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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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  • Objectives: This study describes the relationship between sociodemographic factors, chronic conditions, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) fears and stressors, and the perception of risk from COVID-19 and the use of health protective behaviors among Arkansans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Data collected from an online survey, administered in Arkansas between July... The post Relationship between Sociodemographic Factors, Perceived COVID-19 Risk, and Engagement with Health Protective Behaviors appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • As of October 28, 2021, the United States was the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The United States accounts for 45.6 million of the 244 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, or 18.5% in a population of 940,000 of the 4.95 million deaths worldwide have occurred in the... The post Vaccination of Children in the United States against COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Discrimination and bias in clinical training often take the form of microaggressions, which, albeit unintentional, are detrimental to the learning environment and well-being of students. Although there are a few reports of medical schools training students to respond to microaggressions, none have included a complementery student-led faculty training module.... The post CME Article: Developing Awareness and Allies: Simulating Difficult Conversations about Microaggressions for Faculty and Students appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Legislation dictating federal healthcare policy is drafted largely by members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. As such, their personal and professional backgrounds play important roles in setting the national healthcare agenda. We examine the professional and legislative records of the 28 federal physician legislators with voting... The post The Doctors in the House: Examining Physician Legislators in the US Congress from 2011 to 2020 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Thyroidectomies involve meticulous dissection of a highly vascularized organ and complications may develop, such as hematoma, hypocalcemia, and even hypoparathyroidism. Because some of these complications may be fatal, we sought to identify the differences in postthyroidectomy outcomes when the use of a vessel sealant device (VSD) such, as LigaSure... The post CME Article: Vessel Sealant Devices in Thyroidectomies: An ACS-NSQIP Study appeared first on Southern Medical Association .