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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....

2012-08-01 23:02:31

Penn researcher calls for additional strategies to properly weigh benefits, risks of prescribing painkillers A new risk management plan from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help clinicians properly prescribe drugs with addiction potential aims to help reduce the growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. With deaths associated with these drugs, often sold illegally, now reaching toward 14,000 each year — including the fatal shootings of two Philadelphia teenagers...

2012-07-23 20:37:17

Compared to the general population, HIV-positive women have a high risk of cervical cancer and thus are advised to undergo more frequent screening tests. This creates a burden for HIV-positive patients and the health care system, leading to frequent biopsies, which often do not reveal clinically relevant disease. A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that HIV-positive women may be able to use new methods that can help to safely...

2012-07-23 12:27:25

HIV-infected young adults, blacks, injection drug users and the uninsured less likely to have disease under control while taking antiretroviral drugs Tens of thousands of Americans taking potent antiretroviral therapies, or ART, to keep their HIV disease in check may not have as much control over the viral infection as previous estimates have suggested, according to results of a study by AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. In what is believed to be the...

2012-07-18 01:32:38

Building a case for utilizing organic shared patient networks A new way of mapping how physicians share patients provides opportunities for improving the quality of medical care and organizing the nature of care delivery, according to researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. In a study published in the July 18 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers suggest this new way of systematically looking at how physicians...

2012-07-17 23:01:21

Special light bulbs and eyeglasses that remove the blue rays that cause the problem have been developed at John Carroll University. They are available from Photonic Developments LLC a spin-off company at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual meeting in Chicago last month warned that using light at night is bad for health (1). The damage is related to the disruption of the circadian (daily) rhythm and...

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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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