Avoid "elder-speak" with your senior patients
That’s one practice tip from a physician expert who explains why there needs to be a greater emphasis on geriatrics in medical training.
How can we leverage technology for better suicide prevention?
Technology is a critical tool that needs to be further developed to help save lives. Learn more from the AMA about how that could help.
The pioneers of zero suicide take on a new frontier
A laser focus on gun safety in the home has helped Henry Ford Medical Group dramatically reduce suicide among its patients with depression. Now the group’s leaders are targeting the stalemate that has stifled evidence-based action on gun violence.
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AMA in the News: August 2019
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for August 2019.
Physicians take steps against opioid epidemic, mortality rises
AMA opioids report highlights limited effects of mandates to stem an epidemic underscoring the need for focus on removing barriers to evidence-based treatment.
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.
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