The Broken Front Line

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It was 4:32 p.m. and Mike Diaz was almost halfway through another punishing 24-hour shift when the call came over the ambulance radio. Nine miles away, a man had lost consciousness. “We’re en route from Palmdale […]

Hoping for a Higher Salary or More Perks? The Best Way to Ask

Dr Rebecca T, a Cleveland-based perinatologist, had always been interested in high-risk pregnancies. During her ob/gyn residency, she decided to specialize in perinatology and began looking at potential employment early in her fellowship. But the other fellows discouraged her. “They told me that the opportunities in subspecialties were very limited […]

Becerra Backs Single-Payer. Will It Happen if He’s HHS Secretary?

A digital ad running in Georgia and New Hampshire says Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, supports “Medicare for All.” “Becerra supports Bernie’s government takeover of your health care, eliminating your employer-provided coverage,” the narrator says. The ad, funded by the campaign PAC of […]