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  • Getting a COVID Vaccine -- Trial Participant Shares What It's Like   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Kelvin Phillips, who is participating in a 2-year COVID-19 vaccine trial, about his experience and why he is taking part.
  • AHA 2020 The Duty to Inform: Be Galileo on COVID-19 Melissa Walton-Shirley sees parallels between the 16th-century mathematician and the work of modern-day healthcare workers to rebut COVID denialism.
  • How Twitter Amplifies My Doctor and Human Voice Dr Chan discusses why she chose to go public on social media and how she finds it professionally and personally rewarding.
  • How Much Does Marijuana Impair Driving?   A recent study tested how people drive under the influence of marijuana. 'DUI is still DUI,' says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • How COVID Vaccines Were Developed so Quickly   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Michelle McMurry-Heath about the speed of the COVID-19 vaccines and when a vaccine may be available to the general public.
  • Medicare Payments Could Get Tougher for Docs Despite the new alternative payment models, costs have not declined, and Medicare may not have sufficient funds to cover benefit costs after 2024. Physicians could suffer a huge blow to their income.
  • What the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Task Force Is Missing COVID-19 is taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation's mental health, which makes this oversight all the more disappointing, according to two psychiatrists.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • How the US Has Mishandled the Pandemic   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Koh about the missteps the United States has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can do better as vaccines become available.
  • COVID Thanksgiving Analogies: Drunk Driving or Safe Sex?   As the holidays approach in the midst of another COVID surge, health professionals need to rally around a common public health message, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • Doctors: Our Culture Is Ours and We Need to Own It As physicians, we are complicit in the construction and maintenance of our culture. Is this who we want to be?
  • Stop Calling Doctors Heroes and Saints: The Case Against Altruism People are showing their gratitude to healthcare professionals by calling them heroes, but that can have a negative impact, says a physician.
  • Ignoring the Sins of Our Patients As physicians, we are obliged to everyone who walks, staggers, or wheels through our doors -- regardless of what walk of life they've detoured from, sins they've committed, or what beliefs they hold.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • COPD Highlights From CHEST 2020   COPD highlights from CHEST 2020, reported by Dr Darcy Marciniuk, include analysis of the effect of ICS-containing therapies on lung function decline and cardiovascular risk after acute exacerbation.
  • Why Not Try Melatonin, Zinc, Vit C? COVID-19 and Pascal's Wager   Should patients be free to try relatively low-risk therapies for COVID-19 if they lack evidence of benefit?
  • Anaphylaxis in Kids: Clinical Pearls From The Cribsiders   The Cribsiders discuss common presentations of anaphylaxis in kids and the role of epinephrine, epinephrine, epinephrine!
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.
  • How Long Should Docs and Nurses With COVID Stay Home?   Dr Alok Patel discusses considerations for healthcare professionals who have been exposed to the coronavirus when deciding to return to work.
  • New Visa Rule Will Harm Docs, Risk Lives During Pandemic A proposed rule change may result in thousands of physicians becoming unable to provide critically needed care to patients as the pandemic worsens.