Cat videos, Coke and other habits you should advise your patients against
People are watching less TV spending more time on the computer or mobile phone, while kids don’t drink enough water. Advise your patients about these and other unhealthy habits.
Will measles outbreaks finally lead to fewer exemptions?
The 2019 measles tally is the highest since 1994. Will states respond by tightening the exemptions that allow vaccine-preventable conditions to resurface?
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.
Patient Support & Advocacy
6 ways insurers drive the surprise-billing phenomenon
There is bipartisan support in Congress for action on so-called surprise billing—where patients unexpectedly receive a bill for care they thought their insurance covered.
AMA to Congress: Patients pay painful price for high drug costs
AMA leader tells of a patient who relies on an older drug that rose in price by 400% to about $80,000 a year. Share your stories to advance drug-pricing transparency.
AMA: Trump administration requiring pricing information in TV drug ads
The Trump Administration has taken a step in the right direction requiring pricing information in television advertising of prescription drugs.
AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
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