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  • Physician Relocation: What to Know Before Making a Move

    • Dec 28, 2021

    The pandemic has led millions of people to move in the last two years, and physicians are no exception. LeAnn Patton, recruitment resource coordinator, handles “all things physician relocation” for Provider Solutions & Development. We caught up with her for some inside tips on what physicians need to look out for both before and after a move.

  • Physician Volunteer Opportunities

    • May 20, 2020

    Let us help connect you Today! Below you will find organization PROFILES that will guide you through opportunities within reputable volunteer organizations. You can also explore resource guides for volunteering across multiple areas of the American Medical Association.

  • How We Will Know When COVID-19 Has Become Endemic

    • May 18, 2022

    Contributing News Writer Marc Zarefsky writes that the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Now, more than two years later, society is at a crossroads, according to AMA member Stephen Parodi, MD.

  • What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    • May 11, 2022

    Losing weight is often hard enough to accomplish and maintaining a healthy weight for the long run can seem like an impossible task for many patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when many packed on pounds in the first year similar to the “freshman 15” in college. Many patients may expect weight loss to happen quickly, but just like weight gain, it does not happen overnight, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer.

  • How—and Why—to Use Telehealth to Combat Mental Health Crisis

    • May 3, 2022

    Telehealth and other digital tools can help increase the overall impact of behavioral health integration (BHI) writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA contributing news writer by expanding patients’ timely access to behavioral health treatment and enhancing your practice’s relationship with your patients, according to a recent report.

  • I Love You – JAMA A Piece of My Mind, by Cara Anne Poland, MD, MEd

    • May 3, 2022

    Mom was ill for 7 years. She died in the afternoon. That same morning, after years of fertility treatments, I’d heard my son’s heartbeat for the first time.

  • For This Emergency Doctor, the Hardest Diagnosis Was His Own

    • Apr 20, 2022

    Making snap judgments about illnesses and injuries is what he does every day. So when emergency physician Seth Trueger, MD, MPH, experienced progressive trouble walking and talking, he might have expected a quick diagnosis. What he got instead was a nine-month diagnostic odyssey that required him to use his privileges as a physician to help navigate the complex U.S. health care system writes Timothy M. Smith, AMA senior news writer.

  • Public Health Agency Outlines Guidance on Infectious Disease Risks for Ukrainian Refugees

    • Apr 12, 2022

    Citing the growing number of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and seeking refuge in other European countries, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has released guidance for health officials and clinicians, targeting concerns about infectious disease vulnerabilities among the refugees.

  • Your Patient is Concerned about Caffeine – What do They Need to Know? A JAMA Patient Page

    • Apr 5, 2022

    Caffeine is a natural chemical stimulant that can also be created synthetically for consumption. This JAMA Patient Page has information you can share with patients about the effects of caffeine on health. To find this and other JAMA Patient Pages, go to the For Patients collection here.

  • What Do I Love? – JAMA A Piece of My Mind, by Deborah Edberg, MD

    • Mar 29, 2022

    In this narrative medicine essay, a family medicine physician offers a meditation on finding the elements of joy that often have been submerged while faced with all-encompassing challenges.

  • Physicians and the Great Resignation – A Great Reprioritization – AMA Moving Medicine Podcast

    • Mar 24, 2022

    In this conversation, family physician Mark Greenawald, MD, Carilion Clinic talks with AMA senior news writer Sara Berg and AMA chief experience officer Todd Unger about help-seeking in the context of the Great Resignation and what physicians are experiencing.

  • A Boost for Doctors’ Well-Being? Bring Back the Physician Lounge

    • Mar 15, 2022

    Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California, had a physician lounge. It was 550 square feet. In the basement. Dark. It lost the library space it once had and it was cramped, with about 15 chairs and offered mediocre food. It wasn’t a place physicians wanted to come to connect with one another—and it wasn’t going to reduce anyone’s stress. With thought and effort, medical center leaders transformed the space and the people who gathered in it.

  • Omicron Pushed Doctors to the Brink. 3 Keys to Get Them Back.

    • Mar 7, 2022

    With the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant came a surge in COVID-19 cases. It also placed additional strains on an already overwhelmed health care system. While physician burnout was a problem before the pandemic, Omicron has contributed to unique stressors and psychological consequences that require a shift in well-being priorities, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer.

  • How Physicians, Health Systems Can Cut Stigma on Seeking Help

    • Feb 15, 2022

    With a new year comes more opportunities for change, especially to reduce physician burnout and improve well-being, writes Senior News Writer, Sara Berg. Many people have already started to reprioritize what they want to be doing with their lives. 

  • February is American Heart Month – Join #OurHearts in Action

    • Feb 7, 2022

    As a physician, you know that research shows having social support and personal networks makes getting regular physical activity, eating healthy, losing weight, reducing stress, and quitting smoking easier. The NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute encourages everyone to join their campaign #OurHearts. It is an inspiring way for The Heart Truth® to encourage and motivate your patients to adopt heart-healthy behaviors.

  • CDC Resources to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    • Jan 27, 2022

    You can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in your patients by encouraging proven, achievable lifestyle changes—such as losing a small amount of weight and getting more physically active—even if they are at high risk. Read on to find out about CDC’s lifestyle change program and how you can encourage your patients to join.

  • Your Patient is Worried about Falling – What Do They Need to Know – JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page

    • Jan 26, 2022

    Falls are the most common cause of injury among older adults; more than 1 in 4 adults over age 65 years will have a fall in any given year. A quarter of falls lead to serious injury, including broken bones, head injury, and even death. Falls can lead to a fear of falling, which can limit usual activities, lead to a loss of independence, and increase the risk of needing to live in a nursing home.

  • Three Stories about Advance Care Planning – JAMA A Piece of My Mind

    • Jan 19, 2022

    There is an ongoing debate among the palliative care community about the value of advance care planning and whether current evidence suggests that advance care planning is inherently ineffective. I’m not writing this essay to take a side in this debate—I believe both sides have merit. Rather, I write to tell 3 personal stories of the role advance care planning has played for my family and in my own life.

  • Calls to Make Telehealth a Lasting Care Mode, Not a Temporary Measure

    • Jan 12, 2022

    Prior to COVID-19, some of the patients seeing dermatologist Jack Resneck Jr., MD, had to drive several hours to his practice to get care for serious chronic conditions. In some cases, those in-person visits were necessary, but Dr. Resneck wanted more options for telehealth and few payers were offering coverage for virtual visits writes Jennifer Lubell, AMA contributing news writer.

  • New Year’s Resolution to Start a Private Practice?

    • Jan 3, 2022

    Learn more about starting a private practice from Sonal G. Patel, MD, and Pediatric Neurologist at Magnificent Minds Neurology Center. Dr. Patel shares her experience of launching her private practice in this firsthand account.