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American Heart Association Cancels Baltimore Conference

The American Heart Association announced last night the cancellation of a medical conference in Baltimore due to the unrest in the city. QCOR 2015, the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions, was scheduled to be held at the Hilton Baltimore from Wednesday to Friday this week. Here is part of [...]

What Do Anti-Vaxxers Have to Say About the Latest Study Debunking Their Beliefs?

A major new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday, found no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, even in high-risk kids.But until someone gets a statement from Jenny McCarthy, let's see what the Onion's panelists have to say:

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/22/15

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams:  A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows there is no link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism. Mayo Clinic pediatrician Robert Jacobson, M.D., says it is vital to vaccinate our children to keep them safe from dangerous and deadly […]

Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Large Study Concludes

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found no link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, even in children considered to have an elevated risk of developing the disorder. Show More Summary

Large-Scale Study Confirms: Still No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The study, the results of which are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved a cohort of nearly 100,000 children, and is the latest in a long line of research that shows no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism spectrum disorders. Read more...

Here's What Really Happens When You Force-Feed Someone

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The American Medical Association and the Red Cross both condemn force-feeding as a form of torture. And yet, the U.S. government and the United Nations have both force-fed hunger-striking prisoners. The real problem? Most people probably don’t realize how complicated force-feeding is, and how much can go wrong. Read more...

Protect patients from prying eyes

In today's modern world, certain developments demand a wellspring of public outrage. A case in point should be the results of a study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Virtually unnoticed, the study found that between 2009 and 2013, more than 29 million medical...

Risk for Autism Heightened During Mid-Pregnancy Diabetes, Study Finds

According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, children born from a mother who developed diabetes early in her pregnancy have heightened risk of having autism.

Study links diabetes in pregnancy to higher autism risk

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

When pregnant women develop gestational diabetes early in pregnancy, their children may face a higher risk of developing autism, researchers said Tuesday. While the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) does not prove that diabetes in pregnancy causes autism,...

HIMSS15: AMA President Unveils Physician Leadership Plan For Digital Health

AMA President Dr. Robert Wah The game-changing digital health transformation of medicine is emerging into a new phase, according to Robert M. Wah, M.D., president of the American Medical Association (AMA), and there is reason for great optimism in the future of this evolution as the AMA helps physicians take on a greater role in... Read More

4 Puzzling Cat Behaviors Explained

Cats are in fashion. According to statistics cited by the Washington Post, cats are more popular than dogs in 29 states including California, Florida, and New York. The American Veterinary Medical Association reported that in 2012 (the most recent numbers available), U.S. Show More Summary

American Medical Association Voices Support for 'Any Presidential Candidate Who Isn't Rand Paul'

The American Medical Association (AMA) today distanced itself from Republican hopeful Rand Paul, offering its support to "anyone else interested in running for president. Anyone." Citing the ophthalmologist and senator from Kentucky's...Show More Summary

Crystal Run Healthcare's Dr. Scott Hines to Chair American Medical Group Association's Public Policy Committee

The American Medical Group Association today announced the appointment of Scott Hines, M.D., as Chair of the AMGA Public Policy Committee. Dr. Hines serves as Chief Quality Officer and Medical Director of Crystal Run Healthcare's medical specialties division in Middletown, New York.

AMGA Premieres High-Performing Health News Program

Last week at its 2015 Annual Conference, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) premiered the first segments of an in-depth, online program specifically aimed at the nation's healthcare industry, High-Performing Health.

Largest-Ever Study of Military Suicides Finds No Connection Between Deployment, Suicide Rate

A massive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association did not find that service members who'd been deployed overseas in roles related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars committed suicide at higher rates than others. Show More Summary

Pharmacists Group Tells Member Not to Participate in Executions

The American Pharmacists Association, the leading organization representing pharmacists in the U.S., has voted to discourage its approximately 62,000 members from providing medications for executions.

American Kids Are Shunning Fast Food

Burgers, pizza, and chicken: they're all on the decline. A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association states that, from 2003 to 2010, the percentage of children who consumed fast food on a given day declined significantly. According to Reuters, the study, conducted by Colin D. Show More Summary

Here Are The Few Male-Dominated Jobs Where Women (Barely) Make More Than Men

last monthNews : Huffington Post

While nursing is overwhelmingly female, men in the profession still earn higher salaries than women, a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed this week. Unfortunately, this wasn't surprising -- women typically...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Eat Whole Grains To Prevent Heart Disease And Live Longer

On Jan 5, 2015, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health reported in the American Medical Association's journal ‘JAMA Internal Medicine’ that every daily serving of whole grains cut a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 9 percent and decreased the overall risk of dying from anything by 5 percent over a quarter-century. Show More Summary

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[Content Note: Fat hatred; medical malfeasance; eliminationism.]"In 1952, Norman Jolliffe, the director of New York's Bureau of Nutrition, warned doctors at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association that 'a new plague,...Show More Summary

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