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.
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 Adopts New Policies at 2018 Interim Meeting
The AMA voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the voting session of its Interim Meeting.
How physicians should approach hard calls involving child patients
Some of the most difficult medical decisions involve minor patients who may be unable to have a say in their own care. The AMA offers ethical guidance.
Should abortion rights extend to unaccompanied migrant minors?
All women, including unaccompanied migrant minors, have the right to access abortion in a timely, confidential way, the AMA and other physician organizations tell the court.
Caring for child refugees: 4 things you need to know
Trauma-informed care is a must for migrant children separated from their parents. Find out the health effects you may be dealing with as a physician.
FDA pulled into federal court on delay in regulating e-cigarettes
The AMA and others tell a federal court that e-cig manufacturers are following the big tobacco playbook to lure teens to their addictive product.
Pediatricians must address adverse outcomes with compassion, resolve
Iatrogenic outcomes are particularly fraught in pediatrics, due to children’s inherent vulnerability as patients who typically lack decision-making authority.
Do students have right to use bathroom matching gender ID?
The medical community tells a federal court that when transgender students use a single-sex bathroom matching their gender identity, the students’ health and well-being is improved.