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Survey: 4 in 5 Physicians Experienced Cyberattacks In Their Clinical Practices

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to new research released today by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA). The key findings reveal physicians see need for the healthcare industry to increase cybersecurity support for medical practices in their communities. More than half... Read More

Blood pressure declines 14 to 18 years before death

(University of Connecticut) Blood pressure in the elderly begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 British citizens who had died at age 60 or older. Show More Summary

Patrick M. Woster, Ph.D., among 2017 cohort of AAAS Fellows

(Medical University of South Carolina) Patrick M. Woster, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, recognizing distinguished contributions to their respective fields.

MS patients who adhere to treatment have higher health costs-and better outcomes

(American Osteopathic Association) Researchers examined the insurance claims and medical records of 681 patients with multiple sclerosis and found those who adhered to medication schedules had significantly better physical outcomes than patients who did not, although the total overall costs for their care were higher. Show More Summary

InterAtrial Shunt Device from Corvia Medical Shows Promising Results in Diastolic Heart Failure

At the recent American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, researchers have announced positive results in a clinical study of the InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD) from Corvia Medical, which allows blood to travel between the atria of the heart, to safely alleviate the symptoms of diastolic heart failure. Much of the work has been carried out at […]

Medical News Today: Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.

BIDMC's Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, named AAAS 2017 fellow

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Tells AMA: Promote Patient Care, Don't Prevent It

In response to the American Medical Association's (AMA) latest attack on non-physician healthcare professionals who ensure millions of Americans access to safe, cost-effective healthcare each year, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) demands that the AMA focus its time and energy on promoting patient care rather than preventing it.

BIDMC's Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Named AAAS 2017 Fellow

Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Optimal gout treatment requires ongoing monitoring for urate lowering therapy

(American Academy of Family Physicians) Managing gout as a chronic, rather than an acute, condition could help prevent recurrences. A new study of more than 8,000 medical records found a positive association between starting treatment...Show More Summary

Outcome Health Offers Voluntary Buyouts to Employees

Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

4 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.

ACA Program to Reduce Hospital Readmissions Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Harvard scientist gets American Heart Association award for identifying optimal treatments for cardiovascular disorders

(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association presented its newest honor, the Joseph A. Vita Award, to Laura Mauri, M.D., of Harvard Medical School and Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital, for her "leadership of transformative clinical investigations identifying and clarifying optimal treatment methodologies for a variety of cardiovascular disorders."

We're running out of commonly used drugs — and hospitals say it's 'quickly becoming a crisis'

Hospitals are facing a shortage on medications that are used every day. The situation is getting worse, the American Hospital Association said. In particular, hospitals are facing shortages of commonly used IV fluids, including sodium...Show More Summary

Loyola Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Ninth Year in a Row

For the ninth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(r)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Penn Medicine's Deborah Driscoll Receives Women's Leadership Award from Association of American Medical Colleges

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor and chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) 2017 Leadership Award for an Individual. Show More Summary

American Association of Suicidology Betrays Some Suicidal

Assisted suicide advocacy corrupts everything it touches; medical ethics, our views about the worth of the dying–even suicide prevention. The latter corruption usually comes in suicide prevention campaigns that ignore assisted suicide...Show More Summary

The Hidden Message Coming From the AMA

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

This morning I received a press release from the American Medical Association (AMA) that said "New AMA Research Finds One in Five Physicians Ready to Reduce Clinical Work Hours." The press release pointed to "new research" (sorry, it's...Show More Summary

International Students: Get Into U.S. Medical Schools

2 months agoNews : Trending Now

Every year, thousands of individuals apply to medical schools across the U.S. While the majority are American citizens or permanent residents, international students also apply. The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that in 2014 almost 2,000 international applicants sought admission to U.S. Show More Summary

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