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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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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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From a doctor’s personal healing to treating ICU survivors, these books offer a glimpse into the compelling, disturbing, and often uplifting world of medicine.

  • July 19, 2022
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Medical residents often bemoan long hours and relatively low wages. Now, a growing number are unionizing, which observers say brings benefits — and drawbacks.

  • June 7, 2022
The Resident and Fellow Physician Union-Northwest stages a 15-minute walkout at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in February during contract negotiations.
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Medical students were already at risk of substance use disorder. The isolation and stress caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the contributing factors.

  • May 12, 2022
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Even as women physicians gain a foothold in the male-dominated surgical specialties, they encounter other barriers.

  • April 22, 2022
Women surgeons struggle to find equipment that fits smaller bodies.
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Physicians reflect on how faith influences their practice, and share moments of spiritual connection with patients.

  • March 15, 2022
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What happens when a loved one or you yourself becomes ill? A “doctor-daughter” shares wisdom from her personal experience and years of teaching the tough topic.

  • February 1, 2022
Cynthia Cooper, MD, with her mother, Carol Johnson Cooper, before the Harvard Medical School educator found herself in the role of doctor-daughter.
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For years, medical residency programs used Step 1 to help pick candidates. An advisor offers insights on how medical students might deal with the change.

  • January 11, 2022
Katherine Chretien, MD, advises a student through videoconferencing software on her computer
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Bestselling author and podcast host Brené Brown, PhD, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience about the importance of vulnerability.

  • November 9, 2021
Brené Brown, PhD, bestselling author and University of Houston professor, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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The residency application, selection, and transition process is complex and stressful. Now, a committee of key stakeholders proposes dramatic changes.

  • August 26, 2021
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