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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.

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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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
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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
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While staff in the first COVID-19 epicenters try to recover from the onslaught, hospitals beef up wellness supports to stave off fatigue and emotional fallout.

  • July 6, 2020
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We asked residents how they got through that tough first year. From the simply practical to the profoundly philosophical, here are their savviest insights.

  • June 11, 2020
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David Skorton talks with Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, senior associate dean for well-being and resilience and chief wellness officer at the Icahn School of Medicine.

  • May 15, 2020
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A resident laments the loss of patient-provider connection during the pandemic. What happens to care when you can’t touch — or even see each other’s faces?

  • April 29, 2020
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Medical students who are a few weeks from graduation want to help out during these tough times. But that could have consequences for their mental health.

  • April 14, 2020

Ross McKinney Jr., MD, and Arthur Derse, MD, JD, join AAMC President and CEO David Skorton, MD, in this engaging podcast discussion.

  • April 10, 2020
Beyond the White Coat

Clinicians across the country are dealing with stark increases in COVID-19 infections and anxiety. The emotional and physical toll on them is only beginning.

  • April 10, 2020
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