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  • The internet can be a powerful health care tool — giving patients access to their medical records and enabling direct communication with their providers. But it can also be a source of misinformation. Here, Provider Solutions & Development shares facts about medical misinformation, ways to addres...
  • 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.
  • New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available on the United States market. These CPT codes are unique for each coronavirus vaccine as well as administration codes unique to each such vaccine. The new CPT codes c...
  • Back in the spring, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could safely resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Now, though, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer, the agency’s expert physicians and ...
  • Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly, writes Tanya Albert Henry, AMA Contributing News Writer. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tas...
  • A mental health crisis has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a year, physicians and other health professionals have been dealing with elevated levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder and burnout. But a new health campaign aims to mak...
  • Government and private insurers’ audits have revealed unfortunate cases of fraudulent or abusive medical billing practices, writes AMA News Editor Kevin B O’Reilly. You deserve to be paid for the medical care you provide, but it is essential that you avoid improper billing practices to steer clea...
  • Physicians shouldn’t wait for the Social Security Administration to tell them when to apply for retirement benefits. Navigating the agency’s complex rules and schedules should be part of every doctor’s personal retirement planning.
  • In a July 13, 2021 JAMA Health Forum article author Joan Stephenson, PhD, writes that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of applications “holds great promise for the practice of public health and medicine” but also poses ethical challenges that must be addressed, according to a ...
  • “Do you have any questions for us?” When you’re interviewing, how you respond to this question can make all the difference between a misstep and finding your perfect fit. Here, one of our senior recruiters shares insider knowledge on how to get at what really matters in your physician job interview.
  • JAMA Health Forum debuted as a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on health policy, health care systems, and global and public health in May 2021. The journal is the newest member of the family of JAMA Network specialty journals.
  • Social media has been flooded with images of people proudly displaying their COVID-19 vaccination cards—and the impetus for doing that is understandable writes AMA Senior News Writer Sara Berg. While that little white card has helped bring a sense of normalcy to people across the country, one que...
  • The concept of coaching has origins in the business world, but it is beginning to take root across medicine—in medical school, residency and in practice. In this article, AMA News Writer Brendan Murphy speaks with physician experts on coaching in medicine explain why it works, who benefits from i...
  • Stay in the loop on innovations and emerging issues impacting physicians and public health today. The Moving Medicine series from the American Medical Association includes interviews, educational presentations and in-depth discussions about a variety of current, relevant health care topics includ...
  • For some patients, COVID-19 is the uninvited visitor who won’t leave. These survivors have described a troubling array of persistent symptoms, including fatigue, insomnia, changes in smell and taste, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, depression, and anxiety. In late Februa...
  • As a physician and a mother, Dr. Dina Vaynberg has always had to juggle life’s challenges, but the pandemic intensified the struggle. Here, the OBGYN and mom of toddler sons talks about what health systems must do to better support physician moms and offers tips on how to make sure your next role...
  • While the electronic health record is here to stay, it is often a prime source of frustration and burnout for physicians, writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer. But the good news is physician practices and health systems might have more control over the EHR than originally thought. It’s time t...
  • Patient advocates, researchers, policymakers and other experts in the medical field were named to the annual list of “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” set out by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). Sara Berg, AMA Senior News writer, reports on how these young leaders in health care...
  • This is the most inclusive, accommodating and equitable time for women in the history of the U.S. medical profession. Yet for all the gains posted by women over the last three-plus decades, the playing field remains uneven. AMA senior news writer Timothy Smith shares a conversation with two preem...
  • Long before the pandemic, doctors faced their own mental health concerns. Learn what’s been done — and what’s needed — to improve access to help.