HEALTHBEAT Medicine's privilege gap
Have doctors become increasingly removed from the everyday struggles of their patients, especially patients who occupy the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder?
A letter to the editor in the July ... Posted on 7/23/13 at 12:23 PM
THE NEW FORTY Trust, but verify...
I understand and appreciate the notion that we should not treat doctors as demigods. They are, after all, just human beings-well-educated and trained human beings in medical science, but human beings ... Posted on 12/10/11 at 10:12 AM
Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
Nine medical societies representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order.
When did the States Ballroom burn down? Whatever happened to the Graham doctors? These are the questions you hear asked now and then. A phone visit with Jean McDonald Johnson in San Diego, Calif., sheds light on the States Ballroom that was the place to go in the 1930s and 1940s. Long time residents of Grand Forks remember it so fondly.
The State Board of Medical Examiners voted unanimously today in Bismarck to indefinitely suspend the medical license of Dr. Jon Norberg, two days after he pleaded to charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted his wife in their Fargo home. Norberg, an orthopedic surgeon, told the board during the teleconference that he “did the wrong thing for the right reasons.”
Dr. Jim Leigh retires from practice Friday After falling through his porch and landing on his head this past fall, Dr. Jim Leigh thought he might’ve been done for. “They told my wife, ‘He’s not going to make it,’” the 84 year-old said. “And I don't think they did much for me, and there's not much to do for me except watch.” But Leigh survived.
Enrique Rivera-Mass had pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Authorities say he illegally signed off on prescriptions for nearly 1.8 million pills that were sold online, including while he worked in Grand Forks in 2009.
Jack Kevorkian, the retired pathologist who captured the world's attention as he helped dozens of ailing people commit suicide, igniting intense debate and ending up in prison for murder, has died in a Detroit area hospital after a short illness.
Birch Burdick, in a memo to Fargo police investigators, concluded that Dr. Lori Thorndike hadn't posed a safety risk to patients or flaunted the law during the time her North Dakota medical license had expired.
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