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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
Energy patterns create a human heart against a backdrop of energy fields in a photograph about heart issues, coronary research and energy fields in medicine.
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To celebrate American Heart Month, here are five medical innovations that have improved cardiac care and provided hope for patients who had few options.

  • Feb. 13, 2024
Close-up of adult hand holding a positive result COVID-19 or SARS CoV-2 test kit with result
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Four years after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, experts know a lot about mutating strains, vaccine effectiveness, long COVID, and other common questions.

  • Feb. 7, 2024

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In an age of widespread misinformation, the medical profession is navigating the line between doctors’ First Amendment rights and unacceptably dangerous advice.

  • Dec. 26, 2023
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As a pediatric nephrologist for more than 30 years, Batisky finds joy in seeing his young patients grow up and thrive.

  • Dec. 21, 2023
Donald Batisky, MD, takes a selfie in front of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.
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On this episode of “Beyond the White Coat,” we discuss staff burnout, rising prescription drug costs, and nationwide staff shortages.

  • Dec. 12, 2023
Beyond the White Coat Podcast Season 4, Episode 4: Burnout with David J. Skorton, MD, Susan Huang, MD, and LaTonya Trotter, PhD, MPH.
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Contaminated water, polluted lakes, and growing mold pose lasting threats to populations that lack resources to overcome the damage and get access to care.

  • Dec. 7, 2023
Huntington Beach, California, flooding in residential area
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In the United States, 1 in 5 women suffer from a mental health disorder in the months before or after giving birth — and most never get care. What's going on?

  • Dec. 5, 2023
Allison Livingston, who suffered tremendous anxiety during and after her first pregnancy, with 4-year-old Quincey and 5-month-old Ryker near their home in San Diego.
Viewpoints

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
Doctors and nurses with arms around each other in support
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Three patients share experiences in medical care that provide lessons to improve the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Nov. 7, 2023
Abraham Verghese, MD, moderates a panel on the doctor-patient relationship with patients Suleika Jaouad, MFA, Maya Feller, MS, RD, and Ryan Scoble, at the closing plenary at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
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The fallout from the Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion will continue to challenge patients and providers for years.

  • Nov. 6, 2023
Reproductive justice advocate Anitra Beasley, MD, MPH, left, speaks with legal expert Mary Ziegler, JD, about the implications of the Dobbs decision on reproductive rights in America at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Monday, Nov. 6.
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Sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, PhD, says we must divest from the policies that exploit the poor to the benefit of the affluent.

  • Nov. 6, 2023
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, speaks with sociologist Matthew Desmond, PhD, about ways to alleviate poverty in America at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Monday, Nov. 6.
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Providers feel deep distress when they’re torn between the desire to serve patients and the demands of bureaucratic health care systems, says Wendy Dean, MD.

  • Nov. 5, 2023
Walter O’Donnell, MD, speaks with Wendy Dean, MD, about moral injury and clinician distress during a session at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Sunday, Nov. 5.