Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
There is still "a long way to go" to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but scientifically, there's no reason the world can't move toward the day when HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are rare, a federal official said Sunday.
The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.
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.
An internal medicine doctor from Kentucky is the American Medical Association's new president-elect.
The most common type of obesity surgery may increase patients' chances for alcohol abuse, according to the largest study to demonstrate a potential link.
A new study says women physician-scientists are paid much less than their male counterparts. The salary difference over a career could pay for a college education, a spacious house, or even a retirement nest egg.
A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine and the daughters they want to inspire.
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.