Press Releases

Nation’s Physicians Gather this Week to Lead Discussion on Health Care Issues

American Medical Association (AMA) - Thursday, November 10, 2022
AMA Interim Meeting will convene November 12 Physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine will gather in Honolulu this week to shape the health care agenda of the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA House of Delegates is the policy-making forum at the center of American medicine, bringing together an inclusive group of 692 physicians, residents and medical...

NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery Serves as TN Drug Clinical Trial Study Site

NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery - Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Rockville Centre, NY - The Lake Success, New York office of NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery has been approved to serve as one of several study sites for a nationwide clinical trial of a drug to treat the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), a neuropathic facial pain condition that produces sudden, excruciating pain in the jaw or cheek area on one side of an affected persons face. According to...

AHA president: The connection between economic adversity and cardiovascular health

American Heart Association - Sunday, November 6, 2022
CHICAGO – Economic adversity affects people in far more ways than making ends meet. It can also be detrimental to their health, Dr. Michelle Albert said during her Presidential Address at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference. Sessions is the AHA's flagship science event, and Albert – the first woman of color and Black woman to serve as the...

American Hospital Association asks federal agencies to ensure adequate oversight of commercial...

American Hospital Association - Wednesday, November 2, 2022
WASHINGTON - A new report and infographic from the American Hospital Association (AHA) released today highlights how some commercial health insurers apply policies that can cause dangerous delays in care for patients, result in undue burden on health care providers and add billions of dollars in unnecessary costs to the health care system. The report, which includes results...

AMA Accepting Applications for 2022 Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program

American Medical Association - Thursday, January 27, 2022
The American Medical Association (AMA) is currently accepting applications from health care organizations for the 2022 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program. The AMA distinction, now in its third year, recognizes health systems with a demonstrated commitment to reducing work-related burnout among care teams. The application process will close on March 31, 2022. “...

Hospital and physician groups file lawsuit over no surprises act final rules that jeopardize...

American Hospital Association & American Medical Association - Thursday, December 9, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA), representing hospitals, health systems, and physicians, sued the federal government today over the misguided implementation of the federal surprise billing law. The associations are joined in the suit by plaintiffs including Renown Health, UMass Memorial Health and two physicians based in North Carolina. The...

AMA Sets Priorities for Equitable Maternal Health Care

American Medical Association (AMA) - Friday, November 19, 2021
Acknowledging that structural racism and bias negatively impact maternal health care in the United States, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted new policy to promote equity in maternal health care and expand access to insurance for groups experiencing disproportionate rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. Today’s vote...

Researchers caution against associating animal with human fasting blood glucose levels to predict...

National Institute on Aging - Friday, November 19, 2021
The scientific community has traditionally associated aspects of biomedical research findings in animal models, such as lab mice, with humans. But that is not the case with fasting blood glucose levels, a common metabolic test, according to new research led by NIA scientists. The results were published in Cell Metabolism. One obstacle in this translational puzzle is the lack of long-term...

AHA, AMA, ANA Applaud Decision to Allow Health Care Professionals Access to Pfizer Vaccine Booster

AHA, AMA and ANA - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
“We applaud the recent actions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing access to a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for nurses, physicians and others working in health care settings. We support every effort to protect the health and safety of those who are at higher risk for infection due to potential...

AMA, other leading physician organizations urge Congress to consider additional legislative steps...

AMA - Thursday, April 16, 2020
CHICAGO – As the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic confronts the nation, the American Medical Association (AMA), leading physician organizations and state medical societies today released a letter sent to congressional leaders urging them to protect patient access to medical care by preserving the viability of physician practices across the country. Noting that the “Coronavirus Aid,...