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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
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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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
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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The AAMC named Susan Cato as its next chief communications and marketing officer, effective Jan. 15.

  • January 19, 2023
AAMC Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Susan Cato at AAMC headquarters in Washington D.C.
AAMCNews

More women are becoming doctors, doctors of different racial backgrounds prefer different specialties, and sports medicine keeps growing, according to AAMC data

  • January 12, 2023
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The AAMC released a statement on the U.S. District Court ruling to return a funding dispute back to HHS to remedy delayed payments to 340B hospitals.

  • January 11, 2023
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AAMCNews

People returning from incarceration are 13 times more likely to die soon after release. So hospitals employ formerly incarcerated people to help promote health.

  • January 10, 2023
Evan Ashkin, MD, and community health worker Tommy Green (right), who himself spent time in prison, work with a patient in the Formerly Incarcerated Transition Clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (The patient granted permission to use his image but asked that his name be withheld.)
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Jonathan Jaffery, MD, the AAMC’s new chief health care officer, has spent years working to reduce health disparities and implement innovative care models.

  • January 3, 2023
Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, FACP
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Our annual list of the most-read AAMCNews stories of 2022.

  • December 28, 2022
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As “America’s doctor” steps down from his public role, he reflects on the privilege of helping protect and preserve the health of the American people.

  • December 22, 2022
Anthony Fauci, MD
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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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Debunking medical lies can be too late to change minds. Prebunking strategy teaches disinformation tactics so people can recognize and resist false messages.

  • December 8, 2022
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