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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
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022

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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Teaching Hospitals
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In touring America’s heartland, Jonathan Metzl, MD, found that racial anxieties caused people to make decisions about their health that actually harmed them.

  • October 4, 2022
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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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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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
Asthma, little girl with inhaling mask
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022
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The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
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A new report highlights the extent of sexual harassment among faculty, as well as promising practices that might prevent and address it.

  • July 26, 2022
Doctor wearing protective face mask standing with head in hands at clinic
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Patients and providers don’t often recognize skin cancer on darker skin. Medical school faculty and students are trying to change that.

  • July 21, 2022
A mature African woman sits on a chair in the comfort of her home as she poses for a portrait. She is dressed comfortably in a light shirt with a brown shall thrown over her shoulders. She has a head scarf on and a neutral expression on her face as she holds her head up with her hand.
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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.