The state of things
July 8, 2020

Best and worst states for doctors in 2020: Minnesota leads the way, Arizona comes in last

Medscape’s 2020 rankings took each state’s COVID-19 response into account alongside the usual factors such as compensation and practice conditions.

Noteworthy news
July 8, 2020

5 things to know about COVID-19 this week

The WHO acknowledges emerging evidence of airborne transmission, Novavax receives the largest award yet for vaccine development, and PPE supplies begin to run low again.

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Great debate

Does it matter if doctors wear white coats?

Dressing to impress

From germs to patient perception: Here’s what to consider when you’re considering the traditional physician garb. DOs who proudly wear their white coats and those whose coats live in their closets both weigh in. “I’m not opposed to physicians taking off their white coats in the office as they see appropriate, but it still sends a loud message about who we are and what we stand for in medicine,” says Anita Showalter, DO, associate dean at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.