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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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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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Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.
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While COVID-19 upended advances in ICU care, physician Wes Ely, MD, MPH, believes we can fix that by recommitting to humanism in medicine.

  • November 14, 2022
ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, PhD, urged listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville to add the human touch to critical care.
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Health care professionals must confront the climate crisis through patient care, medical education, changes in how hospitals function and public policy.

  • November 14, 2022
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, and Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, discuss climate change and health during a plenary on November 14 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, shares suicide risks and proven methods for decreasing them.

  • November 13, 2022
Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, discusses suicide prevention during a session moderated by Sarah Vinson, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, on Nov. 13 during Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa says many health inequities that exist today can be traced to centuries of structural racism.

  • November 13, 2022
Linda Villarosa, journalist and author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 13.
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David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President and CEO, delivered the following address at Learn Serve Lead 2022, the association’s 133rd annual meeting.

  • November 13, 2022
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2022
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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COVID-19 resulted in millions of tons of health care-related waste. Here’s what teaching hospitals are doing to protect people and the environment.

  • November 8, 2022
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Anxiety, confusion, and distrust of institutions drive people to accept medical myths. A mother’s experience shows the allure of compelling, unproven tales.

  • November 3, 2022
Lydia Greene studying her nursing notes at home.