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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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Anxiety, confusion, and distrust of institutions drive people to accept medical myths. A mother’s experience shows the allure of compelling, unproven tales.

  • November 3, 2022
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Throughout their careers, these esteemed academic medicine faculty have had an outsized impact on medical education, patient care, and the biomedical sciences.

  • October 27, 2022
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Patients come to the ICU for lifesaving treatments. Too often, they go home with life-altering problems. ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, MPH, is working to change that.

  • August 25, 2022
Wes Ely, MD, MPH, performs a cognitive exam on an ICU patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2018.
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Amid rising violence against health care workers, prevention and response strategies aim to de-escalate tension and protect staff.

  • August 18, 2022
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When faced with terminal illness, many African American families opt for life-prolonging treatment rather than comfort. Here's why — and how doctors can help.

  • July 12, 2022
As a palliative care expert and the daughter of African American pastors, Maisha T. Robinson, MD, MSHPM, says she understands the need for end-of-life care planning as well as the difficulties around it.
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Academic researchers partner with tech companies to make research more accessible, include more data.

  • May 18, 2022
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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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It’s time for medicine to stop stigmatizing people with obesity and to provide compassionate care to people of all sizes, one expert argues.

  • March 29, 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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Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.