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Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

...fewer people reporting poor health, a new study found.The report published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index national survey and found that health trends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-28/affordable-care-act-led-impr
Not all appendicitis cases need surgery

...year in the US. The standard treatment is surgery to remove the appendix. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that in some patients with appendicitis may not need surgery.The appendix is located in the right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-07-15/not-all-appendicitis-cas
Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy announced

...more focused on comfort than extending life to all-out medical efforts to resuscitate a dying patient.The American Medical Association praised Medicare's decision. "This issue has been mischaracterized in the past and it is time to facilitate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/medicares-end-life-counsel
Feeling young might bring longer life, new study suggests

...surrounded by people with energy and excitement can make us feel younger.A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine suggests that feeling younger than our age might help us live longer.Dr. Andrew Steptoe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-02-11/feeling-young-might-brin
After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

...aids and pain medications.Sprout and other drugmakers frequently cite a 1999 survey in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found 43 percent of U.S. women had some type of sexual dysfunction.While earlier female libido drugs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-17/after-lobbying-push-drugma
Would you like outrage with that?

...public-health organization as it is an animal-rights outfit masquerading as a physician advocacy group. The American Medical Association ? an organization that actually represents doctors ? famously described the group as being "neither responsible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-28/would-you-outrage
Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...Association. The professional group representing primary care doctors also said it's "on board." But American Medical Association President Robert Wah stopped short of an endorsement, saying his group is encouraged but wants specifics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/obama-administration-unvei
Device could help patients with atrial fibrillation

...stroke, they are often given lifelong medications to thin their blood. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a new implantable device called the WATCHMAN might replace the need for lifelong blood thinners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-01-14/device-could-help-patien
Physician assistants help strengthen doctor-patient relationships

...century.The PA profession was first proposed in the United States when Dr. Charles Hudson recommended to the American Medical Association in 1961 the "creation of two new groups of assistants to doctors from non-medical and non-nursing personnel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-04/physician-assist
Weight loss varies little among diets

...Diets are a multibillion-dollar industry and vary in philosophy and cost.A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares popular diets and suggests that differences in weight loss between diets is small.Physicians frequently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-08/weight-loss-varies-little-am