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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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AAMCNews

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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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.
AAMCNews

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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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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The war in Ukraine endangers the security of life-saving medical devices and other crucial digital tools in the U.S. Here’s what every hospital needs to know.

  • May 24, 2022
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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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Medicine entails resilience, teamwork, and other crucial professional skills. A new AAMC test lets aspiring doctors show they have these critical competencies.

  • April 5, 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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