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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022

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Health care professionals must confront the climate crisis through patient care, medical education, changes in how hospitals function and public policy.

  • November 14, 2022
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, and Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, discuss climate change and health during a plenary on November 14 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
AAMCNews

Many White people have been convinced that health care reform takes their resources to benefit people of color, says sociologist Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD.

  • November 12, 2022
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, author of Dying of Whiteness, takes questions from the audience at Learn Serve Lead 2022 on Nov. 12.
AAMCNews

Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, a former health policy advisor on Capitol Hill who has championed health equity and access to care, joins the AAMC.

  • November 1, 2022
Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP
AAMCNews

The end to the federal protection of the right to abortion has sparked increased interest in vasectomy and the quest for a “male pill.” What lies ahead?

  • October 11, 2022
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The AAMC and the National Academy of Medicine issued a joint statement on violence against health care workers.

  • September 30, 2022
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The AAMC issued a statement commending the Senate Finance Committee for bipartisan work to find solutions to the country’s mental and behavioral health crisis.

  • September 22, 2022
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AAMCNews

Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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AAMCNews

Research shows air pollution is detrimental to children’s organ and neurological development. Here’s what pediatricians advise to mitigate the damage.

  • August 30, 2022
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The U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, yet many still lack access to good, affordable care, according to the AAMC Research and Action Institute.

  • August 17, 2022
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AAMCNews

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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