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.
Members Move Medicine: Pursuing prevention despite the obstacles
AMA member Megan Ranney, MD, is an emergency physician and researcher who is focusing on the intersection between digital health and violence prevention.
Limit junk-food ads that contribute to childhood obesity
AMA wants legislation to limit such marketing. Physicians also call for language-appropriate sex ed for students who lack English proficiency.
Surgeon general to AMA: Look upstream to prevent nation’s ills
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, challenged his fellow AMA delegates to lead a civil discussion on issues critical to helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
Surgeon general’s nomination hearing begets forum on public health
Jerome Adams, MD, confirmed as surgeon general. The opioid epidemic, harm reduction and health policy bipartisanship are highlighted at his hearing.
Surgeon general nominee fought HIV outbreak in rural Indiana
Jerome Adams, MD—President Donald Trump’s choice for surgeon general—also advocates a wide range of interventions to fight the opioid epidemic.
Treatment to prevent at-risk patients from contracting HIV: Getting the word out
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a safe and effective medication that can prevent at-risk patients from contracting HIV. Adoption by primary care physicians has been slow.
11 new AMA policies patients should know
Physicians at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted 11 new policies to promote the betterment of public health. They range from preventing drug overdose to delaying school start times and supporting paid sick leave.
AMA urges more physician education on use of once-a-day HIV prevention
The AMA adopted new policies for education of physicians on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV acquisition in high-risk individuals.