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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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Public Health Interprofessionalism Coronavirus
AAMCNews

While COVID-19 upended advances in ICU care, physician Wes Ely, MD, MPH, believes we can fix that by recommitting to humanism in medicine.

  • November 14, 2022
ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, PhD, urged listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville to add the human touch to critical care.
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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

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.
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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AAMCNews

Most people now have immunity against severe disease and death due to COVID-19, but experts hope new vaccines will curb infections and prevent more mutations.

  • August 23, 2022
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The AAMC issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will step down in December 2022.

  • August 22, 2022
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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 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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