Doctors demand presidential action on climate change
The AMA and 23 other organizations tell President Trump there is no single step that can do more for the health of Americans than meeting the Paris Climate Agreement obligations.
Exclusionary bathroom policies harm transgender students’ health
Physicians tell a federal appellate court why the medical community agrees that these policies hurt transgender students physically and mentally.
Identifying medicine’s gender equity gaps is just the start
Discover practices and processes that can reduce gender bias in hiring, promotion, leadership and inclusivity.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
AMA: Stop sales of e-cigarettes that lack FDA approval
The surge in e-cigarette use among youth and lung illness outbreak linked to more than 2,000 illnesses and more than 40 deaths led delegates to call for a ban on e-cigarette products.
AMA announces policies adopted during Interim Meeting
New policies touch on EHRs and public health surveillance, as well as training program closures.
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Knocking down barriers to health equity
American medicine is beset by wide disparities. Operationalizing health equity is the task embraced by Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, who is leading the AMA’s new Center for Health Equity.
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