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AMA Board Chair’s Column

Messages to all physicians from the chair of the AMA Board of Trustees.

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AMA President’s Column

Messages to all physicians from the president of the AMA Board of Trustees.

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Ethics Forum

A monthly column from the Ethics Standards Group at the AMA that answers questions on ethical issues in medical practice.

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In the Courts

A column analyzing the impact of recent court decisions on physicians, by Alicia Gallegos.

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Contract Language

A column examining the ins and outs of contract issues, by Steven M. Harris

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Practice Management

A column on managing your practice.

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Technically Speaking

A practical look at information technology issues and usage, by business writer Pamela Lewis Dolan.

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