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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
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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supply chain experts warn of increasing disruptions, including many caused by geopolitical strife.

  • July 5, 2022
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