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News | September 16, 2020

Evidence-based Use of Acupuncture

Join us at the 2020 Southern Regional Assembly as Mary Ann Barnes, MD presents this important topic that all healthcare professionals need to hear. Acupuncture is strongly recommended by professional organizations for management of acute and chronic pain, but most clinicians have limited knowledge of its benefits. The goals of...

News | September 16, 2020

Building Leadership Skills in Medicine/ Being a Leader in Medicine

Join us at the 2020 Southern Regional Assembly as Kevin Hartman, MD presents this important topic that all healthcare professionals need to hear. Physician leadership is critical to success in the evolving healthcare landscape. Medical school and residency training often lack detailed training in skills required to be a physician...

News | September 16, 2020

Getting Documentation Done to Get Paid Leveraging Voice Recognition Technology

A Primer on 2021 CMS E&M Documentation Changes and how using voice technology can make that easier. Join us at the 2020 Southern Regional Assembly as Bradley Gray, MD presents this important topic that all healthcare professionals need to hear. In 2021 CMS will move forward with some of the biggest...

News | September 16, 2020

Stop the Bleed

Join us at the 2020 Southern Regional Assembly as Leonardo Geraci, DO, presents Stop the Bleed. Far too many deaths occur as a result of the inability to quickly stop hemorrhaging and the time it takes to transport an injured person to a medical facility. However, this can be prevented...

News | September 13, 2020

Program Offers Cutting-Edge Therapies for Pediatric Cancers

In recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, SMA revisits the 2013 interview with Dr. Joseph Pressey, who at the time of the interview was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, almost 13,000 children under the age of 21...

News | September 11, 2020

Eco•pí™️ by Medpaper

What is Eco•pí™️? Eco•pí™️ is a paper-based, eco-friendly product made in the USA. It simplifies the process of providing a urine sample by eliminating the impossible task of “hitting the cup.” No more messes. No more stress. It is simple and easy for everyone involved. And all for a competitively...

News | September 10, 2020

The Top Questions You Need to Know Regarding Your 401(k)

We all dream of the day we can finally say we are retired! Preparing for retirement starts today! Are you prepared? On September 11, we will celebrate National 401(k) day! We at SMA Services, Inc., want to be sure and share some of our expertise into the world of retirement....

News | September 8, 2020

SMJ : September 2020 Vol. 113, No. 09

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...

News | September 8, 2020

Aspects of COVID-19 featured in the Southern Medical Journal

We in the United States have been living—and, unfortunately, dying—with COVID-19 for ¾ of a year, most acutely during the last 6 months, since the pandemic was declared. Almost everything about our lives has changed radically because of a virus we can’t see. But we can see its effects: nearly...

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News | August 19, 2020

A Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Story

Today, I try not to live in fear and constantly remind myself how precious each day is. Watching my wife fight for her life after being diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, I know to never take anything for granted. That’s because this disease is so deadly – around 3,000 people are diagnosed each...

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