On July 22, the Missouri Supreme Court overruled a lower court ruling and unanimously upheld Medicaid expansion for the State of Missouri, upholding the will of the voters from the August 2020 election, and extending needed health care coverage to 275,000 Missourians.
Wondering where to look for COVID-19 vaccine in the Kansas City area? We've compiled a list of links to the area public health departments, health systems, retail stores and others that are providing the vaccine.
With a host of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines circulating, here are possible responses to popular myths you might hear from your patients, friends or family. Get the facts and be safe.
Johnson County has a robust network of organizations offering programs and resources designed to help patients as they work to adopt a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Take a look at these four local organizations and encourage your patients to connect with them to help support wellness efforts.
Two months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered, how is the rollout going in the Kansas City area? Join KCMS for an informative webinar on Saturday, February 27, from 8 to 9 a.m. The webinar follows up on our December 5 COVID-19 vaccination webinar.
Speakers at the January 30 KCMS webinar physicians in attendance much useful advice about how to be more effective advocates with legislators and in their communities. Here are highlights.
Find out how to be a leader and to advocate for your patients and medicine at the KCMS webinar, "Advocating for Your Patients in 2021: How to Lead in a Time of Rapid Change." Set for Saturday, January 30, the webinar runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and is free to KCMS members, residents and students.
The Kansas City Medical Society welcomes Scott W. Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS, as our 2021 president. A board-certified vascular surgeon with Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute (MAVI), Dr. Kujath is the chief of vascular surgery at Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center. He has been a member of the KCMS board of directors since 2007 and was president-elect in 2020. He chaired the KCMS Foundation board in 2018. He is 2021-2022 president of the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital.
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.