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2013-06-26 13:53:54

One in five adolescents surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, a statistic researchers in Toronto say is much higher than previously thought. Sports such as ice hockey and soccer accounted for more than half the injuries, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael’s Hospital. Traumatic brain injuries, such as...

2013-06-24 23:02:17

Amid a fervor over treating obesity in the 1990s, FDA approved drugs that proved to be unsafe. We must avoid making the same mistake again, according to PHA. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 The American Medical Association’s decision* to regard obesity as a disease is making top headlines this week, but in fact this is not the first time American health care has taken this view, according to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). “In the 1990s, the results for too many...

2013-06-21 23:04:31

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) today commended the American Medical Association (AMA) on its announcement officially recognizing obesity as a disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) today commended the American Medical Association (AMA) on its announcement officially recognizing obesity as a disease. "The AMA's announcement is a tremendous step forward in...

2013-06-19 14:27:04

State websites that publicly report health service prices rarely provide information that is relevant or usable for consumers When it comes to shopping for health care services, few publicly available tools help patients measure the best bang for their buck, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The federal government recently shone a light on health care prices by releasing hospitals' charges for procedures and services — but that...

AMA Calls Obesity A Disease
2013-06-19 12:07:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a decision that could have massive health and economic implications, the American Medical Association has decided to recognize obesity as a disease, opening the door to a new approach on handling the condition. At the AMA´s annual meeting in Chicago, the association noted that obesity rates have“¯"doubled among adults in the last twenty years and tripled among children in a single generation.” The AMA joins...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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