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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?

    The curtain seems to be rising on Act 2 in the saga of piecemeal repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The first part to fall was the financially unsustainable long-term care portion, the Class Act. The next target is the Independent Payment Advisory Board.


  • 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.


  • Illustration: Medicare twister by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ORIENT: Uncle Sam exacts penalty for quitting Medicare

    Should people be allowed to leave Medicare? This is a real question, not a rhetorical one. Even though Medicare is said to be highly popular, indispensable and a great boon to American seniors, some people really want out.


  • Dr. Peter Carmel takes over as AMA's new president

    A pediatric neurosurgeon from Newark, N.J. is the new president of the American Medical Association.


  • AMA votes to discourage doctored ads aimed at kids

    The nation's largest doctors' group has taken action aiming to discourage altered ads that promote unrealistic body images. The American Medical Association is particularly concerned about ads directed at kids.


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