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  American Medical Association - MSN Encarta
The AMA’s mission is to maintain high standards of medical education, provide scientific information to medical professionals and health-related information to the public, and develop programs to advance the practice of medicine and to serve the health needs of the public.
Also in 1993 the AMA passed a resolution declaring that a physician’s participation in assisted suicide was “fundamentally inconsistent” with a physician’s professional role.
The AMA was forced to rescind the deal after many of its members left in protest of the organization’s commercial interests and ethics.
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 American Medical Association Summary
To reach this goal, the AMA devotes much of its resources to gathering, synthesizing and distributing current information on health and the practice of medicine, to setting standards for medical ethics, to fostering medical education, and to serving as an advocate for physicians and patients.
The AMA provides ethical guidance to physicians through its "Principals of Medical Ethics" and "Fundamental Elements of the Patient-Physician Relationship." In addition, the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics is regarded as the standard for professional conduct for physicians in the United States, both by the physicians themselves and by the courts.
Critics of the American Medical Association, including economist Milton Friedman, have asserted that the organization acts as a government-sanctioned guild and has attempted to increase physicians' wages and fees limit by influencing limitations on the supply of physicians and non-physician competition [4] [5].
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  American Medical Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of medical doctors in the United States.
The AMA's subsequent conviction for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Critics of the American Medical Association, including economist Milton Friedman, have asserted that the organization acts as a government-sanctioned guild and has attempted to increase physicians' wages and fees limit by influencing limitations on the supply of physicians and non-physician competition [7] [8].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Medical_Association   (1357 words)

 American Medical Association. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The AMA investigates alleged cases of medical quackery, engages in medical research on drugs, foods, cosmetics, and other substances, and sponsors health education programs.
The organization also approves in-hospital doctor training programs; it was largely responsible for the upgrading of American medical education in the early 20th cent.
In recent years, problems associated with the high cost of medical care and health insurance, as well as the ramifications of the AIDS crisis, have been extensively examined by the influential Journal of the American Medical Association.
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 American Medical Association -- Medical Marijuana ProCon.org
The AMA believes that the NIH should use its resources and influence to support the development of a smoke-free inhaled delivery system for marijuana or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to reduce the health hazards associated with the combustion and inhalation of marijuana.
AMA policy on such issues is decided through its democratic policy-making process, in the AMA House of Delegates, which meets twice a year.
The AMA’s envisioned future is to be an essential part of the professional life of every physician and an essential force for progress in improving the nation’s health.
www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org /BiosOrg/AMA.htm   (364 words)

 American Medical Association Speech, Scott Gottlieb, MD, June 12, 2006
Principle among these is the medical journals, which grew out as organs of the established, independent medical professional societies for the explicit purpose of sharing and popularizing knowledge about best practices.
The ability for medical organizations to self regulate their clinical standards is only as robust as the information they have on which to base those standards, and the partnerships they have to help embrace and promulgate them.
The changes, which were made -- with a lot of input from medical organizations such as the AMA as well as individual clinicians -- are aimed at improving patient safety by making it easier for healthcare professionals to locate, read, and use prescribing information, thereby increasing the extent to which healthcare professionals rely on it.
www.fda.gov /oc/speeches/2006/ama0612.html   (3164 words)

 Medical Education: Medical Education and Residency Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These 6 organizations the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Medical Association, and the AMA are the leaders in medical education.
Our perspectives on medical education may differ in some respects but we're here because we all agree that making vitally- needed changes in our system of funding graduate medical education is long overdue.
Back in December of 1995, AMA delegates and the AMA Board called for a process which asks that we join with other organizations to develop recommendations that could be a resource for the Administration and the Congress, as they consider this problem.
www.aamc.org /meded/edres/workforc/ama.htm   (678 words)

 American Medical Association - Advisory Opinion
AMA proposes to make available to the public the data submitted to HCFA by the RUC, including the rationales for the recommendations and the vignettes and surveys used to generate the specialty society proposed values.
AMA believes this information would help physicians better understand the service described by each code and would help private payers evaluate the Medicare RBRVS and adapt it to their own use.
AMA staff have told us that they receive many calls from these groups asking for interpretation of what is included in the CPT codes.
www.ftc.gov /bc/adops/ama.htm   (1507 words)

