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Teaching Doctors How to Say ‘I’m Sorry’

Seven years ago, on a hill overlooking Portland, I taught 15 medical students how to say “I’m sorry.” It wasn’t part of their curriculum or why I was invited to speak. But life is about seizing opportunities—in this case, to transform the grief of losing a child into a teachable moment. Not by lecturing or even… Read More »

Mother of baby boy born with a tiny head reveals doctors thought her labour was to blame

Mother of baby boy whose head is smaller because of the same rare condition that can be caused by the Zika virus reveals the incredible bond between him and his sister ‘who sees past the imperfections’ Grayson Taylor has microcephaly, where the head and brain are smaller Doctors thought labour complications had caused temporary problems … Read More »

Your Doctor’s Lab Coat Is Likely Contaminated

For some, simply seeing a physician in a white coat is enough to spike your blood pressure. This condition, known as “white coat hypertension” or “white coat syndrome,”1 happens when the blood pressure readings in your physician’s office are higher than they are in a different setting. While it was once believed white-coat high blood… Read More »

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »