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As federal funding sunsets for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, programs seek creative ways to continue its innovative approach to finding answers.

  • September 29, 2022
Tick insect warning sign in nature forest. Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis transmitter.
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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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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Patients come to the ICU for lifesaving treatments. Too often, they go home with life-altering problems. ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, MPH, is working to change that.

  • August 25, 2022
Wes Ely, MD, MPH, performs a cognitive exam on an ICU patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2018.
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Amid rising violence against health care workers, prevention and response strategies aim to de-escalate tension and protect staff.

  • August 18, 2022
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Academic researchers partner with tech companies to make research more accessible, include more data.

  • May 18, 2022
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system with sensor attached in arm controlling information and alerts with mobile phone app.
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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
A man in his 30s smiles while standing with his arms crossed in a large, modern space.
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Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.
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Black people are more likely to die in pregnancy than White peers. But varied efforts, from culturally sensitive care to bias-reducing toolkits, can save lives.

  • January 18, 2022
Pregnant African American mother holding stomach in hospital
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Hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots are overwhelmed as the delta variant drives increasing hospitalizations.

  • August 24, 2021
Emergency Room nurses tend to patients in a hallway at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on August 18, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
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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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Vivek Murthy, MD, shares his insights on how breaking down silos and embracing commonality can build stronger, healthier communities.

  • November 18, 2020
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, recipient of the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2020.
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Veteran reporter Ann Curry urged attendees at the AAMC annual meeting to consider how deep listening and meaningful connection serve patients — and physicians.

  • November 17, 2020
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