Burnout threatens the primary care workforce and the mental health of physicians

Kaiser health news

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing “988” or the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741741. Melanie Gray Miller, a 30-year-old doctor, wiped away her tears as she described the isolation she felt after losing a beloved patient. “It … Read more

New chronic constipation guideline evaluates treatment options

New chronic constipation guideline evaluates treatment options

A new practice guideline aims to help clinicians navigate an increasingly crowded field of over-the-counter and prescription treatment options for chronic idiopathic constipation in otherwise healthy people. The guideline, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, was jointly developed by the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. It marks the first AGA … Read more

Health care coalition opposes medical spending, eye scrutiny initiative

Kaiser health news

Influential health interests are maneuvering a potential $19.4 billion infusion into Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, while also seeking a 2024 election initiative to permanently block that funding, KFF Health News has learned. The Coalition to Protect Access to Care, which includes groups representing doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and clinics, is lobbying Governor Gavin Newsom and … Read more