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2018 Woman in Science Award Goes to UIC Women's Mental Health Expert

Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women's Association at its annual meeting...Show More Summary

One in four teens are sexting, a new study shows. Relax, researchers say, it’s mostly normal.

A new data study shows that the number of teenagers sending and receiving sexts is on the rise. The analysis, which was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that more than one in four teenagers reported that they’d received a sext, defined by the study as a sexually explicit […]

Under Obamacare, Mothers Have Better Prenatal Care and Fewer Preterm Births

The Affordable Care Act appears to have improved the health of young pregnant women and their babies. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the effects of the ACA provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26. The researchers studied a group of […]

Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The new study, published in The European Journal of Internal Medicine, found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms,...Show More Summary

Mercy's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program Receives American Diabetes Association's Education Recognition Certificate

Mercy Medical Center's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program has been awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s Education Recognition Certificate

Here’s a post with a Super Bowl theme.

Kevin Lewis pointed me to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using the email subject line, “Not statistically significant, but close.” The article in question, by Atheendar Venkataramani, Maheer Gandhavadi,...Show More Summary

Beyond drugs for IBD: Improving the overall health of IBD patients

(American Gastroenterological Association) 1.6 million Americans suffer from IBD. Identifying the best medical treatment leads to improved disease management, but IBD patients also experience mental, emotional and other physical side effects that need to be understood and managed to improve the overall health of IBD patients. Show More Summary

Childhood obesity is a grave threat to our nation’s health

We’ve known for some time the prevalence of obesity is growing among Americans — not just adults, but children, too. Obesity is associated with a long list of medical problems, including heart and other vascular diseases, diabetes, and joint problems. It is encouraging that recently the seemingly inexorable growth of pediatric obesity prevalence seems to have […]

How can we be patient centered in the age of technology?

Four and a half years ago I read an editorial in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, that etched a short phrase into my memory. These five words seemed so profound and poignant that I really think they almost define primary care medicine today, perhaps with the alliterative addition of the word “teach”. […]

Collecting Practicing Physician Perceptions of Board Certification

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

An important new survey was launched today to gather information needed to provide strong, data-backed, counter arguments to the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association that continue to advertise their lucrative Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) and Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) products. Show More Summary

Incorporating social media reviews can improve surveillance of restaurant health problems

(Oxford University Press USA) A recent paper published in JAMIA, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, illustrates the success of an improved system that tracks foodborne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews developed by the Columbia University Department of Computer Science. Show More Summary

How Physician Recruiters Can Overcome a Persistent Shortage of Candidates

The United States healthcare system is on the verge of a serious physician deficiency. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a report in April, 2016, revealing some very real statistics. The AAMC report estimates that by the year […]

ADA’s 2018 Standards of Medical Care Released

Every year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) puts out an updated Standards of Medical Care approved by their board of directors which is their official position and provides all of their current clinical practice recommendations. In this year’s Standards they state that “To update the Standards of Care, the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee (PPC) performs […]

The Curious Timeline of the AAPS vs ABMS AntiTrust Ruling

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

It was almost Christmas, and you could hear the collective sigh of relief rising from the leadership at the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The antitrust suit brought against them by the Association of American Physicians...Show More Summary

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

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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.

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