American Medical Association says gun violence is a public health crisis - CNBC - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 16:20

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American Medical Association says gun violence is a public health crisis
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The massacre in Orlando spurred the American Medical Association on Tuesday to formally call gun violence "a very public health crisis," and say the organization will "actively lobby" Congress to end a funding ban on federal health research into the ...
AMA asks for end to ban on gun research fundingCrain's Chicago Business
AMA to Congress: Lift Ban on CDC Gun ResearchMedscape
Drama at AMA: Anti-Gun Resolution PassesMD Magazine
Morning Consult -The Hill
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American Medical Association Releases Updated Ethics Code - Morning Consult - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 16:17

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American Medical Association Releases Updated Ethics Code
Morning Consult
“Contemporary medicine must remain moral medicine during the current rapid pace of change in health care delivery system, and just as it did during its founding, the AMA has responded to this challenge by again putting ethics on center stage,” AMA ...
What 'quackery' is this? AMA's Madara skewers digital health's snake oilHealthcare Dive
AMA Chief Blasts Some Health Technology As 'Digital Snake Oil Of The 21st Century'California Healthline
Physician leaders voted to adopt a modernized code of medical ethics at AMA's annual meetingDOTmed.com

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Study: New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant match - Atlanta Journal Constitution - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 16:09

Study: New blood test may be able to find best antidepressant match
Atlanta Journal Constitution
British scientists took a major step toward bringing personalized medicine to mental health Tuesday, announcing that they developed a blood test that can accurately predict whether you'll respond to the conventional, commonly prescribed antidepressants ...

Liz Meyer: On loving transgender people - Longmont Times-Call - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:31

Liz Meyer: On loving transgender people
Longmont Times-Call
The author expresses disappointment in the American Psychiatric Association's redefinition of "gender identity disorder" to "gender dysphoria" — however, as an engineer, not a psychiatrist, this represents merely his opinion. The change in the ...

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research - AAFP News (blog) - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:13

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Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research
AAFP News (blog)
I am proud of my colleagues at the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Psychiatric Association who joined with me to share the message of hope and ...
AAFP, ACP, AAP, AMA, others renew call for Congress to lift ban on gun researchHealio

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UAB researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment - Alabama NewsCenter - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:09

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UAB researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment
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The American Psychiatric Association classifies BED as an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, which is eating large quantities of food in a short period of time with a sense of loss of control to stop. Binges are ...

Should we be prescribing antidepressants to our kids? - The Week Magazine - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:09

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Should we be prescribing antidepressants to our kids?
The Week Magazine
"No one should be on any other antidepressant, and I think it's doubtful that people should be on Prozac, as well," said Dr. Jon Jureidini, a child psychiatrist at the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia, who wrote a ...

How to Help a Hoarder - U.S. News & World Report - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 14:07

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How to Help a Hoarder
U.S. News & World Report
While hoarding disorder was historically categorized as a subtype or symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, it earned its own diagnosis in 2013, in part because genetic, ...

Speaking at AMA, Slavitt makes his case for MACRA - Politico - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 14:01

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Speaking at AMA, Slavitt makes his case for MACRA
Politico
But first: Pitching MACRA to the AMA. MOVING THE DIAL ON PHYSICIAN PAYMENT — The American Medical Association meeting continues in Chicago, and yesterday, the man leading the charge to change how doctors get paid took the stage to explain his ...
Learning to Love MACRA: CMS Czar Slavitt Addresses the AMAMD Magazine
Medicare's Slavitt: MACRA Will Help Doctors, But Input Is NeededForbes

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Slavitt addresses AMA crowd - Politico - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 14:01

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Slavitt addresses AMA crowd
Politico
In a lengthy speech before the American Medical Association annual meeting that ended in a standing ovation, Slavitt said it's time to ask more of technology, especially when it comes to interoperability. “Along with relief from meaningful use, this is ...
Remarks by Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting AdministratorAmerican Medical Association (blog)
Learning to Love MACRA: CMS Czar Slavitt Addresses the AMAMD Magazine

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Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatment - HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatmentHealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)Binge-eating disorder (BED), the most common eating disorder in America, affects 3 percent of adults in their lifetime.

Mayo Clinic uses EHRs, genetics to tailor patients' antidepressants - Health Data Management

Mayo Clinic uses EHRs, genetics to tailor patients' antidepressantsHealth Data ManagementBy combining an electronic health record system with genetic testing results, psychiatrists at the Mayo Clinic are able to personalize treatment for patients taking antidepressants.

Effective Applications of Medication-Assisted Opioid Dependence Counseling - The Hospitalist Online

Effective Applications of Medication-Assisted Opioid Dependence CounselingThe Hospitalist OnlineThe results were presented in a poster May 16 at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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