Tag Archives: Medical

Death through the eyes of a medical student

Growing up, I was discouraged from becoming a doctor; I was too emotional. My mother, a geriatrician, worried about my attachment to patients and the volatility of inpatient medicine. To some degree, I understood her concerns; I’m tearful during goodbyes and inconsolable at funerals. Yet my interest in medicine persisted, and I began medical school.… Read More »

Medical costs create hardships for more than half of Americans

Medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability, stress, or delaying care because of cost, finds a study by the American Cancer Society. Appearing early online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study estimates more than 100 million people in the… Read More »