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4 MIN READ

6 things doctors wish patients knew about better nutrition

Even with anti-obesity medications such as Wegovy or Ozempic, following proper eating patterns can help reduce risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes and more.

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Public Health
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™

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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10 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about prostate cancer

When found early, prostate cancer is a curable disease. But each man’s risk of prostate cancer can vary. A physician shares what to keep in mind.  

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Public Health
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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8 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about Medicare physician payment

Medicare physician payment is not keeping up with inflation. This has repercussions for patients’ access to care. Learn more with the AMA.

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Medicare & Medicaid
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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11 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about the deadly risk of stroke

During a stroke, every second counts. That is why it is important to know and recognize symptoms early. Two physicians share more.

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Hypertension
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™

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5 MIN READ

Patients can take these steps to lower their high blood pressure

Hypertension can be a silent killer. Learn what doctors wish patients knew about which changes to make to lower BP and why they matter.

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Hypertension
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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10 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about iron deficiency

One in three women under 50 is iron deficient. Learn more with the AMA on why that matters for your health and how to address it.

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Public Health
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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13 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about which cold medicines work

Do cold medicines even work? What about other remedies? It depends. Two physicians clarify which cold medicines work and how to find relief.

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Population Care
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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9 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about Medicare annual wellness visits

Medicare annual wellness visits prioritize prevention. But don’t mistake them for annual physicals. Two physicians set out to clear up confusion.

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Medicare & Medicaid
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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10 MIN READ

What doctors wish patients knew about the impact of caffeine

Caffeine can be part of a healthy diet for most people, but too much may pose a danger to your health. Three physicians share what to keep in mind.

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Public Health
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™