This year has been different from any other in our lifetimes, which means making the same old New Year’s resolutions is unlikely to work. Many people will opt for eating healthier or working out more, but with the COVID-19 pandemic altering how everyone lives, it may be time to choose a different resolution. Two AMA members took time to discuss what they wish people knew about making New Year’s resolutions during the pandemic.
In this JN Learning/AMA Ed Hub Critical Care module, learn how US clinicians planned for and responded to resource limitation during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic by reading a JAMA Network Open Original Investigation.
With the COVID-19 case counts again surging across the nation, this year’s family holiday gatherings are going to look a lot different than usual, reports AMA Senior News writer Sara Berg. There will be tough choices ahead regarding how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other fall and winter holidays. Find out from an infectious disease expert about some key considerations that patients should keep in mind.
Inspired to cure cancer and not just treat it, Dr. Rangaswamy Chintapatla has built a career where he spends as much time running clinical trials as he does seeing his Oncology patients. Here, he describes the many benefits of incorporating research into your practice.
A 4 a.m. phone call from home alerted Dr. Brandon Temte, a third-year resident teaching at a medical school in Uganda, that coronavirus was now a pandemic. The U.S. was closing its airports. He caught the last international fight out and returned to a completely changed hospital and country. Here, he shares his story.
The AMA has published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, reports Kevin B. O'Reilly, News Editor.
He spent nearly a decade as a small town physician, but Dr. Samuel Nyamu always knew he wanted to practice in a large, metropolitan environment. Read about his big leap, and how he, his wife and four children have found their happy place in California.
In JAMA Medical News & Perspectives Rita Rubin, MA, reports on SARS-CoV-2 testing refusal. At a September webinar entitled, “Until We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine,” epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, expressed concerns about insufficient testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the US.
Senior AMA News writer Sara Berg reports on an ongoing battle to fight physician burnout and improve well-being that is especially crucial during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. As health systems continue to search for ways to cut administrative burden and workloads, one way is to eliminate “stupid stuff,” or, unnecessary tasks.
Investment markets rise and fall unpredictably in an unstable financial market driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but do not panic, writes AMA Contributing News Writer, Len Strazewski. Mid career physicians may build investment and retirement portfolios that are safe and productive despite variable and sometimes frightening conditions.
Burned out from decades of bureaucracy and long hours, Dr. Tony Knott left his practice behind and flew to England. A five-year adventure ensued, including learning to drive on the left side of the road and launching a book publishing company. Now a family practice doctor at NYC Health + Hospitals, he shares how COVID-19 led to renewed purpose and a new path.
Applications are submitted, and in the coming weeks an unprecedented residency application cycle will begin one of its most atypical phases: virtual interviews. For medical students, taking one of the key steps of residency selection from the physical world to the digital world could bring additional stress, writes AMA News writer Brendan Murphy.
At this time, there is no cure for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), although some treatments are being used in severe illness. For patients recovering at home, treatment is mainly supportive. For people with mild symptoms, this means staying well rested, drinking plenty of fluids, and monitoring symptoms. Read the guidelines to know what to do when caring for someone with COVID-19.
Dr. Terena Gimmillaro worked in the food service industry for years before becoming a primary care physician. Her background gave her a heart for helping people struggling with the disease of addiction. Read how she pivoted her career, and learn about her pioneering approach to helping patients dealing with addiction in the hospital setting.
Many physicians may remember their residency interviews as a stressful, yet exciting part of the residency selection process. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, these interviews are now conducted through video conferencing. It’s worth the time and practice to make sure you are prepared to put your best self forward.
In this JN Learning CME activity on the AMA Ed Hub, you will gain an understanding of how to reassure the public and clinical community about the scientific review and approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read a September 10, 2020 JAMA Editorial by Howard Bauchner, MD; Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ; and Joshua Sharfstein, MD, and then take a quiz to earn CME credit.
Eight months ago, most parents were not thinking about the intricacies of remote, or virtual, learning and how it compares with an in-person experience for their children. Thanks to COVID-19, though, the differences and challenges that can come with online education are at the forefront as kids of all ages begin the new school year.
In the JAMA Network series Conversations with Dr. Bauchner, JAMA Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner interviews guests about the latest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak. In this episode from September 25, 2020 , Dr. Bauchner talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about concerns for the Fall, vaccine approval and efficacy, airborne transmission, pandemic fatigue, and baseball among other topics.
Substantive revisions are being made to the CPT codes related to office and other outpatient services, collectively known as the Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes. These changes announced in November 2019 are designed to address administrative burden in clinical practice, and impact nearly every medical specialty. This module provides key information about these landmark revisions and CME.
Data on racial and ethnic patterns of the pandemic paints an alarming picture. Biases and discriminatory practices in health care contribute to stark inequities, but physicians and other health professionals can help make a change to better reach and care for Black patients.