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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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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022

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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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To reach the vaccine-hesitant, public health officials urge a variety of approaches, from connecting with local physicians to having respectful conversations.

  • December 21, 2021
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, say change is needed to improve the nation’s health.

  • November 9, 2021
David Skorton speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2021
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Two pioneers — former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, and Obamacare expert Daniel Dawes, JD — offer a path forward for battling health inequities.

  • November 8, 2021
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The AAMC Center for Health Justice has partnered with the AMA to release a guide to language, narrative, and concepts in health equity in medicine.

  • October 28, 2021
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Experts in psychology and behavioral economics weigh in on why financial penalties will convince some, but not all, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • October 26, 2021
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Columnist George Will says the causes of today’s heated discourse run deep and sees challenges to restoring civility in debates about civic issues.

  • October 19, 2021
George Will delivers the baccalaureate commencement address at Princeton University in 2019.
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Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt says evidence won’t sway many people. Doctors and scientists must understand how people reach different moral judgments.

  • October 7, 2021
Jonathan Haidt, PhD, speaks at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia
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The new AAMC Center for Health Justice will bring together national and local leaders to improve the health of all communities.

  • September 21, 2021
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