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Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain

A new research study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that in patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture did not provide any benefit. Researchers from the...Show More Summary

AHA asks physicians to understand, discuss radiation risks before using heart scans

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

After a dramatic increase in the amount of radiation exposure Americans are receiving from medical imaging tests, the American Heart Association issued a statement warning clinicians to ensure that they're weighing the risks and benefits of those tests before proceeding and that those risks and benefits are accurately and openly conveyed to patients. Read full article >>

Research study analyzes the best exercise for obese youths

What exercise program can best fight the "epidemic" of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, by combining aerobic exercise with resistance training. read m...

In Survey, 46 Percent of Doctors Give Low Grades to Obamacare

last weekNews : Reason

More than four years after becoming law, Obamacare is getting low marks from many doctors. In a survey by the Physician's Foundation that was emailed to physicians in the American Medical Association's database, almost half of doctors—46...Show More Summary

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Selects UW Nursing Professor as 2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has named Elizabeth Bridges as its 2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer. A clinical nurse researcher and associate professor at the University of Washington Medical Center, Bridges isShow More Summary

Medications of Questionable Benefit Used in Alzheimer's and Dementia Treatment

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences. Alzheimer's Reading Room The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Show More Summary

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Receives 2014 AMGA Acclaim Award

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced that the recipient of the 2014 AMGA Acclaim Award is Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group for an innovative and integrated method to drive population health using a collaborative, team-based approach.

University of Louisville Student Wins American Medical Association Award

A University of Louisville medical student who has bachelor's and master's degrees in bioengineering has won a $10,000 scholarship from the American Medical Association Foundation.

Why Inflammation Matters for Diabetics

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics, found a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. In the laboratory, the researchers studied cultured cells from a human aorta, the blood vessel that comes out of the heart…

AMGA Submits Comments on 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposals

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on calendar year 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payment and policy proposals.

Legalized Medical Marijuana: Could It Cure the Epidemic of Painkiller Overdoses?

New research published by the American Medical Association suggests that pot saves lives.

Taxes and subsidies could encourage healthier diet and lower healthcare costs

BOSTON (September 2, 2014 4 pm EDT): In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of Boston researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States. Show More Summary

Taxes and Subsidies Could Encourage Healthier Diet and Lower Healthcare Costs

In a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of Tufts University and Harvard University researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States.

Watch the News, Lose Some Weight

Can watching dramatic television make you fat? Yes, according to a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. The study finds that fast-paced television programs might lead people to eat twice as much food.

Study: Watching action films may cause overeating

A new study suggests that how much you eat at movie night may be related to what you're watching. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine, looked at the effect of various movie genres on the eating habits undergraduate students. Show More Summary

Integrating Digital Literacy into Medical Education: AMMC Interview

I was asked by the Association of American Medical Colleges to share my opinions about digital literacy with their readers. I was glad to participate and one line of mine got quite an attention through their social media channels: “Today’s medical professionals must be masters of different skills that are related to using digital devices or […]

Now Politico Tries RUC Raking

It has been a year since we wrote about the RUC, the American Medical Association's Relative Value System Update Committee. There is only one thing new since then. Politico just made another attempt to shed some light on this obscure committee and its outsize effect on health care. Show More Summary

American Medical Group Association's 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey Reports Improved Financial Performance, Average Increase in Physician Compensation at 2.9 Percent

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced findings from its 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey, conducted by the national consulting firm of Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.

White, straight women leading surge in infertility treatments

WASHINGTON — Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association. read more

AMGA Submits Comments on Healthcare Data Transparency

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today submitted formal comments to the Senate Finance Committee regarding healthcare data transparency.

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