​American Medical Association Officially Declares Cheerleading a Sport

Well it's about damn time. At their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, the American Medical Association joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in deciding that cheerleading should be considered a sport due to it's "rigors and risks." According to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, cheerleading is… » 6/10/14 11:20am 6/10/14 11:20am

Obesity Officially Recognized as a Disease by the A.M.A.

The American Medical Association has officially decided to recognize obesity as a disease. The A.M.A.'s decision has no legal authority and, as of now, weight loss drugs remain uncovered by Medicare, but the A.M.A. board members hope their decision will lead the medical community to pay closer attention to their… » 6/19/13 1:00pm 6/19/13 1:00pm