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2012-07-02 10:22:54

SARATOGA, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., developer of the first FDA-approved ophthalmic telescope implant indicated to improve vision in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced today the American Medical Association (AMA) has released and made effective a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code* for the procedure used to implant VisionCare's Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz)....

2012-06-28 10:25:50

TUCSON, Ariz., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 28, a day that should live in infamy, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which sweeps away liberty and property rights in a vast expansion of federal power over one-sixth of the American economy. While five Justices agreed that Congress does not have the constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause to mandate purchase of federally approved third-party payment ("insurance")...

2012-06-28 06:27:54

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the leading website for finding doctors and patient reviews, Vitals has always been concerned about improving the relationship between doctors and patients. With the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision to support healthcare reform, Mitch Rothschild, CEO of Vitals, shares his thoughts on the implications of this bill for patients and doctors: "In this country, the economic model of supply and demand is at work. This is equally true in the...

2012-06-28 02:27:57

National medical expert and clinical professor available from Washington, DC WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Donald Palmisano, former president of the American Medical Association (AMA) and current spokesman for the Coalition to Protect Patients' Rights (CPPR), is available to provide comment on the Supreme Court's historic decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from Washington. Dr. Palmisano will be on location, outside the Supreme Court, as...

2012-06-27 14:19:38

Trial led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators succeeds in keeping cure rates high for young patients with favorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma while reducing their chances of serious treatment side effects A multicenter trial showed that nearly half of young patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured without undergoing either irradiation or intensive chemotherapy that would leave them at risk for second cancers, infertility, heart and other problems later. St....

2012-06-25 16:31:03

While overall health spending decreases, costs increase for primary care providers The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a concept at the heart of many health care reform models that aim to both improve the quality of care and reduce wasteful spending. But a new analysis of federally qualified health centers finds that clinics with higher scores as medical homes also had higher per-patient operating costs. The research, published online in the Journal of the American Medical...

2012-06-20 14:21:15

Statement From Abbe Land of The Trevor Project WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a resolution passed today by the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, the premier governing body for medical practitioners in the United States resolved to, "urge social networking platforms to adopt Terms of Service that define and prohibit electronic aggression, which may include any type of harassment or bullying, including but not limited to that occurring...

2012-06-15 14:36:06

Preventable childhood deaths caused by illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea can be nearly eliminated in 10 years according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. In a new commentary featured in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers outline a strategy and benchmarks for curbing childhood preventable deaths and recommend a new common vision for a global commitment to end all...

2012-06-06 10:26:54

A simple blood test can help identify people who are at high risk of dying within the month after non-cardiac surgery, a study by McMaster University researchers has found. Knowing who is at risk through the test called Troponin T (a protein marker of heart injury) can help physicians target patients who need enhanced observation or interventions, says the major study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Currently, troponin levels are not commonly measured...

2012-06-04 06:23:33

TUCSON, Ariz., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A substantial part of physicians' office overhead is related to providing codes for insurance claims. And a major part of the revenue of the American Medical Association (AMA) is derived from its exclusive copyright on the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes required on Medicare claims. "CPT codes do not aid in the diagnosis or treatment of any patient," writes Dr. Lawrence Huntoon in the summer 2012 issue of the Journal of...


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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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