Kids With Rare Rapid-Aging Disease Get Hope From Study DrugChildren with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients.
Marijuana Use By Pregnant Women On The RiseMarijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy, and its use is increasing, according to the American Medical Association.
County Hospital Boss Says Gun Violence A 'Major Public Health Disaster'Cook County government and healthcare officials on Tuesday applauded the American Medical Association’s decision to declare gun violence is a public health crisis that requires federally funded research.
AMA Moves In To New Chicago HQThe American Medical Association has just moved its main headquarters, with encouragement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But, the physicians’ group has only moved a matter of blocks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
AMA Officially Classifies Obesity As A DiseaseThe AMA’s move means 90 million Americans who are considered obese now are classified as having a medical condition that requires treatment. It also puts more pressure on insurance companies to cover the costs of treatment for obesity.
Moms Stage Labor Day Rally For Maternity RightsAbout 100 young mothers and their supporters picketed the American Medical Association offices in Chicago on Monday, over what they say is the high rate of C-section births in America.
AMA Votes To Fight Against Unrealistic Body Image PromotionThe American Medical Association at its annual meeting in Chicago Tuesday took aim at ads that promote unrealistic body images.
AMA Weighing Support For National Soda TaxWould a $2 bottle of fattening soda have Americans drinking less and slimming down? As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, some doctors think a big fat soda tax is the answer.
AMA Votes To Maintain Support Of Health Care MandateThe nation's doctors remain divided over a key plank of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
Study: Over 2 Hours Of TV Hazardous To Your HealthA new study says spending too much time in front of your TV could result in a greater chance of some serious health problems.
AMA: Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors SeverelyThe upcoming cuts in Medicare physician payments will be catastrophic for seniors, the president of the nation's largest doctors' group says.