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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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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
Washington DC, USA - June 27, 2016: Pro-choice supporters stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the court, in a 5-3 ruling in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, struck down a Texas abortion access law.
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Physicians seek clarification on exceptions to abortion bans where fear of violating new laws has had a chilling effect on emergency care.

  • Sept. 26, 2023
Mary Ziegler
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Why is abortion in America so polarized? How did we get where we are today, and what lies ahead? Leading legal expert and historian Mary Ziegler, JD, weighs in.

  • Sept. 21, 2023

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Farm work, geography, and health care gaps leave them vulnerable to extreme weather. But research on the health impacts and effective prevention is thin.

  • July 13, 2023
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The AAMC expressed its deep disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard and v the University of North Carolina

  • June 29, 2023
Exterior of Supreme Court of the United States on First Street in Washington DC, USA with statue by James Earle Fraser titled Authority of Law (1935)
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U.S. hospitals feed millions of people, with no small environmental impact. From trucking to trashing, here’s how they are stepping up to protect the planet.

  • June 21, 2023
Assistant grower Hilary Emmons picks radishes from the Boston Medical Center rooftop farm, which yields some 5,600 pounds of produce each year along with numerous environmental benefits.
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A growing body of research shows the importance of sleep for health, but millions of people don’t get enough of it.

  • June 13, 2023
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Already, heat waves send tens of thousands of people to the emergency department each year. Here’s what heat does to the human body.

  • June 8, 2023
Global warming from the sun and burning
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Research shows that racial concordance can improve communication, trust, and adherence to medical advice. That has implications for health care providers.

  • June 6, 2023
Female doctor discussing medical test results with mature patient using digital tablet
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Take a journey through the body, back in time to the start of nursing, and into the world of gene sequencing all from your couch with this year’s summer reads.

  • May 25, 2023
A woman lies on her stomach on a bed and reads a book
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While cancer mortality declines, racial disparities persist. Advocates say more must be done for equity in cancer research, prevention, and treatment.

  • May 23, 2023
A woman wearing a head scarf lies on a hospital bed and looks to the side. She is wearing a head scarf and a hospital gown and there is a IV drip next to her.
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The AAMC sent this open letter to its member institutions to recommit to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority for the AAMC.

  • May 22, 2023
Diverse group of doctors stacking hands in an operating room table.
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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.