 American Medical Association - Advisory Opinion
In sum, while AMA and CMS have stated that their intent is not to establish a fee control program, the disciplinary system as currently described in the petition would give medical societies significant power to regulate the fees charged by their members, and little guidance as to how that power ought to be exercised.
AMA and CMS, if they choose to adopt a disclosure requirement, should evaluate in the first instance what kinds of disclosures might be useful to patients without being unduly burdensome to the doctors.
AMA proposes to publicize the fact that a physician has been disciplined, but not the amount of the fee in question, when the infraction giving rise to the discipline involved a fee matter.
www.ftc.gov /bc/adops/009.htm   (5207 words)

 American Medical Association Information on Healthline
The American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in 1847 to "promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health." Since its beginning, the AMA has been dedicated to improving health and well-being through both clinical and community strategies.
Today, the AMA provides leadership to organized medicine in public health areas such as preventive services for adolescents; tobacco control; prevention of alcohol use among youth; special care of the elderly—including health literacy; organ donation; training in end-of-life care; and both domestic and youth violence prevention.
Thus, the AMA both represents and is responsive to the "house of medicine." Because of this relationship, the AMA works to build consensus among both medical societies and specialty societies as it promotes its public health agenda.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/american-medical-association   (518 words)

 Amazon.com: American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia (American Medical Association (Ama) Complete ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not only are medical conditions described in concise yet thorough detail, but symptoms and treatments are included as well.
This edition the AMA encyclopedia (2003) is fully based on its first edition (1989), so the review of the first applies to the second.
It is evident the editors had a very large axe to grind when discussing medically induced death therapy that is applied to our unborn citizens.
www.amazon.com /American-Medical-Association-Complete-Encyclopedia/dp/0812991001   (1598 words)

 Donor Profiles
The American Medical Association (AMA) represents medical doctors across the country, promotes standards in care, and publishes a number of medical journals.
The association has traditionally supported Republican candidates, agreeing with the GOP on such issues as medical malpractice reform.
But over the last few years, the AMA has also begun to shift support to the Democrats, favoring their attempts to pass patients’ rights legislation and expand Medicare payments.
www.opensecrets.org /orgs/summary.asp?ID=D000000068   (195 words)

 healthfinder.gov — American Medical Association - AMA
The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States.
The AMA is active in legislative issues and in setting standards for medical practice and education.
The AMA publishes books, directories to medical schools and related professional education programs, bibliographies, booklets on the medical profession, nine monthly medical specialty journals, and drug evaluations.
www.healthfinder.gov /orgs/HR1817.htm   (157 words)

 Contraception & Family Planning | American Medical Association House of Delegates Approves Resolution Supporting Sale ...
The American Medical Association House of Delegates on Monday during its annual meeting in Chicago approved a resolution opposing FDA's decision to deny Barr Laboratories' application for over-the-counter status for its emergency contraceptive Plan B, the
The resolution was brought to the AMA House of Delegates by its medical student members,
Hilary Faerbrother, a third-year medical student at Emory University who spoke before the AMA House of Delegates committee considering the resolution, said that FDA's decision amounted to "unprecedented action that refutes evidence-based medicine and creates a politically driven barrier to safe, affordable and effective access" to EC.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=24228   (369 words)

 American Medical Athletic Association
Roberts and Dave Watt, executive director of the American Running Association, which formed the group, hope to over time develop a participant death and injury registry, enabling medical response teams to better establish a course of action for a given distance under various race conditions.
ARRMS also envisions itself as a vital networking resource for race directors and their medical counterparts, who are always in need of up-to-the-minute information on safety issues, as well as a staff of capable volunteers.
Medical representatives from the nation's marathons made up over half of those in attendance, with personnel from shorter distance road races comprising the rest.
www.amaasportsmed.org /arrms_mtg.htm   (893 words)

 American Medical Association moves to regulate prescribing on the internet - Statistical Data Included British Medical ...
The American Medical Association's board maintains that the terms used in such questionnaires are often beyond the technical comprehension of a lay person and that no mechanism exists to ensure that the questions have been answered correctly or to confirm the history by physical examination.
Insistence on the importance of physical examination between doctor and patient is one of the keystones of the report, but it does recognise that this might sometimes be unnecessary.
The report urged state medical boards and societies to investigate local doctors who breach its guidelines, and it stated that efforts will continue to develop model legislation to regulate internet prescribing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0999/is_7204_319/ai_55449762   (519 words)

