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Here's some depressing news for women who are on the pill.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that women who take birth control pills are more likely to be treated for depression. Unlike many "studies" you read about online, this one actually had a very large sample size. Show More Summary

Healthcare Leaders Recommend Restructuring Health Care System to Better Serve Needs of U.S. Throughout 21st Century

To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation's health and health care system, a series of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Sept. 26 recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, targeted health care delivery.

AMA Survey: 5 Physician “Must-Haves” to Adopt Digital Health Tools

Physicians are attracted to digital health tools they believe will improve current practices and impact patient care, according to a new survey released today by the American Medical Association (AMA). While there is broad-based optimism,...Show More Summary

American Thyroid Association's 2016 Van Meter Award Lecture Delivered by Robin P. Peeters, MD, PhD

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is proud to announce that the 2016 Van Meter Award recipient is Robin P. Peeters, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of the Thyroid Laboratory at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Director of the Rotterdam Thyroid Center, which he founded in 2011. Show More Summary

Study hints wearable fitness trackers do more harm than good

If you’ve been wearing a fitness tracker for a while and have been disappointed in the results you’ve received, you’re not alone. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that fitness trackers could be impeding your ability to meet your weight loss goals. Show More Summary

The Rise and Decline of the Dartmouth Atlas

By KIP SULLIVAN In my first comment  in this series (an open letter to President Obama), I criticized Obama for stating in an article  in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the Affordable Care Act is deflationary. I promised him I would post more essays showing how badly he had been misled by

A Response to President Obama’s Health Care Reform Article

President Obama recently published an article discussing the Affordable Care Act (2010) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This publication is monumental for being the first medical article ever to be published in a journal by a president. Show More Summary

Insightful Scientific Presentations Highlighting New Clinical and Basic Research to Be Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association

A diverse community of physicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals will gather September 21-25, 2016, in Denver, Colorado, to participate in and benefit from the wealth of scientific and medical expertise and educational, networking, and professional development opportunities available during the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association.

Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna Deals Harm Patients In 24 States, AMA Says

The Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers would hurt competition and lead to high prices in 24 states, according to new analyses by the American Medical Association of two controversial health plan deals.

Medical News Today: Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?

The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors.

iGlarLixi Drug for Type 2 Diabetes Superior in Latest Study

In a recent study published by the American Diabetes Association, LixiLan (iGlarLixi), a new medication for type 2 diabetes, improved participant’s A1c levels. Since Sanofi’s big moneymaker Lantus had its patent expire, the company is looking to make up for financial losses and to manage the upcoming competition of the biosimilar Basaglar from Eli Lilly. One […]

American Medical Association Considering Abandoning Decades-Long Opposition to Assisted Suicide

There is an effort currently underway within the American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its decades-long position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. At its July 2017 annual meeting, the AMA will consider taking a “neutral” position which essentially sends a green light to the states that legalizing is acceptable. However, we have […]

Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?

Hey, Sugar, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association dropped an alleged bombshell when it disclosed that the sugar industry lobby influenced research on coronary heart disease...Show More Summary

Sugar Industry Paid for OG Study Claiming Sugar Was OK -- and We're Paying for it Now

Post by Caroline Olney. This month, the Journal of the American Medical Association published old papers proving that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid off scientists to convince us all that sugar really wasn't that bad for us. It's...Show More Summary

AACR Cancer Health Disparities Conference set for Sept. 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

(American Association for Cancer Research) The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host its ninth annual conference, The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Sept. 25-28, at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Travelers with cysts could be submitted to invasive airport security screening

A report by an American Medical Association publication has revealed cases where a woman with a cyst and a man with a hernia were submitted to invasive airport screening to look for explosives.

How the ABMS MOC Program Threatens Major Medical Journal Integrity

3 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

They are two of the most prestigious academic journal's in the United States: the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Both have published extensively on the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Show More Summary

Integrating Mental & Physical Health Services Through Primary Care Teams Results in Better Outcomes & Lower Costs, New Study Finds

A major new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings at Intermountain Healthcare results in better clinical outcomes for patients, lower rates of healthcare utilization, and lower costs.

The AMA Goes Gunning For The NRA

The American Medical Association says it needs to do research on gun-related deaths and injuries to define the scope of a public-health crisis, but it's illegal for it to do so.

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