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Published since 1958, American Medical News is one of the most widely read publications in the United States on news affecting the medical profession.

From Medicare and managed care to public health and practice management, no other source covers the same range of current events affecting medical practice. It truly is the newspaper for America's physicians.

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Diabetes prevention: Set on a course for lifestyle change

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Medicaid's muddled preventive care picture

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How to get tax breaks for your medical practice

Federal, state and local governments offer doctors incentives because practices are recognized as economic engines. But physicians must know how and where to find them. Read story

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Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future

Accountable care organizations that pay doctors up-front bring practice improvements, but it's unclear yet if program actuaries will see a return on investment. Read story

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Physician liability: Your team, your legal risk

When health care team members drop the ball, it's often doctors who end up in court. How can physicians improve such care and avoid risks? Read story

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