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Continuing Medical Education
December 8, 1999

December 8, 1999

JAMA. 1999;282(22):2183-2184. doi:10.1001/jama.282.22.2183
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually spent in this educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices. The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Anthrax Vaccine: Evidence for Safety and Efficacy Against Inhalational AnthraxArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the results of safety and efficacy trials for this vaccine.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The Heritability of Otitis Media: A Twin and Triplet StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that some children may have genetic predisposition to otitis media.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Elevated C-Reactive Protein Levels in Overweight and Obese AdultsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity may be mediated by systemic inflammation.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

A Prospective Study of Weight Change and Health-Related Quality of Life in WomenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that changes in weight among women are associated with changes in quality of life.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Gender-Dependent Differences in Outcome After the Treatment of Infection in Hospitalized PatientsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that women may be more likely than men to die of hospital-acquired pneumonia.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Smoking and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Low Levels of Serum CholesterolArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that smoking may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease even for people with low cholesterol levels.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Continuing Screening Mammography in Women Aged 70 to 79 YearsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the benefit of screening mamography for older women.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Thrombolytic Therapy for Deep Venous Thrombosis?Article

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the treatment of deep venous thrombosis by focal thrombolysis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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