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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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Fetal surgeons can already remove deadly tumors, unblock clogged aortas, and treat spinal abnormalities in utero. What’s coming next may be even more dramatic.

  • June 29, 2023
Lynlee Boemer

Chronic pain is common, but its biological mechanisms remain a mystery. While researchers seek answers, doctors focus on how pain affects a patient’s life.

  • June 27, 2023
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U.S. hospitals feed millions of people, with no small environmental impact. From trucking to trashing, here’s how they are stepping up to protect the planet.

  • June 21, 2023
Assistant grower Hilary Emmons picks radishes from the Boston Medical Center rooftop farm, which yields some 5,600 pounds of produce each year along with numerous environmental benefits.
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Due to her public health experience and extensive medical background, the AAMC supports President Biden's intent to nominate for CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD.

  • June 16, 2023
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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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Already, heat waves send tens of thousands of people to the emergency department each year. Here’s what heat does to the human body.

  • June 8, 2023
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The AAMC issued a statement on the need to complete fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations in a timely manner.

  • June 7, 2023
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Research shows that racial concordance can improve communication, trust, and adherence to medical advice. That has implications for health care providers.

  • June 6, 2023
Female doctor discussing medical test results with mature patient using digital tablet

Take a journey through the body, back in time to the start of nursing, and into the world of gene sequencing all from your couch with this year’s summer reads.

  • May 25, 2023
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While cancer mortality declines, racial disparities persist. Advocates say more must be done for equity in cancer research, prevention, and treatment.

  • May 23, 2023
A woman wearing a head scarf lies on a hospital bed and looks to the side. She is wearing a head scarf and a hospital gown and there is a IV drip next to her.