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AMA Update

AMA Update covers health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Hear from physicians and experts on public health, advocacy issues, scope of practice, and more. Because who’s doing the talking matters. Find all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts

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AMA Update covers health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Hear from physicians and experts on public health, advocacy issues, scope of practice, and more. Because who’s doing the talking matters. Find all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts

Why it's important to have women in medicine with Suja Mathew, MD

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September marks AMA's #WomenInMedicineMonth. Today Suja Mathew, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Atlantic Health System, discusses how she leads with purpose – this year’s theme. Dr. Mathew is also a newly elected member of the AMA Council on Medical Education. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Celebrate #WIMMonth and get involved here: https://ama-assn.org/WomenMedicineMonth

Sep 22 2022

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Flu shot, COVID boosters, TPOXX treatments and more with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

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AMA Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, discusses preparing for flu season, changes to CDC's TPOXX guidance, as well as the latest data and findings from new physician burnout research study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Learn how the AMA is #FightingForDocs and access resources from the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, by visiting: https://www.ama-assn.org/recovery

Read more about the AMA, Mayo Clinic, and Stanford Medicine research findings on physician burnout here: https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/physician-burnout-rate-spikes-new-height

Sep 21 2022

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Addressing Medicare payment problems for physicians with Jack Resneck Jr., MD

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AMA President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, a practicing dermatologist and health care policy expert in San Francisco, discusses the latest advocacy efforts on Medicare physician payment reform. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

View "Characteristics of a Rational Medicare Payment System" PDF here: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/characteristics-rational-medicare-payment-principles.pdf

Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news

Learn how the AMA is #FightingForDocs and access resources from the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, by visiting: https://www.ama-assn.org/recovery

Sep 20 2022

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How social determinants of health impact health outcomes with Laura Zimmermann, MD

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Laura Zimmermann, MD, Interim Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses a step-by-step approach for physicians to address social determinants of health in their practice. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Looking for more resources? To access the AMA STEPS Forward® toolkit (CME credit), visit: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/steps-forward/module/2702762

Watch the full AMA STEPS Forward® webinar on social determinants of health here:
https://bit.ly/3BMnlyj

Sep 19 2022

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Health policy, medical research, clinical care & more with Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD

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The new editor-in-chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, discusses her transition from academic, physician-scientist to starting her new role at one of the most widely circulated general medical journals in the world. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Celebrate #WomenInMedicineMonth and learn more here: https://ama-assn.org/WomenMedicineMonth

Sep 15 2022

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New COVID booster, monkeypox vaccine eligibility & polio in New York with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

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AMA's Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health, Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, shares the latest CDC recommendations, research data, and study findings on: poliovirus in New York, HIV and monkeypox—as well as COVID hospitalization rates and the effectiveness of vaccinations and boosters during Omicron. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Sep 14 2022

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Six drivers of physician burnout with ICPH keynote speaker, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA

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Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, one of the featured keynote speakers at the 2022 International Conference on Physician Health™, Oct. 13-15, in Orlando, Fla., shares six key drivers of physician burnout and how to address them. This year’s conference theme is “engaging organizations to achieve cultural change.” American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Registration for ICPH 2022 closes Sept. 22! Reserve your spot now: https://bit.ly/3N7cdP2

Sep 13 2022

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Physician-led health care teams with Bryan Batson, MD

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Bryan Batson, MD, CEO of Hattiesburg Clinic, in Hattiesburg, Miss., shares details from a new study that demonstrates the value of physician-led, team-based care. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Read more about Hattiesburg Clinic's "Targeting Value-based Care with Physician-led Care Teams”, here: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/scope-practice/amid-doctor-shortage-nps-and-pas-seemed-fix-data-s-nope

Learn how the AMA is #FightingForDocs and access resources from the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, by visiting: https://www.ama-assn.org/recovery

Sep 12 2022

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New Omicron boosters available from Pfizer and Moderna with Sandra Fryhofer, MD

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Bivalent boosters authorized by FDA: the latest on Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's updated COVID-19 vaccines for fall with Sandra Fryhofer, MD, chair, American Medical Association Board of Trustees and AMA liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Sep 08 2022

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New Paxlovid study data, monkeypox cases, U.S. life expectancy and more with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

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Free COVID tests, vaccines and treatments could be ending soon. AMA's Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health, Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, also covers the continued decline in U.S. life expectancy and FDA's authorization of Moderna and Pfizer boosters for fall. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Sep 07 2022

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Mental health stigma & physician well-being with Christine Yu Moutier, MD

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In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week to #StopSuicide, Christine Yu Moutier, MD, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in New York, joins to discuss dismantling the stigma around seeking mental health treatment. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Dial 9-8-8 if you or anyone you know needs help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the U.S.

