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2012-05-16 10:06:24

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the government's far-reaching health-care foreign aid program, has contributed to a significant decline in adult death rates from all causes in Africa, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. Between 2004 and 2008, PEPFAR was associated with a reduction in the odds of death of nearly 20 percent in the countries where it operated. The researchers found that more than 740,000 lives were saved during...

2012-05-08 09:48:18

Authors see a need for more thorough evaluation of time and effort involved in physicians' services To calculate physicians' fees under Medicare — which in turn influence some state and private payers' decisions on how they will pay doctors -- the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relies on the recommendations of an American Medical Association advisory panel. A study led by Miriam Laugesen, PhD at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, found that the...

2012-04-25 11:32:35

Text message reminders to parents about flu vaccinations may help boost the number of children vaccinated, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Full study findings are reported in the April 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "Text messaging can be a very effective tool for reaching large numbers of people in need of vaccination, whether they are children or adults," says lead author Melissa...

2012-04-11 10:47:27

An extensive UCSF study finds certain abnormalities can increase risk Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease? These are the questions researchers at UCSF asked in a comprehensive eight-year study focused on senior citizens in the United States. Researchers found a higher risk of heart attack when abnormalities showed up on...

2012-04-04 23:01:52

Lasik Surgeon and ophthalmologist Dr. Rajesh Khanna M.D. Participants in the amazing four-day-long event held by innovative healthcare service CareNow. Thousands of physicians, surgeons and volunteers donated time and effort to help uninsured Los Angleles residents receive the care they need. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 CareNow recently held its annual four-day-long free clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Over 3,500 uninsured Los Angeles residents received much needed free...

2012-03-14 22:01:38

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell research on ambulance use underscores need to urgently recognize stroke symptoms Nationwide ambulance use by patients suffering from a stroke has not changed since the mid-1990s, even though effective stroke treatments are now available. In a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center found that the number of stroke victims transported via...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

Americans must demand priority for bio-medical research with the clear focus on a greater parity in funding for chronic conditions. Bill Remak, FAIR Foundation member and patient advocate, passionately urges all patients to take action and voice their concerns by writing and calling their representatives about the disparities in research funding. The new prepared sample letter to convey your message can be found here: http://www.fairfoundation.org/advocacy/contactcongress.htm. Also visit this...

2012-03-07 13:45:00

Most patients wait until it's too late to prevent serious disability While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening. But for people with a particular form of epilepsy, surgical intervention can literally be life-restoring. Yet among people who suffer from what's known as medically intractable epilepsy, in which seizures are resistant to drugs, only a small fraction will seek surgery, seeing it only as a last...


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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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  • A spider.
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