JAMA

JAMA


JAMA is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published weekly online and in print, and a member of the @JAMANetwork family of journals.

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Elimination of Health Care Waste Could Reduce Health Care Spending Waste Category #2 . Failure of Care Coordination Estimated cost: $27.2 to $78.2 Billion Examples: - Unnecessary ED visits or admissions - Unnecessary readmissions

Greater investment in ensuring access to good nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, according to a @WHO  report, which also estimated that every dollar spent on basic nutrition yields $16 for local economies

This Viewpoint reviews available evidence about the likelihood that price transparency might influence consumer choice, put downward pressure on prices, and influence insurers to incentivize patients to seek lower-cost care @JAMAForum 

In this nationwide matched cohort study, infants born to women with Roux-en-Y#gastricbypass  surgery had lower risk of major birth defects than infants born to matched control women.

It would be possible to provide health care coverage to all individuals in the US, without further substantial increases in spending, if current wasted spending in health care were redirected @JAMAForum 

Candida auris can cause serious infections of the bloodstream, gut, wounds, and other sites. Some infections are resistant to all antifungal drugs and do not respond to treatment; death rates from this infection can reach 60%

40-60% of households that have someone with dementia also have a firearm, ~90% of firearm deaths are suicides, and at earlier stages of dementia, suicide risk increases @EmmyBetz  @CUAnschutz 

To manage ever-rising drug prices, a majority of the public support - Requiring drug companies to list prices in ads - Making it easier for generics to come to market - Allowing the government to negotiate with drug companies via @KaiserFamFound  @JAMAForum 

After nearly 48 dreadful hours of induction and labor, a beautiful baby girl was born "sleeping." Without an answer, we held her as long as we could, only to send her for an autopsy mere hours later #Stillborn 

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@US_FDA  has approved the first #vaccine  to prevent disease caused by all 4 #dengue  virus serotypes

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Although #measles  #vaccination  has saved more than 21 million lives since 2000, reported measles cases increased worldwide by 31% from 2016 to 2017 in large part because of falling vaccination coverage, according to a recent report

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The rising tide of medical misinformation requires a robust and coordinated response from health professionals, organizations, institutions, and mainstream media

"It’s all in your head” is a phrase sometimes said by physicians to patients presenting w symptoms unexplained by medical disease. As a neurologist specializing in neuropsychiatry I find myself constantly trying to repair the damage these words can cause.

#Aerobic #exerciseimproved  executive function in healthy adults who had below-average #fitnesslevels , found a recent study

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Very low-carbohydrate, high-fat #KetogenicDiets  cause the body to switch from burning carbs to burning fat. A meta-analysis of 13 RCTs suggested that people on ketogenic diets tend to lose more weight and keep more of it off than people on low-fat diets.

Despite widespread availability and use of calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporotic fractures, this meta-analysis of 33 clinical trials found no effect of the supplements' use on hip, other nonvertebral, vertebral, or total fractures

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Syncope or near-syncope is the most common reason physicians are called to attend to in-flight medical emergencies. Learn more:

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Older women who walked more than their peers had lower death rates in a recent observational study in @JAMAInternalMed , and the mortality benefit was seen with as few as 4400 steps

The decision to undergo surgery for older adults should include considerations of how much the procedure will improve quantity and quality of life, and how much it will preserve their independence.

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