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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.

Three patients share experiences in medical care that provide lessons to improve the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Nov. 7, 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.

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
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.

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

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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
Doctors and nurses with arms around each other in support

While broad health reforms are unlikely, Congress could address mental health care, pharmacy benefit managers, and other issues that have bipartisan support.

  • Nov. 5, 2023
Sarah Dash, MPH, Lanhee Chen, JD, PhD, and Atul Grover, MD, PhD, talk about health policy and a dysfunctional Congress during Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Sandeep Jauhar, MD, cardiologist and best-selling author, illuminates the brutality and beauty of caring for his father through a degenerative illness.

  • Nov. 4, 2023
Sandeep Jauhar, MD, discusses the challenges of caring for his father after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis during a session at Learn Serve Lead 2023 on Nov. 4.

Hospital-based violence intervention programs steer victims to safer, productive lives. Research shows challenges to reducing assaults on a broad scale.

  • Nov. 2, 2023
Police crime scene yellow tape

The AAMC’s chief scientific officer, Ross McKinney Jr., MD, reflects on four decades in academic medicine and the challenges ahead.

  • Oct. 31, 2023
Ross McKinney

Smoke enemas. Bloody beverages. Milk-based blood transfusions. We explore deeply odd, and fortunately abandoned, treatments from the pages of medical history.

  • Oct. 24, 2023
A mix of morphine and alcohol, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was promoted as a miracle cure for various ailments, but actually turned out to be deadly.

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.

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
Digital generated image of syringe filling of COVID-19 vaccine from bottle against viruses on blue background.

Hospitals are using chatbots to monitor patient health at home and to reply to patient messages. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

  • Aug. 8, 2023
Artificial intelligence chatbot on mobile device

Sandeep Jauhar, MD, a cardiologist and author, reflects on what he learned about the brutal reality of Alzheimer’s disease from caring for his father.

  • Aug. 3, 2023
Sandeep Jauhar, MD, center, poses with his parents, Raj, left, and Prem Jauhar, PhD, right, in Manhattan, New York, in 2007.