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    Good morning all, I was wondering if you could help out someone who reached out to us on our online chat support. "Good morning, I would like to get a proprietary email address, HIPPA appropriate, to be able to have communication with patients. What ...

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    Here is a sneak peek at the invited speakers for the 2020 Southern Regional Assembly ! The Assembly is being held virtually October 9-10, and we hope that you will join us! Evidence-based Use of Acupuncture Acupuncture is strongly recommended by ...

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    Dear SMA Member, We have an exciting schedule of activities planned for SMA's upcoming virtual Southern Regional Assembly, taking place October 9-10 , and we hope you will join us from the comfort of your home or office! Highlights Include: ...

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  • Objectives: To observe the state of knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding the effectiveness of the 2017–2018 H3N2 influenza virus vaccine in a representative sample of college students and determine how many students experienced flu-like symptoms, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Methods: In March 2018, a 19-item survey related to the 2017–2018... The post College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about the 2017–2018 H3N2 Influenza Virus and Vaccination appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Arthropod-transmitted viruses (arboviruses) pose important public health challenges worldwide, and continue to do so even while the world is contending with the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spread by contact with respiratory droplets from infected individuals. Arboviruses pose a different... The post Arboviruses and Their Vectors appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Venomous and nonvenomous snakes are found throughout the United States. Two families of venomous snakes are indigenous to this country: the Viperidae, or pit vipers (rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads), and the Elapidae (three species of coral snakes and a sea snake). Bites from captive nonindigenous venomous snakes such as... The post Fatal and Nonfatal Snakebite Injuries Reported in the United States appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: The central Appalachian region of the United States is disproportionately burdened with cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the level of literacy about CVD among residents has not been well studied. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and factors of CVD health literacy (HL) among a sample of patients/caregivers, providers/professionals,... The post Cardiovascular Diseases Health Literacy among Patients, Health Professionals, and Community-Based Stakeholders in a Predominantly Medically Underserved Rural Environment appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • To the Editor: Discharge against medical advice (AMA) is a process by which a patient chooses to leave the hospital before a physician’s recommended discharge. Leaving AMA may expose a patient to the risk of an inadequately treated medical problem and possible readmission. Patients discharged AMA are at elevated risk... The post Discharge against Medical Advice appeared first on Southern Medical Association .