Treat aging, not the diseases of age, says geneticist
Research on what sets centenarians apart from those who die earlier could inform potential treatments that target the aging process itself.
AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
The AMA, the premier national physician organization in the country, today voted to adopt new policies aimed at improving the health of the nation.
3 simple ways to help prevent falls among older patients
Fall-related injuries among older Americans are rising as the people age 65 and older become a larger percentage of the population. With National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, try these three things to minimize a patient’s risk of falling.
AMA works to prevent chronic diseases for millions of seniors
The AMA continues to focus efforts on preventing the chronic diseases that have the biggest impact and fiscal strain on our health care system.
IOM releases report on cognitive aging
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in April released a report on cognitive aging. The study examines cognitive aging, a natural process associated with advancing years.
Physicians, military officers urge Congress to help seniors, families
The AMA with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) called on Congress to ensure continued access to care for seniors and military families.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
What future doctors need to know about health determinants
Tomorrow’s doctors are learning more about socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation and other social determinants of health. Physicians nationwide support integrating more training on the social determinants of health into undergraduate medical education—they voted to make it AMA policy at the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting.