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 monkeypox

A monkeypox outbreak has put health officials on high alert, but it differs substantially from SARS-CoV-2. A physician-scientist shares what to know.
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Physician Health

Q&A: Why this health system asks about equity in burnout surveys

Beyond COVID-19, another source of stress for health workers is inequity. Learn why LCMC Health asked about equity in its burnout assessment.
Jay Kaplan, MD (left), physician consultant and former medical director of care transformation, and Hannah Stiller, MS, well-being coordinator, of LCMC Health

Physician Health

How this FQHC achieved greater well-being in depths of pandemic

With AMA’s help, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) took powerful steps to improve the working lives of nearly 1,000 employees.
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Helping patients with prediabetes, one ZIP code at a time

Patients with prediabetes can feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making lifestyle changes. Learn about a game-changing hyperlocal approach.
Taking notes during a Zoom call

Public Health

What doctors wish patients knew about wearing N95 masks

The CDC recommends N95 or KN95 masks in public indoor spaces to best protect against SARS-CoV-2. Two doctors share their tips on using these masks.
N95 mask

Public Health

Why parents should get kids under 5 vaccinated against COVID-19

With Pfizer and Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccines OK’d for kids 6 months and up, doctors should review these three reasons to vaccinate with parents.
Child under 5 receiving vaccine shot


What doctors wish patients knew about using a patient portal

The online patient portal is a powerful tool, but can’t replicate a physician visit. Three AMA members share what the portal can do—and what it can’t.
Two people looking at an online patient portal


3 keys to shared decision-making for patient prediabetes awareness

Shared decision-making effort makes dramatic difference in share of patients undertaking lifestyle change or medication. Learn more.
Health care professional working at a laptop with a stethoscope on a clipboard nearby