An emerging body of research indicates that in some instances, patients fare better under the medical care of women.
More adults get checkups and report better health after nurse practitioners gain the autonomy to practice primary care without doctor oversight.
Most people trust doctors to treat them only when necessary. A new study looks at the problem of "overtreatment recommendations."
If all general practitioners prescribed liked those from the best medical schools, 56.5 percent fewer opioid prescriptions would have been written between 2006 and 2014.
A requirement that middle schoolers be vaccinated against pertussis seems to protect the wider community and encourage preteens to receive other types of inoculations.
A study by Yale University scholars suggests doctors' political affiliation influences their approach to health issues such as marijuana use, abortion and firearm storage.