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Congress’ only female doctor is poised to change the healthcare system

Before joining Congress last year, Democrat Kim Schrier spent two decades counseling anxious parents and caring for sick children in her pediatric practice in Issaquah, Washington. Schrier, 51, took pride in becoming what she called a “de facto grandparent” — she would often be the parents’ first call when their baby was sick or wouldn’t… Read More »

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits. Incrementally.

When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific procedures. As a result, patients often were sent home with the equivalent of handfuls of powerful and addictive medications. Then the opioid crisis hit, along with studies showing one possible side effect of… Read More »