Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has a tremendous impact on the lives of the 34 million Americans living with diabetes every day. But in November each year, we take the opportunity to formally recognize this impact and reflect on how we can make a difference.
At the 2020 KCMS Virtual Annual Meeting on October 21, a panel of area mayors described recent health and wellness successes achieved in their communities. Also at the Annual Meeting, the KCMS 2020 Awards were presented. Thank you to the Annual Meeting sponsors.
Register now for the KCMS Virtual Annual Meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Join in honoring our 2020 Award recipients. Hear an informative discussion on "Protecting and Promoting Community Health" from a panel of mayors and civic leaders. Celebrate the presentation of an honorary KCMS membership to Chiefs lineman and 2018 medical school graduate Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Chiefs' offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be welcomed as a KCMS Honorary Member at the October 21 Annual Meeting. He is the first medical school graduate to play in the National Football League. This year, he has spent nine weeks caring for patients in a nursing home in his native Quebec.
Let’s avoid the “twindemics” of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza by encouraging patients to get their annual flu shots, preferably early. Download these graphics for your social media.
The Kansas City Medical Society has approved a statement on opening schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions on school openings should be guided by science and health care professionals, take into consideration current trends in community spread of COVID-19, and include financial support to provide supplies and increase services for schools.
Thank you to the voters of Missouri and thank you to all the individuals and organizations that worked so hard for passage of Amendment 2. Now, more than 230,000 hard-working Missourians will be able to access the health care they need to remain healthy, contributing members of society.
Check out and share this new two-minute video of KCMS physicians urging the public to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The video was created at the suggestion of KCMS members during the July 11 KCMS webinar on COVID-19 leadership.
The Kansas City Medical Society has adopted a statement emphasizing the critical importance of individuals wearing face masks in public at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Join KCMS for two timely and informative physician-only webinars. -Saturday, July 11, “Leading Through Crisis: Lessons Learned from COVID-19.” -Saturday, July 18, “Medicaid Expansion: Impact on Access to Care.” Both webinars will be held from 8-9 a.m.