Commentary

Hard Questions

Information overload

Once a patient hears “cancer,” they often stop listening. We could go on, spelling out the next steps and treatment options. But patients usually...

From the Editor

Pathologic superstition

Without certainty, how can a physician debunk a superstition?

News

Superheroes

Heroes change with the times and are metaphors for the real-life challenges we face and our abilities to overcome them.

Opinion

The Sunshine Act, 5 years hence

The law’s questionable impact and apparent lack of enforcement do not mean you can ignore it. The data are still being collected and displayed.

News

The patient who doesn’t like you

Dr. Allan M. Block’s experience has told him that, if for whatever reason a patient doesn’t like him, it’s best...

From the Editor

Full disclosure

Dr. Matt Kalaycio thought he was free of financial conflicts because he doesn’t take pharma money. Then he checked Open Payments.

News

Produce and promises

Any barrier between the patient and the physician is bad, and two or three barriers makes things logarithmically worse.

Opinion

Slowing down

This past Labor Day weekend, I did something radical. I slowed down. Way down.

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