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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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Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, a former health policy advisor on Capitol Hill who has championed health equity and access to care, joins the AAMC.

  • November 1, 2022
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The AAMC named Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, FACP, as its next chief health care officer.

  • October 31, 2022
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Most shooting victims survive, but many face an ordeal of medical care that costs patients, hospitals, and governments billions of dollars a year.

  • October 18, 2022
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The AAMC announced Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, as its next chief public policy officer.

  • October 3, 2022
Capitol Hill, Washington
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As federal funding sunsets for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, programs seek creative ways to continue its innovative approach to finding answers.

  • September 29, 2022
Eric and Nazira Kelly pose with their children, Zara and Ezra in North Carolina.
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
Tick insect warning sign in nature forest. Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis transmitter.
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 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
Capitol Hill, Washington
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Research shows air pollution is detrimental to children’s organ and neurological development. Here’s what pediatricians advise to mitigate the damage.

  • August 30, 2022
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Patients come to the ICU for lifesaving treatments. Too often, they go home with life-altering problems. ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, MPH, is working to change that.

  • August 25, 2022
Wes Ely, MD, MPH, performs a cognitive exam on an ICU patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2018.