Kennedy to help probe insurers' mental health benefits - LifeHealthPro - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 22:10

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Kennedy to help probe insurers' mental health benefits
LifeHealthPro
After Patrick Kennedy left Congress, he published a memoir about the affects of mental illness and alcoholism on his family. The House Energy committee marked up H.R. 2646, the Helping Families Mental Health Crisis Act bill, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rep.

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Health|CDC Reports 234 Pregnant Women in US With Zika - New York Times - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 21:33

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Health|CDC Reports 234 Pregnant Women in US With Zika
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Opinion. Today's Opinion · Op-Ed Columnists · Editorials · Contributing Writers · Op-Ed Contributors · Opinionator · Letters · Sunday Review · Taking Note · Room for Debate · Public Editor · Video: Opinion ...

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3 Reasons Why Guns Are A Health Problem -- And 3 Things We Can Do About It - Huffington Post - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 21:07

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3 Reasons Why Guns Are A Health Problem -- And 3 Things We Can Do About It
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Over 140 medical groups, including the American Medical Association, Doctors for America, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychiatric Association, and many others are demanding Congress to support CDC and NIH endeavors to ask ...

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AMA Pans 'High Stakes' Exams - MedPage Today - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 20:39

AMA Pans 'High Stakes' Exams
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CHICAGO -- 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 ...

Bipartisan vote provides big victory for people with severe mental illness - Examiner.com - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 20:30

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Bipartisan vote provides big victory for people with severe mental illness
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Provisions in HR 2646 include the creation of an Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (who must be a medical doctor) to coordinate efforts and elevate the importance of mental health and severe mental illness in the federal ...

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Burnout may lead to ACOs demise, here's how the AMA is looking to change that: 4 things to know - Becker's ASC Review - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 20:29

Burnout may lead to ACOs demise, here's how the AMA is looking to change that: 4 things to know
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After discovering physician and staff burnout were jeopardizing the Triple Aim, the AMA implemented a new policy, in which CMS will use the quadruple aim when assessing accountable care organizations and other practices. 2. Opponents of the new policy ...

MHN 2016: Kaiser's Mattison, CareMore's Jain weigh in on AMA CEO's "digital snake oil" comments - MobiHealthNews - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 19:46

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MHN 2016: Kaiser's Mattison, CareMore's Jain weigh in on AMA CEO's "digital snake oil" comments
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Last week, Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, shook the digital health world, or at least the digital health Twitterverse, with a proclamation that digital health is the new "snake oil". “From ineffective electronic health ...

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Medical pot for PTSD could save program - Daily Egyptian - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 19:19

Medical pot for PTSD could save program
Daily Egyptian
The use of marijuana to treat PTSD, in particular, is opposed by the American Psychiatric Association, the Illinois Psychiatric Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Each of those groups said there is no credible scientific evidence that ...

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AMA adopts telemedicine guidelines for 'ethical practice' - Healthcare Dive - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 18:43

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AMA adopts telemedicine guidelines for 'ethical practice'
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The American Medical Association has adopted new telehealth and telemedicine guidelines for ethical practice that will help physicians understand how fundamental responsibilities may change when digitally interacting with patients, the group announced ...
AMA adopts policies on workplace violence, paid sick leaveSafety+Health magazine
AMA: Telemedicine training should be core part of med schoolFierceHealthcare
AMA Drops Pain as Vital SignPain News Network
Health IT Analytics -Politico -Marketwired (press release)
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Local Doctor Named President Of AMA - KTTS - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 18:26

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Local Doctor Named President Of AMA
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“I'm eager to continue the strong work of the AMA in shaping health care in the United States,” said Dr. Barbe, who will become the first AMA president from Missouri in 80 years. “I'm very excited to bring my experience as a leader and a hometown ...
Doctor from Mountain Grove will lead American Medical AssociationKY3
Mercy Physician Tapped for American Medical Association President in 2017KSMU Radio

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Responsibility and reality: A gun ban will do more harm than good - The Clermont Sun

Responsibility and reality: A gun ban will do more harm than goodThe Clermont SunTo address these concerns, we believe that psychologist and Congressman Tim Murphy's bill, HR 2646, is a step in the right direction and should be brought to the floor of the House.

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD - CNSNews.com

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSDCNSNews.comBut Frances, who chaired the committee that revised the American Psychiatric Association's recommendations on PTSD treatment, said a law associating veterans and PTSD with criminality would be a big mistake, partly because the condition is self ...

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