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  • Motherhood, Medicine, and Career Challenges Women physicians who want to raise a family and achieve career goals have different routes to accomplish that. How do they feel about their decisions and what it takes to have both?
  • Doctors' 5 Most Frequent Investing Mistakes Doctors who try to earn money from making smart investments have hits and misses, just like many investors. How can you avoid making common investing mistakes?
  • Healthcare on the March: Scenes From the March for Science The March for Science encompassed numerous themes, but here we tell the story of healthcare professionals who attended and healthcare research.
  • School Recess: A Right or a Privilege?   A leading bioethicist argues the importance of school recess as a right and the value to young students' physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.
  • Five Doctors Tell 'How I Survived After Being Sued' For a physician, getting sued for malpractice is extremely personal. Physicians who were sued describe the range of emotions they felt, and how it changed their lives and the way they view patients.
  • How to Prevent Costly and Dangerous Cyberattacks It doesn't matter whether your practice is large or small--you can still be the victim of a data breach. How can you protect your practice's data from a cyberattack?
  • Doctors and Marriage: Should You Have a Prenup? Love is powerful, yet marriage always involves some element of risk. Can you protect your finances and your practice in the event of a divorce and still start off a marriage on the right foot?
  • Physicians and Lawyers Disagree Over Tort Reform Physicians and lawyers are at odds; triple amputee collects big damage award; restricting lawsuits to employed doctors.
  • A Must-See: Incredible Medical and Science Images See the finalists for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards, celebrating the best in medical and scientific photography.
  • Hidden Dangers in Your Employment Contract You're about to sign a contract for a wonderful position. Although every clause may appear to be reasonable, you may be missing critical details that can lead to problems. Here are some common traps.
  • OIG Regulations for Home Visits Bring Challenges for Doctors House calls provide patient information that may not be gleaned from office visits. But doctors should know how to meet the Office of Inspector General's new regulations for home visit claims.
  • 7 Books Primary Care Docs Wish Their Patients Would Read Unlike many of the bogus health books for sale, these titles will make patients better informed and, hopefully, healthier, Medscape's experts say.
  • Physician-Assisted Dying: Is a Patient's Despair Reversible?   Ethicist Art Caplan talks with oncologist Maurie Markman about his concerns over physician-assisted dying.
  • Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017 More than 19,200 physicians in over 27 specialties responded to this year's Medscape compensation survey and told about their compensation, productivity, challenges, and more.
  • Considering Dating a Patient? Proceed With Caution Most doctors consider it foolhardy to initiate a romantic relationship with a patient, for a number of reasons. But more and more of their colleagues think it's acceptable under certain circumstances.
  • Doctors' Incomes Are on the Rise -- Is Yours? For many physicians, earnings are looking better and they're more satisfied with their practice, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2017.
  • Should We Refuse Transplants for People With Disabilities?   Ethicist Art Caplan discusses the moral argument about when transplantation should and shouldn't be considered in people with disabilities.
  • Does the Hippocratic Oath Promote Burnout? Some doctors contend that by honorably swearing to live up to the unattainable ideals of patient care in the Hippocratic Oath, they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
  • We Want to Know: What's Your Favorite Vacation Destination? It's time to think about your next vacation. Is there a place you would like to recommend that was unforgettable? Or maybe you're thinking of a unique travel destination. We'd like to know.