Symptom-checking health app often wrong in diagnosing eye problems
Type in your symptoms and find out what’s the matter. Research finds it’s not so simple. Patients could get false reassurance and put off urgently needed care.
AMA on proposed federal rule to roll back anti-discrimination protections
The American Medical Association is assessing the full impact of the newly released regulatory proposal to remove anti-discrimination protections related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and termination of pregnancy across a wide variety of health care programs and insurance plans.
Talking about death: Now that it pays, how to do it well
Advance care planning used to be unbillable, but Medicare now treats it like other services. Here are tips for talking about it with patients.
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3 big questions for the AMA's new chief health equity officer
Aletha Maybank MD, MPH, has already made a big mark in public health in the Big Apple. Find out more about the work she will be leading in the AMA’s new Center for Health Equity.
Inequities in maternal mortality must be attacked head-on
The U.S. is one of only three nations where maternal mortality rates are rising, but 60% of these deaths are preventable, AMA president-elect tells Congress.
What it’s like to specialize in psychiatry: Shadowing Dr. Hart
Dionne Hart, MD, cannot describe what happens on a “typical day” in her life as a psychiatrist, but feels fortunate to work in a field where each day she has new challenges.
AMA announces first chief health equity officer
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the hiring of Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., as its first ever chief health equity officer.
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