Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, Endocrine Surgeon at Jersey Shore, recently presented at The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) 34th Annual Meeting, which took place April 14 - 16 in Chicago, IL. Dr. Shifrin's presentation,...Show More Summary
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announces the launch of its interactive job board, the AMGA Career Center. With its focus on healthcare industry companies, the AMGA Career Center offers its members--and the healthcare industry at large--an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.
MAYWOOD – The initial success rates of the most durable surgery for a common condition in women declines over the long-term, according to data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The procedure, abdominal...Show More Summary
Federal agencies should align to Medicare pay so it supports interoperability seamlessly within paperless systems, the American Medical Association (AMA) plus other medicine groups have urged. If the USA is serious about achieving goals...Show More Summary
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine raises a provocative question: can patients’ religious faith — and the spiritual support given to them by their caregivers — influence their decisions on end-of-life medical services and health care spending? The short answer, according to researchers’ findings, is yes [...]
SonaCare Medical (Charlotte, NC) is launching the Sonatherm HIFU Surgical Ablation System at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), currently underway in San Diego. HIFU, short for high-intensity focused ultrasound,...Show More Summary
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced today that the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) donated $20,000 to support Measure Up/Pressure Down, a national campaign to improve high blood pressure prevention, detection, and control, spearheaded by the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF), AMGA's nonprofit education and research arm.
The American Medical Association suggests changes to how federal officials collect and report data on financial ties between physicians and manufacturers.
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), young girls may get the same benefits from less doses of the HPV vaccine compared to older women. Study authors hope that the findings will result in higher rates of girls’ HPV immunization in the U.S., which the Centers for [...]
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) today unveiled two major resources for healthcare providers, patients, employers, and other stakeholders as part of the Measure Up/Pressure Down campaign to improve high blood pressure prevention, detection, and control.
A guest column by the American Medical Association, exclusive to KevinMD.com. While the patient populations of individual physician practices vary greatly, nearly all physicians – regardless of practice location or specialty – see patients who have diabetes or cardiovascular disease or are at risk for developing them. Show More Summary
The American Medical Association (AMA) wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to express opposition to the U.S. military’s policy of force-feeding detainees who are on hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison. A handful of detainees began the hunger strike back in February in what experts and their lawyers said was out of frustration regarding [...]
MIAMI (Reuters) - The Navy sent extra medical personnel to the Guantanamo detention camp because of a growing hunger strike, and the American Medical Association questioned whether doctors were being asked to violate their ethics by force-feeding priso...
An important study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that misdiagnosis is more common than you might think. According to the study, almost 40% of patients who unexpectedly returned after an initial primary care visit had been misdiagnosed. Almost 80% of the misdiagnoses were tied to problems in doctor-patient communication, and more than [...]
The American Medical Association and other organized medicine groups want more changes to a framework that would repeal Medicare’s physician payment formula.
The American Medical Student Association released its 2013 PharmFree Scorecard this month, continuing to pressure and encourage medical schools to improve their policies on conflicts of interest and interactions with industry. TheseShow More Summary
From Sermo this AM: The Association of of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) filed suit in federal court against the Amercan Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for restraining trade and causing reduction in access by patientsShow More Summary
The New York Times wonders. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists thinks they should be over the counter. The Catholic Medical Association and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists disagree, of course, because their religious beliefs should obviously dictate the kind of health care that the rest of us are able to access.
Colic has historically been described as a gastrointestinal issue, however, a new study suggests that migraines may play a role. The finding was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and revealed that the likelihood...Show More Summary
National Pet Week is May 5-11 this year. I bring it up early because the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is already seeking entries for next year’s poster and writing contests. The deadline is May 10, 2013 and the contests are open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Show More Summary