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Important Physician News and Deadlines


TMA to Feds: Improve Care Environment to Reduce Burnout
Federal authorities are looking for input on how to prevent stress and burnout among health care workers. TMA responded with a letter supporting a robust attack on the root causes of that stress while letting health authorities know Texas physicians "are exhausted and are suffering from moral injury." Read the letter.

TMA Chart Compares COVID Therapeutics
To help you compare the National Institutes of Health's recommended COVID-19 outpatient therapies, TMA has created a chart with information on each of the four recommended drugs in the NIH's listed preference order. Download it.

Study Suggest COVID-19 vaccination Does Not Reduce Chances of Conception
According to a study of more than 2,000 couples that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found no differences in the chances of conception if either male or female partner had been vaccinated, compared to unvaccinated couples. Read full case study.

I'm Over COVID Symptoms, but Still Testing Positive.  Am I Infectious?
As high levels of COVID-19 transmission persist, people continue to wonder how long they should isolate after learning they're infected. One especially perplexing predicament is what to do when you continue to see positive results on a rapid antigen test, but it's been 5 days (or more) and your symptoms have resolved. Learn more.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.


Upcoming Community Events

FREE Physician Webinar & CME
February 5│9:00 am │Register
Led by Nora Vasquez MD, Certified Physician Coach, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist. Discover Strategies to Finally Let Go Of Perfectionism & Quiet Your Harsh Inner Critic!

15th Anniversary Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference
February 5│8:00 am │Register
National youth advocate Jennifer Rodriguez, JD, Executive Director of the Youth Law Center, will share insights on the power that one caring adult can make in transforming the life of displaced youth through seeing and hearing youth as they deserve to be seen. 

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis, Management and When to Refer
February 9│6:00 pm │Register
Presented by Anne E. Porter, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UT Health San Antonio.

BCMS Blood Drive
February 28│11:30 am - 4:30 pm│ Register


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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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