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2012-09-12 11:35:55

Asthma study may prompt review of treatment guidelines, could reduce medication costs New research has shown that the millions of people who use corticosteroids prescribed daily to control mild asthma do no better than those who use them only when symptoms occur. These findings suggest a potential new treatment option that could change international standards of care, reduce patients' pharmacy costs, limit long-term exposure to corticosteroids and enable flexibility in managing the...

2012-08-29 23:01:14

Each year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death; thousands more are seriously injured as well. This according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2000. Dr. Bruce Fagel recently discussed alarming information about hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Dr. Bruce Fagel whom will be speaking at the Consumer Attorneys...

2012-08-22 12:30:40

Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The test, known as coronary artery calcium (CAC), uses a CT scan to detect calcium build-up in the arteries around the heart. The study findings are presented in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association....

2012-08-09 23:02:43

The American Medical Association believes there should be a law requiring schools to teach children what causes obesity and how to prevent it. Mercy has already invested nearly $7 million in HealthTeacher, which follows curriculum guidelines to teach children about healthy choices. CENTRAL, U.S. (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 As kids head back to school, some may soon have “obesity education” added to their class load if an American Medical Association (AMA) proposal gains speed. At a...

Death Rate In New-Onset Diabetes Higher In Those With Normal BMI
2012-08-08 08:51:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study has found that, of people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, those with a normal body mass index (BMI) experience a higher mortality rate than those who are overweight. The Northwestern University study, published in the August 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the total of non-cardiovascular mortality rate was significantly higher in normal BMI diabetics....


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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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