Abortion bans alienate doctors and close clinics, putting primary health care at risk

Abortion bans alienate doctors and close clinics, putting primary health care at risk

The rush in conservative states to ban abortion after the overturn of Roe versus Wade it’s translating into a surprising consequence that abortion opponents may not have considered: fewer medical services available to all women living in those states. Doctors are proving, through their words and actions, that they are reluctant to practice in places … Read more

US doctors forced to ration as cancer drug shortages hit nationwide

Toni Dezomits during chemotherapy

Toni Dezomits had to change her ovarian cancer treatment plan due to a shortage of chemotherapy drugs Toni Dezomits, a 55-year-old retired law enforcement officer, is battling a recurrence of her stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had already undergone several rounds of chemotherapy when her doctor told her he had more bad news. Just a … Read more

Let Texas doctors provide crucial emergency care

Let Texas doctors provide crucial emergency care

Physician organizations warn that pregnant patients will suffer and potentially die, or experience life-long complications, if the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals does not overturn a preliminary injunction preventing doctors from providing emergency care for abortion when they deem it medically necessary to stabilize a patient. In the wake of Dobbs decision last year, … Read more

Ontario’s shortage of family doctors is putting lives at risk

Ontario's shortage of family doctors is putting lives at risk

A new study by the Ontario College of Family Physicians has found that 2.2 million of the 14 million residents of Canada’s largest and wealthiest province do not have a family doctor. The finding is a major indictment of the for-profit or paid model that is now being promoted as Ontario’s go-to model for surgeries … Read more

The review can help doctors treat adolescents with depression

The review can help doctors treat adolescents with depression

A new review authored by three Canadian psychiatrists aims to help primary care physicians diagnose and manage depression in adolescents. Depression is common among Canadian teenagers and often goes unnoticed. Many family doctors report feeling unprepared to identify and manage depression in these patients. “Depression is an increasingly common but treatable condition among adolescents,” the … Read more

Ozempic for women over 50? 5 doctors evaluate new slimming injectables

Ozempic for women over 50?  5 doctors evaluate new slimming injectables

The use of injectable drugs like Ozempic for weight loss has become the hottest healthcare trend in decades. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mindy Kaling and Elon Muskare are said to be using them to keep fit. An expert with celebrity clients said FIRSTThey are All on it. But is this approach right for most women … Read more

Shortages of cancer drugs in the United States are forcing doctors to ration life-saving treatments

Shortages of cancer drugs in the United States are forcing doctors to ration life-saving treatments

A critical shortage of cancer therapies is forcing thousands of patients to lose life-saving treatments, several major health organizations have warned. There are 14 cancer drugs listed in shortage by US regulators, including the generic chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and carboplatin, which are first-line treatments for many common types of cancer. Julie Gralow, chief medical officer … Read more

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Just six weeks ago, Greg DeStefano started a new combination of chemotherapy. The 50-year-old, from Northbrook, Illinois, had recently been diagnosed with his fourth round of cancer and doctors hoped the drug would cure the tumors growing in his neck. DeStefano was responding well, but then, in late May, he got a call from his … Read more