American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association—the nation’s leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical […]

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

While fancy and sophisticated foods continue to grow in popularity, ask most people what their favorite foods are and the answer will invariably be classic comfort foods: lasagna, meat loaf, mac and cheese, and cake. Unfortunately, most people think that having diabetes means the days of enjoying these hearty classics are long gone, and that […]

American Medical Systems Inc. v. Medical Engineering Corp.

American Medical Systems Inc. v. Medical Engineering Corp.

The Donaldson Company (Donaldson) appeals from the January 30, 1991 decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Board) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), reaffirmed on reconsideration on April 17, 1991, sustaining the Examiners rejection of claim 1 of reexamination application Serial No. 90/001,776 (Schuler application) under 35 U.S.C. § […]

An Analysis of Bibliometric Indicators, National Institutes of Health Funding, And Faculty Size at Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Schools, 1997-2007 (Report)

An Analysis of Bibliometric Indicators, National Institutes of Health Funding, And Faculty Size at Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Schools, 1997-2007 (Report)

INTRODUCTION Bibliometric statistics are used by institutions of higher education to evaluate the research quality and productivity of their faculty. On an individual level, tenure, promotion, and reappointment decisions are considerably influenced by bibliometric indicators, such as gross totals of publications and citations and journal impact factors [1-6]. At the departmental, institutional, or national level, […]

Why Doctors Shouldn't Practice Law: The American Medical Association's Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Practice Law: The American Medical Association’s Misdiagnosis of Physician Non-Compete Clauses.

I. INTRODUCTION In its model rules, the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a restriction on an attorney’s ability to enter into non-compete clauses. The American Medical Association (AMA) has no such restriction. This Article discusses the history, case law, and justifications for this restriction in a lawyer’s practice; details the reasons why the AMA has […]

Introduction of American Business Practices in Health Services in Mid 80S has Spoiled the Image of the Medical Profession

Introduction of American Business Practices in Health Services in Mid 80S has Spoiled the Image of the Medical Profession

KARACHI — Introduction of American Business practices in the Pakistan’s health services in 1985 has spoiled the image of the medical profession which is at its lowest ebb in the society these days. Most doctors do not enjoy the same respect which the public used to give them. Words like serving the humanity after becoming […]

Understanding the RUC: the Ama's Multispecialty Relative Value Update Committee is Under Scrutiny (Advocacy) (Relative-Value Update Committee ) (American Medical Association)

Understanding the RUC: the Ama’s Multispecialty Relative Value Update Committee is Under Scrutiny (Advocacy) (Relative-Value Update Committee ) (American Medical Association)

For a 26-person advisory body variously described as “secretive,” “little known,” and “hardly ever heard of,” the American Medical Association’s (AMA) multispecialty Relative-Value Update Committee (RUC) has been receiving a great deal of attention in recent months. Recently, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kaiser Health News, and the New England Journal of […]