Measles outbreaks, quarantine and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
In epidemics, physicians must balance their ethical obligation to patients with their responsibility for public health. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidance.
What it’s like to be a pediatrician-scientist: Shadowing Dr. Hotez
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, always wanted to be a physician scientist focused on vaccines. Now he runs a large laboratory developing neglected-disease vaccines.
AMA policy advocates to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions
The AMA adopted policy to actively advocate for legislation, and policies that incentivize states to eliminate non-medical exemptions from immunizations.
Wake-up call for vector-borne diseases that are on the uptick
Diseases from mosquito and tick bites are on the rise. The AMA wants to raise awareness and will seek more surveillance, research and prevention to address them.
AMA adopts policy to prevent further spread of vector-borne diseases
Due to the increasing threat of vector-borne diseases in the U.S., new AMA policy calls for improved surveillance for vector-borne diseases.
Will measles outbreaks finally lead to fewer exemptions?
The 2019 measles tally is the highest since 1994. Will states respond by tightening the exemptions that allow vaccine-preventable conditions to resurface?
Patient Support & Advocacy
Why physicians should engage the podcast generation
After an impressive two-hour interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” author Peter Hotez, MD,PhD, answered our questions about the opportunities physicians should explore on podcasts.
Quick Take: Measles cases at second-highest level in decades
2019’s measles tally already tops all of 2018. Everyone without a medical contraindication should get immunized, and tech platforms must rein in vaccine misinformation.
Amidst growing measles outbreaks, AMA urges public to get vaccinated
Reminds physicians to discuss the safety and efficacy of vaccines with patients, and educate them on health risks associated with not vaccinating children.