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

3 days agoNews : 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

AMGA Partners with Avatar Solutions to Offer Patient Satisfaction Services for CG-CAHPS Reporting

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced a partnership venture with Avatar Solutions to provide enhanced services for its Patient Satisfaction Benchmarking (PSAT) Program. As part of this partnership, AMGA will offer...Show More Summary

Record Attendance as the Best in Health Care Gather for Networking and Professional Development at the AMGA 2015 Annual Conference

The American Medical Group Association is convening approximately 2,200 participants, representing the nation's leading healthcare provider organizations, at its 2015 Annual Conference (AC2015), March 24-26 at Caesars Palace.

Study Shows Association between Migraine and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Reports PRS Global Open

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open(r), the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Are cardiac risk calculators accurate?

After more than a decade of titrating medications to low density lipoprotein cholesterol targets, family physicians who have transitioned to the 2013 American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guideline now base treatment decisions on a patient’s estimated 10-year risk for a cardiovascular event. Show More Summary

Multicenter Trial Demonstrates Superiority of Bivalirudin to Heparin Monotherapy and Heparin with Tirofiban in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Data from the BRIGHT trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that bivalirudin was superior to both heparin monotherapy and heparin plus tirofiban for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Show More Summary

We are overprescribing statin medications for high cholesterol. Here’s why.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently proposed new guidelines for all doctors to screen and treat for high cholesterol. For doctors and patients to follow, this would result in a large increase in the number of Americans taking statins. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A […]

AMGA-Affiliated Winners Account for Nearly Half of All Recognized Million Hearts(r) 2014 Hypertension Control Champions

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced today that 14 medical groups, health systems, and providers associated with the AMGA and/or its national Measure Up/Pressure Down(r) hypertension campaign received national recognition as Million Hearts(r) 2014 Hypertension Control Champions.

US to Face Doctor Shortage by 2025 as Graduates Avoid Medical Careers

Association of American Medical Colleges President and CEO Darrell Kirch said that a shortage of doctors is expected in the United States in 2025.

Detroit Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby With Two Moms — and in Michigan, It’s Legal

last monthLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn't currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor's behavior.

University of Mississippi is AACI's Newest Member

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Cancer Institute, in Jackson, MS, has joined the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

How should a medical society support its physicians? Like this.

Dr. Mack Harrell, president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, applauds the recent changes in the ABIM’s MOC.   This is how you support your physician members. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

Statement from AMGA Regarding Its Comments on the Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposed Rule

On Friday, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) drafted and submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule on refinements to the current framework of the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Heart Disease Prevention - Which Is The Most Effective Diet Plan?

According to a study published September 3, 2014 in ‘JAMA (Journal of The American Medical Association)’, all the diet plans were equally effective after comparing diet plans like South Beach, Atkins and Weight Watchers. ResearchersShow More Summary

Statement from AMGA Regarding Imaging Restrictions in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) sent a letter to the White House yesterday asking the President to preserve the ability for its member multispecialty medical groups and integrated health systems to provide advanced imaging services to their patients.

The AMA: One medical student’s perspective

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the American Medical Association’s interim meeting in Dallas, one of the two annual conferences held by the organization. I went to the meeting to present at a research symposium, but I stuck around for a few extra days because I was curious about the inner workings of […]

Loyola Psychiatrist Receives Profession's Highest Honor

Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, has achieved Distinguished Life Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor the profession can bestow.

Top stories in health and medicine, January 24, 2015

From MedPage Today: Congressman to AMA: Offer SGR Solutions Not Complaints. The American Medical Association (AMA) is doing a disservice by not weighing in on how to pay for repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare. Show More Summary

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