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AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

For decades the AMA has demonstrated leadership on this issue, recommending common-sense gun safety precautions, waiting periods and background checks for those wishing to purchase a gun, and increased mental health service funding.

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

The rising cost of insulin is causing big financial problems for patients, Medicare and Medicaid.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

Despite adding his signature to the VA Mission Act, President Donald Trump is now fighting a bipartisan plan to fund the much-needed expansion to veterans' health care.

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

Talking Politics With Patients

Talking Politics With Patients

Sooner or later, everyone in the healthcare field will have to think about how to approach a politically divisive conversation with a patient.

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

The Department of Justice, under the guidance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has withdrawn a number of protections afforded to people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

The impact of the ACA on health insurance access among women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer was previously unestablished.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

The American Diabetes Association has shared "deep concern" surrounding newly released diabetes management guidelines.

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

Preconception health care coverage has been linked to better access to health care for mothers and infants.

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

The "blame game" following mass shootings often places blame on the shoulders of people with serious mental illness — an already marginalized community.

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

The Regulatory Accountability Act passed through the committee phase in the US Senate in 2017.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Payment policies for long-acting reversible contraception are inconsistent at the state level and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Recent "right-to-try" legislation passed in the Senate could diminish the FDA's public health mission.

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