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Dietary Guidelines for Americans—Eat Less Saturated Fat

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting intake of saturated fats to 10% of total daily calories and, when possible, replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods high in unsaturated fats.

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Health Care News

California joins growing opposition to insurer mergers 6/17/2016

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the California Department of Insurance recently urged the DOJ to block the Anthem-Cigna merger in California on the grounds that the merger would substantially lessen competition.

Eleven new AMA policies patients should know 6/15/2016

Physicians at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted policies that will help improve consumer safety and reduce harm—they range from preventing drug overdose to delaying school start times and supporting paid sick leave.

Code of Medical Ethics modernized for first time in 50 years 6/14/2016

Physicians affirmed a comprehensive update of the nearly 170-year-old AMA Code of Medical Ethics, the conclusion of a meticulous project started 8 years ago to ensure that ethical guidance keeps pace with the demands of changing medical practice.

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