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Sara joined the AMA in 2017 after working as a freelance writer for a variety of clients. She has covered a wide range of topics in health care, as well as finance, law, flooring and hockey. Most recently, Sara served as a freelance content specialist for a dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain specialist, helping to educate dentists and patients. She graduated with honors from Bradley University’s liberal arts program with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Silos must be broken to help health care heroes exhausted by pandemic
For a year-plus, doctors and other health professionals have experienced more anxiety and burnout. Learn about a campaign to put well-being first.
Know what to do when a peer is experiencing significant stress
The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to psychological stress in health care. Find out how administering stress first aid can help restore resiliency.
More resources needed to help millions living with “long COVID”
Funding and research needed to support and provide care to patients with post viral syndromes such as long COVID. AMA policy addresses shortcomings.
Make sure PPE is designed to fit everyone
Gloves, masks and more are designed to fit men of European ancestry, sometimes leaving other doctors with badly fitting PPE. AMA seeks to change that.
Social media networks must crack down on medical misinformation
Information on Facebook and other social media sites lacks the vetting that news organizations employ. Delegates address these shortcomings.
AMA: Time to develop better methods of crowd control
Even less-lethal weapons can cause harm, as seen during 2020’s protests. New AMA policy calls for standards for their use to reduce injury and death.
Out-of-hospital pharmacologic intervention by nondoctors poses risks
Ketamine and other drugs are used to subdue agitated people outside the hospital. The AMA outlines improvements for first responders.
Reducing burnout requires commitment from entire health system
Southern California Permanente Medical group focuses efforts to reduce physician burnout by weaving the clinician experience into the organizational DNA.