Almost half of the rural doctors practicing in northern Germany will be retiring in the coming years. An initiative offering apprenticeships to medical students is hoping to combat what could become a serious shortage of physicians.
German doctors shut their doors to state insurance patients at the end of each quarter to save money, a new study has shown. Germany's profit-driven health care system is increasingly attracting criticism.
Germany's highest civil court says that an online portal for ranking doctors must remove the name of a disgruntled physician. The case could serve as a precedent for future disputes.
It's tough to find young doctors willing to practice medicine in small towns and villages. Several German states are offering enticing incentives to recruit new doctors to work in the countryside.
US Olympic gymnastics star Simone Biles has revealed that she was sexually abused by now-jailed former team doctor Larry Nassar. The physician is accused of molesting dozens of young girls.
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