Every year, influenza (flu) is estimated to cause between 9.3 million and 45 million illnesses, leading to 12 000 to 61 000 deaths in the US. The seasonal influenza vaccine is the single most powerful tool to protect individuals from influenza and decrease the overall effect of the virus on public health.
We know now it is more important than ever that everyone do their part and #MaskUp to stop the transmission of COVID-19. As the U.S. continues to grapple this new normal of wearing masks as part of their daily attire, patients may have questions.
From his home office in Michigan, Dr. Mahmud Al Furgani treats Providence patients in seven states. He calls his job as a telehospitalist ‘a dream’ opportunity and shares how telehealth is transforming the future of medicine. | NATIVE CONTENT |
Should children return to school this fall? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a question that physicians—most notably pediatricians and those practicing family medicine—are likely to hear with increasing frequency in the coming months from patients. And it is not an easy one to answer.
Dr. Annelise Manns, PsyD, is passionate about the importance of clinicians taking care of themselves emotionally and physically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, she offers advice on how to cope, heal and even thrive in our new normal. | NATIVE CONTENT |
The MAVEN Project is a telehealth nonprofit that supports primary care providers working at safety net clinics across the country. We do this by recruiting & retaining experienced volunteer physicians who offer provider-to-provider consults, one-on-one mentoring, and customized education sessions.
As a senior physician, you face unique challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. The JAMA Career Center is here to support your next steps during this unprecedented time and beyond. The following resources from the AMA Senior Physicians Section can help you build a plan whether you are looking ahead to retirement or seeking a return to work.
The American Medical Association COVID-19 guide provides information for physicians and health care professionals who want to support communities severely impacted by COVID-19. View the Resource Guide around how and where to volunteer and things to consider before registering.
With conferences and other in-person CME opportunities cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, opportunities to take advantage of in-person CME opportunities are limited or unavailable. With the AMA Ed Hub™ featuring JN Learning from the JAMA Network, you can meet your CME requirements with trusted, high-quality education accessible on any device, at any time.
During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone experiences increased levels of stress and anxiety, but physicians and other front-line health care professionals are particularly vulnerable. These resources will help you prioritize your well-being during this difficult time.
The JAMA Career Center is here to provide you the tools to support your practice and your patients. Here you can find the latest on diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, Patient Pages from JAMA, and COVID-19 Guides from the American Medical Association, including the AMA Telehealth Playbook.
In this video, the editors of JAMA Health Forum discuss this innovative online channel focused on health policy and health strategy issues affecting medicine and health care. The channel gathers health policy research and commentary from across the JAMA Network and incorporates blog posts from leaders working at the intersection of health policy, economics, and the law.
There are thousands of resources available on buying and renting housing. The information in this guide can help you identify helpful and relevant resources to aid you in making the decision to rent or buy and, if you decide to buy, help guide you through the home-buying process.
When Alexander J. Towbin, MD got the idea to use social media as a promotional tool, he initially planned to publicize his department's informatics projects. But Towbin quickly realized social media could serve an even broader purpose — promoting the entire department and increasing its visibility and influence along the way.
Check the JAMA Network Coronavirus Resource for updates on COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment. The collection includes Q&A's with NIAID's Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.
In this short JAMA Network Video, Abraham Verghese, MD of Stanford University discusses the findings of a JAMA Special Communication on practices to foster physician presence and connection with patients in clinical encounters, and why the first moment between patient and physician is so crucial.
A medical license granted by a U.S. state or jurisdiction is required of every practicing physician. Licensing boards and statutes can be complex and vary from state to state. While there is a trend toward uniformity among licensing boards, automatic reciprocity between state medical boards has mostly been discontinued. Learn more about what to expect when applying for a state medical license.