In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-researchers raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.
The American Medical Association joined Hillary Clinton and members of Congress urging EpiPen manufacturer Mylan to “rein in exorbitant costs” of its life-saving device for allergy sufferers
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published the findings from the MINERVA study, which investigated associations between medication adherence and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients' post-myocardial infarction (MI) and those with atherosclerotic disease (ATH). Show More Summary
BY LAURIE LEONARD I am very glad the AMA is studying the issue of aid in dying. Opponents to the legalization of aid in dying put quotes around the term, apparently to indicate that it is a euphemism for what they believe is physician-assisted suicide. But aid in dying is not suicide. On 9/11 witnesses
There is an effort currently underway within the American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its long-standing position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. Assisting suicide is now legal in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California, and the practice may have some legal protection in the state of Montana. Why is that important? Both the […]
By RONALD PIES, MD Physician-assisted suicide. Physician-assisted dying. Physician Aid in Dying. All these terms have been used to describe a terminally ill patient’s use of a lethal, prescribed medication. Sometimes the medication is used to end the patient’s life; sometimes, it is held “in reserve” to provide a sense of control over the timing
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says physical activity does not counteract the health risks linked to sedentary behavior.
Colorectal cancer patient advocacy groups, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and associated medical associations call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover seniors for virtual colonoscopy (known as CT colonography).
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.
Higher socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with lower ovarian cancer risk in African American women, according to the results of a study by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere reported online August 3 by the American Journal of Epidemiology. Show More Summary
The American Psychological Association has warned of risks from the so-called treatment, including depression, anxiety, self hatred, and self-destructive behavior. Major medical organizations have rejected the harmful practice. The post Seattle Becomes Fourth U.S. City to Outlaw ‘Conversion Therapy’ appeared first on Rewire.
By MICHAEL MILLENSON As Hillary Clinton’s motorcade sped toward the Chicago hotel hosting the American Medical Association’s annual meeting in June 1993, the clergyman giving the invocation made a jarring request of God: that the audience not boo the speaker. Those weren’t his exact words, of course, but the prayer pointedly included reminders about the obligation
A recent research article concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide was published July 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled: Attitudes and Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, Canada and Europe; uncovers significant concerns. Show More Summary
Mike Magee The American Medical Association and its Federation, including the influential American College of Cardiology, took a stand this week – for “non-transparency”. When it comes to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry paying the freight for doctors’ continuing education, they’d rather the patients and regulators be kept in the dark. Show More Summary
What I remember most was how quickly she won over a crowd that had good reason to be suspicious; how fluently she spoke...and, most of all, the standing ovation some 2,000 doctors and their spouses gave her....Let’s hope the hard lessons Hillary Clinton learned in the 1990s-era health reform debacle imprint themselves in her actions as well as in her words.
A new report to look at survey data revealed that in the US, 4 of every 10 women is now obese. Researchers noted in their study abstract published in the Journal of American Medical Association that between 1980 and 2000 obesity among men and women rose dramatically in the US. The study combines data from a 2013-2014 […]
I was recently reading a July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) when a special communication written by Barack Obama, J.D., caught my eye (JAMA; Published online July 11, 2016). It was the first article I had ever read in a medical journal that was written by a president of the United States. Show More Summary
Huffington Post is proud to partner with the American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. What is Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (PNE)? Primary nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting. Bedwetting is a very common problem, and parents are often wondering how best to approach it for their child. Show More Summary
The American Medical Association (AMA), Omada Health, and Intermountain Healthcare today announced a digital health initiative aimed at reducing the alarming number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. The new partnership will create...Show More Summary