More than 40% of physicians—and 50% of female physicians—are burned out, though doctors in some specialties are suffering more than others, according to Medscape's 2019 National Physicians Burnout & Depression Report. Discover who's feeling the most burned-out, and why, on our interactive charts.
The late Sherman Hershfield, a California physician, spent decades rehabbing patients with brain injuries, but after suffering his own series of strokes, he developed a sudden new talent: speaking in rhymes, Jeff Maysh reports for The Atlantic. Here's how a 63-year-old white doctor staked his territory in Los Angeles' underground hip-hop scene.
Each year, GoFundMe hosts more than 250,000 campaigns to pay for medical expenses, accounting for around a third of the money donated to the site—and in an interview with Kaiser Health News, CEO Rob Solomon said that statistic is a sign that the U.S. health system is "terrible" and "really broken."
While "[l]ow-sodium diets are widely recommended for people who have a variety of ailments," including heart failure, there's actually "little proof" that low-sodium diets are helpful for heart failure patients, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."