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2014-08-08 12:24:32

Androgen Study Group alleges violations of "medical journal ethics and editorial integrity" regarding study reporting increased cardiovascular risks with testosterone. Claims JAMA misled the public by withholding information the study had misreported results, and failed to take appropriate action once it had "certain knowledge the study was invalid." Holds JAMA responsible for "unfounded concerns among millions of men treated appropriately for testosterone deficiency," and new area of...

2014-07-18 23:03:54

Top specialist now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading specialist in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Dr. James Pritsiolas, has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Pritsiolas to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint...

2014-06-17 23:07:06

There is no correlation between the consumption of a cow’s milk-based formula or hydrolyzed protein formula and the development of diabetes-associated autoantibodies in children younger than seven, according to a worldwide research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 There is no correlation between the consumption of a cow’s milk-based formula or hydrolyzed protein formula and the development of...

2014-06-12 16:26:12

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "The American College of Emergency Physicians congratulates our esteemed colleague, Dr. Steve Stack, on his election to head the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack will be the first emergency physician to lead the AMA and - at age 43 when he assumes office - its youngest president in 100 years....

2014-06-12 16:25:50

ASMBS Reports Insurance Coverage Still Lacking for Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Drugs GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) believes passage of the "Patient Access to Evidence-Based Obesity Services" resolution by the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician group, will help in the fight to improve patient access to evidence-based obesity treatments including intensive behavioral...

2014-05-20 12:30:38

Medical Society of the State of New York Tackles Confusion about Variety of Healthcare Designations ALBANY, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking a head-on approach in addressing patient confusion about the wide variety of designations held by healthcare providers, the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is actively supporting state-level legislation to require all healthcare providers to prominently display and identify their specific credentials. Senate bill S5493 -- and...

2014-05-15 20:23:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 840,000 voter signatures turned in by consumer advocates and families victimized by medical negligence have qualified a landmark patient safety ballot measure for the November 2014 California ballot, according to the Secretary of State's office. Voters will have a chance then to enact the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act and some of the strongest patient safety laws in America. "The patient safety protections in this...

2014-05-07 00:21:53

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE Profile America -- Wednesday, May 7th. What is perhaps the nation's foremost professional organization, the American Medical Association, was founded on this date in 1847 in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty delegates from 28 states attended the founding meeting, which adopted the first code of medical ethics, and established the first...

2014-04-10 08:29:55

Unprecedented action taken to combat "false information" that has "harmed public health, distorted medical science, and violated the trust between medical journals and the consumer." Failure to retract amounts to "medical literature malpractice." BOSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented action, twenty-five international medical societies have petitioned the Journal of the American Medical Association to retract the article that precipitated recent concerns regarding...

Medicare
2014-04-10 05:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an historic move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare payments to physicians and other health care professionals for services rendered to beneficiaries. The treasure trove of data includes bills for services and procedures by providers. It also reveals that many doctors around the country have been paid $1 million or more from the social insurance program for older...


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Journal of the American Medical Association
2012-05-15 08:58:52

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the first editor of the journal. As of May 2012, the editor in chief is Howard C. Bauchner MD (Boston University's School of Medicine). JAMA is published in English, French and Spanish. JAMA publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and...

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