June 20, 2013
Expert puts meaning in 'meaningful use'
In his post at the Department of Health and Human Services, David Blumenthal, M.D., MPP, heads up the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
New NMA president reflects on a successful meeting
The 2010 NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Fla., was a great success with large crowds and timely presentations, said NMA President Leonard Weather Jr., R.Ph., M.D.
Experts look at mammography screening guidelines
When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced new mammography guidelines in December 2009, the proposal set a new controversy in motion.
Fight continues to relieve effects of sickle cell anemia
The first case of sickle cell anemia was reported in 1910. One hundred years later, attention on the sickle cell trait and anemia does not match less prevalent diseases.
Satcher symposium examines how to make health reform work
Turning health system reform legislation into law was a political milestone decades in the making, but the health care community now faces another set of monumental tasks to make it all work so reform is permanent and not fleeting.
Trials highlight need for early treatment for diabetes, cardiovascular problems
A study of three recent cardiovascular clinical trials that focused on diabetes management shows that early treatment to control blood sugar levels is key in extending the lives of African-Americans — particularly males — who have diabetes.
Quick recognition, treatment essential in stroke management
Even though the official title of her Aug. 3 presentation was "Essentials for Stroke Management," the subtitle of the lecture by Aisha T. Liferidge, M.D., was even more descriptive: "Brain Attack 101: How to Maintain Your Stroke of Genius."
FDA Advisory Committee Workshop offers insight into rewarding experience
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presented an Advisory Committee Workshop Aug. 4 with the goal of recruiting NMA members to its committees and giving them a voice on the future of medicine.
Plan to attend 2011 NMA Convention
Mark your calendars now to attend the National Medical Association 2011 National Convention and Scientific Assembly, July 23-27, in Washington, D.C.
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