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Doctors warn cities that LED street lights can cause serious health issues

Many cities have shifted to LED lights in a bid to be more energy and cost efficient, but LED lights have another price - and it comes at our health. This week, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued an official statement warning...Show More Summary

Coconut oil has more saturated fat than lard

Coconut oil isn't heart healthy, according to the American Heart Association. Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says, "While there is little data on the direct effects of coconut oil on cardiovascular disease, the AHA advised against using coconut oil because it raises low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol." Dr. Hensrud […]

Rush University Medical Center Again Honored for Equity of Care

For the second time in three years, the American Hospital Association has chosen Rush University Medical Center an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and to advance diversity and inclusion. The association announced the award recipient and honorees on June 20.

David A. Sullivan, M.S., PH.D., FARVO, Receives the American Optometric Association's Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence, the highest honor given by the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Rethinking rural hospitals

Via Journel of American Medical Association (JAMA) is an invitation us to keep looking at the plight of rural hospitals in light of decreasing rural population. Dr. Diana Mason writes: But other rural communities, home to nearly 20% of the US population, are not so fortunate. Since 2010, 78 of the more than 2150 rural nonspecialty […]

HPV and paying for vaccines

The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) has a new article on the relative risks of sexually transmitted infections (STI) for women who either were or were not vaccinated against HPV. The short story is that vaccination is very effective against preventing cancer and has absolutely no impact on the probability that young women will […]

Drones with defibrillators could save lives before the ambulance arrives

In the perhaps not-so-distant future, drones could be first responders. That's the conclusion from a report published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) following a simulated study involving drones carrying...Show More Summary

Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response

Drones could help save the lives of heart attack victims by delivering defibrillators faster than an ambulance can arrive at the scene, according to a report Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. By reducing the...Show More Summary

Why The American Medical Association Opposes 'Bathroom Bills'

The AMA supports transgender people’s right to access “basic human services and public facilities in line with one’s gender identity," and opposes any restriction of that right.

American Medical Association Adopts Resolutions Opposing Policies that Harm Transgender People

HRC hailed the adoption of resolutions by the American Medical Association (AMA) opposing discriminatory efforts to restrict access for transgender people to services and facilities, including restrooms, and supporting policies thatShow More Summary

Thoughts On Creating EHRs That Clinicians Are Actually Reasonably Happy To Use And Don’t Burn Them Out.

We had two relevant articles (and an extra) appear this week. First we had:Physicians dream up a better EHR May 22, 2017By Mary K. Pratt When the American Medical Association (AMA) last year announced study results that found physicians...Show More Summary

Hands-only CPR training available for free June 1 in Orange County

Free CPR training, using a hands-only technique, will be offered throughout Orange County on Thursday, June 1. The trainings are through a partnership between county Emergency Medical Services and the American Heart Association. Participants will be taught how and when to use Hands-Only CPR. The technique is different from conventional CPR because it focuses on […]

Maintainance of Conflict of Interest?

By WESTBY FISHER, MD In the May 2nd issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Medical Association (AMA) discusses the subject of physician conflicts of interest in medicine. This puts them at an interesting juncture when the editor-in-Chief and executive editor of JAMA failed to disclose their relationship with the

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Front and back covers of the May 2nd, 2017 Issue of JAMA on Physician Conflicts of Interest in Medicine In the May 2nd issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Medical Association (AMA) discusses the subject of physician conflicts of interest in medicine. Show More Summary

The Earl of Hotdog

Sandwich Recognition Disorder or SRD is a serious personality disorder recognized by the American Medical Association. Its symptoms include: Inability to decipher between sandwiches and other foodstuffs The desire to describe all foodstuffs...Show More Summary

NewYork-Presbyterian, CUMC & Weill Cornell Medicine experts to present at APA meeting

(Weill Cornell Medicine) Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. from May 20 - 24. Show More Summary

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in San Diego, CA from May 20 - 24.

Strategy Significantly Boosts Colorectal Screening for Groups with Low Rates

Researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

AP WAS THERE: Black men untreated in Tuskegee Syphilis Study

EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 25, 1972, Associated Press reporter Jean Heller broke news that rocked the American medical establishment. The federal government, she reported, had let hundreds of black men … Click to Continue »

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