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2012-05-29 23:03:15

The Physician Family Office found that according to the American Medical Association´s findings, there are over 120,000 active medical malpractice claims outstanding today; 90% of all surgeons will be sued at least once by age 55; more than 61% of all medical doctors will be sued by age 55; and 50% of all OB/GYNs will be sued before they turn 50. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Physicians today to remain on “high alert” about lawsuits and it is no wonder. The Physician...

2012-05-16 10:11:49

Researchers find alarming prevalence of malaria and sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women and call for urgent trials Clinical trials are urgently needed to test a new treatment that could jointly tackle leading causes of death for babies in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today suggests that a considerable number of pregnant women...

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...


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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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