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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
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While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023

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Focusing on mental illness as the cause of mass shootings diverts attention from the larger problem of gun violence in the U.S., two experts argue.

  • January 26, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023
This is a view from above of a group of medical students looking up and smiling for the camera. They are standing in a lecture hall with table behind them.
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During COVID-19, doctors have been allowed to provide medications for opioid addiction via telehealth. Now, we need those temporary rules made permanent.

  • December 20, 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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Gynecological teaching associates (GTAs) use their own bodies to help students gain expertise in pelvic exams. Here’s why the job was so empowering for one GTA.

  • October 25, 2022
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Each year, health professionals work with Congress and the White House to solve the nation’s most difficult health policy problems. We need them more than ever.

  • September 8, 2022
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The U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, yet many still lack access to good, affordable care, according to the AAMC Research and Action Institute.

  • August 17, 2022
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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 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.