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2012-05-08 09:48:18

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.

2012-04-25 11:32:35

Text message reminders to parents about flu vaccinations may help boost the number of children vaccinated.

2012-04-11 10:47:27

Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?

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.

2012-03-14 22:01:38

Nationwide ambulance use by patients suffering from a stroke has not changed since the mid-1990s, even though effective stroke treatments are now available.

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.

2012-03-07 13:45:00

While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening.

2012-03-07 12:27:18

Due to overwhelming clinical results, neurologists should advocate for early surgical evaluation of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), according to physicians and co-authors Roger J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., an emergency medicine physician and expert in clinical trial design at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and Donald L. Schomer, M.D., a neurologist at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...


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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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