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You're Not Alone in Feeling Lonely

By Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General

Loneliness is an experience so many of us have. But what's surprising is how loneliness impacts both our mental and physical health. To mark the release of a groundbreaking new Surgeon General's advisory on loneliness and social connection, Dr. Murthy answers the most common questions he's asked about loneliness. He also shares some of the surprising science around the positive health effects of social connection. This episode is one worth sharing with a friend.

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Supporting Robust Teamwork — Bridging Technology and Organizational Science

By Anna T. Mayo, PhD; Christopher G. Myers, PhD; John C. Bucuvalas, MD; Sandy Feng, MD, PhD; and Courtney E. Juliano, MD

Findings from organizational science shed light on coordination and collective-learning constraints in health care. Integrating these findings with technology development could foster effective teamwork.

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The Belongings

By Deepak Asudani, MD

I was becoming authoritative, upset that this young man might be seeking money for his drug habit. [Then he shared] “Doctor, when she [my mother] was admitted to the hospital, they put away everything they found with her in a bag. It's been more than 2 weeks that she's been here, and my kid sisters and I haven't had much to eat, and all of the food stamps are in her bag,” Tony said.

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Inclusivity That Is Accepting: Embracing Different Sexualities

By George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, and Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP

Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves equal access to all of the resources, all of the benefits, and all of the protections available to others.

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