House Votes to Remove 3% Withholding

On November 16, the House of Representatives passed HR 674, averting a scheduled 3% tax-withhold for many Medicare payments. The legislation was previously passed by the Senate. "The AMA applauds Congress for passing this important piece of

$3.8M Grant Examines Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study sleep apnea as a possible cause of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most commonly diagnosed typ

American College of Chest Physicians Inducts New President

Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP, was inducted as president of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the College, held late last month. Raoof serves as a professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical

AMA Applauds OSHA Decision on Resident Work Hours

The American Medical Association (AMA) applauded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) decision to allow the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to continue to serve as the regulatory body for medical

Sleep Disruption for Breastfed Babies Is Temporary

While breastfed babies initially awaken more during the night for feedings, their sleep patterns—falling asleep, staying asleep, and total sleep time—stabilize in later infancy and become comparable to those of non-breastfed babies,

NIH Revises Sleep Disorders Research Plan

Building on scientific advances that link sleep problems to health and safety risks, the National Institutes of Health released the 2011 NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan. The plan identifies research opportunities to be pursued over the next 3