Congress told impact of immigrant children’s trauma may be lifelong
AMA tells Congress that conditions in Customs and Border Protection facilities are inappropriate for children and pregnant women.
AMA calls on DHS to address conditions at border facilities
AMA calls on DHS and CBP to address conditions at the southern border, which are inappropriate for the care and treatment of children and pregnant women.
Supreme Court listens to AMA regarding adolescents’ development
When the U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to rule on cases that involve adolescents, justices trusted what the AMA has to say about developing minds.
Physicians support paid parental leave to boost health outcomes
Increases in paid parental leave linked to lower perinatal, neonatal, post-neonatal, infant and child mortality. More employers should step up, the AMA says.
Doctors make progress on opioids, call on policymakers to do more
Opioid prescriptions fell by 33% over five years, says 2019 AMA Opioid Task Force report. Next step: Eliminate barriers to evidence-based treatment.
AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations offer roadmap to policymakers
The AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional steps to end the opioid epidemic.
Young adults are at risk for hypertension. What you need to know
Hypertension’s not just for the middle-aged. Now more young adults have it, underscoring the importance of earlier hypertension awareness and lifestyle interventions.
Exclusionary bathroom policies harm transgender students
Transgender students’ health, safety and well-being is jeopardized when they’re forced to use bathrooms that don’t match gender identity, physicians say.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
Medical students as change agents? How these six are doing it
The winners of a recent competition highlight how medical students can be catalysts for change at the health systems level.