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MDs Can Earn a CME Credit from AMA, Learning about Lean

As I’ve blogged about before, it took 15 years for the American Medical Association to officially endorse an idea formally proposed in 1915 by Frank Gilbreth, an early industrial engineer. Gilbreth observed that surgeons spent more time searching for instruments than they did performing surgery, so Gilbreth suggested a “surgical caddy” who would keep instruments […]

When America's Big Medical Worry Was 'The Busy Man'

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From 1923–1949, the American Medical Association published Hygeia, an educational health magazine for the American public. Read more...

Avoiding pointlessness

An interesting story in the Kansas City Star on a success of evidence based medicine: A study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the number of elective angioplasties has fallen by a third in just five years. That mean tens of thousands of people are avoiding a procedure […]

My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt, November 28, 1945

Eleanor Roosevelt: [My Day ]( >NEW YORK, Tuesday—The press this morning reports that Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the American Medical Association Journal, has called President Truman's plan for a national health program 'socialized medicine' at its worst. Show More Summary

Who's Right: Advertisers or Doctors?

Summary: In case you haven't heard, the American Medical Association (the less-fun AMA) called for a TV ban on drug advertising. Yes, the group said that direct-to-consumer messaging is attributing to the rising costs in medicine, and is a main cause for expensive and unnecessary procedures.

Jefferson's Edith Mitchell Makes EBONY Magazine's 2015 EBONY Power 100 List

Renowned medical oncologist and President of the National Medical Association, Edith Mitchell is named one of the most influential African Americans in the country by EBONY Magazine

How To Pick And Stick To Career Goals

It’s not easy to become a medical school professor, especially if you’re a woman. Only 38% of full-time faculty members at accredited med schools are female, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). That daunting statistic is one of the reasons Nadine Katz, a professor of clinical ob-gyn [...]

We lose a medical school full of physicians every year to suicide: An interview with Dr. Pamela Wible

Christine Sinsky, MD, from the American Medical Association interviews Pamela Wible, MD, after her TEDMED talk. Watch periscope video here. Fully transcribed below: Dr. Sinsky: This afternoon we’re here in Palm Springs, and I’m delighted to be here with Dr. Pamela Wible, who gave a terrific TED talk last night. I’m Dr. Christine Sinsky, the vice […]

A Simple & Powerful Light

We have a crisis on our hands -- and it's not the crisis that you'd expect. The WHO and American Medical Association have recently released data showing that the U.S. is facing a profound shortage of behavioral health care workers, particularly a shortage of psychiatrists. Show More Summary

Brand-Name Drugs Increase Cost—But Not Patient Satisfaction

In recent days, presidential candidates and even the American Medical Association have griped about rising drug prices, pointing to brand-name blockbusters with splashy ad campaigns. Read more...

AMA Pushes for Ban on Drug Ads

The American Medical Association is calling for a ban on prescription drug advertising aimed at consumers. The AP reports that the group voted Tuesday to adopt a position that is expected to lead to lobbying for a ban on the...

AMA Doctors Vote to Ban Drug Ads

Deirde Fulton, CommonDreams: In an attempt to combat the soaring cost of prescription drugs and Big Pharma's stranglehold on the U.S. healthcare system, the American Medical Association has approved a new policy to "support a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices." The U.S. Show More Summary

Quickies: Call for ban on drug advertising, anti-vaxxers, and the end of lads’ mags

Categories: Quickies US doctor group calls for ban on drug advertising to consumers – “The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on advertising prescription drugs and medical devices directly... (Read more...)

Ask Your Doctor If Pharma Ad Ban is Right For You

On Tuesday, the American Medical Association called a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drugs ads. They say the ads drive up the demand for more expensive treatments. Experts Need for this topic.

To Curb Rising Costs, Experts Call For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and patients' demands for inappropriate...Show More Summary

American Medical Association Calls To Ban Ads For Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices

In the future when you tune in to watch the big game or your favorite primetime show there might be something missing during the commercial break: ads for prescription drugs and medical devices. The American Medical Association proposed...Show More Summary

Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically A Super-Drink

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image credit Science has long extolled the virtues of coffee. But the latest study, reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, on the medical benefits of your morning joe confirms that coffee is basically the superhero of beverages. Show More Summary

Drug adverts driving up prices?

American Medical Association calls for a ban on advertising prescription drugs and medical devices directly to consumers. ||| New York - The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on advertising prescription drugs and...Show More Summary

AMA doesn't want you to see those Cialis ads

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices, saying such marketing could be driving demand for unnecessary expensive treatments. The Chicago-based association said it adopted a policy supporting an advertising ban...

Doctors Call for an End to Prescription Drug Ads

The American Medical Association has called for an end to direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices. The AMA, which represents about 250,000 physicians nationwide, reversed its previous stance on the issue following a vote at the group's annual meeting in Atlanta. Show More Summary

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