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Too Many Doctors Can Hurt a Patient in ‘Bystander Effect’

Too Many Doctors Can Hurt a Patient in ‘Bystander Effect’Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An acutely ill man with mysterious symptoms -- a nasty rash, kidney and lung failure -- was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was treated by 40 of its finest doctors.But because so many cared for him, two of ...

US Headed Toward Dramatic Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

US Headed Toward Dramatic Shortage of Primary Care PhysiciansBurke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Where are the medical students going?  Not into primary care, a study in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals.In what study author Dr. Colin West calls a "worr...

Doctor’s Grow New Ear on Cancer Victim’s Arm

Doctor’s Grow New Ear on Cancer Victim’s ArmCourtesy Johns Hopkins(NEW YORK) -- When Sherrie Walter lost her ear to cancer two years ago, she told herself she'd never be one of those survivors attaching a prosthetic ear every day."The concept of having to tape something to my skin every day didn...

Half of Nation’s Doctors Feel Burnt Out

Half of Nation’s Doctors Feel Burnt OutPixland/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- About half of U.S. physicians are displaying signs that they've about reached the end of their rope, a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds.  This is especially due to long days that can exceed 60 ...

Two Doctors Arrested for Filming Unsuspecting Women

Two Doctors Arrested for Filming Unsuspecting WomeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two doctors, including a prominent plastic surgeon, were busted in Los Angeles and New York in separate incidents this week for filming unsuspecting women. Dr. Lance Everett Wyatt, a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon...

Physician-Assisted Dying: Experts Debate Doctor’s Role

Physician-Assisted Dying: Experts Debate Doctor’s RolePixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Peggy Sutherland was ready to die.  The morphine oozing from a pump in her spine was no match for the pain of lung cancer, which had evaded treatment and invaded her ribs."She needed so much morphine it would have r...

Who Makes More Money? Male v. Female Doctors

Who Makes More Money? Male v. Female DoctorsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you were asked to imagine a prominent, wealthy doctor, who would come to mind? Chances are no matter whom you envision, they would have one thing in common: a Y chromosome, the defining genetic material of a man. ...

Weight Loss Biz Under Fire for Lap-Band Surgery Deaths

Weight Loss Biz Under Fire for Lap-Band Surgery DeathsBruce Gifford/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Few doctors have made more money in the weight-loss business than Beverly Hills brothers, Julian and Michael Omidi.The brothers, who once were featured in the cable program Dr. 90210, are the men behind a heavily ad...

Murder Suicide Mystery Spans 475 Miles

Murder Suicide Mystery Spans 475 MilesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(VOORHEES, N.J.) -- Police in two states are investigating whether the murder of a 35-year-old woman in North Carolina is connected to the murder-suicide Thursday of two physicians in New Jersey.Police in Vorhees, N.J., are probin...

Doctors: Extra Tests Not Key to Best Patient Care

Doctors: Extra Tests Not Key to Best Patient CareComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In an effort to end medical over-testing, nine major medical professional organizations have banded together to try to change the way doctors use tests and procedures once considered fairly routine.The campaign, Choosin...

13 Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You

13 Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell YouGetty(NEW YORK) – An inside look at what your child's doctor really wants you to know:1. Want to avoid the wait? Schedule your appointment for the middle of the week, and ask for the first time slot of the morning or right after lunch. 2. Even th...

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, DismissedKeith Brofsky/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Women make up the vast majority of the nation's 116 million chronic pain sufferers, yet doctors frequently dismiss their complaints as all in their heads, sending them on years-long searches for relief,...

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says Survey

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says SurveyComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- About 10 percent of doctors recently surveyed said they haven’t always been honest with their patients, according to new research published in the journal Health Affairs.  They were most likely to lie about whe...

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says Survey

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says SurveyComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- About 10 percent of doctors recently surveyed said they haven’t always been honest with their patients, according to new research published in the journal Health Affairs.  They were most likely to lie about whe...

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says Survey

Doctors Not Always Honest with Patients, Says SurveyComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- About 10 percent of doctors recently surveyed said they haven’t always been honest with their patients, according to new research published in the journal Health Affairs.  They were most likely to lie about whe...

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