3 foods your patients with high BP should avoid
Find out the biggest food culprits for too much sodium and discover where to learn more nutritional information to help improve your patients’ health.
Adult obesity rates rise in 6 states, exceed 35% in 7
Report documents record number of obese adults and children. Find out which states, and which demographic groups, have links to higher obesity rates.
Vaping is an epidemic and the FDA must act, physicians say
FDA should ban flavoring agents and consider tight restrictions on marketing of e-cigarettes to people under 21.
AMA statement on FDA plan to prevent youth access to flavored tobacco
The AMA applauds FDA’s announcement of its plan to make harmful tobacco products less accessible and less appealing to our nation’s youth.
AMA: Fix hospital eligibility criteria for drug-discount program
Outpatient charity care should determine 340B program eligibility as part of a revised formula for the federal program, physicians say.
Stronger background-check system needed for gun purchases
States should require relevant mental health records be reported to national database, the AMA says.
What does the label say? Physicians seek transparency
The AMA House of Delegates adopted policy on front-of-package nutrition labels, food-allergen packaging and the accessibility of information on animal-derived medical products.
AMA president: Create system that values health over money, power
AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, says the AMA is fighting the forces that make the U.S. health system so dysfunctional.
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