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Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia (UVA) is leading experiments that may contribute to personalized medicine in the future.
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Medical researchers and clinicians are making strides in understanding how to personalize treatment to individual patients’ needs.

  • Feb. 22, 2024
A young woman siting on a psychiatrist's couch in the consulting room and talking to her therapeutic practitioner.
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As a growing number of U.S. states ban treatment to align a young person’s body with their gender identity, doctors must halt care they say can be lifesaving.

  • Feb. 20, 2024
Medical students teach medical techniques to undergraduate students who are participating in the summer Pre Med Enrichment Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine.
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Expanded summer pathway programs provide opportunities for disadvantaged students and promote equity in the medical field.

  • Feb. 15, 2024

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After a patient's death, doctors may feel grief, anger, and more. But hospitals can create ways for them to heal and honor the lives of those they served.

  • Nov. 15, 2023
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Just 6% of U.S. physicians are Latino, despite 19% of the U.S. population identifying as Latino. A coalition of physicians aims to change that.

  • Oct. 17, 2023
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Taking a page from airlines, hospitals are recording surgeries to reduce errors. Here’s why one expert says black boxes are key to improving patient safety.

  • Oct. 3, 2023
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, and a colleague perform surgery at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California, under the watchful eye of an OR Black Box camera that is positioned above the door.
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In this excerpt from his book, trauma surgeon Brian H. Williams, MD, reflects on the epidemic of gun violence and the structural racism that feeds it.

  • Sept. 28, 2023
Brian H. Williams, MD, is the author of The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal.
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Excessive noise levels throughout the hospital can harm the physical and mental well-being of staff and patients. Here’s how to reduce the racket.

  • Aug. 10, 2023
Heart valve replacement surgery in operating room in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Redlining — the denial of home loans in Black neighborhoods — hurt the health of communities for years. Now, a medical school course addresses those inequities.

  • Aug. 1, 2023
Abandoned corner shop just near the famous Packard plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Making HIV testing a routine part of primary care could reduce inequities and infections, a health equity researcher argues.

  • July 25, 2023
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Medical student Joel Bervell shares how he got 140 million TikTok views and noticed by Oprah Winfrey — and how providers can become social media influencers.

  • May 11, 2023
Medical student Joel Bervell during a meeting of the White House Healthcare Leaders in Social Media Roundtable in 2022.
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Black teen suicides are growing at shocking rates. What’s going on, and what can be done to help save young Black lives? An expert weighs in.

  • April 11, 2023
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Nearly 50,000 people died from gun violence in 2021. Two experts explain how academic medicine can step up research, education, and advocacy to help save lives.

  • March 29, 2023
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