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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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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
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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

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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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The war in Ukraine endangers the security of life-saving medical devices and other crucial digital tools in the U.S. Here’s what every hospital needs to know.

  • May 24, 2022
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Academic researchers partner with tech companies to make research more accessible, include more data.

  • May 18, 2022
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Cyberattacks on hospitals have spiked during the pandemic, threatening patient care and private data. Here's how teaching hospitals are fighting back.

  • July 20, 2021
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New funding for the National Health Service Corps will bolster the program’s ability to help physicians work in underserved communities.

  • June 24, 2021
Paola Portela, MD, chief medical officer of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, plays with a young patient.
AAMCNews

The AAMC’s annual survey shows student body growth won’t alleviate physician shortage unless residency and clinical training site shortfalls also are addressed.

  • September 3, 2020
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As COVID-19 hospitalizations soar in Sun Belt states, physicians are grateful for knowledge from previous hot spots but still face an uncertain future.

  • July 13, 2020
Members of the medical staff at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, treat a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on July 2, 2020
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The novel coronavirus is hitting remote areas where patients are poorer, sicker, and older hard. Here's how medical schools and teaching hospitals are helping.

  • May 14, 2020
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has collaborated with the state department of health to run nearly 50 COVID-19 testing sites in rural communities
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Medical schools are partnering with engineering schools to produce testing reagents, swabs, PPE, and more. Will these relationships endure beyond the pandemic?

  • May 4, 2020
Trevor Kemp, assistant manager of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s FabLab, and Melissa Goldman, manager of the FabLab, prepare plastic film to be cut for face shields
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As COVID-19 spreads, ethicists at academic medical institutions are guiding the development of guidelines to ration care.

  • April 7, 2020
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