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Excellence in Medicine Awards | American Medical Association

Through the Excellence in Medicine Awards, the AMA Foundation recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations.

Excellence in Medicine Awards

Applications for the 2018 Excellence in Medicine Awards are now closed. Our application portal will be updated later in 2018 with information for the 2019 application.

List of awards:

The Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award for the Selfless Elimination of Human Suffering

Recognizes the work of a U.S. physician who has demonstrated altruism, compassion, integrity, leadership and personal sacrifice while providing quality health care to a destitute, distressed or marginalized population in an impoverished community.

  • Made possible by Debasish Mridha, MD

The Dr. Edmond and Rima Cabbabe Dedication to the Profession Award

Recognizes a physician who demonstrates active and productive improvement to the profession of medicine.

  • Made possible by Edmond Cabbabe, MD and Rima Cabbabe
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The American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations

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A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!  Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart.

Use up at least as many calories as you take in.

  • Start by knowing how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain your weight. Nutrition and calorie information on food labels is typically based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. You may need fewer or more calories depending on several factors including age, gender, and level of physical activity.
  • If you are trying not to gain weight, don’t eat more calories than you know you can burn up every day.
  • Increase the amount and intensity of your physical activity to burn more calories.
  • Aim for at least
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American Indian Health

It’s really about the children.

American Indian Health and Diet Project since 2006

The goals of the AIHDP are to bring to light the health problems faced by indigenous peoples, to understand how we came to our unhealthy situations and what we can do about them. You will find no fry bread recipes here! This site also focuses on connecting with the natural world, how to extablish backyard and butterfly gardens, and how to prepare delicious meals with nutritious ingredients you can grow yourself, or purchase from farmers’ markets. You do not have to be a chef! Historically, we ate simply and we should continue that tradition.

This website is based on my book, Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness. University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Now being revised and expanded, including a curriculum guide!

This book won the Special Award of the Jury

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The American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Notice as of Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6PM Eastern Time.

Advancing Education Advancing Science Advancing Professional Practice

If you are seeking a medical physicist to fill a career, temporary (Locum Tenens), contract, or training position, please visit our Career Services Center.

AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical

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Latin American Heritage Diet | Oldways

 

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What is the Latin American HERITAGE Diet?

The Latin American Heritage Diet promotes richly flavorful, affordable, and easy-to-prepare foods, and reflects the great range of culinary traditions, foods, and flavors of this vast area. Variations have traditionally existed in the parts of Latin America where maize (corn), potatoes, peanuts, and beans are grown, including modern-day Mexico, and the other countries in Central and South America. This eating pattern is a blend of the broad traditional diets of four major cultures: the indigenous people (Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, and other Native Americans), the Spanish, Portuguese, and continental Africans. Starting at the base of the pyramid, you’ll find:

  • Foods to eat every day: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
  • Twice weekly servings of fish and seafood
  • Moderate portions of poultry, eggs, and dairy.
  • Infrequent servings of meats and sweets.

How to Get Started

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Oldways offers online resources, recipes, and guidelines for

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American Medicaid Dentists Public Dental Provider Health State Federal Community Clinic Private Practice Dentistry Assistance


The Medicaid Dentist Directory is a resource for finding federal and state funded programs for providing basic dental services from clinics and individual dentist offices and practices for eligible individuals and families.

Families with children needing dental care may be able to qualify for special funding to obtain health insurance for children with the help of the Federal government. Read more about this popular and growing program.

This website is under development. We continue to compile community, city, state and Federal resources for dental health treatment.

Contact your local State government or local Medicaid office for determining eligibility and the application requirements.

Disability Populations

The National Foundation of Dentistry (NFDH) has developed a program for Dentists to donate certain services for qualifying individuals. Applicants who are either disabled, elderly or medically compromised and have no other way for paying for dental care may be able to secure help in their

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Medicine – Scientific American

Slated for human trials, EIDD-2801 could become the first pill for COVID-19

April 7, 2020 — Michael Waldholz

Originally published in June 1868

April 7, 2020

Fighting the disease is like trying to hit a moving target, evolutionarily speaking

From online journal clubs to “tweetorials” to conference updates, social media is changing the dissemination and discussion of biomedicine

April 1, 2020 — Nicole Wetsman and Nature Medicine

In mice, these white blood cells tamp down inflammation in the lungs

March 27, 2020 — Esther Landhuis

As the Covid-19 pandemic overwhelms hospitals and shuts down American cities, it has also placed new demands on janitors and specialized cleaners. In New York City, it’s Reuven Noyman’s job to clean up after the coronavirus…

March 27, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio

Turning from bedbugs and carpet-eating moths to COVID-19, an industrial cleaner joins the coronavirus fight…

March 27, 2020 — Michael Schulson and Undark

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Special Feature 

Addressing Your Practice Management Concerns during COVID-19
AACD Webinar

This webinar presented by Adrienne Twigg, co-owner of Bent Ericksen & Associates and Kelly Bradley, Principal at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. answers these questions and more:
  • What can I do about hygienists who are not currently working in my practice because I am following the ADA recommendation to cancel all non-emergency dentistry? Are they considered laid off?
  • If I pay a portion of health insurance for my employees who are currently laid off, does that continue through the layoff? Does Cobra kick in?
  • How do I protect and enhance my cash flow right now?
  • If my employees have children home from school due to mandatory closings do I need to pay while they are out as indicated in the HR 6201 bill just passed by the Senate?
  • What can I do to manage
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American College Health Association (ACHA)




NEW: COVID-19 FAQs for College Health Professionals Available

News and Announcements

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ACHA News, Programs, and Services

ACHA National Election: Slate of Candidates

The 2020 ACHA National Election will be conducted via the ACHA website March 20–April 20, 2020. View the slate of candidates for officers of the association, regional representatives on the Board of Directors, and section officers.

ACHA Signs Letter of Support

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Workplace Health | American Heart Association

Building a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy workforce can create a self-reinforcing environment that can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism, and health-spend savings for employees and employers. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of science-based, evidence-informed tools and services to help you build and maximize an effective workplace culture of health. Our unique web-based portal fuses health content, personal health data and consumer engagement opportunities, to take your workplace and workforce on a journey toward improved health: 

  • Assess your current programs and workplace environment
  • Create awareness and education around Life’s Simple 7® and the importance of knowing your numbers
  • Learn how these seven lifestyle and behavior factors not only add up to big differences in workplace health, but also can have a big impact on the bottom line for organizations
  • Implement a workplace health solution that combines the power of health screenings with health
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