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Dignity, darkly defined

...complete without addressing the principle that doctors should not enable patients to kill themselves. The American Medical Association's official policy on physician-assisted suicide is that it's "fundamentally incompatible with the physician's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-07/dignity-darkly-define
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
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
HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

...David Holtgrave of Johns Hopkins University.The study was released online Saturday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is part of the journal's special report on HIV research, issued ahead of the International AIDS Conference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-07-19/hiv-diagnosis-rate-fell-th
Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

...the university's emergency medicine department.An analysis of 29 studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000 found that doctors who accept fees, meals and other perks from drugmakers are more likely to prescribe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/who-pays-your-doc-coming-s
New stroke program improves treatment

...ability to eat, talk, or walk and dramatically reduce quality of life. A recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association introduces a new national program to streamline the treatment of stroke. Of note, only one Augusta-area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-11/new-stroke-program-improves-
Hundreds of Georgia doctors uninsured

...mandatory or establishing other mechanisms for compensating patients who have been harmed, according to the American Medical Association.In Georgia, acupuncturists are the only group of health care professionals required by law to have liability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-01/hundreds-georgia-doctors
Newspaper finds more than 2,500 uninsured doctors

...retired.But the newspaper also found more than a dozen uninsured doctors who are treating patients.The American Medical Association says 18 states have laws making malpractice insurance mandatory or providing other ways to compensate patients...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-01/newspaper-finds-more-2500-uni
Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students

...Missouri in Columbia and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2010 from the American Medical Association.Early last year, he got the dreaded diagnosis. Jean Schmidt Winship, 53, his wife of 10 years, says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-03-09/alzheimers-buddy-program-pairs-pati
Georgia Regents University research reinforces benefits of exercise

...neuroscientist Alexis M. Stranahan.The research comes as a new report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that obesity levels are virtually unchanged from eight years ago and remain high across all age groups...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-25/cutting-fat-improved-memory-