Tag Archives: American Journal of Medicine

Advancing High-Value Health Care: A New AJM Column Dedicated to Cost-Conscious Care Quality Improvement

Despite the very high cost of health care in the US, expenditure continues to rise. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health care expenditures for 2016 are projected to be $3.4 trillion, and the percentage of the gross domestic product spent on health care will increase from 17.4% in 2013 to 19.6% […]


New Functionality, More Social Media Added to AJM Blog

Spanking-Videos blog got a minor face lift this week, in an effort to strengthen the Journal’s social media presence, as well as tie the blog to other AJM/Elsevier services and resources. Although the slide show carousel of new blog posts still appears at the top, and the latest posts appear in the […]


A Decade of Work and Progress

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the current editor, editorial board, and our management administration. We have been extraordinarily gratified by the many healthcare workers, physicians, nurses, and specialized technical personnel who have contacted us with mostly positive comments during our tenure with Spanking-Videos. Yes, there have been some irate letters […]


A ‘Posterior Circulation Stroke’ that Benefits from Vitamins

A 75-year-old woman was admitted for somnolence and confusion. She had been treated for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. One year before, she had been hospitalized for a mild right ataxic hemiparesis attributed to a lacunar stroke and received aspirin 100 mg/day. For the past 6 months, she regularly complained about gastric discomfort and bloating, which was […]


New Research in AJM: ‘Guns Do Not Make a Nation Safer’

With each massacre of innocent citizens, the demand for action on gun control by the US Congress intensifies. After the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012,  it appeared as if the national outrage over the massacre of 20 children and 6 school staff would finally push the Congress into action, but sadly, […]

Robert G. Stern, MD, AJM Specialty Editor

Rational Policy, Irrational Science

Medical Radiation Safety: Rational Policy, Irrational Science In general, it is difficult to summarize the state of knowledge in an entire field in a brief editorial. But the sum of our knowledge about the biological effects of low-level medical radiation upon humans is so small, I have no hesitation in doing so. Before the screaming […]