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2013-04-12 16:08:11

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease (1,968 patients) compared to 3,928 normal elderly African-American control...

2013-04-10 16:19:52

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers conducted a molecular genetic evaluation (referred to as a postmortem cardiac channel molecular autopsy) in 91 cases of unexplained fetal...

2013-03-20 15:49:32

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Weill Cornell researchers call for a clearer definition of 'population health,' asking whether ACOs are truly designed to improve it Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aim to control health care costs, enhance quality in health care and improve population health. But what does "improving population health" really mean? This is the question asked in a new viewpoint article by Weill...

2013-03-07 23:01:34

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on a new study that suggests thousands of deaths and disabilities per year are caused by missed or wrong diagnoses made by doctors. Victims of medical malpractice deserve adequate compensation for their injuries. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 A new study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that missed or wrong diagnoses made by primary care doctors may result in thousands of...

2013-02-06 10:07:58

A study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that while more seniors are dying with hospice care than a decade ago, they are increasingly doing so for very few days right after being in intensive care. The story told by the data, said the study's lead author, is that for many seniors palliative care happens only as an afterthought. "For many patients, hospice is an 'add-on' to a very aggressive pattern of care during the last days of life," said Dr....

2013-01-02 10:44:20

Patients who received an implantable heart defibrillator in everyday practice had survival benefits on par with those who received the same devices in carefully controlled clinical trials, according to a new study that highlights the value of defibrillators in typical medical settings. Led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and published Jan. 2, 2013, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study used data from a large national Medicare registry to assess the survival...

2012-12-27 05:02:12

PATS was very pleased with research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting showing that students participating in sports at a schools without access to an athletic trainer had a greater likelihood of being injured, suffering recurrent injuries and concussions. Athletic trainers facilitate treatment of injuries and monitor recovery so that athletes are not returned to play prematurely. (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 With the holiday season in full swing and in light of the...

2012-12-13 05:04:01

15 new advisory board doctor members added to the new LocateADoc.com team to help guide the best user experience. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 LocateADoc.com, a premier online physician directory, is proud to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its Medical Advisory Board. The LocateADoc Medical Advisory Board is compiled of a small group of elite medical industry professionals in the fields of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Infertility (IVF),...


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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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