Differences between clinical-trial and real-world measurements of BP should be considered when deciding how aggressive an approach to pursue.
Physicians support the idea to lower consumption of sugary drinks and help fund anti-obesity health programs.
The AMA House of Delegates also encourages healthier options in hospitals, food banks, SNAP, and tackles wording that contributes to obesity stigma.
A recent study found that, when tested, medical students correctly performed less than half of skills needed to obtain proper blood-pressure readings.
Forceful efforts to fight insurance mergers, the opioid epidemic, prediabetes and hypertension are among the highlights in the AMA’s 2016 Annual Report.