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2013-11-12 12:19:31

Meanwhile, United States has much higher medical costs and worse outcomes than Over the last decade, the biggest driver of the high health care costs in the United States has been neither the aging of the population nor the large numbers of tests and treatments being prescribed. Instead, new Johns Hopkins-led analysis described in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests it has been the increasing prices of drugs, medical devices and hospital costs...

2013-10-31 16:28:54

Lowering the cost of health care requires lowering the cost of medical education The costs of medical education must be reduced as part of efforts to reign in health care costs more generally, according to a Perspective published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The currently high costs of medical education – which at some schools rise above $60,000 per year – are sustainable only if physician salaries remain high, which the authors, led by a physician from the...

2013-10-24 10:28:15

Reconsider AIDS prevention strategy For decades, people seeking an HIV test have been counseled on realistic and achievable steps they could take to avoid infection. But a national study led by Miller School investigators has determined that, given the rapid HIV tests available today, the resources devoted to pre-test counseling would be better spent on universal testing that could detect more HIV cases earlier, and link newly infected people to the treatment that could halt the spread of...

2013-10-04 23:23:19

The Aurora Clinic celebrates The American Medical Association's new stance on the use of medical marijuana for pain management. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The American Medical Association recently modified their official stance on the use of medical marijuana for pain management and other ailments. The Aurora Clinic, a leading Portland medical marijuana clinic, has announced their support of the AMA and their new stance on the topic. The Aurora Clinic has been operating...

2013-10-02 11:03:56

Study first to assess long-term use of prescription painkillers for chronic, non-cancer pain management among patients pre- and post-obesity surgery Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic medical records of 11,719 obese patients who underwent...

2013-10-02 10:41:47

A conservative approach to removing lymph nodes is associated with less harm for breast cancer patients and often yields the same results as more radical procedures, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. In the Oct. 2 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, lead author Dr. Roshni Rao, associate professor of surgery at UT Southwestern, and other investigators from the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center reviewed studies on patient outcomes of women who...

2013-09-04 08:31:01

AQUARIUS trial data show Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack Patients with clogged and hardened arteries who already have their blood pressure under control may benefit from an additional blood pressure-lowering medication, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The researchers found that the renin-inhibitor aliskiren tended to slow coronary disease progression and reduced the risk of death, stroke...

2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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