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Different Types of Doctors & Medical Specialists Explained

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Specialists.”

American Board of Medical Specialties: “Specialty and Subspecialty Certificates,” “American Board of Internal Medicine.”

American Board of Allergy and Immunology: “Allergy and Immunology.”

American Board of Anesthesiology: “Anesthesiology.”

Texas Heart Institute: “What is a Cardiologist?”

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery: “Colon and Rectal Surgery.”

American Board of Dermatology: “Dermatology.”

American Board of Emergency Medicine: “Emergency Medicine.”

American Board of Family Medicine: “Family Medicine.”

American College of Physicians: “Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine.”

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics: “Medical Genetics and Genomics.”

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

American Board of Ophthalmology: “Ophthalmology.”

American Osteopathic Association: “What is a DO?”

American Board of Otolaryngology: “Otolaryngology.”

American Board of Pathology: “Pathology.”

American Board of Pediatrics: “Pediatrics.”

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.”

American Podiatric Association: “What is a Podiatrist?”

American Board of Plastic Surgery: “Plastic

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COVID-19 impacting mental health of medical professionals

“I’m worried about nurses getting each other sick.”

With the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rising throughout much of the U.S., the mental health of medical professionals is being put to the test.

Some health care workers told ABC News they are feeling hopeless amid the pandemic.

An El Paso, Texas, ICU nurse, who asked not to be identified, said seeing terminally ill COVID-19 patients FaceTime their families is a terrible feeling.

“It’s just really heartbreaking to have to watch that because you feel completely helpless,” she said. “There’s nothing you can offer. There’s nothing you can say that is going to make it better.”

That is why the nonprofit Mental Health America is looking into the health of workers on the front lines.

A survey that included over a

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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

Now the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, a federally funded research group, is prospectively collecting data during the pandemic from more than 800,000 women and nearly 100 mammography centers across the country.

Millions of women missed their regular mammograms in the first wave of the pandemic.

Before the pandemic, about 100,000 women had screening mammograms each day in the United States. In the spring, nearly all mammogram centers shut down for three months, and even though they began opening again in the summer, it was not until October that nearly all were operating normally. That may change with the surge of new coronavirus infections, but for now, women who want mammograms can get them.

Clinics had to slow the rate at which they do mammograms because of Covid-19 precaution requirements, including physical distancing and cleaning of equipment between exams. But they are making up for the delays by keeping longer hours

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Overnight Health Care: White House presses FDA chief over COVID-19 vaccine | Committees reach bipartisan deal to protect patients from surprise medical bills

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Health Care.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Overnight Health Care: White House presses FDA chief over COVID-19 vaccine | Committees reach bipartisan deal to protect patients from surprise medical bills | Sanders, Hawley vow fight next week over stimulus checks


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Overnight Health Care: White House presses FDA chief over COVID-19 vaccine | Committees reach bipartisan deal to protect patients from surprise medical bills | Sanders, Hawley vow fight next week over stimulus checks

FDA authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate is expected soon, but the White House is pushing the agency to move even quicker. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is buying another 100 million doses of a similar candidate from Moderna. And a surprise billing fix might happen after all.

Let’s start with the COVID vaccine:

White House presses FDA chief over COVID-19 vaccine

Top Trump administration officials are turning up the heat on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to quickly authorize emergency use of the country’s first coronavirus vaccine.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows phoned FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn on Friday and pushed him to clear

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Physician Sleep Deprivation Linked to Serious Medical Errors

Sleep deprivation in physicians is linked to serious medical errors that result in patient harm. Even moderate sleep loss raises the risk by 53%, new research suggests.

A survey of staff physicians and trainees show that the level of sleep-related impairment was high overall and was higher among trainees. The highest rate was among surgical residents and fellows.



Dr Mickey Trockel

The results send an important message to the medical profession as a whole about the need for changes in training, study investigator Mickey T. Trockel, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatric and behavioral sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, told Medscape Medical News

“That message is for the field of medicine at large, particularly those who are responsible for thinking about how we train new generations of physicians in residency programs,” he said.

The study was published online December 7 in JAMA Network Open.

An

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