Medicaid and opioid dependence will be major issues for the medical community this year according to the American Medical Association, which recently held its annual Legislative Strategy Conference in Florida.
With hypertension prevalent in over half of patients ages 60 and older and in nearly a third of all adults in the U.S., the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians have released a joint guideline on appropriate systolic blood pressure targets.
Stating it may not provide sufficient precautions, the American Heart Association's (AHA) president recently expressed qualms about new new advice from physicians groups recommending less stringent criteria for the diagnosis of hypertension.
The American Heart Association is hoping that through laughter the organization can encourage people to take better care of themselves with a new series of videos produced by WhoHaha, a digital media company that highlights female comedy.
Physicians have opposed the merger between Aetna and Humana for over a year and a half, trying to challenge the merger by giving the Department of Justice and state attorneys general evidence against the merger.
The possibility of tackling lupus, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases with a new antibody treatment has resulted in a partnership contract between Sanofi and ImmuNext Inc., a firm focused on immunotherapy.