AMA president: Physicians have an obligation to be leaders
When there are situations that affect the health and well-being of our patients, we have an obligation to lead, says AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA.
Black patients less likely to get treatment for opioid-use disorder
Financial barriers widen racial inequities in access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder, creating a large disparity in prescriptions.
What real innovation in medicine looks like
AMA members earn recognition for breakthrough innovations that improve patient outcomes and the quality of care.
AMA president: All hands-on deck in fight to achieve health equity
The AMA is engaged in a sustained effort to achieve optimal health for all patients, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, recently told the nation’s largest organization of black physicians.
Diabetes prevention message not getting through? What you can do
More than a quarter of adults eligible for a diabetes prevention program express interest in participating, but few are being referred.
4 keys to address high BP, stroke among your black patients
The risk of having a stroke is nearly twice as high for African Americans as for whites. This is how physicians can help black patients control high BP and prevent stroke.
Inequities in maternal mortality must be attacked head-on
The U.S. is one of only three nations where maternal mortality rates are rising, but 60% of these deaths are preventable, AMA president-elect tells Congress.