More than three-quarters of U.S. medical students continue to shun primary care for higher-paying specialties, setting the stage for a shortage of doctors as the population ages and health care expands, a study found.
When Bruce Peterson left the U.S. Postal Service after 24 years delivering mail, he started a travel agency. It was his dream career, his wife Shirlee said.
About 1 in 2 doctors are burned out, showing signs of emotional exhaustion and little interest in work as patient loads increase, U.S. researchers found.
Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse, designed to help bones heal after spinal surgery, works no better than a graft and carries side effects including an increased risk of cancer, two independent reviews found.
The radiation from 4 million annual computerized tomography scans in U.S. children younger than 15 may lead to almost 5,000 cancers each year in the future, a study found.
Electronic health records don’t improve outpatient health care, even when paired with software that provides treatment tips, a Stanford University study found.
The herb echinacea showed little benefit in treating the common cold, according to a study.