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Brian H. Williams, MD, is the author of The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal.

In this excerpt from his book, trauma surgeon Brian H. Williams, MD, reflects on the epidemic of gun violence and the structural racism that feeds it.

  • Sept. 28, 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.

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
Mary Ziegler

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

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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

Vivek Murthy, MD, shares his insights on how breaking down silos and embracing commonality can build stronger, healthier communities.

  • Nov. 18, 2020
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, recipient of the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2020.

Veteran reporter Ann Curry urged attendees at the AAMC annual meeting to consider how deep listening and meaningful connection serve patients — and physicians.

  • Nov. 17, 2020
Ann Curry
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AAMC statement on the urgent need to allow the Biden-Harris transition team access to federal government efforts to combat the coronavirus.

  • Nov. 16, 2020

Doctors share their plans and tips for reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission when traveling this holiday season.

  • Nov. 3, 2020
A group of masked travelers on a plane

Author Brigid Schulte observes how medical workers fall into a busyness trap, how it hurts them and their work, and how to put more “live” into their lives.

  • Oct. 8, 2020
Brigid Schulte

Front-line workers cope with COVID-19 stress through everything from new fitness routines and traditional faith rituals to playing music and cooking.

  • Aug. 3, 2020
Andrew Luks, MD, (foreground) gets away from it all at Mount Rainier

While staff in the first COVID-19 epicenters try to recover from the onslaught, hospitals beef up wellness supports to stave off fatigue and emotional fallout.

  • July 6, 2020
A doctor in scrubs rests in a locker room