Many doctors who work with patients with incurable conditions often seek to champion their patients by referring to them as "fighters" in a "battle" against their disease. But a new study in Health Communication finds that using war metaphors when talking about cancer "may do more harm than good," Ian Sample writes for The Guardian.
In October 2014, Ezekiel Emanuel—a health policy expert, medical ethicist, and doctor who advised former President Obama—wrote an infamous article called "Why I Hope to Die at 75." At age 62, Emanuel shares how he feels today.
At-home DNA tests are revealing cases in which fertility doctors secretly used their own sperm to impregnate patients, leading some states to criminalize so-called "fertility fraud"—and sparking a debate over whether it should be considered a form of sexual assault.
Insurers are planning to provide consumers on the Affordable Care Act's exchange market with more health plans options for the 2020 coverage year, and exchange plan premiums are projected to either stay flat or even decrease.