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    We all want to do right by our patients. We all want to deliver the highest possible quality of care. At SMA, we believe the best way to do that is through education . These days, everyone seems to want to tell you what to think. We've found ...

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    The SMA Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference is taking place February 11-13, 2022, at Tulane University in New Orleans (and virtually). We invite you to attend, either in New Orleans, or from the comfort of your home or office! SMA's PIT Committee ...

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    I highly recommend the panel discussion of Autism spectrum disorders; this is a topic that is not covered despite the fact that recently released data suggests that 1 in 48 (possibly more frequent) children are diagnosed as being on the Spectrum. Every ...

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  • As soon as I (E.L.) set down my laptop, I was excited for that future moment when I would be able to look back, reread the words, and relive the emotions written there. I felt I had truly captured their essence as I put the finishing touches on my reflection... The post A Letter to My Future Self: A Student and an Educator’s Experiences with Future-Oriented Reflection in Medical Education appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Primary care providers (PCPs) now face a novel clinical scenario: postdischarge care for patients with COVID-19. In a study of 138 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, discharged patients had an average hospital stay of 10 days, with courses that were complicated by ARDS, venous thromboembolism (VTE), arrhythmias, and... The post Postdischarge Evaluation for Individuals Hospitalized with COVID-19 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rates in the southeast United States are high and substance use is common among people living with HIV (PLWH). This study used baseline data from the weCare intervention study to examine factors associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana among racially and ethnically... The post Stigma, Social Support, and Substance Use in Diverse Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women Living with HIV in the US Southeast appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, vaping-related illness was the prevailing public health concern. The incidence of vaping-related illnesses—mainly e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI)—went from a peak in September 2019 to a low in February 2020, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to... The post OPEN: An Epidemic Supplanted by a Pandemic: Vaping-Related Illness and COVID-19 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • The following is the presidential address of the Southern Medical Association’s 2021–2022 president, Dr Donna Breen. Dr Breen was installed on Saturday, October 30, 2021, during the SMA Southern Regional Assembly, which was held October 28–30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, live and virtually. The post Presidential Address of Dr. Donna Breen, 2021–2022 President of the Southern Medical Association appeared first on Southern Medical Association .