Register for AMA’s live webinar “Dismantling Stigma for All: Addressing Physician and Patient Mental Health and Suicide Risk” on Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon Central time, here: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/events/addressing-physician-and-patient-mental-health

Sep 06 2022

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Welcome to the AMA Update

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The AMA Update podcast covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Hear from physicians and experts on COVID-19, monkeypox, advocacy issues, scope of practice, and more. Because who’s doing the talking matters. Find all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts

Sep 05 2022

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Finding the best medical residency program for you with Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA

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Residency applicants start submitting MyERAS applications to programs on September 7th. Maya Hammoud, MD, an OB/GYN professor and Associate Chair of Education at the University of Michigan Medical School, discusses residency selection and how a new tool can help medical students find a residency program that best fits them. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Specialties interested in collaborating on a residency program Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool can email gme@ama-assn.org for more information.

To access FREIDA™ Alignment Check Index (ACI) tool, visit: https://freida.ama-assn.org/residency-alignment

Sep 02 2022

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How to implement survivor-informed care and why it matters with Anita Ravi, MD

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Anita Ravi, MD, a family physician, and CEO and co-founder of the PurpLE Health Foundation in New York, is working to break the cycle of gender-based violence against women—join us to kick off Women in Medicine Month this September. Dr. Ravi is one of this year’s #WIMMonth AMA Inspiration Award honorees and the immediate past chair of the AMA Women Physicians Section. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Celebrate #WomenInMedicineMonth and get involved here: https://www.ama-assn.org/member-groups-sections/women-physicians/women-medicine-month

For more information, visit: https://purplehealthfoundation.org/

Sep 01 2022

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New CDC monkeypox guidance, Novavax for kids & Moderna boosters with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

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Can kids go to school with monkeypox? Why is Moderna suing Pfizer? Is the government still mailing free COVID tests? AMA's Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, answers these questions and more. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Aug 31 2022

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Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on tangible actions to reverse the overdose epidemic

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Aug. 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. American Medical Association CXO, Todd Unger, is joined by Bobby Mukkamala, MD, immediate past chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and chair of the AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force, to discuss the AMA’s advocacy work to help #EndOverdose. Also covering tangible actions physicians and policymakers can take now, before the end of the year, and in Congress and state legislatures across the United States – to help save lives and reduce harm.
Visit https://end-overdose-epidemic.org for more information.

Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news

Aug 30 2022

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Voter registration and health care with Vot-ER

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For #CivicHealthMonth this August we discuss how voting influences health and why it’s important for physicians to get involved in voting advocacy. American Medical Association CXO and host, Todd Unger, is joined by Aliya Bhatia, executive director of Vot-ER in Washington, D.C., and Jasmin Eatman, an MD and PhD candidate at Emory in Atlanta—and Vot-ER intern.

Visit Vot-ER.org now to get your badge and learn more!

Aug 29 2022

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Climate change's effects on human health with Colin Cave, MD

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Treating climate change as a public health crisis with Colin Cave, MD, the medical director of external affairs, government relations and community health for Northwest Permanente (NWP), the medical group for Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, Ore. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Aug 25 2022

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FDA authorizes Novavax vaccine for kids ages 12-17 with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

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AMA's Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health, Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, shares news on the Novavax vaccine from the FDA—as well as updates on COVID boosters for fall, monkeypox vaccines, TPOXX treatments, and Dr. Anthony Fauci's announcement on stepping down from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

Aug 24 2022

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Rebekah Bernard, MD, on the importance of physician-led care

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A special episode with Rebekah Bernard, MD, co-author of the book Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare about scope creep and how it can affect patient care. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

To learn more about the AMA’s work to fight scope creep as a critical part of our Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, visit: ama-assn.org/recovery

Aug 23 2022

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