Sara Berg

Sara Berg

AMA Affiliated Groups

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Sara joined the AMA in 2017 after working as a freelance writer for a variety of clients. She has covered a wide range of topics in health care, as well as finance, law, flooring and hockey. Most recently, Sara served as a freelance content specialist for a dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain specialist, helping to educate dentists and patients. She graduated with honors from Bradley University’s liberal arts program with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Diabetes

Teen prediabetes skyrockets: 3 ways physicians can help

It is critical for physicians to advance the prediabetes conversation with their younger patients. Here’s how.

Group of male pre-teens

Digital

Pandemic fear: Ensure patients with chronic disease receive care

Using telehealth, physicians can reach patients with chronic diseases who might be hesitant to make an appointment. Learn more about how virtual visits can help.

Patient and physician in a telehealth appointment

Public Health

4 ways to address penicillin allergies to fight antibiotic resistance

A commonly encountered self-reported allergy drives unnecessary use of medication alternatives and contributes to antibiotic resistance.

Illustration - Penicillin of a doctor fending off diseases with a shield

Public Health

Tips to an effective HPV vaccination talk with adults

The human papillomavirus vaccination isn’t just for adolescents—it is recommended for some adults too. Here’s how to approach the conversation with your adult patients.

Smiling patient speaking to health care worker

Physician Health

Virtual resilience rounds help physicians navigate moral distress

To address the ethical challenges many health professionals are facing during the pandemic, Johns Hopkins University launched moral resilience rounds.

Graphic of a virtual meeting

Diabetes

5 barriers to launching a virtual diabetes prevention program

To reach patients with prediabetes during the pandemic, Marshfield Clinic Health System launched the National Diabetes Prevention Program in a distance learning format.

Person writing at a desk with a laptop

Hypertension

6 takeaways doctors should know about the new SMBP policy statement

A joint policy statement from the AMA and American Heart Association reviews the effectiveness of self-measured blood pressure monitoring in diagnosing and managing hypertension.

Self measured blood pressure device

Public Health

Pandemic shines spotlight on chronic disease prevention priority

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted in several directions, but one thing is clear: chronic disease prevention must be a priority in health care.

Person having blood pressure measured