Medical school applications hit record high

December 8th 2021

The number of applicants rose 18% over the past year, the AAMC said. Women and members of most minority groups made gains.

Some states are struggling with flood of COVID-19 patients in hospitals

December 8th 2021

Systems in Ohio are delaying non-urgent procedures. Hospitals across the Midwest and Northeast are packed with patients.

Female doctors earn $2M less over their careers

December 7th 2021

A new study examined the earnings data from more than 80,000 doctors. The gender gap was largest among surgical specialists.

Leapfrog Group recognizes top hospitals for patient safety

December 7th 2021

Nearly 150 hospitals are recognized for quality and efforts to improve safety and transparency.

Medicare telehealth use increased 63-fold due to COVID-19 pandemic

December 6th 2021

Medicare reported 52.7 million telehealth visits in 2020, up from 840,000 in the previous year. But virtual visits varied among states and different groups of patients.