3 ways physicians can improve the vaccine conversation
Widespread vaccine hesitancy threatens the progress public immunization has made in the last few decades. This is how physicians can advance the conversation around vaccination.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
Action needed now to prevent a new generation of nicotine addiction
Teens and young adults are most attracted to e-cig flavors, and are at higher risk of seeing addiction’s impact on their ability to learn, concentrate or control their impulses.
AMA: Stop sales of e-cigarettes that lack FDA approval
The surge in e-cigarette use among youth and lung illness outbreak linked to more than 2,000 illnesses and more than 40 deaths led delegates to call for a ban on e-cigarette products.
AMA calls for total ban on all vaping products not approved by FDA
Very little evidence available about short- and long-term health consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Advocating for the health and safety of all immigrants
The AMA believes every individual, regardless of immigration status, deserves timely, accessible, quality health care.
Expanded requirements could jeopardize child-abuse reporting immunity
A $48 million Illinois jury award also means doctors would need to report abuse anytime there is mere suspicion, taking resources away from more pressing cases.
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