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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022

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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many obstacles receiving care. Medical schools are now starting to train doctors how to treat them.

  • April 19, 2022
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Academic experts emphasize a need for patient counseling, as well as greater education around screening versus diagnostic testing.

  • April 14, 2022
A mature adult doctor and her patient both wear masks to the consultation to slow the spread of illness.
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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They watched patients and colleagues sicken and die for months. Now, many front-line providers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • June 29, 2021
Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, now a trauma surgeon at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, saw a flood of deaths during the pandemic and has suffered symptoms of PTSD.
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Crushing exhaustion, trouble breathing, and more. Doctors describe the disturbing effects of long COVID on their lives and how they're managing to move forward.

  • May 4, 2021
Sunita Sharma, MD, a pulmonologist at UC Health in Aurora, Colorado, with a patient.
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Many frail and elderly people can’t get out to get a COVID-19 vaccine. So teaching hospitals are giving shots to patients right in their own homes.

  • April 6, 2021
Gail and Robert Pursel of Millville, Pennsylvania, receive their COVID-19 vaccines, thanks to Geisinger’s in-home health care service.
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The pandemic is threatening the emotional well-being of thousands of providers. But many don’t get treatment for fear of the effect on their careers.

  • December 10, 2020
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Students and residents with disabilities have an important role to play in health care.

  • November 25, 2019
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Here's why we need to make curricula — and peers and instructors — much more welcoming to learners with hidden disabilities.

  • July 2, 2019