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AMA Wire - 08/28/2014

TEDMED 2014 live streaming: Imagining health and medicine’s future

How are you imagining a healthier world? Explore the possibilities Sept. 10-12 as we hear inspirational perspectives from transformative thinkers in science, health and medicine at TEDMED 2014. Take advantage of your complimentary access to view TEDMED 2014, the annual health and medicine edition of TED, made possible through an exciting partnership between TEDMED and the AMA. Receive a real-time feed of the program Sept. 10-12, or accommodate your busy schedule by watching on-demand Sept. 10-16.

AMA Wire - 08/28/2014

What new physicians need to know about navigating regulations

Transitioning from residency or fellowship into practice is a stressful time, and it’s not made any easier by the many regulatory issues physicians face on a daily basis. Fortunately, new physicians have help in navigating the complicated regulatory environment.

AMA Wire - 08/28/2014

Peanuts cartoon gives nod to AMA; Linus loses his blanket

In a Peanuts cartoon republished this week, Lucy tells Linus that their grandmother has given up smoking, so he has to give up his treasured blanket, as previously agreed to. See what Linus has to say about his blanket and the AMA.

AMA Wire - 08/27/2014

Among 100 top influencers in health care, physician leaders shine

Politicians and federal agency heads weren’t the only ones voted into the newly released 2014 100 most influential people in American health care by Modern Healthcare. AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, and AMA CEO and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, MD, were named to the list, alongside 17 other AMA members. Find out who’s included in this year’s list.

Robert M. Wah, MD

AMA Wire - 08/27/2014

What you need to make smart employment decisions

There are a lot of considerations when it comes to entering into employment versus private practice, and it can be challenging for new physicians—or physicians seeking a change—to navigate. If you’re interested in pursuing employment, find the help you need using resources AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, shares in his latest AMA Viewpoints blog post

AMA Wire - 08/27/2014

Improved policies and procedures help your practice thrive

Develop your practice’s policies and procedures manual, or improve your current manual, using the AMA’s Policies and Procedures for a Successful Medical Practice.