American Medical Association

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Study Shows CPR, AED’s Increase Survival Chances

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows survival chances increase substantially when bystanders deliver CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive.

07/22/2015

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Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests at AMA Meeting

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it’s time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

06/08/2015

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Obseity: Lifestyle Problem to Disease

The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, which could lead to more insurance coverage of bariatric surgery and weight loss medications.

06/20/2013

Local Cancer Specialist Stresses Need For More Mammograms

Dr. Christina Dougherty, says women should begin annual screening mammography at the age of 40 and continue as long as they’re healthy enough to do it.

10/10/2012

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