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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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Amid new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases, hospitals find progress through quiet methods like changing anesthetics, fixing valves, and re-sterilizing devices.

  • July 28, 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

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Wellness
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From the immune system’s intricacies to cadavers as crash test dummies, these books cover the humorous, strange, and meaningful aspects of medicine.

  • July 6, 2021
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They watched patients and colleagues sicken and die for months. Now, many front-line providers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • June 29, 2021
Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, now a trauma surgeon at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, saw a flood of deaths during the pandemic and has suffered symptoms of PTSD.
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An astronaut, a medical school president, an Emmy winner, and other successful doctors share practical tips and meaningful insights for incoming interns.

  • June 22, 2021
Team of scientists working in a lab during the pandemic - Caucasian senior male, Caucasian young woman and a Mixed race woman.
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COVID-19 took an incalculable toll on the nation’s physicians. We will be unraveling its impact for years to come.

  • June 17, 2021
Masked doctors tend to patients in an emergency room
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Health care workers are burned out and suffering. Here’s what one surgeon thinks should be done.

  • June 4, 2021
A provider in a full protective suit takes a break outside while looking stressed
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Crushing exhaustion, trouble breathing, and more. Doctors describe the disturbing effects of long COVID on their lives and how they're managing to move forward.

  • May 4, 2021
Sunita Sharma, MD, a pulmonologist at UC Health in Aurora, Colorado, with a patient.
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For some young doctors, the pandemic has cut deep into their lives. Academic medical institutions have been working hard to support them.

  • April 27, 2021
Ryan Mahoney, a third-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark with his father, James Mahoney, MD, and his sister, Stephanie.
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Experts answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines’ safety, efficacy rates, and how they work against the variants.

  • April 1, 2021
A masked woman in a car prepares to receive a vaccine from a masked worker
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First- and second-year students share how lack of personal contact with peers and professors takes a toll. Faculty and fellow classmates are helping them cope.

  • March 12, 2021
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Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • February 23, 2021
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