 American Medical Student Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), founded in 1950 and based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.
AMSA's action committees and interest groups help expose medical students to information on subjects not generally covered in traditional curricula, and is the only major national medical organization in the US that accepts no sponsorship or funding from any pharmaceutical company.
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) was founded in 1950, as the Student American Medical Association (SAMA), under the auspices of the American Medical Association (AMA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Medical_Student_Association   (707 words)

 Welcome to AMWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organization of over 10,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine.
The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all, within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.
The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.
www.duke.edu /web/AMWA   (145 words)

 AMA policy on circumcision analysed
This policy was prepared by the AMA's Council on Scientific Affairs, not its Committee on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
The medical benefits suggested to accrue from circumcision are reduced incidence of urinary tract infection in infant males, decreased incidence of penile cancer in adult males, and possibly decreased susceptibility to certain sexually transmissible diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The AMA supports the general principles of the 1999 Circumcision Policy Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which reads as follows: Existing scientific evidence demonstrates potential medical benefits of newborn male circumcision; however, these data are not sufficient to recommend routine neonatal circumcision.
www.circumstitions.com /AMA.html   (3397 words)

 The American Medical Women's Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Medical Women's Association is a national organization of women physicians and medical students.
We are dedicated to promoting women's health, improving the professional development and personal well-being of its members and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession.
AMWA members represent all medical specialties, from primary care to surgical subspecialties, and career roles including private individual and group practice, academia, administration, research, and managed care.
www.hygeia.com /amwa   (126 words)

 Domestic Violence
Nearly a quarter of the women in the United States - more than 12 million - will be abused by a current - or former partner some time during their lives.
A medical encounter may provide the only opportunity to stop the violence before more serious injuries occur.
A physician who treats a victim and does not inquire about domestic abuse or accepts an unlikely explanation for the injury could be held liable if the victim returns to the abuser and is injured again.
www.s-t.com /projects/DomVio/amatreatment.HTML   (298 words)

 Journal of the American Medical Association Multi-Vitamin Article
Association (JAMA) released a landmark recommendation today that all adults should take a multivitamin each day in addition to eating a healthy diet, to make sure they get the optimal amount of vitamins and minerals.
WHY: Almost 80% of Americans do not receive the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables that would provide sufficient amounts of key vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet.
Evidence has also shown that the benefits associated with taking supplemental vitamins and minerals -- typically found in a multivitamin -- can help reduce the risk of many of these diseases.
www.drugstore.com /qxc32616_332828_sespider/journal_of_the_american_medical_association_multi_vitamin_article   (707 words)

 Medical Societies: Founding Societies - Medem Network
Originally part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AAOO), which was founded in 1896, the AAO was incorporated as an independent organization in 1979 when the AAOO was divided into separate academies for each specialty.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
The AMA's work includes providing timely information on matters important to the health of America; setting standards for medical ethics, practice, and education; and serving as an influential advocate for physicians and their patients.
www.medem.com /corporate/corporate_societies_founding.cfm   (813 words)

 New Portable Medical Records Can Save Lives In An Emergency
To help reduce medical errors, the ViRec portable medical records application provides direct access to a person's medical information, such as identification information, prescription and non-prescription medications, doctors and care givers, insurance carriers, and family history.
Alternatively, the medical history can be stored on a cell phone and subsequently displayed using simple key selection available on the phone.
The medical data is automatically removed from the server once it has been successfully stored on the cell phone.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=58215   (679 words)

 American Medical Association calls for wholesale reforms of the FDA
The American Medical Association hasn't gone that far, but they do state that the trust in the FDA has been all but destroyed and that it is impossible for the FDA to investigate itself.
Of course, not everybody in the medical community agrees that the FDA is engaged in criminal behavior.
It is only with the threat of criminal prosecution that the remaining FDA employees will come to their senses and start doing the jobs they were supposed to do in the first place, which is to regulate the pharmaceutical industry, not protect it and promote it.
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