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    SMA would like to congratulate Gerald Harmon, MD on becoming the 176th AMA President! Practicing for more than 30 years as a family medicine specialist in his coastal South Carolina hometown of Georgetown, Dr. Harmon is currently a clinical professor ...

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    SMA is looking for active members just like you to fulfill our mission "To improve quality of patient care through education". Serving on an SMA committee is an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of others. Our commitment to you is to make ...

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    Call for Abstracts for Physicians-in-Training October 28-30, 2021 Lake Buena Vista, FL Submission Deadline: July 23, 2021 Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows are invited to submit an abstract for SMA's 2021 Annual Scientific Assembly: ...

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  • Objectives: Parent distress and child sleep problems have been associated in earlier research. The present study expands on past research on parent depressive symptoms and their child’s sleep. This study examines the relation between parents who screen positive for depressive symptoms and their perception of their child’s sleep. Methods: Three... The post Child Sleep and Parent Depressive Symptoms appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: This study describes the prevalence of negative healthcare experiences, depression, and anxiety in the Tampa Bay transgender and gender non-conforming population. Methods: Participants completed a survey encompassing healthcare interactions and validated mental health questionnaires. Results: In total, 61% of participants experienced conversion therapy and 54% have been denied care.... The post Negative Healthcare Experiences, Healthcare-Seeking Behavior, and Mental Health in Tampa Bay Area Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Kentucky has the highest cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States, with the Appalachian region experiencing the highest of those rates. Cancer advocacy, which is defined as providing support to cancer patients and their communities, represents a means of decreasing the cancer cases in Appalachian Kentucky. This... The post Training Appalachian Kentucky Youth Cancer Advocates appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Refeeding syndrome is a life-threatening, physiological process that occurs when patients with severe malnutrition are too rapidly rehabilitated, leading to the development of electrolyte abnormalities. Hypophosphatemia, a hallmark of the disease, has most commonly been studied, because it is recognized to result in cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, cardiac failure, respiratory... The post CME Article: Incidence of Refeeding Syndrome in Pediatric Inpatients at the US–Mexico Border appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • To the Editor: A recently published article highlighted the need for medical schools to create an environment in which minorities can thrive.1 As a black female UK medical student, I read this article and others with interest, but I would like to share my thoughts on how the lack of... The post We Need to Stop Failing Our Patients appeared first on Southern Medical Association .