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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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Author and teacher Laurel Braitman, PhD, shares how writing can help medical professionals cope with loss and grief.

  • Nov. 5, 2023
Author Laurel Braitman, PhD, talks about how storytelling can help physicians process grief and improve communication during a session at Learn Serve Lead on Sunday, Nov. 5.
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As a med tech in the Air Force, Tony Phan was inspired by doctors who demonstrated the human side of medicine. Now, he’s on his journey to become a physician.

  • Oct. 19, 2023
Tony Phan, right, shakes hands with Brigham C. Willis, MD, founding dean of the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine, at Phan’s White Coat Ceremony in July 2023.
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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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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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The field of obstetrics-gynecology was already experiencing worrisome shortages, tough hours, and high rates of burnout. And then the Dobbs decision hit.

  • Aug. 23, 2023
A female doctor using a stethoscope on a pregnant woman's stomach
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A growing body of research shows the importance of sleep for health, but millions of people don’t get enough of it.

  • June 13, 2023
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