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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

Data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.

Respondents included 5,542 U.S. adults who received medical care in 2015. Data prepared by AAMC Workforce Studies.

Explained in 90 Seconds

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

In a related effort, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held an in June 2016 to encourage students to learn how to relay information concisely and directly. In just 90 seconds, students had to translate complex research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer...

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Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

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Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

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Why Don’t Patients Follow Their Doctors’ Advice?

Published Jan. 17, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Following a doctor's treatment instructions is essential to achieving good health. Yet, failure of patients to do so is a major contributing factor in poor outcomes.

Integrating Patient Safety Lessons into Residency Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

With more than 400,000 deaths linked to medical errors annually, medical schools and teaching hospitals are informing the next generation of physicians about patient safety and quality improvement.

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When the Worst Happens, Teaching Hospitals Are Ready

Published April 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Preparedness is key for responding to unexpected crises

<em>JAMA</em> Study Finds Lower Mortality Rates at U.S. Teaching Hospitals

Published May 23, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

A new study finds that patients receiving care at teaching hospitals have superior outcomes

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Hospitals Taking Steps to Lower Cesarean Rates

Published Aug. 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

The number of cesarean deliveries is tapering downward thanks to efforts by teaching hospitals and national medical organizations to promote vaginal delivery, unless there are known medical risks.

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Harnessing the Power of Electronic Health Records to Improve Health Care

Published Oct. 3, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Researchers are starting to look at how EHRs can improve patient safety and efficiency.

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Stemming the Opioid Epidemic

Published Feb. 21, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

As opioid-related deaths rise nationwide, the medical community is getting the word out to physicians about the dangers of overprescribing painkillers.

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Interest in Medication-Assisted Treatment is Growing as a Means to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Published Oct. 17, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Effective treatment exists, but several barriers have prevented wider use. What is being done to change that?

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Delivering Meaningful, Not Marginalized, Care to the Homeless

Published Aug. 15, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

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Bringing Medical Help to Rural Areas Overwhelmed by Opioid Abuse

Published June 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are finding innovative ways to help small-town physicians address the growing opioid crisis in rural areas.

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Regimen Introduced to Prevent Devastating Syndrome Linked to ICU

Published July 17, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Some patients treated in critical care settings develop a new set of symptoms afterward called post–intensive care syndrome (PICS).

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Beating the Clock to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

Published Dec. 12, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

When sepsis diagnosis and treatment happen within three hours, patient survival improves. Learn how one teaching hospital cut this critical time frame to just 73 minutes.

Michael McGuire - Elevator Speech

What can you say in 90 seconds? Michael McGuire of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can explain how cancer mutations use surrounding cells to their advantage. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.

2016 GSBS Research Day - Elevator Speech Contest

When it comes to translating complex research into plain English, the students at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can do it in less than two minutes. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

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UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The conference provides community-college, university, post-bac students and pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs. This year, they will host 4,500 attendees.

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