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  • FDA: New Food Label
    Is sugar killing you?
    The respected Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)finalizeda study just last month which links increased sugar intake with heart disease. The study found that "most US adults consume more added sugar than is recommended for a...
  • Michelle Obama at Let's Move Campaign
    New CDC report shows decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds
    Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that can be found in the February 26th in the Journal of the American Medical Association, (www.jamanetework.com) show a “significant decline in obesity among...
  • JAMA: More hands-on management of alcoholism does not guarantee abstinence
    JAMA: More hands-on management of alcoholism does not guarantee abstinence
    Patients with alcohol use disorders who receive more aggressive treatment were only slightly more successful in abstaining from drinking, according to a study in the Sept. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA.Chronic...
  • JAMA reports worse outcomes, less care for DNR patients
    Does DNR mean death?
    What, exactly, does a "do-not-resuscitate" (DNR) order mean? What about when it is applied to a child? A chilling article published as an original investigation in the August 26, 2013, issue of JAMA Pediatrics indicates that for many...
  • Cancer Survivors' Plaza, Dallas, Texas
    What do you mean, it's not cancer?
    "Cancer" is the word of the week. A catchall term that really describes a bouquet of serious as well as not-so-troubling illnesses, the word has raised quite a ruckus.The discussion started among doctors, not with patients and their...
  • Flu during pregnancy
    Flu during pregnancy may contribute to bipolar disorder
    Maternal influenza may be a risk factor for bipolar disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week.Gestational influenza has been associated previously with schizophrenia in...
  • Stricter gun laws result in fewer gun deaths according to JAMA
    Stricter gun laws result in fewer gun deaths according to JAMA
    A study released last week by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association): Internal Medicine shows a direct correlation between gun laws and gun-related fatalities. It confirms that generally speaking, stricter gun laws result in fewer...
  • Should you take vitamin D supplements for a cold?
    Should you take vitamin D supplements for a cold?
    Keeping yourself and your family healthy is a challenge, especially during flu season. Though Vitamin D is important for overall health, a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows taking supplements...
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    Sleep apnea may lead to dementia in elderly women
    A multi-center research study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that sleep apnea may lead to cognitive impairment in elderly women. The study was published in the Aug. 10, 2011 issue of the Journal of...
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig conquered gender-based discrimination in medical school
    Helen Brooke Taussig was born on May 24, 1898 in Cambridge Massachusetts; the youngest of four children, to Frank W. Taussig and Edith Guild. Helen’s father was a well-known professor and economist at Harvard University. Her mother was one...
  • 'Cuba on My Mind' exhibition closes Saturday, April 30
    'Cuba on My Mind' exhibition closes Saturday, April 30
    PRESS RELEASE. Last Call for Cuba on My Mind. Naples, Florida (April 25, 2011). "Cuba on Mind," an exhibition that provides a rare glimpse into Cuba's prolific art scene, will come to a close on Saturday, April 30, and we don't...
  • Spotlight on Cuba on My Mind's JAMA
    Spotlight on Cuba on My Mind's JAMA
    Like many Cubans, José Andres Matos is known by a nickname. But in Matos' case, he gave the nickname to himself before some family member or friend had the chance to hang a moniker on him based on some physical characteristic or manner of...
  • Bishop Eddie Long denies sexual coercion charges in pulpit
    Bishop Eddie Long denies sexual coercion charges in pulpit (Video, Slideshow)
    LITHONIA, Ga. – As mega church founder Bishop Eddie Long took his fight to the pulpit Sunday to fight accusations of sexual misconduct; he was cheered by at least 10,000 members of his congregation.Long became one of the country's most...
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