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2011-08-10 18:24:06

While the battle over the legality of the Affordable Care Act's mandate requiring most individuals to purchase health insurance continues to be fought, its impact on the quality and cost of care and what it would mean for patients and their physicians has been largely overlooked. According to a commentary in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, the individual mandate would have tangible benefits for patients and their physicians. According to commentary by authors Edward...

2011-07-18 16:25:45

The rate of adverse events and harm reported at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers appears to have decreased, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, reports of wrong-site surgery range from 0.09 to 4.5 per 10,000 cases. "This 50-fold range in the estimated incidence reflects the variety of results reported in various settings and different methods for defining...

2011-07-13 12:57:36

Updating histories particularly important for patients aged 30 to 50 Among the most important determinants of an individual's risk of cancer is family history, and the details of that history "“ whether and at what ages close relatives were diagnosed with particular tumors "“ can affect recommendations for screening examinations such as colonoscopies and mammograms. In the July 13 Journal of the American Medical Association a multi-institutional research team reports that changes...

2011-06-03 08:50:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland researchers in the A. James Clark School of Engineering have expressed concerns regarding the validity of recent findings announced in the Journal of the American Medical Association and a World Health Organization panel suggesting that radiation from cell phones may be carcinogenic. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Christopher Davis and Senior Research Scientist Quirino Balzano co-wrote a...

2011-03-10 11:00:00

Professor of Pediatrics and noted researcher to become 16th editor in journal's 127-year history CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Howard C. Bauchner, M.D., from Boston University School of Medicine, will become the next JAMA Editor-in-Chief on July 1, 2011, according to an announcement made today by Michael D. Maves, M.D., the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Association. Dr. Bauchner will be the 16th editor in the journal's...

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2011-03-09 08:40:00

Using meta-analysis to review large batches of drug trials is believed to be the most effective method of evaluating medical products, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) warns that bias and conflicts of interest could skew the results. The study, which has been published in the March 9 issue of JAMA, asserts that experts to complete meta-analysis reviews often fail to disclose information on the source of a study's funding or the background of the...

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2011-03-09 06:05:00

According to a new survey, some customers say that genetic test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. However, skeptical doctors and ethicists say that the tests are putting profit before science and have a much greater price tag that could potentially rob perfectly capable youngsters of a chance to enjoy activities of their choice. "In the 'winning is everything' sports culture, societal pressure to use these tests in children may increasingly present a challenge to...

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2010-11-15 10:45:14

University of Maryland researchers studied test that detects low levels of troponin T Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that a new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure. Results of a study were presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association on November 15,...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reprints Desk, Inc. today announced that it has signed a new agreement with the American Medical Association for the electronic distribution of articles from JAMA and other AMA publications. Reprints Desk secured an exclusive, multi-year contract to provide clinical Reprint and ePrint outsourcing services for JAMA and other AMA publications in August 2010. "Reprints Desk is pleased to be able to expand our relationship with the...

2010-11-12 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC), a company pioneering a fresh way of facilitating information flow from content publishers to enterprise customers and their constituents, today announced that its subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has signed a new agreement with the American Medical Association (AMA) for the electronic distribution of articles from JAMA and other AMA publications. Reprints Desk secured an exclusive,...


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Canadian Medical Association Journal
2012-05-18 15:28:08

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The journal’s establishment likely would not have been without the foresight of Andrew Macphail, chair of the history of medicine at McGill University and editor of the Montreal Medical Journal. At the 1907 annual meeting, he argued that “without a journal to express its views and record its proceedings the association would have little impact.”  With...

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...

Annals of Internal Medicine
2012-05-07 07:34:57

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It was founded in 1927. It has been published biweekly (on the first and third Tuesday of each month) since 1988. The current editor is Christine Laine (as of May 2012). Its archives back to 1993 are available on the journal’s website in text formats. PDF formats are accessible back to 1999. Some material over six months old is open-access, and all material is provided free to...

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