Commentary

Opinion

Open Notes

With the implementation of the Cures Act, medical notes have evolved into a tool to communicate with the patient, rather than just among health...

Opinion

Say my name

Mispronouncing names can alienate patients. It might make them feel like we don’t “know” them or that we don’t care about them.

Commentary

The obesity risk everyone forgets

This pandemic highlights an emerging risk factor for childhood obesity, and its detection requires vigilance, says Dr. Jessica Sparks Lilley.

Commentary

Can ‘big’ be healthy? Yes – and no

We can’t tell very much about a person’s health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says...

Opinion

How do you answer patients’ emails?

Several groups, including the American Medical Informatics Association and the American Medical Association have proposed standards, but none have...

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