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A Modern Guide to Naming Diseases

In 1932, a trio of New York physicians published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association that described a new form of bowel disease. The illness came to be named after only one of them, the paper’s lead author, Burrill B. Show More Summary

Rush University Medical Center Among Four Hospitals Nationwide Honored for Equitable Care

Rush University Medical Center has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The association announced the award honorees on June 30.

Physician Competency, But What About Politicians?

The American Medical Association is using age as a factor in deciding when doctors need to hang up their white coats. What about Hillary Clinton, who would be 69 years old if innaugurated and suffered a traumatic brain injury?

How to Talk About Obesity

A thoughtful article just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares the process of building proficiency in patient communication with surgery: both require a methodical approach that includes training, study, preparation, practice, and continual attention to improvement. Show More Summary

AMA Relieved

Steven J. Stack, MD President “The American Medical Association (AMA) is relieved that today’s Supreme Court decision will allow millions of patients to continue accessing the health care they need and deserve. “Physicians know thatShow More Summary

Fewer Than 1 in 10 Older Heart Patients Get Life-Saving Defibrillators

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But fewer than 1 in 10 eligible patients actually get a defibrillator within a year of their heart attacks, the study found.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn't Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children's Hospital call on the federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

AMGA Submits Recommendations on Chronic Care to Newly Formed Senate Workgroup

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted a letter to the newly formed Senate Committee on Finance Chronic Care Workgroup outlining policies that would support care for the chronically ill.

AMGA Submits Comments on Proposals to Modify Meaningful Use from 2015 through 2017

Yesterday, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule to modify Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.

The American Medical Association is changing its rules... just for Dr. Oz.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Resolution #16: Screw This Guy Where did he take it, and why did he not return it until now? In a stunning defeat for email-forwarding idiot relatives everywhere, the American Medical Association made an unusual move this week at their...Show More Summary

Why Republicans are pushing for over-the-counter birth control

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told a group of supporters, "it’s time for over-the-counter birth control, which will drive down prices and increase availability." The American Medical Association and reproductive...Show More Summary

Texans For Vaccine Choice on AMA Vaccine Exemption Policy Change

As an ad hoc organization representing over 1,300 Texas families, Texans for Vaccine Choice is dismayed by the recent change announced by the American Medical Association regarding a patient’s right to opt out of immunizations. Inserting itself into legislative policy-making,...

American Medical Association: 'no medically valid reason' to prohibit transgender military service

The American Medical Association voted unanimously Monday to pass a resolution stating that "there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals" from US military service. Here's the verbiage: "RESOLVED, That our American...Show More Summary

Religious Exemptions Shouldn't Keep Parents From Vaccinating Their Kids: American Medical Association

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association has adopted policies against nonmedical vaccine refusals and for transgender people in the military. The nation's largest doctors' group says parents should not be able to refuse to have their kids vaccinated for personal or religious reasons. Show More Summary

American Medical Association Adopts Concussion Policy for Young Athletes

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

Recommendation includes when to remove an athlete suspected of having a concussion and when they should return

American Medical Association Announces New Mandatory Vaccine Policy

The American Medical Association (AMA), one of the largest and most influential associations of medical doctors in the country, today endorsed putting an end to religious exemptions to immunization requirements. "Under new policy, the...Show More Summary

American Medical Association Adopts Youth Sports Concussion Policy

The American Medical Association, responding to rising concern about concussions in youth sports like soccer and football, on Tuesday adopted policies intended to lower the risk of these brain injuries and called for prompt diagnosis and medical care.

Steven J. Stack, M.D., Inaugurated as New President of AMA

Steven J. Stack, M.D., an emergency physician practicing in Lexington, Ky., has been sworn in as the 170th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Stack is the first emergency physician to serve in the role and the organization’s youngest president in the last 160 years. The newest president will focus his tenure on advancing the AMA’s... Read More

The American Medical Association Just Voted to End Personal Vaccination Exemptions

The American Medical Association, the country's largest association of physicians, is weighing in on the vaccination debate by supporting the end of personal vaccination exemptions on both the state and federal levels. At the group's...Show More Summary

AMA Policy Supports Medical Student Access to EHRs

Building on the AMA’s current efforts to transform medical education and ensure medical students are trained and prepared to practice in the evolving health care environment, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy today to ensure medical students receive necessary hands-on clinical experience using EHRs. The new policy calls on the AMA to work with... Read More

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