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Editor-in-Chief of Country’s Top Medical Journal Resigns Over Fallout From Racist Podcast

In troubling development for the nation’s top medical journal, Dr. Howard Bauchner, chief editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, has resigned due to his mishandling of a podcast on racism in health care. Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press has reported that the issue stems from a…

American Medical Association Supports Transgender Rights in Supreme Court Filing

The American Medical Association (AMA) and other mental and health care organizations are supporting transgender individuals in demanding specific laws against workplace discrimination. A joint amicus­ brief the American Medical Association Litigation Center filed alongside 13 other organizations asked the United States Supreme Court to recognize the workplace discrimination transgender…

FDA's Updated Blood Donation Ban Still Discriminatory

This week, President Obama’s administration has expressed support for the Food and Drug Administration’s motion to lift a current ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood. However, the proposed revision does not do much to solve the problem. In a “half-step” in the right direction, the new…

AMA Classifies Obesity as a Disease

By Chris Hoenig & Manuel McDonnell-Smith Photo courtesy: CDC/ Debora Cartagena In June, the nation’s leading organization of medical professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA), made a bold move in recognizing obesity as a disease. The new policy calls for expanded research, treatment options and insurance coverage to treat patients…