Twenty new schools opened in the past decade; but some doubt whether so many new doctors are needed.
Studies find many medical students and residents often are so traumatized by training experiences they test positive for depression.
Clinical trials should look at whether men and women are affected differently, but the NIH isn’t holding researchers accountable, a new report says.
Medical licensing exams will include questions about military medicine, encouraging doctors to recognize and learn how to treat problems like PTSD.
At NYU medical school, students learn to access huge troves of data to become doctors who understand the health care system, and individual ailments, better.
The Democratic president candidate’s proposals to save consumers money are questioned by experts and health industry officials.
The Census Bureau reports that the uninsured rate fell from 13.3 percent of the population to 10.4 percent. Still 33 million people had no insurance.
Congress faces budgetary decisions, worrying advocates for medical research, teen pregnancy prevention and other federal initiatives.
Republican candidates on the campaign trail say they have defunded Planned Parenthood in their states already. But a lot depends on how they define “defund.”
Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood date back to 1982, while fetal tissue research had bipartisan support until the release of secret camera videos.
Healthcare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan is urging state insurance commissioners to look carefully at proposed rate hikes for insurance premiums in 2016.
The health law requires insurers to cover most prescription contraceptives with no additional out-of-pocket costs, which may spur some women to use more effective methods.
President Obama touts the health law’s success in driving the uninsured rate “to its lowest level ever.” But it’s hard to prove that.
As he awaits a decision from the Supreme Court on federal subsidies to help cover the cost of premiums in three dozen states, the president points to the millions who have gained insurance and decries efforts by political opponents.
A decision in King v. Burwell is expected by the end of the month.
At Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, many of the medical students majored in things like English or history, and they never took the MCAT. The institution sees that diversity as one of its biggest strengths.
Researchers with the National Women’s Law Center find insurers around the country are failing to provide contraception and other care without copays.
The American Medical Association is funding experiments at universities around the country to try to change how we train physicians.
Nurses who are men make nearly $7,700 a year more than female nurses in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 more annually in hospitals, a study finds.
The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped about a third since 2012, to 13.2 percent, according to federal officials.