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The doctor is out: Many millennials choose convenient clinics over doctor's offices

The doctor is out: Many millennials choose convenient clinics over doctor's offices

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News. Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one. Since his graduation last year from the University of San Diego, Brown has held a series of jobs that have taken him to several California cities. “As a young person in a nomadic state,” Brown said, he prefers finding a walk-in clinic on the rare occasions when he’s sick. “The whole ‘going to the doctor’ phenomenon is something that’s fading away from our generation,” said Brown, who now lives in Daly City outside San Francisco. “It means getting in a car [and] going to a waiting room.” In his view, urgent care, which costs him about $ 40 per visit, is more convenient &...
GP at Hand's smartphone doctor ads ruled misleading

GP at Hand's smartphone doctor ads ruled misleading

Technology
Adverts for a smartphone GP service that promised NHS doctor appointments "in minutes" have been ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority.The service offers a symptom-checker and free GP consultations via videolink on smartphones.The ASA received complaints that the ads did not say users would first have to leave their GP, and registration could take up to three weeks.GP at Hand said it thought the process was "self-evident".Another criticism upheld was that the ads did not state that potential users must live within 40 minutes of one of five surgery catchment areas in London in order to see a GP in person.The ads were displayed on the London Underground transport network as well as online between November 2017 and February 2018. GP online:...
Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy

Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News. A Santa Monica doctor who touted a controversial menopause therapy on the Oprah Winfrey Network and received testimonials for her work from such celebrity patients as model Cindy Crawford and actress-author Suzanne Somers has been disciplined by California’s medical board for gross negligence. In a settlement approved late last month, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Prudence Hall on probation for four years, faulting her for being “unaware” of potential risks posed by the plant-based hormones — including cancer — and failing to monitor her patients properly. Hall used numerous hormones to treat two women, according to the board, missing an aggressive uterine cancer in one pati...
The eye doctor who could not see the stars

The eye doctor who could not see the stars

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device For many years, Dr Andrew Bastawrous could not see clearly enough to spot the leaves on trees or the stars in the sky. Teachers kept telling him he was lazy and he kept missing the football during games. Then, aged 12, his mother took him to have his eyes tested and that changed everything. Now he is a prize-winning eye doctor with a plan to use a smartphone app to bring better vision to millions of children around the world. Dr Bastawrous told the BBC: "I'll never forget that moment at the optometrist. I had trial lenses on and looked across the car park and saw the gravel on the road had so much detail I had had no idea about. "A couple of weeks later I got my first pair of glasses and that's when...
Michael Jackson 'chemically castrated by father with hormone injections' doctor reveals

Michael Jackson 'chemically castrated by father with hormone injections' doctor reveals

Entertainment
Conrad Murray, who was previously convicted of involuntary manslaughter after the death of MJ, has made claims about the music legend's dad.Speaking out following Joe Jackson’s death, the doctor revealed the King of Pop was "chemically castrated" by his father.Revealing all to Mirror Online, he claimed: "Joe Jackson was one of the worst fathers to his children in history."The cruelty expressed by Michael that he experienced at the hand of his father. GETTY FATHER AND SON: Michael admitted to Oprah that Joe had been abusive in the past GETTY RICHEST DECEASED: Michael Jackson was the richest deceased celebrity of 2017 with $ 75 million ...