A study reported today in The Journal of the American Medical Association claims to present evidence that "e-cigarette use is aggravating rather than ameliorating the tobacco epidemic among youths." The authors, Lauren Dutra and Stanton...Show More Summary
Could moving out of a bad neighborhood actually be worse for kids? A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that relocating families to a more affluent environment can cause children to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder—especially boys. Read more...
A guest column by the American Medical Association, exclusive to KevinMD.com. It’s crunch time for our nation’s physicians. After an 11-year battle, we stand closer now than ever before to repealing Medicare’s fatally-flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Show More Summary
Inspired by the mission to give back to their motherland, nearly two dozen members of Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) devoted their time, talents and skills in a rural village in Gujarat offering medical help, guidance and support to thousands of patients.
This guest post was written by Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., President of the American Medical Association. She is an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky. The 165-year-old American Medical Association...Show More Summary
A response from physicians about a study by researchers at the RAND Corporation that appeared in the Feb. 26, 2014, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study evaluated the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative, one of the nation's earliest and largest medical home pilots.
On Tuesday, the same day Michelle Obama delivered her "Let's Move" fourth anniversary speech, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released results on the condition of childhood obesity in America, which includes statistics through 2012, three years into the Let's Move Program. Show More Summary
According to a study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association today, obesity fell by 40 percent among 2-to-5-year-olds between 2003 and 2012 while remaining steady in other age groups. Data collected by the National...Show More Summary
A major new paper appearing in today's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that childhood obesity -- age 2 to 5 -- has fallen from 13.9 percent in 2003-04 to 8.4 percent in 2011-12. This age (represented by dark green in the above chart) was the only group to see a […]
Finally some good news for our country's rapidly expanding waistlines, at least for the future. A new report set to be published by The Journal of the American Medical Association takes a look at the nation's obesity statistics and finds a significant decrease in obesity rates for infants and toddlers in the past decade. Show More Summary
A major study has found that giving stroke patients medications to lower their blood pressure right after a stroke does not reduce death or major disability. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The results of a Journal of the American Medical Association study offer a glimmer of hope to families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the University of Rochester, Johns Hopkins University, and six other...Show More Summary
The American Medical Association determined last year that obesity is a disease, but new research reveals the unintended consequences of this designation. Study Shows That Calling Obesity a Disease is a Bad Idea is a post from: CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog
Children who take medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't appear to be at increased stroke risk, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014.In...Show More Summary
Children who take medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't appear to be at increased stroke risk, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. In...Show More Summary
Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently awarded an American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Healthy Living Grant to educate youth about prescription medication safety.
Those who make life-saving kidney donations may face a slightly increased risk of suffering from end-stage renal disease themselves, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study authors compared living kidney donors to healthy individuals who would also likely qualify to donate but never did. While the […]
According to the American Burn Association, around 450,000 people in the US needed medical treatment for burn injuries in 2012. Much of this treatment was in the form of skin grafts, which can still leave the patient with scars. Now,...Show More Summary
It saddens me to proclaim that the American Medical Association (AMA), the once-venerable organization that has advocated for the interests of physicians and patients alike since its founding in 1847, is on the precipice of irrelevancy. Membership has dwindled such that only 1/4 of physicians now belong to its ranks. Continue reading... Your patients [...]
by Alex Balk "Despite the American Medical Association’s declaration that the moderate intake of caffeine is not harmful, new research suggests that some people have serious withdrawal symptoms that may be dangerous. Caffeine is such...Show More Summary