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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022
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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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Each year, health professionals work with Congress and the White House to solve the nation’s most difficult health policy problems. We need them more than ever.

  • September 8, 2022
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The U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, yet many still lack access to good, affordable care, according to the AAMC Research and Action Institute.

  • August 17, 2022
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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 2022
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When faced with terminal illness, many African American families opt for life-prolonging treatment rather than comfort. Here's why — and how doctors can help.

  • July 12, 2022
As a palliative care expert and the daughter of African American pastors, Maisha T. Robinson, MD, MSHPM, says she understands the need for end-of-life care planning as well as the difficulties around it.
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Understanding the complicity of the medical-scientific establishment during the Nazi regime can help foster empathy and combat antisemitism and racism today.

  • July 7, 2022
Students and faculty from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine spent a week in Poland in June to better understand the Holocaust. Here they are shown at the gate of the former Auschwitz 1 concentration camp.
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Medical students were already at risk of substance use disorder. The isolation and stress caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the contributing factors.

  • May 12, 2022
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It’s time for medicine to stop stigmatizing people with obesity and to provide compassionate care to people of all sizes, one expert argues.

  • March 29, 2022
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Less reliance on MCAT and GPA scores, and more focus on the whole student, could drastically increase the number of Black medical students, one dean argues.

  • March 24, 2022
Medical student volunteers from Howard University College of Medicine pose with Dean Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, at a community vaccination clinic in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2021.
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Emergency departments treat many medically vulnerable patients. Yet too few ED residents are learning to provide culturally responsive care, an expert argues.

  • February 17, 2022
Adrianne Haggins, MD, tends to a patient at the University of Michigan Health emergency department in Ann Arbor.
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Too often, disability is thought of like a light bulb: on or off. In reality, most disabilities fall somewhere along a spectrum from mild to severe.

  • February 10, 2022
A young woman with a cochlear implant sits on a couch talking to her therapeutic practitioner.