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American Medical Association

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  • Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health

    Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health
    Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found. “This isn’...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar
    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]

    Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]
    I agree that Maryland's recently proposed rules regarding access to medical marijuana are overly restrictive ("Pot as medicine," Aug. 27). Maryland policymakers are missing an opportunity to save lives. Baltimore, for example, has the highest rate of...
  • FAU medical residents make rounds at hospital

    Delray Medical Center welcomed its first class of residents last month. The three-year residency provides clinical, hands-on patient training in conjunction with the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. The 36 residents were selected...
  • Beware robotics in cancer care

    In America, cutting-edge inventions are seen as the gateway to the future. However, the hazard of credulously accepting new technology into medical practice was warned against in a 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association editorial, "Gizmo...
  • Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research

    Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research
    With nearly 3% of American men over 40 boosting their testosterone levels with a prescription supplement, the financial and public health stakes couldn't be higher. But in increasing numbers, physicians are complaining that research on the safety of...
  • Keeping students safe [Editorial]

    Keeping students safe  [Editorial]
    The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...