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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
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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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Jonathan Jaffery, MD, the AAMC’s new chief health care officer, has spent years working to reduce health disparities and implement innovative care models.

  • Jan. 3, 2023
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Our annual list of the most-read AAMCNews stories of 2022.

  • Dec. 28, 2022
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As “America’s doctor” steps down from his public role, he reflects on the privilege of helping protect and preserve the health of the American people.

  • Dec. 22, 2022
Anthony Fauci, MD

During COVID-19, doctors have been allowed to provide medications for opioid addiction via telehealth. Now, we need those temporary rules made permanent.

  • Dec. 20, 2022
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How lack of precise data collection masks diversity and health disparities among the Hispanic and/or Latino community.

  • Dec. 15, 2022
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Dec. 13, 2022

More Black and Hispanic students are attending, new data show. Overall applications returned to pre-pandemic levels after setting records amid COVID-19.

  • Dec. 13, 2022
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Debunking medical lies can be too late to change minds. Prebunking strategy teaches disinformation tactics so people can recognize and resist false messages.

  • Dec. 8, 2022
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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • Dec. 6, 2022
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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • Dec. 1, 2022
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