Sunscreen Best Practices

Rochester, Minnesota - Both chemical and physical sunscreens offer effective sun protection when applied correctly. Physical sunscreens usually are less expensive than chemical sunscreens. Given that they also are hypoallergenic, physical sunscreens may be a safer choice for some people who have sensitive skin. It is a good idea to wear sunscreen every day even if you work indoors.

U.S. Chamber on House Republican Health Care Reform Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today on the House Republicans’ health care reform package:

New Tools to Combat Opioids

Chicago, Illinois - The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies this week at its annual meeting to reverse the country's opioid epidemic. The new policies encourage physicians to co-prescribe naloxone to patients at risk of an overdose; promote timely and appropriate access to non-opioid and non-pharmacologic treatments for pain; and support efforts to delink payments to health care facilities with patient satisfaction scores relating to the evaluation and management of pain.

Household air pollution linked to higher risk of heart attacks, death

Dallas, Texas - Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels, such as kerosene or diesel, may increase the risk of heart attacks and death, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

AMA Calls for Private, Public Health Coverage for Diabetes Prevention Programs

Chicago, Illinois - To help more people with prediabetes access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) evidenced-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted policy during its Annual Meeting to encourage private and public health plans to include the DPP as a covered benefit for their beneficiaries.