Sara Berg

Sara Berg

AMA Affiliated Groups

Senior News Writer,
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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.

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Physician Health

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.

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Physician Health

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.

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Public Health

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.

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Public Health

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.

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Public Health

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.

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Public Health

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.

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Public Health

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.

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Physician Health

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.

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