physicians vehemently disagree.
Is indoor dining safe? Five health experts weigh in.
The social isolation and economic fallout is real. But so is the risk of transmission.
Should you risk COVID-19 for a cancer screening?
Health care facilities are urging patients back for routine tests, but financial incentives may result in murky motives.
Older adults have a hard time accessing virtual health care
Telemedicine has been vital during the pandemic, but not everyone is equipped for it.
COVID-19 testing problems are all too familiar to Lyme disease patients
Much like early Lyme testing, the coronavirus is a reminder that diagnostics aren’t perfect.
Surgeons in Afghanistan earn $200 a month—and many are buying their own supplies
A look inside the war-torn country’s hospitals shows a serious scarcity of resources and staff.
Your annual checkup could soon include screening for illicit drug use
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends doctors should ask their patients about all the drugs they use.
Modern medicine still needs leeches
For microsurgeons who reattach fingers, ears, and other extremities, leeches remain an invaluable medical device.
X-rays could provide crucial clues in identifying domestic violence
Radiologists' unique skill sets could also play a key role.
One-quarter of antibiotic prescriptions aren’t necessary
And that's a conservative estimate.