A panel of Kansas City infectious disease experts provided informative guidance on the coming COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 100 KCMS members on a December 5 webinar. They praised the effectiveness of the vaccines and the integrity of the clinical trials.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing financial stress on physician practices through the shutdown of non-essential services. Many face substantial loss of revenue. Emergency assistance is becoming available to physician practices and other providers through several federal and local Kansas City programs.
The Kansas City Medical Society is sponsoring or co-sponsoring three resolutions for presentation to the Missouri State Medical Association House of Delegates April 3-5.
See this excellent commentary by Michael O'Dell, MD, MSHA, FAAFP, in the February 6 Kansas City Star on how Medicaid expansion will save money for the State of Missouri, help keep people healthy and working, and help keep rural hospitals open.
The resolutions process through our state medical associations gives physicians a chance to make their voices heard on important matters affecting the practice of medicine and the health of our patients. Deadlines are approaching for resolutions to be presented at the Missouri State Medical Association April 3-5.
If you live or practice in Kansas, please call your state senator where you live and/or practice to express your support of SB 252, the bipartisan Medicaid expansion compromise plan.
U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, on August 29 issued an advisory against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women. "No amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is known to be safe," the advisory states.
Join KCMS and the Missouri State Medical Association for this important session to help sharpen your advocacy skills and gain an update on current legislative issues in Missouri.
Help the Medical Society build relationships with Kansas state legislators and inform them about KCMS and important issues in medicine at this Summer Social at the home of Dr. Mark and Jill Brady.