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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
This is a view from above of a group of medical students looking up and smiling for the camera. They are standing in a lecture hall with table behind them.

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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More medical schools and teaching hospitals are introducing mindfulness training as a way to promote resilience and manage work-related stress.

  • September 27, 2016

Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals must come together to inspire cultural change and make stress management and mental wellness a priority.

  • September 27, 2016

Medical schools are stepping up to develop strategies to prevent and manage what appears to be a troubling rise in burnout among medical students.

  • September 27, 2016

From long-time professionals to students, burnout is likely to strike medical professionals during their careers. Learn more about how to overcome it.

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