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AMA Wire - 10/20/2014

Is the U.S. ready for Ebola? JAMA Network authors comment

A new Viewpoint in JAMA looks at how the United States has handled Ebola screening, prevention and treatment thus far and touches on how best to control the international spread of the virus.

AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD

AMA Wire - 10/20/2014

Preparing for Ebola: How physicians are taking action

“As a physician and frequent international traveler, the recent Ebola developments have been on my mind,” AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, writes in his latest AMA Viewpoints post. “Despite the increasing attention from the media, we as physicians know that this is not a time to panic but a time to prepare.”

AMA Wire - 10/20/2014

Video: How physicians can see patients’ “unvisible” problems

Medicine gives physicians ways to see the invisible, through X-rays, CAT scans and microscopes. But how can physicians see the “unvisible”—the uncomfortable topics that patients might need to discuss? One physician recently shared how physicians can uncover the details.

AMA Wire - 10/20/2014

Make an impact on an upcoming election—AMPAC shows you how

Physicians, residents and students who want to actively influence health care policy can do so in a big way with help from AMPAC, the AMA’s bipartisan political action committee. Whether it’s running for public office or campaigning for a candidate who supports issues that are important to medicine, AMPAC offers programs to help physicians and doctors in training meet their political goals.

AMA Wire - 10/17/2014

What medical schools can expect in the future

A special consortium of medical schools has spent the last year developing and implementing innovative ideas to transform the way future physicians are trained, and soon the medical education environment will experience the benefits of their efforts. In year two of its work, the consortium is testing and tweaking curriculum changes that other medical schools will be able to implement.

The JAMA Network

AMA Wire - 10/17/2014

JAMA Highlights: This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

A recent study shows a need for more obstetric quality-of-care measures at hospitals, and another estimates that adults in the United States suffered from approximately 14 million major medical conditions attributable to smoking.