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Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed...

GOP Governors, School Districts Battle Over Mask Mandates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of...

Mask Fights Rip Georgia Schools as Hospitals Repeat Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ATLANTA (AP) — Fights over masks in schools continued to tear...

Weekend Virus Cases Increase Sixfold in 3 Weeks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s department of health reported Monday that...

Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial

When Tom McCormick got an unexpected call from his doctor, the first thing his doctor said was, “I’m not calling you about anything about your...

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

‘Major Victory’ for MDs on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The board that licenses and disciplines doctors in California is failing to hold bad actors accountable, endangering patients in the process. That’s...

Montana Med School Clash Revives for-Profit vs Nonprofit Flap

Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The jockeying...

Mental Health Questions for Docs Still Violating Disabilities Act

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the COVID-19 pandemic, already high rates of suicide, depression, and...

Mayo Clinic Top Doc Ousted Over Sexual Relations With Mentees

When a prominent and highly published medical oncologist left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2018, there were no details as to why. Axel Grothey,...

Colorado Lawmakers Wage Multifront Assault on High Drug Costs

DENVER — Tired of waiting for federal action to reduce prescription drug costs, Colorado is acting on its own — even if it must do...

Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection

A Tampa, Florida neurologist who died of COVID-19 complications has bequeathed to his family a baseball card collection estimated at $20 million to be auctioned...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

Proctors Take Personal Info, Exams on Hold

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) canceled — at least for July — its qualifying exam (QE) for board certification in general surgery last week...

Pediatric Hospitalists Convene to Discuss PHM Designation

A recent teleconference brought together an ad hoc panel of pediatric hospitalists, with more than 100 diverse voices discussing whether there ought to be an...

COVID-19 Ruins Korean Med Graduate’s US Plans

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 16, 2020 — I didn’t stumble into medicine; I ran into it. After my...

USMLE Tests Resume May 1, Sparking Student Concerns

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) testing will resume in some centers on Friday. The announcement made earlier this week caught some students unaware and...

ABIM Extends MOC Deadline to 2021 Because of COVID-19 Crisis

Clinicians whose American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certificates are expiring in 2020 will now have until the end of 2021 to complete their 10-year...