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News | May 21, 2020

The UK National Health Service: A Rural Versus Urban Perspective

Although the United Kingdom is a relatively small country, there can be a sharp contrast in living conditions between its urban and rural areas. But to what extent do health outcomes and healthcare provision vary in these different areas? The total UK population is just under 67 million, with the...

News | May 18, 2020

A Day in the Life of Resident: Part 1

One of SMA's resident members is on the move! A Day in the Life Video Series: Part 1 Dr. Dantwan Smith, a PGY2 resident at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Mississippi, discusses his daily routine, caring for COVID-19 patients, and balancing other responsibilities as resident. He is also Co-Chair...

News | May 15, 2020

World Hypertension Day is May 17, 2020

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is common; however, certain groups of people are more likely to have control over their high blood pressure than others. A greater percent of men (47%) have high blood pressure than women (43%). High blood pressure is more common in non-Hispanic black adults (54%) than in...

News | May 14, 2020

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

When was the last time you had your disability policy reviewed? Life changes... Make sure you have the right coverage in place by taking advantage of SMA’s FREE Disability Insurance Policy Review. Don’t wait! Make sure your income is protected. Book your review with a DI professional now. Check out our...

News | May 12, 2020

New SMA Member Benefits

Akos Connect is a revolutionary telemedicine platform that allows physicians to diagnose and treat patients from their smartphone, tablet or desktop. With flexible, 24/7 access, our cloud based, HIPAA-compliant platform allows remote access so physicians can virtually consult with patients anytime, anywhere. Expand your geographical footprint to patients in rural...

News | May 5, 2020

SMJ : May 2020 Vol. 113, No. 05

The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health...

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News | May 1, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults. Mental Health Perspective on Coronavirus Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan will discuss issues related to mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include managing anxiety, how...

News | April 13, 2020

A Message from the SMA President

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope this letter finds you well. This has undoubtedly been one of the hardest months most of us have faced both professionally and personally. Changes abound, wanted or otherwise. As a Primary Care physician, I have seen my practice shift nearly entirely to video visits....

News | April 9, 2020

How COVID-19 is improving health care for the future

Could the current pandemic lead to long-term advances in medicine, producing better outcomes, quality, and lasting innovation? As I write, the situation regarding COVID-19 in the United Kingdom is increasingly severe day by day: 51,608 individuals have now tested positive, 17,911 have been admitted to hospital with the virus, and 5,373...

News | April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Infection and Surgical Patients

Dr. Iyoob Ilyas discusses the effect of the coronavirus on surgical patients. He will provide insight into why elective surgeries are being canceled or rescheduled, how emergency procedures are being addressed, and will offer recommendations for patients who develop surgical complaints. Dr. Iyoob Ilyas Dr. Iyoob Ilyas is a colorectal...

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