News tagged with american medical association

Study: Riskier surgeries for back pain raise costs

(AP) -- A study of Medicare patients shows that costlier, more complex spinal fusion surgeries are on the rise - and sometimes done unnecessarily - for a common lower back condition caused by aging and arthritis.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Other
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Top US psychiatrist calls for ethics cleanup

(AP) -- American psychiatrists need to break away from a "culture of influence" created by their financial dealings with the drug industry, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health said in a leading medical journal.

dateMar 23, 2010 in Other
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Revisiting the need to detect circulating tumor cells

One of the most dangerous characteristics of cancer is its ability to metastasize, or spread through the body. For this reason, oncologists have a major need for better tests to detect cells that break away from primary tumors ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Cancer
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