AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
AMA adopts policies supporting plans to end the HIV epidemic, decriminalize HIV status non-disclosure, and access to contraception for incarcerated persons.
Supreme Court looks to AMA for guidance in big health care cases
The AMA’s input has helped shape rulings on everything from alcoholism and transgender rights to medical privacy and the Affordable Care Act.
AMA Adopts New Policies at 2018 Interim Meeting
The AMA voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the voting session of its Interim Meeting.
Members Move Medicine: Pursuing prevention despite the obstacles
AMA member Megan Ranney, MD, is an emergency physician and researcher who is focusing on the intersection between digital health and violence prevention.
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.
Surgeon general to AMA: Look upstream to prevent nation’s ills
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, challenged his fellow AMA delegates to lead a civil discussion on issues critical to helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
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Surgeon general’s nomination hearing begets forum on public health
Jerome Adams, MD, confirmed as surgeon general. The opioid epidemic, harm reduction and health policy bipartisanship are highlighted at his hearing.
Surgeon general nominee fought HIV outbreak in rural Indiana
Jerome Adams, MD—President Donald Trump’s choice for surgeon general—also advocates a wide range of interventions to fight the opioid epidemic.
How epidemics take lives and bring global health into focus
A tropical medicine physician talks at TEDMED about his terrifying ordeal at the start of the SARS outbreak in Vietnam.