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American Medical Association

During this pandemic, people in the United States are dying at rates unparalleled elsewhere in the world.

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that in the past five months, per capita deaths in the U.S., both from COVID-19 and other causes, have been far greater than in 18 other high-income countries.

"It's shocking. It's horrible," says Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of health policy and medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the authors of the study.

The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota to block two abortion-related laws, the latest signal the doctors' group is shifting to a more aggressive stance as the Trump administration and state conservatives ratchet up efforts to eliminate legal abortion.

The group, which represents all types of physicians, has tended to stay on the sidelines of many controversial political issues, and until recently has done so concerning abortion and contraception. Instead, it has focused on legislation that affects the practice and finances of large swaths of its membership.

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The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state for monitoring prescription drugs. 

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Columbus City Council is considering legislation to ban the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBTQ youth. 

A non-profit group established by a managed health care company says Ohio is one of the unhealthiest states in the nation.

Gay and bisexual men are attempting to donate blood at 53 sites across the nation today, even though they expect to be turned away.