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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...

Medical-Legal Partnerships Help Patients Address Barriers to Health

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 6:37 p.m.

Medical-legal partnerships are addressing social and economic health disparities. The AAMC’s Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative is evaluating the impact of these partnerships on health and health inequities.

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Merging Social Determinants Data into EHRs to Improve Patient Outcomes

Published Sept. 13, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Given the growing body of evidence about the social determinants of health, there has been a push to enter social data into electronic health record systems.

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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

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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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When Zika Hits Home

Published Sept. 16, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

Physicians and scientists in the academic medicine community are managing the Zika epidemic with aggressive research, prevention, and treatment efforts.

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Community Partnerships Key to Reducing Health Inequities

Published June 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Physicians and researchers tackle health inequities in Baltimore and Kentucky by working with community groups.

In Search of Community

Published Nov. 15, 2016, 3 p.m.

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, reflects on Learn Serve Lead in Seattle where the academic medicine community gathered to share insights and search for solutions to some of the nation’s most complex health.

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The Tragedy in Las Vegas

Published Oct. 5, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

As we mourn the victims in Las Vegas, we recognize the heroic physicians, surgeons, and health care teams at Nevada’s only Level 1 trauma center.

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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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Charting the History of American Medicine Through Bellevue

Published Sept. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.

In a new book, author David Oshinsky, PhD, uncovers the history and misconceptions of Bellevue, America’s first public hospital.

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Suicide Prevention: My Top Clinical Priority

Published Nov. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

To save lives, all of us must #BeThere for veterans in need. A Viewpoint by David J. Shulkin, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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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.

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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