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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...

2013-06-14 12:26:34

Funds will help design & implement a new flexible curriculum that will prepare medical students to lead & partner with others in a changing health care environment ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 164 years, the University of Michigan Medical School has led the nation in innovative ways of training new physicians. Now, the school will take those efforts to a new level, after being awarded a $1.1 million grant from the American Medical...

2013-06-04 16:25:21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. V.K. Raju, founder and medical director of the Eye Foundation of America, announced today that he is expanding efforts to help those who are at risk for blindness from diabetic retinopathy. In doing so, he is organizing a special mission to rural areas of India and beyond. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/NE22746 ) Diabetic retinopathy is the result of blood sugar levels weakening blood vessels in the retina. Over time...

2013-05-22 10:10:18

A drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety may improve a stress-related heart condition in people with stable coronary heart disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Compared with those receiving placebo, people who took the antidepressant escitalopram (sold as Lexapro) were more than two-and-a-half times less likely to have mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI), a heart condition brought on by mental stress. The findings, published in the May 22/29, 2013...

2013-05-17 23:18:34

Medicare patients aged 65 and older who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Medicare patients aged 65 and older who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery, according to a study published in The...

2013-05-14 23:22:21

Ripe for Improvement, Automation of Prior Authorization Processes Can Speed Payment and Reduce Denials Las Vegas (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Edifecs, Inc. healthcare information technology expert Deepak Sadagopan will join the American Medical Association´s (AMA) Tammy Banks to discuss how technology can help automate the U.S. healthcare system´s claims management process — particularly prior authorization — at the 22nd Annual WEDI National Conference in Las Vegas this week....

2013-05-01 14:56:37

Researchers from CHOP, Penn find better outcomes for efavirenz over nevirapine in children over age 3 in low-resource settings Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, finding that initial treatment with efavirenz was more...

2013-04-25 20:35:34

Physicians from the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are proposing that current pediatric guidelines and practices could be implemented within a Patient Centered Medical Home model to address social determinants of health. The article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also suggests that these guidelines could reduce socioeconomic disparities in health care for all...

2013-04-24 10:59:14

Access to unlocked, loaded firearms remains problem While gun control issues usually surface after major incidents like the fatal shooting of 20 elementary school students in Newtown, CT, a new study shows that children are routinely killed or injured by firearms. The study, conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health, Denver Health and Children's Hospital Colorado, was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It examined trauma admissions at two...

2013-04-17 13:22:48

Privately insured surgical patients who had a complication provided hospitals with a 330% higher profit margin than those without a complication, according to new research from Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health system innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Boston Consulting Group, Texas Health Resources, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Medicare patients with a complication produced a 190% higher margin. The findings mean...


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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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