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2013-08-05 23:02:47

Under his leadership, Pri-Med will expand its collaboration with medical schools and associations to build a national curriculum that develops customized education tailored to clinicians’ needs as defined by their patients' health. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 DBC Pri-Med, LLC today announced that Dr. R. Mark Evans has been appointed Medical Director to lead and evolve pmiCME’s clinical editorial team. pmiCME is the accreditation division of DBC Pri-Med, LLC. Under his...

2013-08-01 23:30:01

Should the American Medical Association Have Classified Obesity as a Disease? Largo, Florida (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The American Medical Association – the largest organization of physicians in the United States – has formally recognized obesity as a disease. There are large debates now ongoing as to the cost that will be associated with this announcement. hCG Lifestyle’s founder states, “There have always been preventative measures to take when dealing with weight issues and we...

2013-07-29 23:24:52

Coders and medical staff need to obtain valuable education and training to stay updated on the latest CPT code changes. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 The numbers are in! According to the American Medical Association (AMA), there will be 329 total code changes in 2014, to include 175 new codes, 107 revised codes, and 47 deleted codes. To assist in providing valuable education and training specific to these CPT changes, Contexo Media presents the Procedural Coding Changes Workshops....

2013-07-24 12:13:30

In a survey of about 2,500 U. S. physicians on their perceived role in addressing health care costs, they reported having some responsibility to address health care costs in their practice and expressed general agreement with quality initiatives that may also reduce cost, but expressed less enthusiasm for cost containment involving changes in payment models, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. "The increasing cost of U.S. health care strains the economy. Because...

2013-07-16 22:36:58

WHAT: The length of time a young adult is obese is associated with the development of silent, or subclinical, heart disease in middle age, independent of body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference, according to National Institutes of Health-supported research. Each year that a young adult is obese increases that person's risk of developing coronary artery calcification, a subclinical predictor of heart disease, by 2 to 4 percent. These findings were published today in the Journal of the...

2013-07-10 14:55:14

Mental conditions, substance abuse, and musculoskeletal disorders cause more disability than cancers. Diet, blood pressure, smoking top risk factors for poor health In nearly every major cause of premature death – from ischemic heart disease to diabetes to interpersonal violence – the United States trails its economic peers, according to new research from a global collaborative of scientists led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)...

2013-06-29 23:04:59

As recognition of the seriousness of the obesity problem mounts, ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering a summer sale of PhenObestin 37.5, a nonprescription supplement intended to help overcome obesity. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 On June 27, 2013 the Boston Globe published an article by Deborah Kotz entitled "Has obesity been mislabeled as a disease? Why doctors don't mind." In this article, several weight loss specialists discussed their reactions to the decision by the...

2013-06-29 23:00:18

Classifying obesity as a disease makes the conversation around weight loss for health reasons easier for promoters of the #1 Weight Loss and Fitness Challenge, the Body By Vi Challenge, as they move into their 5th year of providing a drug and surgery free weight loss solution. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Body By Vi Challenge Active Couples Champion and Vi Ambassador Melanie Milletics sees the American Medical Association declaring obesity a disease as an urgent reason to promote...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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