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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
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While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023

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Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.
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Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, shares suicide risks and proven methods for decreasing them.

  • November 13, 2022
Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, discusses suicide prevention during a session moderated by Sarah Vinson, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, on Nov. 13 during Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC President and CEO, delivered the following address at Learn Serve Lead 2022, the association’s 133rd annual meeting.

  • November 13, 2022
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, speaks during Learn Serve Lead 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