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Emergency physician and bestselling author Uché Blackstock, MD, recounts her journey from academic medicine to a career as a social justice entrepreneur.

  • April 11, 2024
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How warmer temperatures and ‘botanical sexism’ are exacerbating seasonal allergies and what allergists recommend to minimize the health effects.

  • April 9, 2024
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This summer, tens of thousands of brand-new doctors start residency. Bootcamps help get them ready with practice in hands-on procedures and real-world skills.

  • April 4, 2024

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

  • Nov. 2, 2023
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The AAMC’s chief scientific officer, Ross McKinney Jr., MD, reflects on four decades in academic medicine and the challenges ahead.

  • Oct. 31, 2023
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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.
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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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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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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
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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.