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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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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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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022

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Culture & Climate HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration
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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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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many obstacles receiving care. Medical schools are now starting to train doctors how to treat them.

  • April 19, 2022
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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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Emergency departments treat many medically vulnerable patients. Yet too few ED residents are learning to provide culturally responsive care, an expert argues.

  • February 17, 2022
Adrianne Haggins, MD, tends to a patient at the University of Michigan Health emergency department in Ann Arbor.
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Black people are more likely to die in pregnancy than White peers. But varied efforts, from culturally sensitive care to bias-reducing toolkits, can save lives.

  • January 18, 2022
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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Harvard social psychologist Robert Livingston, PhD, offers a way forward for institutions and individuals to begin to address racial equity.

  • November 8, 2021
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Columnist George Will says the causes of today’s heated discourse run deep and sees challenges to restoring civility in debates about civic issues.

  • October 19, 2021
George Will delivers the baccalaureate commencement address at Princeton University in 2019.
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Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt says evidence won’t sway many people. Doctors and scientists must understand how people reach different moral judgments.

  • October 7, 2021
Jonathan Haidt, PhD, speaks at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia
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The residency application, selection, and transition process is complex and stressful. Now, a committee of key stakeholders proposes dramatic changes.

  • August 26, 2021
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