Patient Support & Advocacy
Ruling on Kentucky law undermines patient-physician relationship
U.S. appellate court upholds Kentucky law requiring women to view ultrasound before abortion, contradicts earlier ruling on North Carolina’s similar law.
Supreme Court listens to AMA regarding adolescents’ development
When the U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to rule on cases that involve adolescents, justices trusted what the AMA has to say about developing minds.
Prison inmates and staff need more health education, training
Poor health outcomes are rampant in U.S. jails and prisons, thanks to subpar hand hygiene, oral health and other factors. AMA also backs giving incarcerated women access to contraception.
AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
AMA adopts policies supporting plans to end the HIV epidemic, decriminalize HIV status non-disclosure, and access to contraception for incarcerated persons.
Physicians support paid parental leave to boost health outcomes
Increases in paid parental leave linked to lower perinatal, neonatal, post-neonatal, infant and child mortality. More employers should step up, the AMA says.
AMA adopts new policies at 2019 Annual Meeting
The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted this week at its 2019 Annual Meeting to adopt new policies.
How the EHR can help you ID, manage patients with prediabetes
Optimizing the electronic health record can help physicians and care teams identify and manage patients with prediabetes, Find out how.