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How One Hospital Addresses Sexual Harassment Claims and Culture

Sexual harassment is not a new or rare phenomenon in the workplace, but since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, more victims have come forward to report allegations of harassment at work, including at health care institutions. As a …

Court Ruling Against ‘Law of Nature’ Patent Riles Biotech

A way to diagnose a severe neurological disorder can’t be patented as it covers a law of nature, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday in a closely watched case that sought to clarify the patenting for medical diagnostic tests and …

Stanford Study Links Medical Errors to Physician Burnout

The epidemic of physician burnout may be the source of even more medical errors than unsafe medical workplace conditions, a new study led by Stanford researchers has found. Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe …

Amateur Athletes, Not Just Pros, Could Be at Risk for Brain Damage: Mayo Clinic

In the movie Concussion, Will Smith plays the doctor who discovered the condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in pro football. The film’s release this month follows years of headlines on the risks NFL players face as they …

Underage Drinkers Run Up $750 Million a Year in Hospital Costs

Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year. A Mayo Clinic study also found geographic and demographic …

Supreme Court to Hear Personal Medicine Patent Dispute

The Supreme Court hears arguments on Wednesday over whether Prometheus Laboratories may patent instructions for observing changes in a patient’s body to set drug dosages in a decision that could affect the future of “personal medicine.” The case focuses on …