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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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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

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Physician and author Abraham Verghese sees a reduction in human connection in medical care, and urges doctors to “find their passion in each patient encounter.”

  • Oct. 12, 2023
Abraham Verghese
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Each year, 1.7 million people in the United States develop sepsis. Here’s how teaching hospitals are working to improve outcomes.

  • Oct. 10, 2023
Jackie Duda, left, sits with her two daughters at her youngest daughter’s college graduation from Duquesne University in May 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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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
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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The AAMC named Pierre Joanis, MBA, as its next chief human resources officer, effective Oct. 16.

  • Sept. 26, 2023
Pierre Joanis
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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
Mary Ziegler
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A former pediatric hospitalist shares her story of saving a child’s life — and why moments like these validate her career choice.

  • Sept. 19, 2023
Kam Lam, MD, MPH, a breastfeeding medicine specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, poses with her son Brandon, 1, daughter Natalie, 3, and husband Jason, an orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, at Niagara Falls.
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The shots offer new protection as variants emerge. Experts explain why to get them, how they differ from earlier vaccines, and factors patients should consider.

  • Sept. 14, 2023
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A team of U.S. doctors is helping bombed and burned Ukrainian children in numerous creative ways. Their experiences have been heartbreaking — and uplifting.

  • Sept. 12, 2023
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician Gennadiy Fuzaylov, MD, hugs Artem Sokolov, one of 20 Ukrainian children treated by U.S. plastic surgeons and burn experts in Poland in May.
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Whether you prefer a book, a podcast, or an app, these resources can help physicians and medical students take a small step to support their own wellness.

  • Sept. 6, 2023
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