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Amazon Prime for your prescriptions, virtual care during pregnancy, & AI for mental health

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Technology could improve pregnancy care for low-income patients — if health systems can pay for it

For low-income patients, the challenges of pregnancy are only compounded by the challenges of prenatal care: the dozen or so doctors’ appointments, the time off work or childcare, the cost …

Chatbots are creating thorny ethical questions about transparency in mental health care

The mental health field is increasingly looking to chatbots to relieve escalating pressure on a limited pool of licensed therapists. But they’re entering uncharted ethical territory as they confront questions …

First Opinion

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Opinion: Physicians need — and should take — paternity leave

When my daughter was born, I was just a year out of fellowship training, working hard within my hospital’s medical hierarchy. Fearful of burdening my colleagues with extra work, I …

Opinion: A dangerous loophole for drug ads needs to be closed

A loophole in prescription drug regulation exposes American consumers to false and misleading claims of drug ads via on-line businesses promoting potent drugs without accurate information about their risks and …

Opinion: Reinventing health care in 2023

After a year defined by record inflation and double-digit health care premium increases, I hope that a few years down the road we can eventually look back at 2023 as …