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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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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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What happens when a loved one or you yourself becomes ill? A “doctor-daughter” shares wisdom from her personal experience and years of teaching the tough topic.

  • February 1, 2022
Cynthia Cooper, MD, with her mother, Carol Johnson Cooper, before the Harvard Medical School educator found herself in the role of doctor-daughter.
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For years, medical residency programs used Step 1 to help pick candidates. An advisor offers insights on how medical students might deal with the change.

  • January 11, 2022
Katherine Chretien, MD, advises a student through videoconferencing software on her computer
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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
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Patients with intellectual disabilities are six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other people. An expert weighs in on how we must improve their care.

  • April 20, 2021
Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine at an April 3 event in Philadelphia that Jefferson Health designed to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Telemedicine soared during the pandemic, and experts say it’s here to stay. How can providers and future physicians prepare to provide quality care from afar?

  • March 24, 2021
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, talks to a patient through a computer in her office
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Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • February 23, 2021
A young child looks out of a window