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American Medical Association

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  • U.S. strokes, stroke deaths decreased over past decades

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of Americans having strokes and the number dying following strokes decreased over the past 20 years, according to a new study. The declines in strokes and improvements in survival were similar between blacks,...
  • TRICARE to restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

    The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore TRICARE coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care. Many of these laboratory-developed...
  • Congress should fund Elder Abuse Act

    An estimated 5 million elderly are victims of abuse in America each year, according to the 2010 National Elder Mistreatment Study. These are crimes that cost $5.3 billion annually in medical costs. Victims of elder abuse are three times more likely to...
  • Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes
    Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
  • The lowly potato has friends in high places

    PHILADELPHIA Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC...
  • Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds

    Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds
    Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago....
  • Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading

    MILWAUKEE When faced with intense criticism for her agency's approval of the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg turned to a sobering statistic:100 million Americans are suffering from...
  • Food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON A special interest group representing school nutritionists and backed financially by big food companies including six from Minnesota is pushing legislation that would allow school districts to bypass new lunch rules restricting sodium and...
  • Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food

    Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food
    In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption. These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
  • Lethal injections make firing squads look good

    Lethal injections make firing squads look good
    Bungled executions by lethal injection are beginning to make firing squads look good. Seriously. I did not always feel this way. I'm an opponent of the death penalty. But with lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions being raised about...
  • Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often

    Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often
    If the "prom draft" story wasn't enough to turn your stomach, consider this statistic: One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking at prom, according to a 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association study. 'Tis the drinking season,...