Powdered Alcohol- “Palcohol”

CHICAGO – With concerns mounting from physicians and public health advocates nationwide about the health dangers associated with powdered alcohol, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted policy during its Annual Meeting supporting federal and state laws banning powdered alcohol in the United States. Approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in […]

The AMA calls for an immediate end to MOC

Demonstrating its opposition to any mandatory physician secured recertification exam, the American Medical Association House of Delegates on Wednesday called for any certifying boards that still use such exams to “immediately” end these “high stakes” tests. The AMA house also approved a resolution to continue working with the American Board of Medical Specialties “to encourage […]

Transgender Healthcare: Why Finding an Adequate Doctor Is Still a Hurdle

After James Parker Sheffield medically transitioned six years ago — requiring hormone replacement therapy and chest reconstructive surgery — he faced major challenges in getting adequate healthcare. Despite the recent attention paid to transgender rights across the globe, Sheffield’s story is an all too common reminder that there still remains a dearth of proper information […]

Pregnant women with epilepsy ‘need specialist care’

Pregnant women with epilepsy should be treated by a specialist healthcare team to prevent unnecessary deaths, according to new national guidelines.For full Article: click there this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test

Six Ways to Improve Communication with Patients

No one likes to be given bad news, especially of disease.  But first, you have to understand what it means.  When it comes to communication of medical information, the way the message is delivered is often just as important as the information itself.  Indeed, good communication is the backbone of every patient-provider relationship. A patient’s ability to […]

Have Doctors Really Become Less Empathetic?

Most people want an empathetic doctor, someone who can prescribe medications but also someone who listens and understands. Yet patients rightfully complain that there just seems to be less empathy from doctors in clinics and hospitals. Researchers have found that medical students’ empathy scores drop through the course of medical education, and medical journals lament […]

Apple’s Newest Health Update

Apple is hoping to make more iPhone users organ donors with a new feature coming in iOS 10.  The Cupertino-based tech giant announced that it is partnering with Donate Life America to offer iPhone users a way to opt in to the national organ donor registry. Apple said registration will take “just a few taps” […]

What Is the Truth behind the Sex Abuse Scandal?

An investigation into sexual abuse by U.S. doctors has found that since 1999, more than 3,100 physicians have been disciplined for sexual misconduct, and, of those, 2,400 sexually abused their patients— and half of those doctors still are licensed to practice medicine. That reality, unveiled in a scathing report by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC), leaves […]

Texting Alters Rhythm of Brain Waves

Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study published in Epilepsy & Behavior. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. To find out more about how our brains work during textual communication using smartphones, a […]

AMA Demands Congress Lift Ban On Gun Research

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the nation’s leading medical society voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to end two years of debate over its stance on gun violence research and called on Congress to lift the decades-old ban on federal funding. Delegates at the American Medical Association annual meeting in Chicago voted […]

Revealed Hazards of LED Streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it. The new “white” LED street lighting which is rapidly being retrofitted in cities throughout the country has two problems, according to the AMA. The first is discomfort and glare. Because LED light is so concentrated […]

AMA’s Newest Powerful Policies

The America Medical Association House of Delegates voted Tuesday to adopt several policy proposals to improve the nation’s health. Physicians, medical students and residents representing all states and medical fields met in Chicago to vote on the policies. 1. Prevention of detergent poisoning in children.  2. Prevention of hearing loss in children from noisy toys.  […]

Adulthood Epilepsy Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Seizure symptoms in older adults aren’t that different from seizure symptoms in any other age group. But while it may seem strange for a 20-year-old to blank out for a few minutes and not remember what just happened, a senior might wave it off as fading memory or just getting older. As a result, this […]

Slashing the Stigma of Epilepsy

Most people group epilepsy in the same set as life’s incapacitating conditions. This, however, is far from the truth. First, according to doctors, some forms of epilepsy are curable. This is done through brain surgeries, especially for those patients who have growths or tumors in their brains. The biggest problem with the condition, however, is […]