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Want to become a doctor? Ask yourself the following questions.

I keep getting served a Facebook ad from the American Association of Medical Colleges imploring me to ask politicians to fund residency training for medical school graduates.  The link leads to a webpage with neat graphics and a series of well-designed cartoons dramatizing an ominous shortage of 90,000 doctors expected to occur by 2025. Continue reading... Your patients […]

Good things cost money

Or what Nick Bagley said: The American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has a process in place to regularly review Medicare physicians’ services’ work relative values (which reflect the time and intensity needed to perform a service). Show More Summary

Chamomile tea decreases risk of death in older Mexican-American women

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65. The findings were recently...Show More Summary

Death Panels: Medical Group Pushes Right of Doctors to Refuse Your Lifesaving Treatment

Futile Care Theory has just taken a huge step toward nation-wide imposition with an official policy statement by the American Thoracic Society in collaboration with other medical and nursing associations involved with intensive care internationally. Show More Summary

How Vintage Advertisements Got Depression Totally Wrong

(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967 W hile vintage advertising usually conjures images of "Mad Men"-era consumer campaigns -- think the iconic "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" commercial from the show's final episode -- print ads for pharmaceutical drugs often skipped the consumer altogether. Show More Summary

UT Southwestern Psychiatrist Dr. Madhukar Trivedi Receives American Psychiatric Association's Top Research Award

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, is receiving the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research, the Association's most significant award for research.

A Problem to Sink Our Teeth Into

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, sponsored by a coalition including the United States Postal Service, State Farm Insurance, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The event is designed to raise awareness of dog...Show More Summary

Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think

This week, The Guardian informed us, a study revealed the ‘scale of the British public’s denial about weight problems’. Data collected by the Association for the Study of Obesity found… Continue reading The post Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Today in JAMA: ABIM MOC Program's Evidence Base Gets Destroyed

Paul Tierstein, MD and Eric Topol, MD critically review the evidence base for the American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification program in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the results aren't...Show More Summary

B-Line Medical(r) to Host 2nd Music in Action Benefit Concert

B-Line Medical(r) to host 2nd Music in Action Benefit Concert; Partnering with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the American Heart Association to Help Reduce Infant Mortality in Botswana

U.S. Medical School Enrollment Soars

Enrollment in U.S. medical schools is on track to jump by 30 percent within five years after universities opened more programs and made other changes, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The association, which represents all 141 accredited U.S. medical schools and nearly 400 teaching hospitals, said first-year medical [...]

UT Southwestern's Dr. Philipp Scherer to Receive Banting Medal ? American Diabetes Association's Highest Honor ? for Diabetes Research

Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association Cancels Baltimore Conference

The American Heart Association announced last night the cancellation of a medical conference in Baltimore due to the unrest in the city. QCOR 2015, the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions, was scheduled to be held at the Hilton Baltimore from Wednesday to Friday this week. Here is part of [...]

What Do Anti-Vaxxers Have to Say About the Latest Study Debunking Their Beliefs?

A major new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday, found no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, even in high-risk kids.But until someone gets a statement from Jenny McCarthy, let's see what the Onion's panelists have to say:

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/22/15

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams:  A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows there is no link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism. Mayo Clinic pediatrician Robert Jacobson, M.D., says it is vital to vaccinate our children to keep them safe from dangerous and deadly […]

Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Large Study Concludes

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found no link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, even in children considered to have an elevated risk of developing the disorder. Show More Summary

Large-Scale Study Confirms: Still No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The study, the results of which are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved a cohort of nearly 100,000 children, and is the latest in a long line of research that shows no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism spectrum disorders. Read more...

Here's What Really Happens When You Force-Feed Someone

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The American Medical Association and the Red Cross both condemn force-feeding as a form of torture. And yet, the U.S. government and the United Nations have both force-fed hunger-striking prisoners. The real problem? Most people probably don’t realize how complicated force-feeding is, and how much can go wrong. Read more...

Protect patients from prying eyes

In today's modern world, certain developments demand a wellspring of public outrage. A case in point should be the results of a study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Virtually unnoticed, the study found that between 2009 and 2013, more than 29 million medical...

Risk for Autism Heightened During Mid-Pregnancy Diabetes, Study Finds

According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, children born from a mother who developed diabetes early in her pregnancy have heightened risk of having autism.

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