Latest American Medical Association Stories
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.
The costs of medical education must be reduced as part of efforts to reign in health care costs more generally.
For decades, people seeking an HIV test have been counseled on realistic and achievable steps they could take to avoid infection.
The Aurora Clinic celebrates The American Medical Association's new stance on the use of medical marijuana for pain management. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)
Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery.
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.
Patients with clogged and hardened arteries who already have their blood pressure under control may benefit from an additional blood pressure-lowering medication.
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.
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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