Chicago, Illinois - The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies recognizing the need for improved education of physicians on the effective use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV acquisition in high-risk individuals. Tenofovir/emtricitabine (also known as PrEP) is a once-a-day prevention option for HIV-negative men and women that reduces the risk of sexual HIV acquisition. Although the FDA approved PrEP in July 2012, a 2015 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34 percent of primary care doctors and nurses had never heard of PrEP.

Chicago, Illinois - Strong arguments exist for overhauling the lighting systems on U.S. roadways with light emitting diodes (LED), but conversions to improper LED technology can have adverse consequences. In response, physicians at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted guidance for communities on selecting among LED lighting options to minimize potential harmful human and environmental effects.

San Diego, California - If work keeps you frequently away from home, it can be challenging to maintain your fitness program. Travel time and meetings might leave little room in your schedule for exercise. But dedication and planning can help you stay in shape - and ease the stress that work travel can cause. Consider these travel workout tips.

Rochester, Minnesota - Thomas Hoffman of Spearfish, S.D., was 56, weighed 235, and had been diagnosed with prediabetes when he began to diet. As the pounds melted away, his wife became alarmed at his rapid weight loss. Then one morning, he awoke and his wife told him he was completely yellow - not from the sun streaming into the bedroom, but from jaundice. So Hoffman reported to the emergency room at the Veterans Administration medical center in Sturgis, S.D.

Washington, DC - More men are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in observance of June’s Men’s Health Month.

Dallas, Texas - Both short- and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the development of high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Chicago, Illinois - With overwhelming scientific evidence showing the direct link between excessive sodium intake and heart disease, the American Medical Association (AMA) today applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking a major step toward reducing the amount of sodium added to the nation's food supply.