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October 11, 2021

Monthly Webinar: Physician Responsibilities Within the Context of Vaccination Controversies

Presented by: Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D Bioethics As if the difficulties caring for patients during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic were not sufficiently challenging for physicians, we now find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of advocating for the preventive health of our patients in the context of a politicized...

October 7, 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnosis

The use of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is growing rapidly in the medical field, especially in diagnostics and management of treatment. To date there has been a wide range of research into how AI can aid clinical decisions and enhance physicians' judgement. Accurate diagnosis is a fundamental aspect of global...

Posted in: Medical Oncology7

October 5, 2021

Online Emergency Preparedness Exercise for the Healthcare Sector

If this past two years has taught us anything, it is that we cannot be prepared for everything. However, with some basic preparation, we can get through anything, especially together. Kassouf works closely with local organizations, such as the Birmingham InfraGard Members Alliance (IBMA), to foster information sharing between public...

October 5, 2021

How to Prepare Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

For the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, carrying out the simplest tasks becomes harder and harder each day. The degenerative brain disorder comes on as we age and impairs everything from memory to problem solving.   According to HealthMatch, the unique symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include:      ...

October 1, 2021

SMJ: October 2021 Vol. 114, No. 10

The Southern Medical Journal(SMJ) 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...

October 1, 2021

Dear Ida

Photographs By: Zachary Olivos The following is a letter written by Natalie Weiss, a student at Tulane University School of Medicine, addressed to Hurricane Ida, the storm that wreaked havoc on southeastern Louisiana on August 29, 2021. Dear Ida, It was already ironic enough that you planned your visit to...

October 1, 2021

Meet our 2021 PIT Scholarship Winners!

The Physicians-in-Training Committee is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 SMA Scholarships! These scholarships are funded annually by the SMA Research and Education Endowment Fund. Each winner will be receiving an award of $2,000 and a stipend to attend the upcoming SMA Annual Meeting in Orlando. Meet our...

September 27, 2021

Simple Health Tips That Seniors Should Keep in Mind

As you get older, your body isn’t as resilient as it was when you were younger. You may notice that your workouts become more difficult or that it takes longer to recover from a simple cold. Investing time and effort into everyday healthy habits becomes even more important as you...

Posted in: Mental Health5

September 23, 2021

Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis?

Scientists are finding promising results using an artificial intelligence (AI) programme to identify signs of lung cancer on scans. Although significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, it is still associated with poor clinical outcomes with survival strongly linked to the stage of disease...

Posted in: Medical Oncology7

September 22, 2021

Top 10 Real Estate Questions Asked by Physicians

By: Peter C. Jameson Veritas Medical Real Estate Advisors As medical real estate consultants, we meet with physicians weekly to discuss their real estate needs. Naturally, we hear many of the same questions from doctors and practice managers on a regular basis. This Q&A article covers many of the main...

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