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Prior COVID Infection May Protect Against Some Common Colds

Researcher suggests finding could be key to vaccines that protect against multiple viruses

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Supreme Court Preserves Access to Abortion Pill

In unanimous decision, justices rule plaintiffs can't sue because they haven't been harmed

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AMA's House of Delegates Says Yes to Drug Decriminalization

"We need to move to something different ... something that actually works," one member said

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AMA's House of Delegates Says Yes to Drug Decriminalization

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New Clues to Origin of T-Cell Lymphoma After CAR-T Therapy

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AMA Recommends USMLE Step 3 Transition to Pass/Fail

Members also tussled over whether to leverage unmatched physician graduates to fight shortages

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Hospital Stops PAs From Performing Invasive Procedures

Move follows a pause of its open heart surgery program after immediate jeopardy citation

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Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cig Use in Teens

The two best-selling disposable vapes alone generated more than $500 million in sales last year

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'Opting Out' of Medical Snail Mail Can Boost Your Karma (and Maybe Save the Planet)

We can't shrug off environmental responsibility just because we're doctors

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Cancer Patients Denied Care; DIY Medical Test Boom; Opioid Maker's Influence on Docs

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Biden Admin Advances Plan to Remove Medical Debt From Credit Scores

States also asked to expand efforts to restrict debt collection by hospitals

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A New Framework for Addressing 'Bullet-Related Injury'

LJ Punch, MD, on a bullet's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual impact

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The AMA Will 'Fight for Our Profession and Our Patients,' Says New President

Health system should "not get in the way" of providing good care, says Bruce Scott

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New Long COVID Definition Proposed by National Academies

Committee urges adoption, says it will aid in consistent diagnosis, documentation, and treatment

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Trump Tells Group That Wants to Ban All Abortions to Stand Up for 'Innocent Life'

Democrats want to make the issue a focus of this year's presidential election

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Sounding the Alarm: The Silent Epidemic of Suicide Among U.S. Veterans

We have a moral obligation to care for those who have served our country

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With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

If government doesn't prepare to ramp up testing, U.S. could be caught off guard again

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Was the FDA Panel Right to Recommend Against MDMA Approval?

Psychedelic treatments have potential, and taking an evidence-based approach is what's needed

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