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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 2022
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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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Data on food insecurity among medical students is sparse, but researchers think it’s a growing concern amid the pandemic. Schools are working to help.

  • January 14, 2021
People stock the shelves of a campus food pantry at the University of Toledo in Ohio

The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines is sound, but institutions must address skepticism among communities scarred by histories of medical duplicity.

  • December 23, 2020
Taison Bell, MD, gets one of the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccinations at UVA Health on Dec. 15.

Medical students volunteer to help ease isolation for seniors in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • December 22, 2020
Laura Pugh, a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, delivers groceries to a local senior.

The pandemic is threatening the emotional well-being of thousands of providers. But many don’t get treatment for fear of the effect on their careers.

  • December 10, 2020
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Vivek Murthy, MD, shares his insights on how breaking down silos and embracing commonality can build stronger, healthier communities.

  • November 18, 2020
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, recipient of the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2020.

Veteran reporter Ann Curry urged attendees at the AAMC annual meeting to consider how deep listening and meaningful connection serve patients — and physicians.

  • November 17, 2020
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AAMC statement on the urgent need to allow the Biden-Harris transition team access to federal government efforts to combat the coronavirus.

  • November 16, 2020

Doctors share their plans and tips for reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission when traveling this holiday season.

  • November 3, 2020
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Author Brigid Schulte observes how medical workers fall into a busyness trap, how it hurts them and their work, and how to put more “live” into their lives.

  • October 8, 2020
Brigid Schulte

Front-line workers cope with COVID-19 stress through everything from new fitness routines and traditional faith rituals to playing music and cooking.

  • August 3, 2020
Andrew Luks, MD, (foreground) gets away from it all at Mount Rainier