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Medical students talking in class and sharing ideas

Through 55-word stories, students share aspects of their medical school experiences — from meaningful patient encounters to moments of joy and heartbreak.

  • May 23, 2024
The young adult male sits on the hospital room couch to talk with the hospital insurance specialist to update medical information.

Syphilis has reached alarming rates unseen in the U.S. since the 1950s. A CDC expert lays out steps to halt increases and prevent dramatic health problems.

  • May 21, 2024
Greylag geese and cattle in a meadow, Foehr, North Frisian Island, North Frisia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Avian flu has spread to cows and one person in the United States. Scientists discuss the potential for a human epidemic and how to avoid it.

  • May 15, 2024

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Health care workers are burned out and suffering. Here’s what one surgeon thinks should be done.

  • June 4, 2021
A provider in a full protective suit takes a break outside while looking stressed

Crushing exhaustion, trouble breathing, and more. Doctors describe the disturbing effects of long COVID on their lives and how they're managing to move forward.

  • May 4, 2021
Sunita Sharma, MD, a pulmonologist at UC Health in Aurora, Colorado, with a patient.

For some young doctors, the pandemic has cut deep into their lives. Academic medical institutions have been working hard to support them.

  • April 27, 2021
Ryan Mahoney, a third-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark with his father, James Mahoney, MD, and his sister, Stephanie.

Experts answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines’ safety, efficacy rates, and how they work against the variants.

  • April 1, 2021
A masked woman in a car prepares to receive a vaccine from a masked worker

First- and second-year students share how lack of personal contact with peers and professors takes a toll. Faculty and fellow classmates are helping them cope.

  • March 12, 2021
A woman stands alone looking out a window with curtains

Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • Feb. 23, 2021
A young child looks out of a window

Data on food insecurity among medical students is sparse, but researchers think it’s a growing concern amid the pandemic. Schools are working to help.

  • Jan. 14, 2021
People stock the shelves of a campus food pantry at the University of Toledo in Ohio

The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines is sound, but institutions must address skepticism among communities scarred by histories of medical duplicity.

  • Dec. 23, 2020
Taison Bell, MD, gets one of the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccinations at UVA Health on Dec. 15.

Medical students volunteer to help ease isolation for seniors in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dec. 22, 2020
Laura Pugh, a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, delivers groceries to a local senior.

The pandemic is threatening the emotional well-being of thousands of providers. But many don’t get treatment for fear of the effect on their careers.

  • Dec. 10, 2020
A medical provider rests his head on his hands