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  • Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release

    The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to open up the massive data trove.

  • Medicare to release billing data for 880K doctors

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  • Online MD reviews: cars, movie sites more popular

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  • ** FILE ** Doctors in at a Red Crescent Hospital examine a man who was shot in the leg when caught in the crossfire between Iraqi factions in the Saddam City area of Baghdad, Iraq. The doctors said that they have not treated any war casualties in two days, but are flooded with victims of civil chaos and fighting and are running low on supplies, Friday, April 11, 2003. ( J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times )

    Medical students' prognosis unclear with 'Obamacare'; many don't understand law

    Being accepted to medical school was once seen as a ticket to a prosperous and fulfilling career, but today's students face far less certain futures under Obamacare.

  • Study debunks domestic-violence screening

    Screening all women about domestic-violence experiences when they visit a health clinic doesn’t prevent future abuse or result in improved lives, says a study released Tuesday.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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  • Correction: AMA-President-Elect story

    In a story about the American Medical Association naming a new president- elect, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Dr. Ardis Hoven will take office as president-elect in June 2013 and become president in 2014. She became president-elect on Tuesday, and takes office as president in June 2013.

  • AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids

    The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.

  • Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, a Denver psychiatrist taking over as the American Medical Association's president later this month, said not to expect chaos if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects all or part of President Obama's sweeping health care law. (Associated Press)

    New AMA chief: High court ruling won't throw health care into chaos

    Americans should not expect chaos if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects all or part of the sweeping health care law, the incoming president of the nation's largest physicians group said Wednesday.

  • New AMA chief: No chaos with court's health ruling

    Americans should not expect chaos if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects all or part of the sweeping health care law, the incoming president of the nation's largest physicians group said Wednesday.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ORIENT: Is the payment board a death panel?

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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ARMSTRONG: Our dead American Medical Association

    So, what's up with the AMA? You know, the American Medical Association, venerated representative of the American physician, right? Wrong.

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