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Tags: JAMA


Recap of study on weight-loss surgery strengthened by transparency on limitations


Opioids and non-opioid analgesics may work equally in the ER, but questions remain


Screening frail patients before surgery: JAMA release clearly lays out benefits of intervention


JAMA release gives even-handed account of casting vs surgery for ankle fracture in older adults


JAMA presents fairly balanced release on osteoporosis fracture prevention drug


AMA touts organ preservation outcome in study “not powered to assess organ preservation”


Mediterranean diet and breast cancer risk: informative JAMA news release includes ample caveats


One-sided JAMA news release oversells benefits of breastfeeding for leukemia prevention


Release on binge-eating disorder study raises questions on commercial influence