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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.

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A Success Not to Be Repeated

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 4:41 p.m.

As the Zika epidemic ramps up without federal funding in place, it is critical that we understand the threat of emerging infectious diseases is here to stay— and we must be prepared for the next epidemic.

Community Health Needs Assessments Address Local Health Priority

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 5:48 p.m.

More hospitals are conducting community health needs assessment and using the results to engage community stakeholders, define priority health issues, and develop initiatives that address local health needs.

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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.

Why Health Equity Matters in an Era of Health Care Transformation

Published Dec. 5, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Policymakers since the Reagan administration have recognized the compelling governmental interest in elevating the health of all populations in the United States.

Michigan State University Receives Spencer Foreman Award for Partnerships in Flint and Rural Michigan

Published Nov. 12, 2016, 11 p.m.

In recognition of its partnership with diverse communities and efforts to improve health care across the state, Michigan State University received the AAMC’s Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

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Physicians and Public Health Leaders Turn Up the Heat on Addressing Climate Change

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

The health care community is exploring strategies to address the health effects of climate change and prepare tomorrow’s doctors for a new normal.

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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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Preparing Physicians to Address the Health Consequences of Climate Change

Published May 30, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

The academic medicine community must prepare future physicians and help increase awareness about the health consequences of climate change.

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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.

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Hospital Interventions Curb Gun Violence, Help Victims Heal

Published July 24, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Academic medical centers are investing in trauma recovery programs and research intended to help victims of gun violence and make communities safer.

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Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Partner With Community to Move Toward Health Equity

Published April 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

The AAMC is helping improve health equity by creating systems that weave together institutional community health initiatives in partnership with local organizations.

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Training Future Physicians to Address Opioid Crisis

Published Sept. 18, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

More than 2 million people abuse opioids, yet only 5,500 physicians are trained in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine.

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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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Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

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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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The Longest Night: Discharged and Homeless

Published May 2, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

A hospital patient describes what it’s like to be homeless while recovering from surgery.

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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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