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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
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.
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Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 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.
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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.
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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
Aaron Zeleske and his partner hiking on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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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
Worker in water treatment plant
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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
Asthma, little girl with inhaling mask
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022
Child being vaccinated
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Amid new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases, hospitals find progress through quiet methods like changing anesthetics, fixing valves, and re-sterilizing devices.

  • July 28, 2022
Engineer working use a power check machine on checking power of solar panels on the roof
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Patients and providers don’t often recognize skin cancer on darker skin. Medical school faculty and students are trying to change that.

  • July 21, 2022
A mature African woman sits on a chair in the comfort of her home as she poses for a portrait. She is dressed comfortably in a light shirt with a brown shall thrown over her shoulders. She has a head scarf on and a neutral expression on her face as she holds her head up with her hand.
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A new study measures how spending by academic medical centers contributes to local jobs and to national and state economies.

  • June 29, 2022
Hand of a doctor using a calculator for medical costs in modern hospital
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Even as the CDC and WHO raise their alert levels, experts say we should be aware but not worried — yet. Here’s the latest on this viral outbreak.

  • June 15, 2022
Protect yourself from monkeypox virus outbreak