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Even when we are in the wrong, it is never easy to accept it. So, instead, we search exhaustively to vindicate ourselves. But I think in doing so, it can distance us both from the truth and from ourselves.

Four factors really driving U.S. health care change in 2020

Medicare for All? Virtually impossible. But that doesn't mean the status quo will prevail.

Four factors really driving U.S. health care change in 2020

Medicare for All? Virtually impossible. But that doesn't mean the status quo will prevail.

A Patient’s Dilemma: Is one prostate cancer treatment better than another?

The surgeon made a strong recommendation, but it didn't mesh with the patient's real concerns. What did he do?

A Patient’s Dilemma: Is one prostate cancer treatment better than another?

The surgeon made a strong recommendation, but it didn't mesh with the patient's real concerns. What did he do?

A cardiologist asks: How much is too much to pay for a promising drug?

The advertising campaign suggests Amarin has an agenda. By going directly to patients through advertising that does not mention the cost, the implication is that the cost is irrelevant.

A cardiologist asks: How much is too much to pay for a promising drug?

The advertising campaign suggests Amarin has an agenda. By going directly to patients through advertising that does not mention the cost, the implication is that the cost is irrelevant.
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The phenomenon can’t be chalked up to leaving for caregiving duties as studies prove that women do not commonly step out of academic medicine for these reasons.

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