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.
Untangling the medical ethics of prescribing opioids
Patient-centered decision-making can help physicians resolve ethical issues in pain management that arise when prescribing opioids or treating substance-use disorder.
Limit junk-food ads that contribute to childhood obesity
AMA wants legislation to limit such marketing. Physicians also call for language-appropriate sex ed for students who lack English proficiency.
Big players in health care work to tackle high BP in black men
For treating hypertension in African-American men, setting priorities is top agenda after a recent meeting between the AMA, American Heart Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Essential steps to help patients of color control BP
Address these four barriers to help minority patients with hypertension lower their blood pressure, says cardiologist and AMA member Keith C. Ferdinand, MD.
Smart approach improves BP control for black, Hispanic patients
More than 90 percent of this Miami physician group’s patients with hypertension are African-American or Hispanic. Learn about the strategies they used to make big strides.