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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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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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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

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Experts weigh in on how the vaccines are holding up against the highly contagious variant.

  • February 8, 2022
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What happens when a loved one or you yourself becomes ill? A “doctor-daughter” shares wisdom from her personal experience and years of teaching the tough topic.

  • February 1, 2022
Cynthia Cooper, MD, with her mother, Carol Johnson Cooper, before the Harvard Medical School educator found herself in the role of doctor-daughter.
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On the border and across the country, medical students and faculty have stepped in to provide basic medical care to migrants. The need is enormous.

  • January 20, 2022
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix volunteers carry donations for Refugee Health Alliance in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Women physicians and scientists make substantially less than men of all races and ethnicities. This report is the first to examine this data across specialties.

  • October 12, 2021
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Canada’s vaccination campaign got off to a slow start, but using the unconventional “first doses first” strategy seems to be working.

  • July 15, 2021
Someone holds a COVID-19 vaccine in their gloved hand in front of the Canadian flag
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Health care workers are burned out and suffering. Here’s what one surgeon thinks should be done.

  • June 4, 2021
A provider in a full protective suit takes a break outside while looking stressed
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Physicians reflect on their Match Day experiences and share advice for students as they start residency.

  • March 18, 2021
Bob Wachter, MD, calls his family from a pay phone on his Match Day in 1983 to tell them that he matched at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is now chair of the Department of Medicine.
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COVID-19 has changed academic medicine forever; it’s up to us to make it better than before.

  • January 12, 2021
Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, says we can leverage the positive changes from the pandemic to improve academic medicine in the coming years.
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Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ibram X. Kendi, renowned voices in antiracism, call for institutional antiracism.

  • November 17, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative journalist, speak at Learn Serve Lead 2020 on November 16.
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Even before the pandemic, women in medicine earned less, did more at home, and lagged in promotions compared to men. Now it further threatens their careers.

  • November 12, 2020
A group of diverse women doctors in masks