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9 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about managing anxiety disorders

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but it becomes a medical problem when it seriously interrupts your life. Two psychiatrists share more.

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Help Move Medicine

Medicine doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. AMA members don’t just keep up with medicine—they shape its future.

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11 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about appendicitis

There’s a pain in your abdomen. Is it something as simple as gas or is it appendicitis? Three emergency physicians share what to keep in mind.

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8 things doctors wish patients knew about flu shots

To minimize the risk of surging influenza and COVID-19 cases this season, widespread immunization is vital. Learn more with the AMA.

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What doctors wish patients knew about social isolation

Social isolation is a growing epidemic that can dangerously affect mental and physical health. Four physicians share how to combat social isolation.   

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AMA on the go

Explore new ways to stay on top of breaking news, great discussions and more—all on your tablet or mobile device.

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Top health tips that your ob-gyn wants you to know

Check out this terrific advice from obstetrician-gynecologists that can help empower women to take charge of their health.

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What doctors wish patients knew about prior authorization

AMA Immediate Past President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, explains how the cost-control practice delays care. Patients can help the AMA tackle prior authorization.

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12 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about bariatric surgery

Metabolic and bariatric surgery can help patients with obesity get healthier. Two AMA member obesity specialists share more.

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10 things doctors wish women knew to manage their health

Learn from AMA member physicians about some priorities that women patients should keep in mind. Hint: It’s not all about diet and exercise.

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What doctors wish patients knew about rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis remains an enigmatic and debilitating condition, affecting millions. Two rheumatologists share how to manage this disease.

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