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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.

Institute of Medicine Unveils Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education

In response to the Institute of Medicine's report on the current graduate medical education system, "Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs," the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons present concerns regarding the looming shortage of neurosurgeons in the United States.

Corgenix Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Test Research Earns Divisional Best Abstract Award at AACC 2014 Meeting

Corgenix Medical Corporation has been recognized for outstanding research presented today at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo 2014 in Chicago.

AMGA Welcomes Two New Members to the Public Policy Department

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new Directors of Government Relations to the public policy team. As Directors of Government Relations, Grant Couch and Jamie Miller will represent medical group interests before Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other key federal agencies.

UT Southwestern Cardiologists Among Elite Group Awarded Millions to Prevent Heart Disease

Researchers and clinicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are among a small, select group at U.S. universities to receive inaugural funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for work that takes aim at heart disease and stroke.

HIV Clinic-Based Audio Project Emphasizes the Power of Patient Voices

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital VOICES project is the focus of the "A Piece of My Mind" column in the July 22 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The project uses contemporary technology to tap an ancient and powerful clinical tool--the patient's own story--as a way to empower and inspire patients, teach empathy and improve health care.

Study finds minimally invasive procedure could spread uterine cancer

A new study released Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association cautions doctors about using power morcellation to remove the uterus, a procedure close to 50,000 women undergo each year. Considered to be minimally invasive,...Show More Summary

Why We Have No Reason To Celebrate HIV Rates Dropping In America

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news? We’ll start with the good. A new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association ahead of the start of the International AIDS Conference shows that the rate of HIV diagnosis in the United States has decreased by a third over the last […]

Report: HIV Diagnoses Fall in US, Rise Among Some Gay Men

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States have fallen more than 30 percent over the past decade, but has surged among some gay men, according to Philly.com.

Overweight Americans Have the Lowest Risk of Premature Death

Last year the Journal of the American Medical Association released a study aiming to determine the relationship between body mass index and the risk of premature death. Body mass index, or BMI, is the ratio between your height and weight. Show More Summary

Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care

A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. The research is published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and by critically...Show More Summary

5 sensible ways to decrease medical school debt

There is a tremendous amount of handwringing among students, workforce researchers, and medical school deans about the record amount of debt that medical students incur — more than $175,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Show More Summary

Doctors Should Be Trained to Determine Who is “Fit” to Carry a Gun

Um, how about no: The American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and U.S. Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy are calling gun violence a public health crisis. North Carolina is among the states where law enforcement...Show More Summary

Study Spotlights Risks of UV Nail Lights

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

In the last few years, gel manicures have gained popularity for their durable, chip-resistant finish, but a study published in April by JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association has highlighted the potential health hazards...Show More Summary

AMA Seeks Ban on Antibiotic Use on Farms for Growth Promotion

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for federal action to ban antibiotic use in food animals for growth promotion purposes so as to slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. “Use drives resistance and overuse...Show More Summary

No Surgery Required To Change Designated Sex On Birth Certificate

[guest post by Dana] This month the American Medical Association opted to officially “modernize” its birth certificate policies and not require reassignment surgery in order to change an individual’s sex on their birth certificate. This...Show More Summary

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