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Is it asthma? Many diagnosed with condition receiving unnecessary or incorrect treatment

As many as 1 in 3 adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Canadian researchers evaluated 613 patients with physician-diagnosed asthma and found that 203 participants (33%) most likely did not have the disease. After an additional 12 months […]

Medical School Curriculum Shifts To Value-Based Care

Medical schools and the American Medical Association are introducing new courses and altering graduate medical education as fee-for-service medicine gives way to value-based care models.

AMA And Family Doctors Rip Trump Vaccine Commission

The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians Tuesday night blasted the Trump administration idea that a new commission on vaccine safety was needed.

Psychology essential to achieving goals of patient-centered medical homes

(American Psychological Association) Psychologists can offer critical experience and expertise in strengthening the increasingly common model of coordinated health care, the patient-centered medical home, helping to achieve the 'triple...Show More Summary

12th Annual Murray Fromson Medical Journalism Fellowship

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, (March 17 - 24) 8-10 U.S. science, health and medical journalists will be selected to report on the myriad bio-research projects and innovations in Israel that are being developed at or in partnership with BGU. Show More Summary

Support For Responsible Breeding

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Animal Welfare Committee has proposed a policy pertaining to breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion animals. The policy titled, “Inherited Disorders in Responsible Breeding of Companion Animals” is up for approval... Read More

Largest Doctors Group Opposes GOP Health Care Strategy

The American Medical Association, the country’s leading doctors lobby, is urging Republicans to take steps to ensure that people do not lose their health insurance once Obamacare is repealed, The Hill reports. The AMA’s position is at odds with Republicans’ [...]

We need a more humane approach to medical education

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that 27 percent of medical students around the world exhibit symptoms of depression and 11 percent have thought of taking their own lives. Equally troubling is the fact that, among students experiencing depressive symptoms, only 16 percent seek psychiatric treatment. Other studies have […]

AMA To GOP: Lay Out Obamacare Replacement Details To Americans

The American Medical Association weighed in on Republican moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, asking the 115th Congress for details on any Obamacare replacement before budgetary maneuvers are made to end coverage for millions of Americans.

Death Panels III – Medicare Boogalee

Tom Price, Tangerine Nightmare’s pick for secretary of Health & Human Services is the a member of a medical organization I’ve written about in the past called the American Association of Physicians & Surgeons. When they aren’t scaremongering about foreigners bringing deadly diseases to the U.S. or complaining about laws that impinge on their ability […]

U.S. Still Faces Doctor Shortage Despite Specialist Growth

The increase active physicians isn't enough to alleviate a doctor shortage of tens of thousands of doctors over the next decade, the Association of American Medical College's 2016 Physician Specialty Data shows.

Top 10 Personal Health Expenses From Diabetes To Pregnancy

The cost of diabetes, heart disease and back pain are taking a greater toll on the U.S. personal healthcare spending, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says.

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Leaves Nation’s Doctors Divided

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The American Medical Association endorsed the choice of Tom Price, a physician, but thousands of doctors have opposed it, citing Mr. Price’s opinions on health care and other issues.

ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has released it’s 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The Standards of Care are comprised of a committee of a dozen leading experts in diabetes care who annually review all the available research on diabetes and then rate recommendations based on that evidence-based clinical support. The guidelines focus on screening, diagnosis […]

AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care

The nation's crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The American Medical Association is among the organizations urging payers to cover non-pharmacological approaches. Show More Summary

US gun murders 10 times higher than other countries

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Your browser does not support the video tag. ‘Newtown’ Official Trailer A day before the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Journal of the American Medical Association published its most recent findings on firearms: U.S. gun murders are more...

The Price Is Wrong

The American Medical Association, the country's largest professional group of doctors, wasted no time in throwing its support behind Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) after he was announced on November 29 as President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of health and human services. Show More Summary

FTC’s Settlement With Blood Pressure App Developer Echoes Frustration With Misleading Claims

The app reflects exactly the kind of direct-to-consumer product that the American Medical Association has criticized as misleading the public.

U.S. Gun Murders 10 Times Higher Than in Other Wealthy Countries

A day before the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Journal of the American Medical Association published its most recent findings on firearms: U.S. gun murders are more than 10 times higher...Show More Summary

AHA, AMA, DHX, HIMSS Partner to Develop Guidelines for Mobile Health Apps

The American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), DHX Group, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has teamed up to form a new, multi-stakeholder collaboration, Xcertia, dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and effectiveness  of mobile health apps. Show More Summary

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