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Nov. 13, 2019

The safest hospitals in each state, according to Leapfrog

More than half of the hospitals Leapfrog graded in Maine, Utah and Virginia earned “A” grades. See how your state did.

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The best and worst states for health care in 2019

Hawaii and Massachusetts offer their residents the best overall health care, according to U.S. News and World Report. See which other states are the best—and the worst—for health care.

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.