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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.

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.

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

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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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
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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
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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
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Decades after hallucinogens were outlawed, researchers are using them to treat disorders like PTSD, depression, and addiction. One puzzle is how they work

  • May 18, 2023
Jason Gould in the Amazon Rain Forest in Peru

As COVID-19 is declared no longer a public health emergency, millions could lose Medicaid coverage and turn to emergency departments for care.

  • May 9, 2023
Paramedics taking patient on stretcher from ambulance to hospital

Every day, scientists strive to solve some of medicine’s toughest questions. Here are recent breakthroughs that tackle painful conditions and deadly diseases.

  • May 4, 2023
Suchi Saria, PhD, director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab at Johns Hopkins (right), studies patient data produced by an artificial intelligence system that quickly detects sepsis to help save lives.

Many terminally ill patients go home in their last days. For some, home hospice care doesn’t work. How can health systems provide home-like care at life’s end?

  • May 2, 2023
Senior man at home on hospice with wife

Recognizing that poverty can drive poor health and even shorten lifespans, hospitals are offering a range of financial services, from tax prep to budgeting.

  • April 13, 2023
Stethoscope and big money US dollar
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The AAMC issued a statement supporting the authority of the FDA after a Texas district court ruled against FDA approval of mifepristone.

  • April 12, 2023
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Stigma and career risks often cause providers to hide their mental health challenges. Four doctors share their journeys, hoping to inspire others to seek care.

  • March 28, 2023
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