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Smiling doctors

A study shows how their presence has grown as learners, teachers, and leaders, but pay disparities and gender harassment continue.

  • July 9, 2024
Caitlin Bernard, MD, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during a 2017 leadership training institute hosted by Physicians for Reproductive Health.

Threats to her safety. Legal risks. Working as one of two abortion providers statewide. Despite such obstacles, this Indiana OB-GYN is more committed than ever.

  • July 3, 2024
Microplastics research, conceptual image

Tiny plastic particles have been found throughout the human body, but researchers say they’re just starting to understand the impact.

  • June 27, 2024

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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • June 13, 2024
Pharmacist with ffp2 mask charging the client with a surgical mask

Patients miss appointments — and health care workers miss work — because there’s no one to watch the kids. New programs test how on-site childcare might help.

  • June 12, 2024
Annie’s Place at Parkland Health in Dallas, Texas, offers no-cost childcare for parents to attend medical appointments.
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Reps. Castor and Fitzpatrick introduce congressional resolution designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week.

  • June 11, 2024
Capitol Hill, Washington

Extreme weather is linked to pregnancy complications, increased violence, and inescapable exposure to pollution and heat.

  • June 6, 2024
Pregnant woman in bed with a fan because of the heat wave

From public humiliation to sexist remarks, medical trainees often experience faculty mistreatment. Here’s how institutions are working to stop bad behaviors.

  • June 4, 2024
woman with scrubs sitting on the floor

Guaranteed income programs have been successful in low-income countries. Now, researchers hope to test their effectiveness in the U.S.

  • May 30, 2024
A pediatrician interacts with a baby at a Mother’s Day event

Data from the past 18 years show how women have driven growth in the supply of physicians and expanded their presence in some of the largest specialties.

  • May 28, 2024
Smiling doctors

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
Medical students talking in class and sharing ideas

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
The young adult male sits on the hospital room couch to talk with the hospital insurance specialist to update medical information.

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