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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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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022
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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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Interprofessionalism Primary Care
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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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A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022
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Physicians reflect on how faith influences their practice, and share moments of spiritual connection with patients.

  • March 15, 2022
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With illnesses like depression and anxiety rising, mental health specialists and front-line doctors train each other and integrate their work to improve care.

  • February 3, 2022
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Faced with an aging population and a physician shortage, hospitals create geriatric collaborations to manage patients, raise elder care skills of all doctors.

  • November 4, 2021
Female African American doctor visits with her Senior Caucasian patient.
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As vaccinations lag among teens, a pediatrician and bioethicist wades into some tricky territory, including what happens if parents and teenagers disagree.

  • September 30, 2021
A masked teenager receives a vaccine from a masked provider
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The new AAMC Center for Health Justice will bring together national and local leaders to improve the health of all communities.

  • September 21, 2021
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Five national hospital organizations released a statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers.

  • July 27, 2021
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The United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care.

  • June 11, 2021
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From sewing masks to unloading supplies, medical students are tackling tasks to meet growing needs during the COVID-19 crisis while learning amazing lessons.

  • April 2, 2020
Students distribute personal protective equipment at a Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where volunteers tackle such tasks 24/7 through an Icahn School of Medicine effort