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2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery.

2011-10-05 14:26:32

Researchers studying the first national quality measure for hospitalized children have found that no matter how strictly a health care institution followed the criteria, it had no actual impact on patient outcomes.

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.

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.

2011-07-13 12:57:36

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.

2011-06-03 08:50:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland researchers in the 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.

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.

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.

2010-11-15 10:45:14

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.

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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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