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Nancy Neveloff Dubler, Mediator for Life’s Final Moments, Dies at 82

A bioethicist, she pioneered bedside methods for helping patients, their families and doctors deal with anguishing life-or-death decisions in a…

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Herbert Pardes, Who Steered the Growth of a Giant Hospital, Dies at 89

A psychiatrist, he ran New York-Presbyterian after a landmark merger, improving its patient care and finances and raising money to…

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In Medicine, the Morally Unthinkable Too Easily Comes to Seem Normal

Here is the way I remember it: The year is 1985, and a few medical students are gathered around an…

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What Medical Stories Do We Trust?

Let me tell you a medical story; you decide what you make of it. A person has a routine medical…

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Israel’s Military Campaign Has Left Gaza’s Medical System Near Collapse

The Israeli military’s bombardment and invasion of Gaza have decimated its health care system in a way that aid groups…

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The Courage to Follow the Evidence on Transgender Care

Hilary Cass is the kind of hero the world needs today. She has entered one of the most toxic debates…

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Prestigious Medical Journal Ignored Nazi Atrocities, Historians Find

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article condemning its own record during World War II.

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Hospitals Must Get Written Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams, H.H.S. Says

In a letter to teaching hospitals, the federal health agency said that institutions could lose Medicare funding if they didn’t…

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The Unbearable Vagueness of Medical ‘Professionalism’

Since its inception, this murky term has straddled the dual role of disciplining and inspiring.

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Will a $1 Billion Medical School Donation Help Make the Bronx Healthier?

Health experts praised a monumental gift to the Bronx’s sole medical school, but wondered if it would be enough to…

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