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2014-04-08 12:25:03

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year's elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured. The approach centers on efforts by governors and legislatures to get federal permission to customize Medicaid expansion in ways that satisfy political conservatives – while...

2014-04-02 12:26:12

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As director of transfusion medicine and the blood bank at UR Medicine, Blumberg for more than 25 years has been investigating how to make blood...

2014-04-02 10:52:23

Elderly patients with hip or knee surgery at greatest risk of infection; hospitals urged to use transfusions more sparingly Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures patients receive in the hospital but the more red blood cells they receive, the greater their risk of infection, says a new study led by the University of Michigan Heath System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Researchers analyzed 21 randomized controlled trials for the study that appears in today's...

2014-03-27 23:23:43

AMA Insurance’s Med Plus Advantage Program Announces Student Contest (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 The “Med Plus Advantage Global Health Challenge” contest has been launched! The winning team of the essay and video contest will have an opportunity to work alongside Timmy Global Health (TGH) in Ecuador, Guatemala or the Dominican Republic to provide high quality health services to underserved populations. In addition, contest winners have the opportunity to serve as volunteer TGH Health...

2014-03-24 20:23:32

NORWALK, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot. Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were killed on a roadside by a doctor-shopping drug addict who ran them over after being overprescribed thousands of narcotics at Kaiser and falling asleep at the wheel. "The Troy and Alana...

2014-03-18 16:23:56

Renowned Medical Association Plans to Attack Obesity Epidemic With Benchmark Gathering of Worldwide Experts JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors declared obesity a disease state. And in 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) agreed, approving an AACE-sponsored resolution on the floor of its House of Delegates. While many understood this to be a pivotal moment in the...

2014-03-06 23:31:40

Following a highly successful address to the American Medical Association, author & futurist Jack Uldrich will present to the Precision Metalforming Association on Thursday, March 6th. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Author of "Foresight 20/20" Jack Uldrich will address the Precision Metalforming Association on March 6th in Phoenix, AZ. Uldrich, a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, and best-selling author, will deliver a stimulating new perspective on...

2014-03-06 08:30:15

Application for CPT codes accepted establishing pathway to reimbursement for breast tomosynthesis BEDFORD, Mass., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel posted its Summary of...

2014-03-05 12:26:19

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.[1],[2] Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top...

2014-02-11 12:26:24

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the American Medical Association is calling on patients and doctors to barrage Congress with pleas to permanently end the Clinton-Gingrich Sustained Growth Rate (SGR) formula for cutting Medicare costs. The SGR threatens increasingly draconian cuts to physicians' fees, which have been postponed by 16 last-minute "patches," lest patients lose access to physicians who can no longer afford to care for them. The...


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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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