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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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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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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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
Doctor in protective equipment talks to obese African-American mature lady holding black tablet
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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.
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Home testing will play a critical role in managing future outbreaks. It’s time for the federal government to develop a national testing strategy.

  • January 25, 2022
A woman using Covid-19 rapid self-test kit at home
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Masking, social distancing, and Zoom have made us all safer during the pandemic, but those measures have complicated communication for those with hearing loss.

  • January 6, 2022
Zina Jawadi
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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The AAMC Center for Health Justice has partnered with the AMA to release a guide to language, narrative, and concepts in health equity in medicine.

  • October 28, 2021
A masked doctor talks with a parent and children in his office