In this Week's Issue

  • Share New Disease Prevention Videos With Patients
  • FDA Approves First RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Protect Infants
  • CDC Warns Doctors to Be on Lookout for Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria
  • COVID Surges Heading Into Fall: What You Need to Know
  • San Antonio Medicine September Issue
  • Weekly News Digest




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Share New Disease Prevention Videos With Patients
Kids are back in school, and infectious diseases are ramping up. The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has new videos to help you educate families on germs and preventing illness, and an updated resource page for "Vaccines Defend What Matters". Check it out here

FDA Approves First RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Protect Infants
The U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine to protect infants from birth to six months against lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The injection will be given to pregnant women at 32 to 36 weeks’ gestation. The FDA’s approval (early September) of Pfizer’s Abrysvo vaccine for newborns comes amid a frenzy of drug development and regulatory actions on RSV, a very common virus that can be deadly for the very young and very old but has gotten less attention than COVID-19 and the flu. Read more

CDC Warns Doctors to Be on Lookout for Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning doctors to be on the lookout for deadly flesh-eating bacteria that may be in waters of the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast. The bacteria is known as Vibrio vulnificus or V. vulnificus. The CDC issued the health advisory earlier this month to urge health care providers to consider it as the possible cause of infected wounds from people who have been in coastal waters. Continue reading

COVID Surges Heading Into Fall: What You Need to Know
Rates of COVID-19 are rising as the summer ends, with new variants compounding concerns about the virus heading into the fall. Hospitalizations and deaths are rising by double-digit percentages, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data, though rates remain far below pandemic-era levels. Cases could be rising faster, experts believe, with many cases going unreported. Read more



Upcoming Community Events


Physician Well-Being Symposium
September 23│Register
Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) worked with Travis CMS to bring this physician wellness symposium to policyholders. This virtual event will discuss healthy workplace habits, managing transitions, and more!

Free CME Leadership & Wellness Coaching Webinar
September 25│Register
Discover strategies that every healthcare professional should know to lead their teams effectively and have more professional fulfillment in medicine!

2023 Teeing Up Hope
October 2│Register
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas presents their inaugural golf tournament that features a back 9 of par 3's, each offering the opportunity to win one-of-a-kind prizes! All proceeds from the tournament will be donated directly to the Center.

2023 San Fernando Health & Safety Fair
October 7│More info
Join the celebration of San Fernando Cathedral's 30th Annual Health & Safety Fair! Where all volunteers, including health care professionals and community workers from San Antonio join together to offer a variety of free screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, dental, and more.

37th Annual BCMS Auto Show
October 19│Save the date
Join us for the 37th Annual BCMS Auto Show! Come enjoy the live music, food and drinks while looking at the new vehicles!

2024 VIPs at Sea
February 18 - 25│Register here
7 Night Physician Well-Being CME on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship for physicians and their guests. Earn up to 28 CME credits!
Use referral code BCMSTX when registering!

Pediatrics Now Podcast
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This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.






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