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.

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.

Tips for Improving Men's Health

Yuma, Arizona - Hesitant about going to the doctor for a checkup? Don’t be. A healthy patient-provider relationship and some regular maintenance can give you a long, healthy life.

Proper maternal folate level may reduce child obesity risk

Washington, DC - Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according to a study led by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Kindred spirits share magic of lives connecting

Rochester, Minnesota - Have you ever met someone and instantly felt connected in a way that was so meaningful, like you needed to find them?