Delivering Care

Before beginning a haircut, barber Eric Muhammad places a cuff on Mark Sims to measure his blood pressure. Photo courtesy of the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
May 23, 2018

To address uncontrolled hypertension in African-American men, barbers were trained to measure blood pressure and encourage follow-up. Here is how it worked. 

Recent Articles

May 03, 2018

Address these four barriers to help minority patients with hypertension lower their blood pressure, says cardiologist and AMA member Keith C. Ferdinand, MD.

Apr 19, 2018

More than 90 percent of this Miami physician group’s patients with hypertension are African-American or Hispanic. Learn about the strategies they used to make big strides.

Apr 13, 2018

The use of a “medutainment” approach for marketing and  promoting plastic surgeons’ online brands can threaten professionalism.

Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Adams urges people close to those at risk of opioid overdose to obtain the lifesaving antidote. The AMA has fought for, and helped shape, naloxone-access laws in all 50 states.

Apr 10, 2018

FDA Sentinel System data network has health info on 13 billion clinical encounters that generates real-world evidence on the use of medical products.