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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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With their education disrupted by the pandemic, this year’s graduating class developed “grit” through hard-earned lessons that will benefit their careers.

  • May 27, 2021
Students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson pose after their commencement ceremony on May 14, 2021.
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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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Many Black and Hispanic people struggle to get access to COVID-19 vaccines. Bringing the vaccines to them can help reduce inequity.

  • April 12, 2021
A volunteer for GOTVax, an organization focused on bringing vaccines to hard-hit communities, administers a vaccine to a resident of a Boston Housing Authority building in an under-resourced neighborhood.
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Recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder show how far we have to go in addressing these ills afflicting our country. Academic medicine must speak up.

  • March 25, 2021
Protesters hold signs that say "Love More" and "Stop Racism"
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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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A physician-in-training argues that social media can help marginalized groups in medicine find needed support and validation.

  • March 16, 2021
A doctor in scrubs leans against a wall and looks at his phone
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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
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A history of medical abuse and immigrants' fear of deportation often drive vaccine hesitancy in Latinx communities. An expert weighs in on how to help.

  • February 11, 2021
A Latinx patient receives a vaccine from a provider
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Get Us PPE has developed an algorithm to equitably distribute needed supplies, but the need is so great, they can only fulfill 15% of the requests coming in.

  • February 4, 2021
Volunteers with the Rise of Broken Women shelter in New York City receive 6,000 masks donated by Love Your Melon, a socially conscious business based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The donation was coordinated by Get Us PPE.
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A researcher is searching for COVID-19 treatments and sees hope in existing drugs. Here’s why his quest is so personal and what he says must happen next.

  • January 27, 2021
In 2014, David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, uncovered a potential treatment for his own deadly disease. Now he's on a mission to find one for COVID-19.