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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 weekLGBT / 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

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

3 weeks 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

Study: 3D mammography has sharper results, likely improves breast cancer detection rates

A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that 3D imaging is likely boosting the accuracy of mammogram screenings. Researchers used data collected from 13 medical centers that had replaced X-ray mammograms with 3D imaging, or tomosynthesis, which is similar to a CT scan. Show More Summary

3D Mammography Finds More Invasive Cancers and Reduces Unnecessary Recalls

3D Mammography finds significantly more invasive cancers and reduces unnecessary recalls, according to a large, retrospective study published in June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study features...Show More Summary

Summer Vacation is Top Season For Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, in 2013: 450,000 people sought medical treatment for burn injuries 3,400 deaths were attributed to fire/burn and/or smoke inhalation 40,000 people were hospitalized due to burn injuries "The...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - New Guidelines For Doctors To Fight Obesity!

In November 2013, new guidelines were issued by a group of medical organizations that include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society to fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. DoctorsShow More Summary

Few immediate consequences for children crossing U.S. border

Boys await medical care in a holding area where hundreds of Central American immigrant children are waiting to be processed on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. A new Associated Press investigation finds Central American child immigrants do not face immediate consequences for crossing the border without documentation. Show More Summary

Electronic health record patient safety issues persist long after 'go live' date

Patient safety issues related to electronic health records (EHRs) persist long after the 'go live' date, concludes research published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Sophisticated monitoring systems are needed to unearth the complex mix of human and technological causes behind these problems, say the authors. read more

Medical Clowning Program at Haifa University in Haifa , Israel

While Americans most frequently associate clowns in hospitals with the film Patch Adams starring comedian Robin Williams, at Israel's Haifa University, the art and methodology of medical clowning is no laughing matter. Beginning in 2006...Show More Summary

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