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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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Experts answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines’ safety, efficacy rates, and how they work against the variants.

  • April 1, 2021
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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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