AMA Statements

AMA applauds Surgeon General’s e-cigarette advisory

The AMA strongly supports the Surgeon General’s advisory calling for immediate action to address the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes by youth.

Press Releases

AMA offers 10 health recommendations for New Year's resolutions

With the new year quickly approaching, the AMA is offering 10 recommendations to help make impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.

Press Releases

AMA: New online education to help physicians promote firearm safety

New educational module aims to assist physicians in effectively communicating with patients about reducing the risk of firearm injury and death.

Richard Deem, the AMA’s senior vice president for advocacy

Physician Advocacy

5 ways the midterms shook up the U.S. health care agenda for 2019

Prescription-drug pricing, gun violence and ACA-stabilization efforts are among the issues that could see new life next year.

Physician with breast cancer patient


How prior authorization hobbles breast cancer care

Research finds that prior-authorization requirements put as many as 17 process steps and 10 decision points between a breast cancer patient and the medications she needs.


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.

AMA Statements

AMA statement on declining life expectancy

The trend of declining life expectancy in the United States is deeply concerning and demands an all-hands-on-deck approach to reverse course.


Public 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.

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