Sara Berg

Sara Berg, MS

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 the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign with a master’s degree in health communication, and also earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University, where she majored in English.

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Public Health

What doctors wish patients knew about the COVID-19 Omicron variant

The quick speed of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant’s spread has left many patients with questions. One infectious disease physician aims to clear things up.
Scientist analyzing a virus

Public Health

What doctors wish patients knew about COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Patients have been left with more questions than answers about vaccine boosters, especially as the Omicron variant spreads. One physician clears the air.
Side shot of a patient wearing a mask and sitting in a chair while a masked health professional gives her a vaccination on her right arm

Public Health

Medicine with a fork: 3 new podcasts on nutrition for physicians

From food insecurity and counseling strategies to the health benefits of nuts, learn more about high-impact nutrition for better patient care.
Person wearing a headset sitting in front of a computer

Population Care

COVID-19 vaccine boosters for adolescents: What doctors need to know

Adolescents 12–15 who got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible for a booster five months after their second shot. Learn more with the AMA.
Health care worker putting bandage on young person's arm after vaccination

Public Health

Clear up your patients’ confusion about which masks work best

The quick spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant has patients wondering what kind of mask to wear. Here’s what doctors can tell patients.
Four different types of face masks


What doctors wish patients knew about high blood pressure

While almost half of all adults have high blood pressure, many don’t know they have this condition. A family physician shares what is important to know.
Illustration of physician checking blood pressure

Physician Health

Q&A: Uncovering physicians’ needs is key to improving well-being

At Massachusetts General Hospital, AMA member Kerri Palamara, MD, focuses on meeting doctors where they are to uncover ways to reduce physician burnout.
Kerri Palamara, MD

Physician Health

How to put doctors’ well-being atop the health care policy agenda

The COVID-19 pandemic led to added stress, but it also brought attention to physician burnout at the national level. Here is what is being done to help.
Christine Cassel, MD