Study: Stressed Out Surgical Residents At High Risk For Substance AbuseBurnout among surgical residents greatly increases the risk of high anxiety, depression, substance abuse and thoughts of suicide, according to a UCSF study released Thursday.
UCSF Study: Primary Care Doctor Shortage Looms In CaliforniaCalifornia could soon be dealing with a severe shortage of primary care doctors, according to a new report from UCSF.
Doctors Rarely Clean Potentially Virus-Carrying Stethoscopes, Study FindsAccording to a Yale study, doctors rarely, if ever, sterilize their potentially virus-carrying stethoscopes.
Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide LawA judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs.
California Bill Would Halt Practice Of Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts To DoctorsThe common practice of doctors accepting gifts from drug manufacturers may soon come to a screeching halt in California.
UCSF Study: Nearly 4 Out Of 5 Physician Moms Experience Discrimination It's common for doctors who are moms to experience discrimination at work, according to a new study.
California's New Right-To-Die Law Has Doctors Uneasy About Lethal PrescriptionsA number of doctors in California say they feel uneasy about prescribing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill under a new law that goes into effect June 9.
Californians Fight Surprise Medical Bills From Out-of-Network PhysiciansA growing number of Californians are getting clobbered by surprise medical bills from doctors they don't know and have never even met.
Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
California No Longer Golden State For Young Doctors Who Want To Practice MedicineCalifornia was once one of the best places in the country for doctors to live and practice medicine, but those days seem long gone.
UC Student Health Center Doctors Launch Rare 4-Day StrikeDoctors who work at University of California student health centers are staging a rare four-day strike to protest what they claim is the university’s failure to negotiate a labor contract in good faith.
Stanford Study Finds Many LGBT Medical Students Fear DiscriminationA newly-released study from Stanford University researchers found many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in medical school chose not to disclose their sexual identity or orientation and many feared being discriminated against.