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Report: Surgical Centers Killing Patients

The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone.

Residency Match Day Grows Again, Hitting New High This Year

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) announced today that the 2018 Main Residency Match is the largest yet, with a record 37,103 US and international applicants listing program choices for 33,167 positions.

Physician: Patient Satisfaction Scores Tied To Opioid Abuse

An Oakland County doctor is examining ways to impact the opioid crisis in Michigan. Giancarlo Zuliani of Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills has a published article which examines the abuse of pain killers and focuses on the relationship between doctor and patient. He believes that relationship is ground zero in the battle against addiction.

Canadian Doctors Protest Own Pay Raises

In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises.

Australia Could Become First Country To Eradicate Cervical Cancer

Free vaccine program in schools leads to big drop in rates, although they remain high in the developing world

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: When The Painkiller Intensifies Pain

When patients arrive in the emergency room, nearly all but those with the most minor complaints get an IV. To draw blood, give medications or administer fluids, the IV is the way doctors and nurses gain access to the body. Putting one in is quick and simple, and it's no more painful than a mild bee sting.

CDC's Advice To Take Tamiflu Is Compromised By Financial Conflicts Of Interest

In his public messages about this year’s influenza outbreak, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has repeatedly urged people to take an antiviral drug such as Tamiflu if they develop symptoms of the flu and their doctor prescribes it.

Dentists Keep Dying Of This Lung Disease. The CDC Can't Figure Out Why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.